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“Gorgeous place, terrible service”
Review of Via Colon

Via Colon
Ranked #346 of 1,491 Restaurants in Granada
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro - Sagrario
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous place, terrible service”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Saw the cafe from the street (beautiful) and decided to go in. The waitress actually barked at us, saying we have to sit on the bar if we want only coffee. The second one was unfriendly and looked like she's doing us a huge favor by bringing us coffee and churros.
Sad to see because the place is really beautiful. Will never come back here again.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Porto, Portugal
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Should be shut down”
Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Popped in here late afternoon for some churros, drawn by the apparent good looks of this café from the outside.
Extremely unfriendly service right from the start was topped off by the fact that, after ordering churros, the waiter refused our four-year-old child some toasted bread and butter. When asked about a reason for this, he said they simply didn't serve toast in the afternoons, and didn't want other customers to see this being served, given the risk that "everyone else might then want it too". Obviously it's more interesting to keep your bread to serve as more expensive sandwiches, rather than keep clients happy. Absolutely ridiculous and above all, appalling to even think one would refuse a child some bread. We walked out immediately as of course such attitude and rudeness deserves no trade, from us or anyone else. We went to the Café Internacional, next door, for toast and churros with a smile.

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Bucharest, Romania
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148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Spanish type Cafeteria!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Been to Granada with a study group from Romania and I wanted to seat down and drink a coup of tea and to eat something! The same thing as everywhere I've been in Spain, the waiter doesn't speak English. But I got used to that. I ordered a coup of black tea which was great, I stayed at one of their small tables and enjoyed the view of the main street. I can say I liked this place for its placement and the looks. If you are in a hurry and you want something quick to drink this is a good place to stop by!

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great looking place but terrible service and food!!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

The welcome was surprisingly absent, the waiters are not friendly at all.
The meat we ordered was way too cooked, the fries that came with it was like from a kebab fast food. We don't have anything against kebabs, but for this price, we expect better quality!
Overpriced for this city.
Avoid this restaurant!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Axminster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Looks nice but not recommended for food.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Appearances can be deceptive. Great place in a central location and the interior looks nice. Good for a drink. But the food was awful. Unusually (in Granada) we were charged for bread but the food was bland and tasteless. Sopa de Cebolla lacked seasoning and the cheese toasts were greasy and bland. The soup lacked flavour. But the most truly awful were the Pimientos Picadillos - stuffed peppers. For 11 euros it was a mean portion of three small peppers filled with a glutinous, brown, cheese sauce again devoid of flavour. It was thickened with flour and the whole thing overcooked to the point where the flour had solidified around the edge of the dish. Olives served were the type with added monosodium glutamate. Tables were dirty, staff largely disinterested. It may be ok for breakfast but I would be very wary of having more than a coffee and napolitana and when I am next in Granada will avoid this place.

  • Visited February 2013
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