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Review of el nilo

el nilo
Cuisines: Spanish
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

I had been told this was a budget restaurant with a friendly host. With high hopes I spotted two fellow guests from the Parador and joined them at a table just as a drama was unfolding. A German had had the audacity to request a table for eight and our host was not happy as tables were flung together and chairs scraped in postion. After a 10 minute wait our order was taken a little techily and much of what we asked for was not available. No watercress soup or calamares so made do with the avocado cocktail (smothered in Marie Rose sauce and very soft soapy avocado) and some frozen prawns. The asparagus salad was tinned. My steak was well done (I wasn't asked how I wanted it) and very thin. But, despite the strange appearance of the Roquefort sauce, the meat was tasty and temder and the sauce delicious. The garlic king prawns were small, shelled, probably frozen, and swimming in a pond of garlic butter. While a whole unidentified fish was apparently OK but on the dry and overcooked side. We paid 22 Euros each which was about double that of other restaurants of a similar standard. I also felt I had to humour the host, which is surely not in the job description of a diner.

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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Best steak of the fortnight in pepper sauce - wish I was there now. met great people and had a lovely night.

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

excellent fish and very good salad. First class wine. Great choice of fresh fish and all of it beautifully presented.

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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Plenty of restaurants in San Sebastian providing local Gomeran dishes, but El Nilo is especially appealing for its ambiance, cleanliness and warm welcome. Fish and seafood particularly good, and priced keenly. A place to return to.

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1  Thank SometimeTraveller
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

Mario organises and waits, Sra Mario cooks. She is particularly good with steaks and fresh fish. Half the clientele are normally locals, and prices are in the middle range.

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