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“Why this awful musac?”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Victor Gutierrez

Victor Gutierrez
Ranked #31 of 548 Restaurants in Salamanca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $54 - $103
Cuisines: Spanish, European, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dendermonde, Belgium
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398 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
“Why this awful musac?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

This restaurant had to be THE highlight of our voyage to Spain! Did it tick all the boxes? Unfortunately no.
Off course, whilst making travelplans, one builds up such high expectations that it becomes hard for the restaurateur to meet them. Also because we believe to be frequent gourmet restaurant goers, it is hard to blow us away.
It is a small restaurant, modern, very simply furbished in white and light wooden tones. Being small is imho a good sign.
But that music was a drag! I thought I was on the groundfloor of a shopping mall, where they play this awful musac, to keep the costumers calm. At least they agreed to turn it off until more customers arrived.
Service was done by 2 ladies. One hardly understood english. The sign outside clearly said they'd speak English. They serve you so 'exquisitely', it was over the top. Please, no manierisms, Michelin star or not, act normal !!!! And I honestly can't stand it to be watched at every bite I eat and as soon as I have finished my plate, have it taken away.

But really, the food was good, superb presentation. I don't want to discribe it all, look at the pictures. 16 courses for 85€. A fair price.
Still, to meat my tastebuds, it could have been a little more daring, more with contrasts, with more use of sourness, or herbs. I'm splitting hair, I know.
One real highlight: the pigeon was simply perfect. It did not look as special as the other courses, but the taste, oooohhhh! In most places it's the main that is a let down. Not here!

Wine list, with wines from everywhere, starting really fair and ending ...... well, as due to Michelin level.

And there is the question of saltyness, mentioned in other recensions. Well, I must agree. Some courses were under- and some oversalted. Chef's tastebuds overstressed?

Did Victor care to great his customers? No.
Does he have to? Not really, but it is always a nice gesture.

  • Visited September 2013
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Madrid
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“Delicious lunch menu for a special occasion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We visited the restaurant last Friday August 30 and we had an excellent meal with all in all 9 small dishes (The "fusión" menú) which we really enjoyed. Even though we are not very fond of fish, our favorite was the "Cod brandada" with sea urchin ice cream. We will definitely be back to try one of the other menú options (we were offered 3 menus with prices from 36 to 80 euros per person)

  • Visited August 2013
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Exceptional value and fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

About the only good thing our Hotel did was suggest going here! This has a Michelin star but you can and we did have great food and drink and spend less than 75 euros a head - that is remarkable based on my experiences outside Spain.. Spain should be proud of places like this and of the value they offer.

We took the more expensive 55 euro menu and the suggestion of local wines at 10 euros a head (great choice). These wines really are local - all come from within 15 kilometres of Salamanca.

I will not list all the dishes but the gazpacho and the two sea food based starters had the zing of Peru in them (the owner is from there) whilst the vegetables of the garden creation was so subtle we were purring with joy in the land where the vegetable is hard to find. Food detectives will have their taste buds worked hard here.

Just like a Michelin star meal we had last year in La Rioja, there were surprises and great creativity. We had slogged around the sites for hours that day but were lit up this memorable experience. We hope this places thrives - it deserves to.

  • Visited July 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Taste sublime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We discovered this Restaurant through trip advisor and only being in Salamanca we decidedtotreat ourselves. Whilst there was a choice of degustation menus on offer the most agreeable waitresses explained we could vary the menus if we so desired to achieve te best combination. We plumbed for the middle menu at 55 Euro a head with one minor sustitution. Whils not cheap the combination of textures flavours and presentation ensured this was an experience wee worth the money. An extensive wine list accompanied the menu but we opted for a cheaper wine so as not to detract from the food. The three f us thoroughly enjoyed our meal in very relaxed surroundings and despite the high quality were never made to feel uncomfortable despite turning up in true tourist summer attire. Highly recommended !!!

Visited July 2013
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cheshire
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“Innovative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We had the 10 course menu and it was fantastic. The restaurant only has a few covers and is well worth a visit. The first few courses were very innovative with delicious lasting flavours. Particularly good were the nigiri of grouper and yellow aji ,ceviche of scallop, and the foie with port and mango.

Visited June 2013
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