I've now been to El Cable three times this summer, and in each case have enjoyed very much the tapas that we've ordered - in particular, the Somosas de Atun y Saquita de Carne, two inventive tapas that you'll not find elsewhere -- and that's a bit of the point here. All the regular tapas are available and are solid - Chiperones excellent! -- and also some special creations that hit it out of the ball park for me, so a nice change from what you're ordinarily see served up in a standard tapas bar.
In reading the other reviews it seems the bigger complaint is service -- and I think the overall tone of some them are off the mark. One in particular faults them for not letting them pull up stools and sit at the bar -- well, while you can sit at many tapas bars in Spain, that is NOT the layout here -- the waiters collect the tapas from over the bar and having anyone sit in front would interfere with their serving - simply odd to ding a restaurant because you don't like the way they physically set up their dining room and won't change it because you demand it.
It is small . . . and it is very popular - with locals and tourists, so yeah, it can be a bit of a wait in tourist season to snag a table; but there is relatively high turnover, you can nurse a beer in the street till you eye an opening. And it's a convivial, loud, fun atmosphere -- I think there have been 5 or 6 waiters/staff working 12-15 tables? More than enough -- but seated groups order tapas individually, start out with a few, add something here you like, order again something they really enjoyed - the nature of it is a bit chaotic (and fun) with multiple orders, so go with the flow and just flag down the waiter, they scurried about collecting orders and we were served promptly after placing each order. Maybe these other reviewers sat like stumps on a log waiting to be fawned over or something - not that kind of place.
A little off the main tourist drag in center Sitges, but only a short walk and easy to find. Does seem more popular with locals.
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