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“Really one of the best restaurants in Plzen”

Restaurante Bar de Tapas El Cid
Ranked #149 of 206 Restaurants in Pilsen
Price range: $2 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Really one of the best restaurants in Plzen”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

My wife and I used to live near the center of Plzen, and taking a walk to El Cid, either by ourselves or with our twins in the stroller, was one of our favorite things to do.
In the summer, we would sit on the terrace and enjoy tropical cocktails and perhaps a light lunch while the boys took their afternoon nap. In the winter, we would stop for a quick glass of hot mulled wine and a chat with the staff who make every effort to make you feel at home.
The menu leans quite a bit to the Spanish side, and treats like a selection of tapas, Jamon Iberico, or even duck Foie Gras marinated in Port wine are sure to please. Their sopa de Marisco (fish soup with mussels, shrimp, calamari, and chunks of delicious white-meat fish) is highly recommended! The fish is always fresh, sitting on ice on display as you enter the restaurant.
The paella is quite good, but sometimes lacks the classic crust that I love!
Otherwise, a generous selection of main courses makes sure that everyone finds something that would interest their pallet.
Finish off the meal the way my wife likes: With the Creme Catalan and a glass of fine tawny Port and you are sure to go home contented.
Price-wise, El Cid is not inexpensive, but worth it.
It is worth noting that their sister restaurant, El Cid Corso is also definitely worth trying as well!

  • Visited August 2012
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