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“Fantastic food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Sali - CLOSED

El Sali
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
100 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

El Sali didn't immediately seem very welcoming and it seemed one of the least popular in Tamariu. However, we had a pleasant surprise - the waitress was excellent, especially with the children, and the food was of a really high quality

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Mikel_Arteta
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53 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food OK, Terrace nice, but problems with the ambeience and the waiter”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

Four adult friends came for dinner on a Friday night. One couple from Portland Oregon and the other from Berlin Germany, The moon was nearly full and we were seated at the rail looking out over the harbor. Quite nice. We came based on the recommendations seen in TripAdvisor. We found that the waiter was not very helpful. He was frustrated by our request that we would only order wine and starters then later order main dishes. This is probably not the way of ordering in Spanish restaurants. But we wanted to finish the bottle of cava with light food then move on to red wine with main courses. In my experience food ordered all at once comes to fast. Our waiter seemed unfriendly from that point on. Worst than the waiter were two annoying problems. Children were playing with a soccer ball on the beach below our seating position. The were kicking the ball against the wall of the restaurant. Occasionally the ball would hit the wind screen at the rail and nearly hit us. Occasionally the ball would fly over our heads to land in the restaurant. This was always handed back to them by the wait staff so they could continue playing.
Just before we finished our starters dishes, loud dance music started to play. There is apparently a bar up one floor of this restaurant. We would have left at this point and went elsewhere for our dinner. But the music stopped and we decided to stay. The music came back a couple of times during the rest of the meal but fortunately was not on continuously
Thus, although the food was good we cannot recommend this restaurant as a venue for an enjoyable meal on the terrace at harbor-side.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Alfred N
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swansea
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good in all respects”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

Excellent position, catching the evening sun, just on the edge of the beach. Food and wine typically Catalan and at the right price.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank chloeSwansea
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surrey
Level Contributor
172 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“excellent restaurant overlooking the beach in Tamariu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2010

possibly the best location overlooking the beach. A large and well established place to eat serving excellent fish and meat dishes. we particularly liked the small sole ( lenguadinas) and the pimentos del padron are the best in Tamariu.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank dog63green
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