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“A pearl in Sanxenxo”
Review of Restaurante Carmen

Restaurante Carmen
Ranked #8 of 172 Restaurants in Sanxenxo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tadley, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“A pearl in Sanxenxo”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We visited twice - the second time to ensure that the food was as good as we had experienced first time around. Hospitality met us at the door, and recognised us on the second occasion, which was excellent service. The ambience is slightly upmarket - minimalistic surfaces and clever lighting, but they also have a covered area outside on the quay, as an extension to the restaurant. This was fine in good weather, but not quite so warm on a cool, draughty evening. Ask to be seated indoors if you feel the cold.

The food was exquisite. We were introduced to Padron peppers, squid, octopus, enormous chunks of haddock - all beautifully prepared, and very tasty. We also had Albarino wine, which does complement the seafood very well. Service was good, and swift, and with charm.

On our return trip, we were entangled with a group of (middle aged) bikers - a big party of about 20, who were full of good cheer and a willingness to enjoy. The restaurant coped very well with them, and the whole evening turned into a well-orchestrated example of savoir-faire. Well done, Carmen!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Farseer
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Jose_Esperon, Gerente at Restaurante Carmen, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Farseer,

In the first place, we would like to tell you thank you for sharing your experience in our restaurant. We hope see you again.
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Under the sea !!!!”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Carmen made exquisite rounds of some of the freshest fish and most flavorful seafood in Spain. We washed it down with the local white grape , Albarino, it paired perfectly. We had a round of barnacles the area is famous for, prawns, squid, octopus, sea bass, oysters and tuna. We were with a large party so everything was tasted. Service was good too. What a wonderful experience to eat and walk back to the hotel on the boardwalk.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank emmi58
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Jose_Esperon, Gerente at Restaurante Carmen, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Emmi,

First of all, thank you for your words and of course for coming. It is a pleasure to know that you really enjoyed an unfirgettable experience with us. We hope see you soon! Cordial greeting
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