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“The best tapas I've ever eaten”
Review of El Galeo

El Galeo
Ranked #6 of 170 Restaurants in Palamos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The best tapas I've ever eaten”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is the best place to eat real spanish tapas.
The restaurant can provide food for 73 people maximum, but you will surely eat stand up near the central bar as this is a really little place and there is not lot of seats (but we found a table wth 4 seats when we went after one hour to discuss and take a dring around the bar tasting some tapas).
Each tapas is presented in the central bar and you can pick each one you're interested to taste.
The price is 1€ per tapas or 2€ for the special tapas like patatas bravas or prawn tapas.
White wine also is really good and for little price per bottle (10€ per bottle).
If you like tapas you must go to this restaurant, really.
Atmosphere is unique and authentic.

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Gem in Palamos”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Another very memorable dinner here in costa brava. Followed trip advisor again and so far they are 2/2. Tonight we went to el galeo in paramos. Excellent tapas with a very cool service style. Almost like a buffet but they charge by the piece. We got there early as everyone on TA had advised. Around 7! But it is a little too early because we gorged on the cold tapas and was kinda full by the time the hot tapas came out. Some really excellent selections. And A good recommended local bottle of white. Soo affordable.
We had like almost 50 tapas, a bottle of wine, 4 bottles of water and another glass of red for 3 adults and 1 three year old, for a whopping 72 euro!
Wow!
Most cost effective dinner here so far besides cooking ourselves.
Highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Din9aling
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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome treat”
Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Wide variety of cold tapas that you pick from the bar. Lots of warm tapas that are served at your table all the time. Really good quality food all over, meat, fish and vegetarian.
Small place so be early or be patient. But stay long, worthwhile.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Marco W
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and tapas”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Tapas here on a Friday night was one of the highlights of our holiday. A lovely evening sitting outside the bar, watching the world go by (but get there early if you want an outside table). The cold tapas are on the bar and you go and help yourself whilst the hot tapas are brought round. You save your plates and wooden forks which makes up your bill (and try to remember how many drinks you've had as that is how it is done). Great value too.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank mav1e
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Trondheim, Norway
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Cheap, authentic, quality, taste. The kids would disapprove the rating, but the fondant at the end made their meal :) for me and my wife it was culture, atmosphere and great flavours. It was Spain. We recommend it, also with the kids :)

Visited June 2013
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Thank Magnar M
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