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“Popular spot”
Review of El Bodegon

El Bodegon
Ranked #10 of 47 Restaurants in Potes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff
birmingham uk
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Popular spot”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

We came in hungary and after a short wait at the bar were seated and given menu.

Waiter was friendly and gave suggestions - it was busy and there was a quick turnround of tables.

Food came with minimum delay and empty plates whisked away - there were also 2 big parties expected and much of the focus seemed to be on them; either preping the one or serving the other. Don't get me wrong,service & food was fine just felt a little rushed.

Food was good esp prawns; the more senior guyt (owner/mamager?) was very jolly & greeted guests - other staff just got on with the job and hardly had time for a chat as they were kept busy.

The bar adjacent seemed relaxed and more chilled,the staff in that part were more "people friendly" and chatty - not that that helped with our limited Spanish ! Oh yes - there are menus in various languages that they produce once they know you don't have much spanish - a bonus.

Go there and you won't be dissapointed with the food - but not if you want to stay all night

  • Visited August 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Norwich UK
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430 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“adequate, good value, aimed at locals”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

This is a no-frills tapas bar-restaurant offering a range of basic dishes inspired by regional cuisine, but it's no gourmet destination. It's clearly popular with local workers, couples, shoppers. We had the 3 course menu of the day, together with coffee and a bottle of house rioja between us came to 11 euros each. The potatoes were home cooked but the frying oil was stale, and the chicken a bit too oily. The soup, salad and grilled tenderloin of pork were fine. Dessert can be missed as they only offer a tub of supermarket yoghurt or chunk of industrial ice cream.

  • Visited June 2011
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