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El Carino - CLOSED

13 rue Royale | Passage des Sorbiers, 74000, Annecy, France
+33 4 50 45 12 58
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
8 Sep 2014
21 Aug 2014
“We felt deceived by tripadvisor review!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Mediterranean, International, European, Spanish
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13 rue Royale | Passage des Sorbiers, 74000, Annecy, France
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant late August after a number if places told us we couldn't just order desert. Thankfully ordering desert and a drink wasn't an issue for these guys so we were pleased when we were shown to a table and handed a...More

Thank Wendy2112013
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Nothing good to say here. I had cheese in filo pastry which was fine. Flavours (even with the home raved about by other reviewers) was nothing unusual. Partner had assiette of tapas which was bland. We both had the Spanish chicken for mains, this was...More

Thank Departuregate1
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We know this place since we live in Annecy, over 2 years now, we never tried it. We ate there a couple of weeks ago and it was great!!! Starter, mains, wine, we enjoyed it all. We will definitely go back.

Thank betti2301
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Fantastic food, beautifully presented and a delightful blend of flavours. The fish with orange sauce was absolutely gorgeous and to finish with the chocolate fondant capped of a splendid meal. Very friendly and helpful service.

Thank ajmackie
Reviewed 6 September 2013

an excellent meal under the awning. Staff charming, helpful and fun. The PASTILLAS with goat's cheese sensational, as was the perfect chocolate fondant. A real boost to an otherwise accident-laden holiday

Thank eduardo p
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We found this restaurant to have served one of the best meals of our holiday through Italy and France. We had the five course set price menu with various choices at 40 euros and every course was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. The service was...More

Thank GBviaggiatore
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We picked this because of Trip Advisor contributor comments and were very glad we did. At 7.40 we were the first ones in and received a very genuine and friendly welcome. The warm cheese and honey was a winner and the duck tapa meal was...More

Thank riviera04
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Great food. Great service. House wine is remarkable. Best tapa I've ever had. The warm cheese with honey was a perfect match with the wine. We had the chicken with figs, legumes and vegetables and it was perfectly done. If you go there, don't miss...More

Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Wonderful mix of French and Spanish tapas. The food was fresh and presented in a vibrant manner. Waiter Eduardo made my son feel welcome and helped him select his meal, which was an amazing cheese dish. His fresh mint drinks were fantastic, can't wait to...More

1  Thank skigrl
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We enjoyed dinner here. We had been wanting something a bit different and found it in this relaxed and friendly place. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful (English included). From the outside it is first tucked away from the main...More

Thank Carollyn L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue Royale | Passage des Sorbiers, 74000, Annecy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Annecy
  • Phone Number: +33 4 50 45 12 58
  • E-mail
Located on the rue Royale in Annecy, El Carinoo is a tiny French/Spanish fusion bistro with a romantic atmosphere and a delightful summer terrace. Named after a popular Spanish term of endearment, the lilac restaurant is decorated with wooden tables and silk curtains and has a friendly family-run feel perfect for cosy nights out with friends and family. Head Chef Bouali Anis has designed a menu which combines traditional French, Spanish and Mediterranean flavours with a contemporary twist, and all dishes at El Cari��o restaurant are exquisitely presented. We're especially fond of the puddings, which include panna cotta and chocolate fondant, and El Cari��o has an eclectic wine list.
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