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El Sardinero

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Plaza San Juan de Dios 4, 11005 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 26 59 26
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe that in the summer the ground in Siberia is warm but you don’t have to dig down far to reach the perma frost. This is clearly the inspiration for this awful restaurant. We should have been put off by the waiter at the entrance with a cigarette drooping from his mouth but we went in anyway as Cadiz... More 

Thank NorrisHatter
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at this place and it was a mistake, we should have checked Trip Adviser first. The food is just bad, frozen cheap pizza, same for so called lasagna which was barely warm. The worst is the paella. And of course the waiters are not nice. Please go somewhere else

Thank Samuel P
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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522 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stopped here for a drink while exploring Cadiz. Service was very fast (were those drinks already poured??) and they wanted payment up front - not a problem but seemed a bit unusual for continental restaurants. We sat outside and enjoyed the sun, the views and people watching. Probably not the best place in Cadiz but it was ok

Thank Linda A
St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch but wouldn't go again. Food mediocre although service was fast (we were the only people in the restaurant). Will pick a different restaurant next time.

Thank iamno1atall
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Plaza San Juan in Cadiz is the place to be, particularly to sit and witch the World go by whilst enjoying a drink and a snack at the excellent El Sardinero in the centre of the Plaza. You couldn't get a better view of the Cathedral and square and you couldn't better the service at the café. Good prices,... More 

Thank RobboLancashire
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice espresso and churros with chocolate. The restroom was small with a long line of tourists. The place was busy and we could not find any menus to look at, and hardly any English spoken by any staff. Also no wifi if you are looking.

Thank Mark1124
Province of Cadiz, Spain
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Located right in the plaza de San dios, it is in a great location walking into the center of town. The service and food were super fast, but does not mean it was good!! The fried fish were nothing special. The waiter was not very friendly (which is not unusual) but he completed avoided eye contact which was bizarre. What... More 

Thank Andrea O
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Rushed, sloppy service, my hot starter was cold and I had to send it back. And very overpriced! Look in streets off main square forgets deals.

Thank Yvonne R
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a drink and enjoy the view. We were going to eat but then looked at the reviews and thought better of it three cokes and a water cost 8.8 euro not bad considering where we were.

Thank foodwhisperer2016
Lugones, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Just drinks (beer and water). 25€/8people Quite place in front of Cadiz Town Hall. I had a drink in better places in the town.

Thank Miki_Fiama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza San Juan de Dios 4, 11005 Cadiz, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Cadiz
  • Phone Number: +34 956 26 59 26

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?