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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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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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515 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Please don't go here folks. They are cheating you - remember to ask receipt when you have been pissed in your eyes and you get some discount...

Thank Juho H
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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414 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

An ad hoc lunch. Location in the square was fun. Tables were clean if tatty. Beer was cold and evaporated quickly. The chips were cooked in very old and slightly fishy fat. The steak was of poor quality. The gazpacho was just OK but way too heavy on the onions. Wife's prawns were OK but they tried to rip us... More 

Thank Sm0ky

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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
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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?