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El Fontan

Rue Haute 179, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 502 35 59
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“Excellent inexpensive tapas in casual setting”
30 Mar 2018
Closes in 14 min
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Rue Haute 179, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place because it is across the street from a French wine bar that was completely booked and we were quite hungry. But it was a fortunate choice! We had a table on the sidewalk (not too busy a sidewalk fortunately) in perfect...More

Thank wilson17
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The best place for simple and not pretentious lunch/dinner. Always full, always great food, delicious! Didn’t really change in the last 10 years.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Have already been here a couple of times with friends and colleagues, and always left with a smile on my face! Great authentic tapas, value for money = top! My favorite tapas place in Brussels by far! Order for sure Patatas con chorizo & cafe...More

Thank Sven R
Reviewed 20 January 2018

quality is ok, but the quantity of food is not enough, therefore the ratio money/quantity is ridiculous...

1  Thank MberryBXL
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I visited this small Tapas bistro. I started with the grilled gambas (prawns) which were very well cooked and full of flavour. I went on to have their "Speciale" Iberico; this is a cut of meat from the rib section which is surprisingly tender and...More

Thank 481OliverC
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Either for tapas or a one plate dish, I recommend this place at all time. For those who have never been, be aware this place some days gets (over)crowded, resulting in slow service and staff trying to keep up (I guess that's what some reviewers...More

Thank ToyBoy_B
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Veery nice place to eat tapat and drink a good bottle of spanish wine at a affordable price .I recomend the Pulpo and the chorizo a la cidra :

Reviewed 14 March 2016

We arrived before 10pm and there was a free table, so we decided to sit down - all quite normal, right? The owner comes to the table and starts sending us out, in Spanish and in a really rude way, no justification whatsoever apart from...More

Thank Ana F
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This place offers a great variety of Spanish tapas, wines and fresh fish. The service is very good and quick.

Thank Rada G
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Not easy to get a table but worth the wait! Great selection of tapas. With all price ranges... Delicious wine selection....too good!

Thank Robinannatilocca
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Haute 179, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 502 35 59
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