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Plaza San Juan de Dios 4, 11005 Cadiz, Spain
+34 956 26 59 26
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Almunecar, Spain
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359 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rested here for twenty minutes or so sipping both dry fino and sweet Pedro Jimenez Sherry. The service was fine and the view and the olives which were served as a free tapa were very good.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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247 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We only wanted tapas and either the waiter didn't understand or didn't want to understand and we ended up ordering more food than we wanted. Expensive and not worth it. Avoid this place!

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Arendal, Norway
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208 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Good and cold beer. Location fantastic. Wantred coffee and croissants. Waiter: " We don't have anything here!" Aggressive behaviour.... Going to the bathroom, I noticed a big shelf of croissants and pains de chocholat. The guy looked as if he was on something, and just not unfriendly, but he was. No sense of humor... Avoid this place! Sad for lovely... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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360 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

In the Plaza San Juan at lunch time and just picked El Sardinero as spot for something to eat. As soon as we started ordering we realised it was a tourist trap where they didn't really care about service, or the food as we found out. Also, expensive for what you get. The worst meal we had in Cadiz.

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Thank A R H
Port Macquarie, Australia
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140 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This would just about be the absolute worst food I have ever been served. The fries were too oily to eat. The paella was horrible - in face when it arrived at the table we needed a sieve to get the rice out from the water it was swimming in. The waiter was rude. And we paid a small fortune... More 

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Stockport
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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 

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Thank NorrisHatter
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

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

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Thank Samuel P
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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587 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 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

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Thank Linda A
St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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Thank iamno1atall
Lancashire
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146 reviews
80 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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?