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La Espanola

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Pâquis-Temple
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rue de Zurich 34, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Geneva
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Good food - not very good service -dull atmosphere (tuesday night). We enjoyed our Parrillada, a good selection of fish. shrimps, mussels, squid and potatoes. Nicely presented and well flavoured. Service almost non existant but pleasant. Shame, they dont make more effort ( it would be nice to be told what fishes were served or where is the wine from).The... More 

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London
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Restaurant had a dull atmosphere, food was ok, service a little poor. Size of the pizza is good. perhaps off the fresh desserts in the fridge not just the menu, only noticed on the way out. Waitress a bit stroppy

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Thank PrincessCeleste
Ferney-Voltaire, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I was there yesterday evening, never went there bevor. And let me tell you,I will never go there again! I spent a horrible night in the bathroom after eating there! What was surprising, because the seafood tasted frozen, which was not what I was expecting or wanting! So if you don't want to spent a long time in the bathroom,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We have planned to go there for the gambas with a Groupon Voucher. We called one day before and on the phone we have been told that we did not have to reserve and could just come. When we arrived at 19:00 the manager told us that he could not give us a table because everything was booked. I was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

I came here twice with my wife for the gambas a go go. The staff were very friendly to us and got our drink orders in pretty quickly. The first time we went on a weekday evening and the restaurant was pretty empty and our food came very quickly. The second time, we went on a weekend evening and the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Restaurant need a hand, Service really to wish for:one men about 45-50 who doesn t say thank you for your visit!!!??? Prawns were tasty but we felt little respect from grandpa. Just dont hesitate to ask for more prawns because after 2 dish, they ''FORGET '' even if you pay A GOGO

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Thank Luk-ks
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

The gambas were delicious, a little spicy, with garlic and tasty gravy mmmm... French fries were ok, I mean, it's French fries. The service was good. Lots of people, full on Friday evening and they did their best! I've read many not very nice opinions on this place and was a little worried about that as we invited some friends...... More 

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London
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Wasn't amazing but was ok, service was rather poor, atmosphere a little stale. My food as sub standard for the price

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Thank PrincessCeleste
Geneva, Switzerland
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Good all-you-can-eat prawns (gambas) forumla and typical spanish food. Good location 2 minutes from Geneva's train station. Place is not fancy, so not the place to take your important business contact. But recommended for an outing with friends / family.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

The restaurant is famous for it’s Prawns. Purchased a voucher for four persons for Prawns and Kir. The Garlic prawns were literally without Garlic and there was no arrangement at all to keep them hot. The taste of the prawn was as if those were not fresh and frozen ones were used instead. We couldn't even finish and also were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Zurich 34, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Pâquis-Temple
  • Neighbourhood: Pâquis-Temple

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