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El Fontan

Rue Haute 179, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 502 35 59
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
6 Jul 2017
“Great food with European service”
22 Jul 2016
“Price quality best deal in town”
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rue Haute 179, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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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
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is an actual tapas place, order at the bar and wine by the glass. Service was fast and friendly. Wine and food nothing special or revolutionary, but everything well prepared. Recommended for a quick meal in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 28 October 2015

El Fontan serves Spanish tapas. Everything was good: wine, service, atmosphere... But some tapas were ok, some I did not like. There were some ribs, that I'm pretty sure were cooked from not fresh ingredient. Overall the the food not impressed. (be aware that additional...More

Thank Alexandr M
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We bumped into this place by accident, looking to have something to drink and then go for dinner. At first, it does not seem like a place where they serve good food - at least that was my impression. Since we ended up eating then...More

Thank Niko_Konto
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We went to eat at El Fontan recommended by a friend who has been there. The atmosphere there is uncomplicated, casual and friendly. We have ordered 10 different kind of tapas ( chorizos in wine, boquerones, navajas, Sardinas, fish croquetas, shrimps, calamaris. We took a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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