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El Simpatico

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended for us by another person, it was as she said: good food, good price, clean, on the coast, excellent services. Be sure to eat there at least once.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank crisu06
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

First , the waiter speaks a little bit of Romanian . That is just great as there are a lot of Romanian tourists . The terrace is nice , inside is great . Food : well , huge plates , and very tasty traditional Bulgarian...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 968radur
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We have been in Balchik now for just over a week and have found the place to be really very nice. Having tried some of the bars and eating establishments along the sea front we ended up having a night Cap at the bar one...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank IRW1968
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Have been there often before and have always been pleased with the service and the food. This time however they had steaks on the menu which we tried and they were fantastic. Best steak by a long way that I have had in Balchik.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Thegoanexpeerience
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner, I think this is one of the best restaurants near the seaside in Bulgaria. The dessert was also excellent.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sergiuconstantinc
Reviewed September 5, 2018

after the dissapointment of Korona, we decided to try this EL SIMPATICO. It was a very nice and tasty afternoon. The waiters are very friendly and with positive attitude . Food is amazing. Prices are very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alexadini
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The only restaurant in Balchik with vegan dishes specified as ‘Vegan’, under the category Healthy Dishes. The food looked exactly like the menu pictures and all the ingredients were there :) The vegan cheese is very good and, after searching for Delishu Cheese online, we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bogdan Adrian N
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We ordered pizzas, grilled vegetables and ice cream. The pizzas were frozen ones who have been microwaved. The vegetables were burned and some of them raw. The ice cream was bad quality. The staff is nice but it took very much time for the food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cristinai653
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere in This place . Love the «band» My family like it. But the food , hello . I ordered calamari and i got it cold deliverd . When i asked for NEW i got plastic tasting calamari re heated in a microwave ....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mrkeilo
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Having called in the day before to look through the menu, we didn't hesitate in booking for the following evening with the water Ploughman (forgive the spelling) for an 8pm reservation Upon arrival our selected table was awaiting. We were greeted by Vanya, our waitress...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Phil H
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