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El Charquito

Calle Santo Tomas 3, 12560 Benicasim, Spain
+34 964 30 27 04
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jamon” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Santo Tomas 3, 12560 Benicasim, Spain
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a lovely restaurant in Benicassim with a good range of tapas and dishes. They have a lot of local cheese and ham and their house specialty are fried marinated anchovies which were delicious. Extensive wine list available and we had a beautiful bottle...More

Thank brenika
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

After three days of eating awfully at Benicassim beach area today we finally found this place where we could eat properly. Fresh market food cooked homely. Only the service was a bit slow and dishes served without order. All in all still highly recommended.

Thank M4309KBsusana
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Loads of character for a small bar on a Main Street. Seats outside or in and off season it was better inside. Limited tapas menu but what is on offer is pretty good. One small downside is no draft beer but house wine is good...More

Thank Ballyline
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A very Spanish, crowded bar with numerous hams hanging and a huge selection of Tapas. Authentic tapas are not a cheap way to eat but these were particularly pricey. However, the quality was excellent.. Four of us shared plates of cheese/Iberican Ham, black pudding with...More

Thank Braveheart8068
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited this Tapas bar before. The place has so much charm and has a fabulous atmosphere. The tapas are fantastic and other meals are great too. I would fully recommend this tapas bar to anyone who likes the real feel of Spain. It's...More

Thank Jeannette A
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Absolutely great place. Ham, cheese and `tortilla patata` are the best I have ever tasted! Love to go there!

Thank Tatjanans
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A little pricey for the area but great tapas. Cheeses and hams to die for. We asked different taxi drivers to recommend the best tapas, 2 out of the 3 chose el charquito.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 6 August 2016

But that is about all the good I can say. Though we made a reservation they seemed unhappy to see us, and the service was indifferent all evening. The fried fish was more bones than fish, the salad unexceptional. The cerveza was cold.

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Few dishes were nice but most of the dishes weren't great and the tapas is over priced. Have had much better and fresher tapas. My boyfriend and I will not be returning

Thank elouiseerdjxjxk
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Been coming to Fib festival for several years,always go to Charquitos for the best tapas in town and good wine aswell.Very popular so sometimes have to wait for a table or reserve,a must visit eating experience

Thank David H
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Average prices
US$16 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santo Tomas 3, 12560 Benicasim, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Castellon  >  Benicasim
  • Phone Number: +34 964 30 27 04
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