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El Portalon

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Plaza Mercado Chico 4, 05001 Avila, Spain
+34 920 21 43 29
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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The food was really good, the staff was ok, but the service is really slow, I waited more than an hour to have my dish. I didn't have time to had my desert, because everything took too long.

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Thank AndersonLopesN
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Although the place wasn't busy we waited a long time for our meal in the inside restaurant. When it came it was cold. We told the waitress - who was rather off-hand. She took it away and after another long wait brought it back - it wasn't much better, reheated chips and fried egg (it was a plato combinado) and... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous find, a great cafe bar. Jazz playing in the background. People happy. Views into the square. Good atmoshere and food.

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Thank Margaret P
Bedford, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We chose from the set menu for €12 for 3 courses. The food was ok, service was good. The restaurant has seating outside and inside. We sat outside in the plaza which was nice and quiet. This restaurant seems like a fast food joint but with waiter service. I liked it, cheap and cheerful.

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Thank penelope_pit_stop123
Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

El Portalon is a Spanish restaurant in the heart of old Avila city center's Plaza de la Victoria Square number 4. The owner was very accommodating offering three different fixed menus including drinks,first, second and dessert for €10.90 to 18€.

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Thank Luis L
Romford Essex
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187 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Didn't have any food but enjoyed the free tapas. Lovely couple of glasses of wine and beer. Service was very fast and waiter understood what we wanted. Ideally situated in the main square.

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Thank holidayfan55
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Stopped for a beer and snack before checking into our nearby hotel. It's more facade than restaurant buts it's in a nice spot interconnect of the market square. The staff were ok but slow to bring food out once ordered and then frustratingly slow at the end to bring the bill. Why does that happen so much in Spain? Because... More 

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Thank Rob T
Montclair, New Jersey
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

My wife and I stopped here on a Monday evening in October when many restaurants were closed. The style is "old Spanish bistro". We had tapas and a bottle of wine and our bill was 48 Euros. The food was fine but not memorable. The restaurant was busy, the service was helpful and good (but did not speak English). This... More 

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Thank Montclairite
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Sitting here on the plaza with a beer and some tapas, it's not really bad. The service is well and the tapas are oke.

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Thank Albert M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Worst tapas I have had for a long time - and I have had a lot. Nothing more to say! We left without eating most of it - a shame with such a nice location.most of it B

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
European, Spanish
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Mercado Chico 4, 05001 Avila, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila
  • Phone Number: +34 920 21 43 29

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