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Alegrias Spanish Tapas

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Balmain
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332 Darling St | Shop 9, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
+61 2 8065 5686
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Today
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:30 - 23:59
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the pleasure of dining here with friends on Saturday night. We were recommended previously and via the restaurant's high raring on trip advisor. The restaurant is beautifully appointed with spacious tables- extremely rare in the Inner West! The food was flawless- the beef cheeks and patatas bravas were particularly delicious, our insalata verde and paella were also highlights. The... More 

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Thank Alesso100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Puzzled how this place gets such rave reviews on Trip Advisor and is number one in a suburb where it is up against an array of such fantastic eateries. Dined mid January on a Thursday night with a group of girl friends. The consensus was that some of the dishes were quite nice such as the calamari, however the seafood... More 

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liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Much in love with the Spanish dining experience and in terms of authenticity, this place is an ideal venue. Came here early evening with family (4 of us) and by and by, we worked our way through the card with the help of a couple of bottles of medium-priced red wine. A great way to spend a couple of hours.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the set menu and it was well below average! Ceviche was nice but that was about it. Main course was a chicken roulade and a salmon, chicken was overly dry and the salmon was totally lacking any flavour. The churros was oily and lacking any nice texture. Definitely not worth the $99 per head. Would definitely not be going... More 

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1 Thank Ally S
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this little gem on Trip Advisor and when you walk in, the flvours in the air, the music, the ambiance completely set the mood. Service was fantastic, restaurant very clean and the food was sensational both in appearance and taste. We cannot wait to come back here again and again.

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1 Thank Anita A
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Alegrias Spanish Tapas, responded to this review

Dear Anita, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Alegrias. We're pleased to hear that you had a lovely visit and experience and enjoyed our atmosphere, service and experience. I'll be certain to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thank you for your kind... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Faster and faster the dancers twirl; their stamping shoes pounding the flamenco beat into the restaurant's wooden floor. I'm back at the site of the Balmain Working Men's Institute marvelling at how well this beautiful old building (completed in 1896) lends itself to a Spanish aesthetic. With the Saturday night live flamenco floorshow stirring our blood and getting our hearts... More 

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1 Thank Jackie M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Alegrias Spanish Tapas, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thanks for visiting us and for your in depth review, comments and compliments. I'm certain that there are a number of people who will find this of interest should they be considering a visit to Alegrias. I'll be certain to pass on all of your comments, feedback and suggestions to our team. Here at Alegrias we're always looking... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, above average food, large portions, spinach croquette were delicious, the churros chocolate was not good, more like Nutella or choc top sauce. The service was below average, friendly but we had to grab them walking past to order on several occasions, better sit downstairs to get service.

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Thank stavrosthecat
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Alegrias Spanish Tapas, responded to this review

Hi stavrosthecat, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with review of your visit and experience. We're pleased to hear that there were elements of your visit you enjoyed and also appreciate your constructive comments also. I'll be sure to pass these onto our management team and apologies that having to seek out the staff was an issue, and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for a birthday party to this restaurant back in December 2016 with 10 other people and on first impressions the restaurant looked nice, well presented, live music and flamenco dancing which was great. However the restaurant experience was terrible. Because we were a large group we selected the set menu, and even with this option it took over... More 

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Thank Alej09
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Alegrias Spanish Tapas, responded to this review

Dear Alej09, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Alegrias. I'm pleased to hear that despite there being a wait for your meals and experience with us that there were elements of your visit you did enjoy. December was a very busy month for us, and while... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On busy Darling street, you might blink and miss this little Spanish gem. I had no idea it had been around for several years now but am glad to have discovered it. Spanning over 2 levels, this restaurant is dimly lit providing an evocative mood as well as enticing you in with delicious wafts from its kitchen. An extensive menu... More 

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Thank PrincessGreedyGuts
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Alegrias Spanish Tapas, responded to this review

Dear PrincessGreedyGuts, Thanks for your lovely and well written review, feedback and recommendation. Reading this, I felt as though I was there with you and it really paints a great and authentic experience for anyone contemplating visiting us here at Alegrias. It sounds like you had a great experience and indulged in all the items which are signatures and favourites... More 

Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place with inventive tapas, good service. Very popular but also very noisy. We went on a hot evening in January and without air conditioning it's uncomfortable (but worth it)!

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1 Thank papaz
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Alegrias Spanish Tapas, responded to this review

Dear papaz, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Alegrias. We're pleased to hear that despite the heat and noise you managed to have an enjoyable time. We do have air conditioning at the restaurant, however with the intense Sydney Summer heat we've been having of late, it has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:30 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Darling St | Shop 9, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Balmain>  > Balmain
  • Neighbourhood: Balmain
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8065 5686
Description
Fun lively restaurant with authentic Spanish cuisine and sumptuous surrounds.. Live music every weekend!! Great for small or large functions and gatherings, we also have a beautifully appointed private dining room!

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Staying in Balmain

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Balmain
Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens and shops offering wholefood products and organic cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates from the hotels at night. As the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has commonly been known for its “working class culture”. It has evolved into a health-conscious heaven with a laid back attitude, offering one of the most vibrant food and bar scenes in Sydney.
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