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El Alba

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Spanish, Scandinavian
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Kirkkokatu 4, Porvoo 06100, Finland
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Moscow, Russia
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

In February, at Porvoo after 7 pm this restaurant was the only open and it "saved" us from starvationjust. These are two small halls for about 8-10 tables with a cozy atmosphere and home cooking. We ordered Catalan soup, hamburger, rings of squid - liked everything, especially rings. If you want a hearty and tasty meal - I recommend.

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Nice place with tasty food and friendly staff, one can sit in fresh air, convenient for kids, who can play ourdoors, kids menu is available

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Finland
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214 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

This tiny restaurant with peacfull terrace and garden has good service and tastefull lunch.Lovely place to eat outside with good weather.

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1 Thank TravelerMUPU
Krefeld, Germany
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

We ended up here on a Sunday trip from Helsinki... The staff was very welcoming and the place was packed with locals. The ceasar's salad was very tasty and the duck breast was a dream come true. Just excellent at a reasonable price considering finnish prices in general.

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

The place was totally empty when we arrived. The decor was unobstrusive, some might say plain, I guess it depends on your taste. I felt they would have done well to light the candels on each table, or at least our own, to create atmosphere. I ordered smoked duck as a starter and reindeer steak with potato chantarelle gratin as... More 

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Borga (Porvoo), Finland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

As local, I have preferred this place for numerous family birthdays and anniversaries. The summer terrace just a few 100 meters off the main tourist streets is a peaceful and nice place. The dishes are enjoyable, but the menu is a bit limited, and may be the same that you saw here last year.

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This tiny, warm restaurant is very, very nice. Risotto was the best i ever had and service was great. Reasonable priced and great location.

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Toronto, Canada
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Out on the town in Old Porvoo on Sept.7, 2013, we walked down Church Street intending to have dinner at El Alba. Based on reviews in tripadvisor, it sounded like a restaurant for us. The two friends with me, both long-time Porvoo residents, had eaten at El Alba before, the last time about a year ago, and raved about the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Very good lunch! Spicy, tasty, fresh ingredients and reasonable priced. What more can you ask for :)

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Eat where the locals eat, and look for small, seasonal menus. Add to that a warm, cozy atmospere and you have El Alba. Somehow even the heavy, squeaking entrance door added to the experience and made our dinner an all round experience. The food was tasty, well cooked, beautifully presented and the staff were very friendly.

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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
Cuisine
Spanish, Scandinavian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirkkokatu 4, Porvoo 06100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Porvoo

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