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“Excellent, well cooked steak”
Review of El Balco

El Balco
Ranked #20 of 585 Restaurants in Girona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Went on last night after 3 days cycling....the red wine, steak and black pudding were superb
Excellent friendly service too

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Had the Argentinian steak. Best we had in Girona. Friendly, welcoming service and a fun local vibe. At the top of the list the next time we're in Girona

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

After spending 4 nights in Girona with 7 friends we booked our last night meal here. So very pleased we did, as we all agreed out of all the restaurants we’ve ate in whether for lunch or dinner during our stay in Girona, this came out as the best. The menu suited everyone which lots of choices. The prices was middle to high, but worth every euro. It’s small and typically Catalunya so best to book. You won’t be disappointed. You’ll find it just up a side street across the red bridge. Please note their isn’t any outside seating.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Shirley S
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We read about El Balco on Trip Adviser and so decided to pop in at lunch time and make a reservation for that evening ( it opens at 8.30 p.m.) and were recognised and warmly greeted on our return that evening. The menu is comprehensive with a variety of salads and meat dishes. The waiter pointed out that sharing is an option, which is always good to know.
We started with a scallop salad for me (absolutely spot on) and a goat's cheese salad for my husband (delicious). We then both had rib-eye steak, bloodied but not bowed! Fabulous. We were asked how we wanted this cooked and we said medium-rare and it couldn't have been better. Obviously one goes to El Balco for the meat so vegetables were minimal with one roasted potato and a small bowl of mixed veg but that was absolutely fine by us. With sharing in mind, we ordered Tiramasu for dessert and were not disappointed; I'm not usually a big fan but this was exceptional. We finished off with excellent coffee and a liqueur.
El Balco is a place where the locals go (as well as visitors like ourselves) and there is a very lively, friendly and sociable atmosphere; as an example, I was somewhat aghast at the size of the meat portions on the next table, and one of the diners promptly cut off a large piece of a sausage for us to try and it was great. There were families, couples like ourselves, groups of friends. All in all, this was a really lovely experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Five of us turned up without booking and were seated with no problem , service was great and they were happy to split down the cost of the black pudding so we could all have one each . Steak was superb , and though it doesn't come with much in the way of sides it didn't really need it . The sort of steak dinner you'd pay £30 for here Bristol was €16 - a bargain and I'd go back with no hesitation.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank ArtVanderlay69
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