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Placa del Campanar,5, 08720 Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain
+34 938 92 12 63
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Good selection of wines with moderate prices. The only downside of the place was the service, who almost showed us the exit despite having ordered a bottle of wine 10 minutes before… Also the waiters do not know what are the food they are serving... Tartar is really good and desserts, despite not very good looking, are tasty,

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

nice people, a bit slow. The server was attentive. The food was ok. but really decent house wine to taste. they need to fix the entrance door, my husband ended up in the emergency room while trying opening the door from inside.

Thank Geonaima
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant located right beside the Basilica Santa Maria. The outside terrace is perfectly located with a direct view of the basilica. Both the food and service were excellent. We started with salads (smoked salmon and Italian) followed by a cheese fondue; a house specialty.The fondue was the perfect portion and combination of cheeses. I definitely... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

It was great. Last night in Spain. The setting is quite something sitting in the night shadows of the basilica. We had an amazing pasta with pear and cheese as truffles dish that was memorable.also had a D.O. (Denominacion Origine) cheese ith quinces which was really good. This is a great dining experience and I highly recommend it.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

The location was awesome. To be at a restaurant with the name purgatory right behind the church! The food was good typical Catalan. The wine was delicious and the service very friendly. A very good 'away from the crowd' inside tip! Eat with the locals. You have to try the pan de tomate and cheese variety...

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Great little gem restaurant. We ate outside in summer - just by the side of a church. Very relaxed. Simple, country food. Nothing fancy. But very tasty and wholesome. Friendly service. Good value,

Thank skippy-rates
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

This is my favourite restaurant in the whole of Catalunya! It doesn't presume to be much, but it's in a beautiful location - just around the corner from the Basilica - and very atmospheric. In winter, it's cosy and intimate, but in summer is when it really shines - tables fill the little square it's set in and it's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2011

Beautiful little place in Vilafranca. Not sure if it is open for lunch but we went for dinner and it was fantastic. The menu is basically choices of salads and then served breads, ham and cheese afterwards. Its not really a three course meal sort of place. The salads are full on meals and I'd recommend the salmon or goats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$21
Spanish, Mediterranean
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa del Campanar,5, 08720 Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Vilafranca del Penedes
  • Phone Number: +34 938 92 12 63
Restaurant especialitzat en amanides, embotits, formatges, foies i molt bon rotllo!!!!!

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