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Meson El Copo

Calle La Almadraba, 2 | Los Barrios, 11379 Palmones, Spain
+34 956 67 77 10
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Calle La Almadraba, 2 | Los Barrios, 11379 Palmones, Spain
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We know this restaurant well it is not living up to its former glory. Our last visit occasioned my partner to complain about his fish-dry and over done .'Yes it is' said the waiter but still charged for it.' Trying again giving benefit of doubt...More

Thank Nina J
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were looking for a place to dine in Palmones and ended up walking all the way down to El Copo. The food turned out to be quite nice, however we had a bizarre feeling about the owner who, with as much charm as he...More

Thank Chiara S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I remember the first time I heard about this restaurant, about 20 years ago. A friend who is a chef / restaurateur in Dublin and had lived in California for many years, informed me that it was the best fish restaurant he had ever eaten...More

Thank gastroffrancais
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Restaurant was recommended as the "best in the area". It was indeed very good, with excellent fresh fish which you choose from many fish tanks. Besides what is on the the menu, they give the option to cook any of the fish in any way...More

Thank HappyinCork
El copo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Meson El Copo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you so much for your opinion.

Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant that has a good reputation in the area. The first time we sat in the restaurant and it was good but VERY expensive, then a friend recommended sitting in the covered Terrace for tapas...More

Thank Daniel B
El copo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Meson El Copo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Thank you for your opinion. We continue working to give the best of us.

Reviewed 22 August 2015

El Copo is the best fish restaurant in the region. The quality of the food is excellent and the service very friendly. Try the gambas plancha as a starter and the pescado al sal as main course, you will not regret it.

11  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Went there on a Monday night and not many patrons, although it did liven up a bit later on. It's a very interesting restaurant of about 4 separate areas with lots of tanks of live fish, lobsters, etc, so seafood is an obvious choice and...More

2  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I was there on a Monday night recently and the place was suitably empty. It looked amazing inside - Lots of fish tanks with fish, crabs, lobsters etc and while the menu had meat on it - the fish looked stunning Service was as good...More

Thank HantsJonny
Reviewed 27 February 2013

If you are looking for a nice place to eat excellent fresh fish and shell fish this is the place to go. It has a very quaint restaurant and Bar were you can have the typical “Tapas” With a comprehensive, menu and a good wine...More

Thank Felipe C
Reviewed 14 January 2013

A great place to eat. Excellent service and great food.The fish is fresh and localy cought. While the cost is not cheap, the food qualaty is worth it. There is a large choice of local dishes, I also sugest to ask the waiter to tell...More

Thank Felipe C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:59 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle La Almadraba, 2 | Los Barrios, 11379 Palmones, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Palmones
  • Phone Number: +34 956 67 77 10
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Nuestra personalidad y filosofía están condicionadas por dos factores. Por un lado, la proximidad de la desembocadura del río Palmones ha marcado el acento marinero de nuestra cocina. Por otro, el carácter familiar ha logrado conservar el tono tradicional de nuestra gastronomía y el ambiente acogedor de nuestro restaurante. La cocina de Mesón El Copo, de carácter tradicional ha sabido nutrirse de las nuevas tendencias gastronómicas. El Copo ha sido reconocido como uno de los mejores restaurantes de España, habiendo sido galardonado con diferentes premios, como Premio nacional de gastronomía, Laurel de Oro, Máster al mejor servicio mediterráneo, entre otros. Además es miembro de prestigiosas asociaciones gastronómicas: Jóvenes Restauradores, Club de Oro de la Mesa Andaluza, Eurotoques, etc.
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