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Bacalao

££ - £££
Bar, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Havnepromenaden 2, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
+47 76 07 94 00
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:30
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people are very friendly, and the traditionally cooked codfish is awesome. Atmosphere is also very cosy :)

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Thank Leonidas P
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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157 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Bacalao is a very traditional dish for Norwegians. It is the salted cod, rinsed and prepared in a tomato based sauce. If well-prepared, you will lick your chops. The food here does not disappoint. My Norwegian friend gave it a thumbs up for flavor and consistency. I would have given it five stars, but I didn't particularly like having to... More 

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Thank reginafug
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Nice cozy atmosphere with great location on the docks. Great views and good food. A place where the locals often goes.

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Thank Roar S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant/bar/club. You have to order food at the bar but get it served at the table. Very very nice atmosphere and good music! We would go there again and recommend it for good food and nice stay. The price is fine for food in the city with great view.

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Thank Anja P
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good local food at Norwegian prices. You will enjoy their stockfish. Good place to get in touch with the local community, just ask the friendly staff.

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Thank knegis
Nova Scotia
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45 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It was a miserable day when we visited earlier this month but it was comfortable inside and the food was good. I especially enjoyed the fries.

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Thank MsLibby
Brussels, Belgium
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216 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We went into this place for a quick bite in the evening. You have to order food and drinks at the bar. The menu is ok, mainly fast-food-type. So, as the title already indicated we had the potatoes, veggie and bacon. They were quite tasty!

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Thank simonsmidt
Ontario
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A reasonably priced restaurant bar. We had the bacalao and whale steak. The bacalao was average(the fish was rubbery) and whale steak was cooked well (has taste of liver). A lot of people had the mussels with fries and that looked good. Drinks were decent and they had a small of selection of wine by the glass for the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived on a busy night, so we had to wait a little bit before we could place an order at the bar. Between the four of us we had Mussels, Bacalao, Burger and a Club Sandwich. The food was plentiful and quiet tasty. Would definitely revisit this place.

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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had the fish soup twice in our short 3 day stay on Lofoten! The hot shrimp pasta is not bad too. Service can be somewhat slow, but free wifi is available.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$59
Cuisine
Bar, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:30
Saturday
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havnepromenaden 2, Svolvaer 8300, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Nordland  >  Lofoten Islands  >  Vagan  >  Svolvaer
  • Phone Number: +47 76 07 94 00

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