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“Such an amazing surprise!”
Review of La Compania - CLOSED

La Compania
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had always been told that Santander was an extraordinary place to visit in terms of its restaurants' quality. Good restaurants, well elaborated dishes and an impressive quality of the food are its outstanding emblems.... We spent there 4 days and visited the most well known restaurants in town. Most of them were excelent but their prices were quite high. A native friend told us about visiting a small and familiar restaurant located in Puertochico (one of Santander's former fishingmen districts) called La Compañia. It was one of the most unforgettable experiences of our trip. The place immediately brought to my mind the "taste" and smell of a familiar restaurant. The whole Gomez family was very kind with us and Carlos, the owner and cook, was welcoming us and explaining us all the details concerning the restaurant and the food. He is a brilliant cook that after working in some Michelin star restaurants decided to open its own and small "corner". Food was glorious. Drinks (white wine "Rueda" and beers) were at its perfect temperature, pinchos were well elaborated and tasteful, our risotto was creamy and soft and our fish was very fresh... Our dessert was home-made and glorious and our "orujo" the perfect end for a perfect visit. The most incredible thing was the price. Scarcely 35 Euros per person while we were not able to dinner those days for less than 55 Euros at any other city's restaurants. Very recommendable place to visit. A different experience and a MUST in Santander's stoves...

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Thank Ernest123456
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

Even though one of our party spoke fluent Spanish, and the staff seemed to understand what we wanted the numerous times we asked, the drinks we ordered just never seemed to arrive. I left (dying of thirst!!) after a while, but my two companions, being English, weren't willing to make a scene. So they stayed. The change never came either. A very poor experience to start off our time in Spain.

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Reviewed 12 November 2015
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Reviewed 15 May 2015
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Reviewed 3 April 2015
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