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“Should try harder”

Casa Paca Restaurante
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Ranked #52 of 548 Restaurants in Salamanca
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Should try harder”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Nice looking restaurant and pleasant seats outside but service very offhand - the least friendly that we had experienced in our trip through Spain. As a previous reviewer had said they were keen to sell extras. Food was ok'ish but we had eaten a lot better in other places and at much cheaper cost. Wine was also expensive. If we visit Salamanca in the future we will look for an alternative

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

Unusually, we had our hotel book a table for us and our dogs (usually we walk the streets and find something). The restaurant welcomed us warmly, and ushered us to an outside table (no dogs inside in Spain) and were very nice - so far so good, in fact very good.
But it soon became clear that they were only interested in whether we would be spending a lot: we were pressed to buy a bottle of wine (by the glass was not offered, though available); when we went straight for a main course they pressed us to take a salad too. And on the back of the menu it said "minimum one entree per person". So they soon lost interest in us when they recognised we were not high rollers (despite coming from a fancy hotel) and whipped the menu away before we'd finished ordering.
The food was ok, but not outstanding. In fact the meat we ordered as medium came as rare and had to go back and be cooked some more. It came back as "well done" but was medium i.e. still very red inside. The steaks were Euros 25 and 27 - quite a lot. Definitely felt like we were in a tourist trap.

  • Visited October 2013
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SANTA FE
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28 reviews
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“Terrible food and way overpriced...a joke”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Wanted a relaxing and delicious dinner and it was so bad and expensive that we left totally angry and stressed out.

We wanted to sit at a table and were led into a nice room with white table cloths, although the lighting was very bright and the room hot and stuffy.

We saw percebes (barnacles) on the menu for 22 Euro. We had them for 8 Euro a few days earlier at a fabulous restaurant in Getaria, Spain named Elkano, and they were just amazing. At Elkano, we got about 16 and they were colorful and they snapped when you twisted them open. At Casa Paca, about 8 arrived and they were black and very overcooked and likely old. You couldn't snap them open as the shell was pliable. Once inside, the meat was flavorless. I told the waiter I found them to be old and overcooked and he insisted they were fresh and only cooked a few minutes. They were a joke.

Then, we ordered Gambas Blanco
a Huelva with garlic off the entree menu for 23 Euro. They arrived In a small cazuela with sizzling oil and garlic. There were about 10 shrimp the size of a quarter each...or about 5 bites, and were served with burnt garlic. Another joke.

The Sopa Castellano (garlic soup) was passable.

The wine service was slow to the point we had to grab our own wine from the nearby ice bucket and pour it ourselves.

We had considered going to a highly rated and expensive restaurant that evening and decided to keep costs down. Ironically, we spent about as much and had a terrible experience and felt so ripped off.

If you want to try one of the worst restaurants ever, choose Casa Paca!

  • Visited September 2013
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
“Very Over Rated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

We went to this restaurant because it was a special evening. It was over priced and the food was not great. There are so many great places to eat in Salamanca that this was a real disappointment. There was hardly anyone in the place - which should have been a give away and the service was mediocre at best. I would recommend you bypass this one.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Poor show”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Firstly the service was both slow and negligent. Not once were we asked was everything ok. The bread was terrible, hard as a rock and tastless. The prices very expensive for the quality of food received. Lovely location, we were very sad and dissappointed by the whole experience. Avoid, there are far better restaurants in Salamanca.

  • Visited September 2013
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