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El Alquimista

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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 21 October 2021 via mobile

Superb set 3 course lunch 18€, lovely decor, friendly staff, interesting choices for each course. All dishes very good. Small thing, the plates were not heated for the main course. Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 June 2021

Tucked away in a discreet corner of the city centre, this restaurant serves creative and contemporary food in a cool setting. The quality of the food is excellent, and the 3-course lunch menu is outstanding value. Do not miss the peach ravioli dessert: thin envelopes...of ripe peach with a creamed rice filling.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Florentino H, Marketing at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2021

Good Morning, Thank you very much for leaving us an excellent opinion and assessment. Best regards

Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

It was a wonderful evening with great , delicious creative food. Wonderful Service included. It is a great young place, lovely people. We had the menu de Degustacion and every dish was great. We also had a great wine and a sweet wine. We can...highly recommend this place, reservation suggested.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Florentino H, Director Comercial at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2020

Good Morning, Thank you very much for the opinion and recommendation. Best regards,

Reviewed 22 October 2019

I travel around Spain for work and can honestly say this one of the best meals I've had here. Everything - from the decor (stylish, minimalist) to the service (impeccable) to the creative menu were exceptional. The quality and flavour of the food were outstanding....We shared a starter (marinaded trout with grapefruit) and a dessert Peruvian dark chocolate and mandarin tart. DH had venison, I had Pigeon with wild mushrooms and chestnuts. The combination of flavours in every course was thoughfuly prepared and exquisite. AT 75€ for two for 3 courses and wine and coffee - this beats many similar UK restaurants by far. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Florentino H, Director Comercial at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2019

Good Morning, Thank you very much for the opinion and recommendation. Best regards

Reviewed 10 September 2019

We booked a table for two a week before and received good confirmation by mail from the restaurant. When we arrived, we were told the restaurant was booked up for a group and that we had no reservation. When shown the mail of confirmation, we...had a “c’est la vie “ reaction. Better a whole group filling the restaurant than a few tables, and too bad for these clients. Ignore this place.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Florentino H, Director Comercial at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Good morning, We are sorry for what happened and sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to you. As we already mentioned, it was a mistake. Best regards,

Reviewed 24 July 2019

El alquimista was so good that we returned for lunch after having an excellent dinner. The service is friendly and impeccable - the lovely waitress kept moving my table so I would not be in the sun. The food was inventive and delicious. The chocolate...dessert with olive oil and sea salt was outstanding. The restaurant is a little bit off the beaten track but still gets crowded, so make reservations. You can do that on their website. They respond promptly.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Florentino H, Director Comercial at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

Good Morning, Thank you for leaving your opinion, rating and recommendation. Best regards,

Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

After reading the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, we booked a table for 6 on Sunday night. What a great choice it turned out to be! The food was innovative and all beautifully presented. The taste of the food was among the best we have...tasted in Spain. Our starter choices included the goats cheese salad, sardines and foie gras and were all superb - after the complimentary amuse bouche of silky gazpacho. Our mains included slow roasted shoulder of lamb, hake and steak tartare. We paid €235 for 6 all having 2 courses plus 2 bottles of excellent wine and 2 of water. We were able to sit outside and the table linen, along with the crockery and glassware all helped to enhance the experience. ( Just be aware that the menu is only available in Spanish - we were fortunate to have a fellow diner translate for us!)More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Florentino H, Director Comercial at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Good Morning, Thanks for your opinion and assessment. Best regards,

Reviewed 24 April 2019

Nice and quiet place to have dinner with your couple or friends. The menu is fine, the wine list is good and the service is correct.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Florentino H, Director Comercial at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2019

Good Morning, Thank you very much for the opinion and evaluation. Best regards,

Reviewed 11 November 2018

It is a very nice restaurant with an original design. A bit difficult to find but it deserves a walk. Innovative meals with good taste and nice staff

Date of visit: October 2018
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Florentino H, Director Comercial at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for the opinion and appreciation of our restaurant. Greetings,

Reviewed 27 October 2018

We booked a table for Saturday evening and enjoyed a delicious meal with attentive staff and a good atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Florentino H, Director Comercial at El Alquimista, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Good Morning, Thank you very much for the opinion and evaluation! Best regards,

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El Alquimista is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4