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El Balco

Hortes, 16, 17001 Girona, Spain
+34 972 22 31 61
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (10 reviews)
“avocado salad” (2 reviews)
“love meat” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hortes, 16, 17001 Girona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

With an Argentinian ‘asador’ good meat is to be expected. But this was without doubt the best steak we have ever had in Europe and it was reasonably priced. We had the ribeye. Good and reasonably priced wine list. Excellent starters and desert. Try the...More

Thank never2late
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Brilliant night doesn't at this superb Argentina restaurant. Met with a warm welcome by the engaging staff. Superb starters with melted cheese and also tuna wrapped in a delicate pastry. We ordered Robert steak and the veal steak. The steaks were the best i have...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

What a surprise! Raining and couldn't get into restaurant. Stumbled upon el baco. Excellent food! Really well cooked by the chef at the back. You can see him! I have eaten in top restaurants across the world and this one is excellent for Argentina style...More

Thank sarahharan
Reviewed 24 July 2017

If you love meat this is the place the go! I had lamb while my girlfriend had the Argentinean ribeye and we were both very pleased with our meals. Their chimicuri sauce is also amazing.

Thank Manuel4A
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This place is a very cosy and very friendly restaurant. The menu isnt huge but i like that... nothing worse than having to choose from tonnes of options. I had the rib eye and hubbie had the other steak. Both were very tasty, maybe not...More

Thank MandyU68
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

What a find - one of the best meals we have had in years. The owner really can cook! Very authentic place and they really go out of their way for that something special . The waiter recommend a wine as our selection wasn't available....More

Thank P M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal in El Balco. Absolutely fab!!! Have been here for lunch and loved it but in the evening it is even better!!! Could go into so much detail but suffice to say we are so looking forward to our next visit...More

Thank vivienne164
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Couldn't fault the quality and size of my ribeye steak. Potatoes and veg too small a portion size for me. Good bottled beers. Prices reasonable for standard of restaurant. Good friendly service. Recommended for carnivores. Busy on Friday night from 9pm onwards.

1  Thank rowleyrag
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Eating and drinking are part of any holiday and we have tested many venues. This little bistro was one of the best food experiences we have had and most unexpected. The first night we attempted to book a table it was full. We tried again...More

Thank fussy011
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lovely rustic restaurant, very friendly service. I had the black pudding it was amazing. My husband had a steak which was also very good. Busy spot with a nice atmosphere - would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank eils123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hortes, 16, 17001 Girona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Girona
  • Phone Number: +34 972 22 31 61
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