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Cafe de Altamira

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua Ameas 9, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
+34 981 55 85 92
07:00 - 23:45
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

On the plus side, this has a cosy, welcoming decor and that was appreciated on a cold night. The service was also reasonably prompt. On the downside, the prompt service was cold and disapproving of our enquiries about tapas. We did not want a huge meal at 7 pm; we wanted something small but were not trying to get a... More 

Thank Jane S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant with a friendly staff, food an location are good, a place to visit when you go to Santiago!

Thank Nielsje1988
San Francisco
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Cafe de Altamira is a charming, beautiful restaurant with outstanding food at reasonable (by American standards) prices. I felt so lucky that we were able to get in (mostly because we were eating on American time before the rush of Spanish diners arrived). The decor is unique and appealing. The food features the best of the local market. I would... More 

1 Thank Gina M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I ordered the octopus, fish of the day, and the creme brulee, which I enjoyed with a couple of glasses of a fresh white wine. Everything was delicious, particularly the octopus and creme brulee. The waiters were lovely and very helpful. While this is not the cheapest place you'll find in Santiago de Compostela, but the food, atmosphere, and service... More 

1 Thank Stuart D
Stockholm, Sweden
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A great location off the beaten tourist streets - just opposite the Mercado. Nice service and they even offered the guests Empanadas for free when we where there. Find it -> go there!

Thank MrHB
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The food was delightful and the service impeccable! The restaurants itself is really nice and comfortable and I personally liked the decoration and music in the room. We ordered the salmon and pulpo and we recommend!!

1 Thank JeSakamoto
Bromley, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

You might not quite like the location (in a busy street on the edge of the market ) but you can always eat in the large interior). We choose to eat outside and watch the (busy!) world go by. For food, I have a suggestion if you want a light lunch of considerable quality. The menu is divided up into... More 

Thank Simon R
Burwell, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We were introduced to this place on a food tour of the town. It certainly justified our guides selection. The menu is not extensive, a good sign, but the quality of ingredients is first class. Certainly stands out from the crowd in terms of presentation and taste. Well worth a try.

Thank QCooke
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Nice decor and friendly service, the food was good but a little overpriced. Even at Santiago prices. It was very nice but not memorable, we wouldn't go again, not because we didn't enjoy the food, but because we have been there and done it and there are more culinary adventures to be discovered in Galicia! Its not what I call... More 

Thank CasandandyWales
Madrid, Spain
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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We went as a big group and had a preset menu. It included 4 starters and 2 main dishes for each person, plus drinks and dessert of course. Needless to say we ended up sick with so much food. The starters included several sea food, and the main steak and fish. Everything was delicious. Would definitely go there again. The... More 

Thank Juli99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ameas 9, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  Province of A Coruna  >  Santiago de Compostela
  • Phone Number: +34 981 55 85 92
The products from the Abastos market, cross over directly from our kitchen to offer it to our guests at Cafe de altamira

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