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le vieux bruxelles

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Belgian, European
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avda isla formentera,18, Calpe, Spain
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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We had been eating mainly Tapas so we thought this would be different and a great treat. We had tried to walk in the night before and thought the fact they were full would be a good sign so we booked for the next night. There were a few people in and the atmosphere was nice. The lady and gentleman... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Having been going there each year for around the last 10 years I have enjoyed the reasonably priced food which has always been reliable. The lasagne for starter was one of the nicest I have had and the steak melted in the mouth and had a lovely flavoursome green peppercorn sauce. Visiting this year started well with the lasagne being... More 

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Thank Peter L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

For what is traditionally a cheap and fresh dish this restaurant manages to deliver neither. Frites reminiscent of those sold in a Chinese chippy and a sauce which contained raw onion an celery made for a very disappointing meal. Good service though.

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1 Thank globetrotter2050
Kiev, Ukraine
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

We were caught by their speciality - mussels and went to this place, they ask you for reservation for mussels. They have more of dozen sauces for them and you can pick up any. Mussels were really tasty + served with chips. A litte bit slow service although place was not full, seems as there was only one waiter was... More 

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Thank Evgeny S
Alicante, Spain
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343 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Having lived in Brussels it is always nostalgic to dine here. typically good, substantial Belgian fare - and good value.

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Thank Andrew D
Oberiberg, Schwyz, Switzerland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

Overall a great little restaurant, menu changes a little year on year. only issues it sometime can be a little slow. if you are in a rush, this is not one for you .

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Thank Radical_Mit2
Calpe, Spain
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

we have been coming back since 1979 and the food was always very well cooked and delicious. Not the cheapest place in Calpe, but our Children always ask to come back here and also mostly it is our last holiday night celebrations meal. The mussels are delicious. The steak is very nice meat and also the tartar. I can recommend... More 

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Thank 122monika
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

Lovely small family run place with real character, one waitress and I presume owner. Mussels were great size with a wide selection of sauces that one could have. Reasonably priced wine. My girlfriend and I were both full after sharing the mussels main followed by a dessert each. My chocolate fondant was great, very rich so maybe could have done... More 

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West Midlands
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

Always a good fall back choice when in Calpe we were disappointed last week. Pretty empty with service in need of a boost no atmosphere buzz or urgency to please us. My food was good but my Wife's steak was questionable as to quality and source.......lots of waiting time we asked for the sweet menu and were told there was... More 

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Thank Pete084
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

A most curious culinary experience indeed. A hot summer's day, yet we were the only people in the restaurant; a sure sign to move on perhaps? Lady of the house was very friendly but took far too long to serve us. We ordered our wine and were each given a small bottle rather than one large to share. Hoping the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: avda isla formentera,18, Calpe, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Calpe

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