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El Alquimista

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Plaza San Cristobal 6, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923 21 54 93
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13:00 - 23:59
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant off the beaten track. Excellent friendly service and food to die for. The salmon tartare was worth the visit alone. Cannot recommend highly enough

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Thank Emma C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The flavours were just incredible, every plate was excellent. The service was awesome, I asked them to put candles as it was my friend's birthday and they were ever so helpful! Would definitely recommend Don't miss out on the salad with goats cheese and the chocolate and olive oil dessert Will definitely be back

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Thank Naiara M
Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Salamanca has lot of good restaurants, but most follow a traditional pattern and when you want to get away from that pattern, El Alquimista is the right place to go. Not because they offer 'nouvelle couisine', but rather because they have what a new generation should take into account when opening a restaurant: love for the land and open-minded mentality.... More 

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Thank Ndrazu
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179 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant due to Trip Advisor recommendations. We were the only table there as we sat down at 9.15pm. The waiter was polite but not friendly. The menu was in Spanish only and when we asked if there's any English menu the answer was no. We had trouble understanding the menu since the font was hard to... More 

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Thank asiantravelgirl
Glasgow
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347 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, this restaurant would do really well no matter where it was located. As it turns out, there are probably better places in Salamanca, El Aquimista is a bit off the beaten track, but that is not an issue for us. Find it and I am sure you will enjoy the food, but don't expect a translation from... More 

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Thank Duquesadiner
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016

great experience! All the stuff is very quick and attentive, all is extremely good taste decorated, including the toilet, and the food is really well prepared With high quality ingredients. We enjoyed it from starters to deserts. Its owners are really nice people. It is Adapted to wheelchair. We just love it!

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Thank Fuencisla M
Lille, France
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Even if it is located in a residential area of Salamanca, this restaurant is really good. The food is original and delicious (tuna tataki e.g.) and the value of money, unbeatable! The service was very nice and the terrace, settled on this little plaza, pleasant. A great discovery !

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Thank amel_gdn
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The Food was very good, we had salmon tartar and solomillo of beef, everything was really very well prepared with high quality products. The atmosphere was quite charming.. The service was equally good.. We were happy and recommend it. Btw they have aircondition which is important in summer !!!

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Thank sarahfC4053TP
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263 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The reviews that praise this restaurant are absolutely on the mark. From the charming but "industrial" ambience to attention to small details like choice of paper for the menu, presenting the bill, the background music....the food! Using the many resources of Spanish cuisine this chef's salmon tartare with slices of citrus in a bed of creamy yoghurt and bits of... More 

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1 Thank LaBernardi
Salamanca, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great menu including a great cuisine. Well prepared and good service. We recommend this restaurant even if it is not easy to find.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:59
Monday
13:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:59
Thursday
13:00 - 23:59
Friday
13:00 - 23:59
Saturday
13:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza San Cristobal 6, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Salamanca  >  Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 923 21 54 93

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