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El Cable

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1 Barcelona st, 08870 Sitges, Spain
+34 938 94 87 61
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19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
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Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical mediterranean for eat "tapas" Old and magical place where go to take beer or wine Not expensive prices

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here twice. Very cool Tapas bar for locals. Simple food with good style. If you wish to avoid the tourist traps, just check this place out. Friendly waiters. opens at 7 pm, be there in time or you need to wait a bit. Also serves take-away.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the best meal we had while in Sitges. A wide selection of local fair and an excellent selection of local wine. Be there early for both lunch and dinner as it fills up quick with locals.

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Thank JPC1987
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Good choice of tapas. Simple, effective, reasonables prices. Nice service. Perfect for a lunch or a quick dinner !

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I was at a business conference so went out for a bite with 5 colleagues. We wanted traditional tapas so narrowed our list to three based on TA reviews - decided El Cable sounded authentic and it was. The staff were great and very helpful explaining dishes to us, the food was fantastic and the price was amazing 20 euro... More 

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camberley
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

You always know a good bar when it's full of locals. I may be wrong but I think they prefer it that way, it certainly came across like that when we were there. Not rude but slow to serve us. If I were running a popular local bar I expect I'd be the same and look after the ones that... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We happened upon El Cable by accident and were so glad we did. Initially we stopped for a drink but it was immediately apparent that this was a popular neighbourhood venue which was attracting more locals than tourists, and the atmosphere was buzzing. As a result we decided to order food. It was a wise decision as the food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This bar has a problem with tourists we have been coming to Sitges for 30 years and have eaten at this bar 2 times but left tonight because every time we have been in there the staff are soooo rude we went 3 mins down the road had good taps and very friendly name to follow

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Thank nanny20132013
perth
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Was very busy when we arrived but managed to get a table. Don't worry though if you can't just stand by the bar have a drink and wait as it is tapas people do move on. Tapas very tasty and atmosphere great. Very good value too

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Thank PerthLIz
Donegal
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We went here based on a recommendation. Staff very efficient, food arrived very quickly which suited us. Very tasty tapas, very casual, relaxed atmosphere. We'll be back before we leave!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
Monday
19:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:30
Thursday
19:00 - 23:30
Friday
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Barcelona st, 08870 Sitges, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Sitges
  • Phone Number: +34 938 94 87 61
Description
El Cable is a Tapas Bar in Sitges. Our tapas are really tasty (our customers say that they are the best tapas in Sitges and around).Some of our tapas have the best reputation in town, such as, Patatas Bravas (french fries with a spicy sauce), squid roman style (fried rings) or our homemade ham croquettes, to name but afew. And we have been in this business for years:The Andreu family opened el Cable in 1940, in a different premises not far from where the bar is located now. In February of 1956 we opened el Cable where it is now. The whole building was built by members of the same family. In the beginning, the first floor was the family’s home and the upper floors were guestrooms (a hostel).In the sixties we lived through the northern tourism boom working as a bar and hostel.In the late sixties the bar was given to one of the family son´s: Sisco Andreu (Sisco del Cable) and the rest of the building stopped working as a hostel and was turned into apartments.In 2003 el Cable was passed onto Sisco’s Sons: Francesc and Manel, the families third generation in the business. From then on, el Cable has gone from strength to strength, it has been updated and modernised while still keeping the original style.Nowadays we are not only a little town’s bar: we are the bar of this town, a friendly local meeting point for many people in Sitges.

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