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Carretas

Rua Carretas 21, 15705, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
+34 981 56 31 11
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“scallops” (2 reviews)
“pulpo” (2 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Rua Carretas 21, 15705, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were visiting this part of Spain my husband was hoping to try the goose-neck barnacles (percebes) someplace. We were told by a local that this place might have them, and if so would also cook them well. While here we shared a platter...More

Thank hdempsey
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This has to be the fanciest restaurant in Santiago. Apparently Pope Benedict dined here--and that is saying something. I was with my kids and it was a tad too high end for them. Great wine list with easy to find location.

Thank DiamondDoug44
mdieguez, Propietario at Carretas, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We had the good fortune of dining at Carretas. From beginning to end our dining experience was outstanding. The restaurant is very comfortable, the food is spectacular and the staff, especially Jesus our waiter, were amazing. We started off with pulpo (octopus) and scallops as...More

Thank RPG625
mdieguez, Propietario at Carretas, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Went there to get a bowl of the famous fish soup. Mine was not hot, yellowish in colour, and looked like it was not freshly made. Disappointing. The cover charge was € 2.25 included a basket of bread, the soup was € 8.5.

Thank Bywalec
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Closed on Sunday and Monday for lunch, but open on Monday night, this restaurant serves mainly seafood dishes. The setting was pleasant with table cloths and linen napkins. Food was good and service was friendly, although the waiter spoke no English and the menu was...More

Thank Aussielins
mdieguez, Propietario at Carretas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

4* Restaurante Carretas Rúa das Carretas 21 Santiago de Compostela Indoor and outdoor seating Expensive, but worth it Wonderful olive appetizer served with huge chunks of bread and olive oil and butter; 2.50€ cover charge Have menu of the day: Caldo Galego (chard, potato, bean...More

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A nicely-decorated formal restaurant (linen table cloths etc.) We arrived early (9:00) and found ourselves in mixed tables of US and French tourist groups. Later, Spanish families drifted in, plus a huge group of people in period costumes. In place of bread rolls, each diner...More

Thank familyoftwins
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We tried to have dinner at San Clemente but they close on Monday and we were directed to the Carretas which was close by. Lots of locals having tapas in the front but the smart rear restaurant was empty. This concerned me, but needlessly. The...More

Thank Jeff H
mdieguez, Propietario at Carretas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

I went with a Group Menu but as I am allergic to seafood they kindly changed the starters for ham, cheese (both spectaculars) and other non-seafood starters. For the second dish they let you choose in a wide variety of meat and fish (even in...More

Thank David C
mdieguez, Propietario at Carretas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

With the many wonderful dining choices available in Santiago, I am hard pressed to understand why the concierge at my hotel directed me here when I asked for a recommendation. I am staying at the Parador and they should know better. I will be sharing...More

Thank Ladydi814
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$59
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Carretas 21, 15705, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  Province of A Coruna  >  Santiago de Compostela
  • Phone Number: +34 981 56 31 11
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