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Travellers' Choice2022
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Mediterranean, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 05/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed yesterday

Close to the local mini harbour, lovely personel, perfect food! Definitively nice place for us to take a lunch!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a little late in posting this review as we visited La balsica twice in late September But as we are due to visit Vera again in February it reminded me to say how wonderful the food was on both occasions. Calamari, pulpo, paella,...salads and postre all delicious. Service very friendly Also a big thank you for being very patient with my bad Spanish. I will keep on practising!! I hope you are open at the beginning of February as look forward to eating with you again AliMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias alibococ por su opinión esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias 😚😘

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very good service and excellent food. .We had Paella and it was delicious . great surroundings in a small harbour area . Fast and efficient service.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias Toma2 por su opinión esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias 😚😘

Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

A real gem hidden away from the main streets, just follow google maps. Good is reasonably priced, and a great vibe especially on a hot day with a small harbour on its door step.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2022
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Muchas gracias por su opinión ronanbarton esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias ☺️😘

Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, great service and lovely view. We had Lobster Paella and have never had a better one. The waiter was great and we managed to communicate ok being English with a little Spanish.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2022
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Muchas gracias Chasgo por su opinión esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias 😚😘

Reviewed 13 April 2022

Very friendly and approachable, the food is tasteful and up to exceptional standards. We would definitely come here again, with quick and delicious service.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2022
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Muchas gracias por su opinión esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias 😚

Reviewed 23 January 2022

Twice we have asked to get a table for two and twice we have been told no space in a rude manner When the establishment was empty of clients I just don’t think they want our custom found a fabulous place up the coast called...La Geoda great service great foodMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Director General at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2022
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DEDIRLE QUE USTED NO COMIÓ AQUI y COMO usted mismo lo dice que no se le dio mesa porque todo...More

Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

Great place to eat. Amazing fish dishes with tapas and tomato salad. Bonus on the end by restaurant staff, 2 free glasses on the house of Freixenet cava. Thanks and we will be back for sure. Salud

Date of visit: December 2021
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2022
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Muchas gracias por su opinión esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias 😚

Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

Don't miss out ..... our son said he didn't want fish but it tasted so nice he really enjoyed it! Lovely spot by the harbour, top service, best in area and great fresh seafood, especially the rodaballo...

Date of visit: October 2021
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2021
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Nos ilusiona mucho saber que les a gustado nuestra amplia carta de pescado esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias.🤗

Reviewed 27 May 2021

This is my overall favourite restaurant. The food is simple and plain but incredibly fresh, good quality sea food. The service is always good

Date of visit: May 2021
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2021
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Gracias por su opinión esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias.

Reviewed 9 April 2021

We have been there 2 times already ! The food is just AMAZING ! Fresh tasteful fish ! As usual the best way is it order dishes to share cause it is huge ! The squid in olive oil is just the best thing on...earth !!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2021
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Es un placer que les haya gustado . Espero volverlos a ver pronto.Gracias

Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great, well worth a visit , dog friendly also the variety of food choices wont disappoint vegetarian options available

Date of visit: March 2020
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783joaquinr, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2020
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Gracias por su buen comentario.

Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

We went here on recommendation of our hotel to have a nice Paella. The Paella was very nice and not to expensive. However not really recommended for a nice evening out. Restaurant has no own toilets but you have to use the sanitary accomodation for...the passing guests of the yacht club. Harbour it self accomodates only small speedboats and fishing boats. The terrace is just at the street. Food is cheap , still not worth a 2nd visitMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2021
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Muchas gracias por su opinión esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias.☺️

Reviewed 16 August 2019

Visited this restaurant for lunch with friends. It is in a lovely location by the harbour, we sat at a table on the roadside terrace. It serves predominantly fish as you would expect, although, there is a small choice for the carnivores. Our waiter quickly...offered us drinks, although what arrived was not what we ordered. Despite asking for menus these were not forthcoming. Once I managed to track the waiter down I got menus. The food was fine but the service lacking. No condiments. No checking to make sure all was ok. Not somewhere to rush back toMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2021
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Lo siento pero en nuestro restaurante no hay menú .Los menús están en segunda línea Gracias por todo.

Reviewed 10 March 2019

We visited for a coffee and a beer whilst on vacation in the area. In the small car park close to a little port,and few parasols for any shade. Feral cats, not so good...and a long wait to be served. One Spanish ordinary beer at...last [ small bottle] & one black coffee = 3.60 Euros......bit pricey for a small rural rustic fishing village. Are they fleecing the tourist..yes I believe so! We do not recommend,due to above average prices and poor ambience/ customer care.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Joaquínricogayango@gmail.com, Propietario at La Balsica Villaricos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2021
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Muchas gracias por su opinión esperamos volver a veros pronto gracias.

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La Balsica Villaricos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4