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Embrujo Spanish Restaurant, Acle

Address : New Road, Acle, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 3QE
Phone : 01493 719752 Please mention thefoodplace.co.uk when you call.



About Embrujo

Cuisine : Spanish, Tapas
Open for : dinner
Type : restaurant
Suitable for : vegetarian diet
Menu types : a-la-carte
Short URL : http://iate.at/Vbn


Reviews of Embrujo Spanish Restaurant, Acle


18 people have left reviews for Embrujo Spanish Restaurant, Acle - you can write your own review.

  • Review left on 29/05/2014 by beverly stewart (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    This is a great place to eat. We have been many times and have always enjoyed the experience. Don't be put off by some of the less positive comments and give it a try! Have taken many friends here and they all enjoyed it immensely. great value for my money and very friendly owner and his wife.

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  • Review left on 28/09/2013 by carla (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    WOW. Have had an amazing evening. Fernando and maria has been wonderful . Food was superb! ! Five star portions, hospitality and service. Thank you very much. Will see you soon again very soon xx

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  • Review left on 20/09/2013 by Mike (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    We had a superb evening, started with Sangria, wine, Tapas, Asparagus with garlic & cream sauce, toast with tomato & Palma ham, flame sausage, then to a sea food platter - King prawns, Mussles, Octopus, Clams Scollops in shell with sauce all on a bed of lettuce well we could not complain with so much food, we were unable to finish it all, finally coffee liquuers. we will certainly return, Fernando and Maria were great.
    Well done.

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  • Review left on 15/09/2013 by Yvonne (1 review)


    Overall rating : 33333 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 4/5 | Value: 4/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 2/5 | Toilets: 1/5 |

    First time we have been to the restaurant. It was quiet, with low lighting and Spanish music playing quietly. We did not use the toilets, so I can't comment but the restaurant generally looked clean and tidy.

    The menu style was a little difficult to read, but we decided to try a selection of tapas with beer and wine followed by desserts and coffee. The waiter was attentive and friendly, the drinks were good, the tapas were very tasty, as were the desserts and coffee. I would definitely return and take friends to spend a relaxing Spanish style evening. If you are impatient, in a hurry and looking for fast food, this is probably not the place for you, because the tapas are diverse and freshly prepared to order. We were pleased with the food and service.

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  • Review left on 23/08/2013 by Julie Walsham (1 review)


    Overall rating : 11111 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 1/5 | Value: 1/5 | Service: 1/5 | Atmosphere: 1/5 | Toilets: 1/5 |

    I rang for opening times as we are out on a boat on the Broads on Bank Holiday Monday coming, and thought it may be a nice place to stop for a bite. Evidently not!! They dont open til 5 any day. Having lived in the area for a few years and seen restaurant businesses open at this site and then subsequently shut down relatively quickly. I am not sure how much lionger this one will survive. You have to be open to make money!!

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  • Review left on 08/07/2013 by Ray (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    A true gem - if you love Spanish food then this is the place to go! The owners couldn't have been more friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was truly Spanish and the food was out of this world with plenty to choose from. If you want the next best thing to being in Spain then this is it. We shall certainly be returning for another wonderful evening when we are next in the area.

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  • Review left on 20/05/2013 by David jones (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    Wonderful friendly staff, great welcome. Fantastic food. Very traditional spanish authentic cuisine. Will be back...

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  • Review left on 24/03/2013 by Mrs Harmer (1 review)


    Overall rating : 2.42.42.42.42.4 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 2/5 | Value: 2/5 | Service: 2/5 | Atmosphere: 3/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    Epic Fail! It's was freezing cold in the whole building, 6 of us went on a birthday meal, we did not take our coats off all night, the food was not brilliant it was a miss match of tapas mostly consisting of dips and potatoes boiled and fried!, the plates were freezing cold too, the speciality paella was very poor, over cooked chicken very dry, rice unevenly cooked. The sangria was very good which did not make up for the meal, would never go again, Surely people these days should be warm when in a restaurant to be able to relax and enjoy the surroundings...:-((

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  • Review left on 13/10/2012 by Sam (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    I went with my father an I have to say the food was amazing, made to order, staff were all friendly, all staff were Spanish which I think is lovely, gives it a real Spanish feel. Music was lovely an inside the restaurant its self had a lovely Spanish feel to it :-)

    I would defanitly recommend this restaurant and I'll be back!!! :-) xx

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  • Review left on 18/09/2012 by N.Smith (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    Fantastic food, freshly cooked by real Spanish staff. Great range of Spanish drinks & really friendly staff, although English was a bit of a struggle at times. Will certainly go back if the restaurant is still there next year.

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  • Review left on 27/08/2012 by Happy Tapas (2 reviews)


    Overall rating : 4.24.24.24.24.2 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 4/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    Arrived, unbooked, not even sure open! Greeted by lovely girl who spoke very little English but managed to serve our drinks correctly and show kids to play area (a very welcome touch). We have always tried to support this local restaurant (in all its various forms) but have always been horrified at what has been on offer. Not any more! This restaurant is immaculately clean, staffed by Spanish cooks and waiters, decorated appropriately and has authentic Spanish ingredients that you can purchase and take home with you. The food was fabulous. We ordered nearly all the Tapas options and they were fantastic. Ok, chips were frozen but I disagree with all the other comments about the quality of the sauces and the prawns, etc. Conversation is stilted due to language barrier, however, we made all our requirements understood and five of us ate a hearty meal for just over £70. That included two drinks per person! My husband is horribly picky but loved everything about the place. We are now going back for a lunch of Paella and spanish beer. Happy days!

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  • Review left on 02/08/2012 by Roddy Carruthers (1 review)


    Overall rating : 4.24.24.24.24.2 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 4/5 | Service: 4/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 4/5 |

    I didn't know what to expect coming here to eat after reading a few bad reviews. However, I am pleased to report that we enjoyed friendly, attentive service, a clean, modern restaurant, and one of the tastiest meals I've ever had. The food is freshly cooked, the portion sizes are massive and put a big smile on your face when its served up.

    I notice Saturday is Flamenco night, I can't wait to go back.

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  • Review left on 11/07/2012 by James (1 review)


    Overall rating : 11111 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 1/5 | Value: 1/5 | Service: 1/5 | Atmosphere: 1/5 | Toilets: 1/5 |

    Unfortunately I had to Leave a 1 star rating, If I could have left a 0 star rating I would!

    This restaurant is trully awful. Knowing Spanish food quite well, I was appalled at some of the stuff they are pushing as genuine Spanish cuisine.

    Allow me to translate a few menu items:

    Potatos Bravos - Frozen Chips smothered in cheap ketchup £4

    Calamari - Frozen Squid covered in batter thick enough to cover moby the whale and all you can taste is the Oil its been cooked in

    Spanish Stew - Flavour Less Dishwater with a couple of bits of panchetta (yes you heard right, that well known Spanish bacon!)

    Gambas - The tiniest prawns you've ever seen in your life, cooked so long they are like rubber, and covered in something that resembled soy sauce!

    Meatballs - I cant quite describe these, except they didn't taste like any meatballs I've ever tried.

    Chicken Skewers - Chopped up and reformed chicken, where all you can taste is the water preservatives it has been pumped full of.

    Bread - Well it was bread, they can have a star for that!

    Service is shocking, when we complained about the meal the only thing that was said was "So you wont be coming back?!"

    Damn Right We Wont!

    Give it a miss guys, they have a captive customer base of boaters who moor up at the side of the restaurant whom have no place else to go. It seems to me like they are just trying to milk them out of as much cash as possible.

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  • Review left on 11/07/2012 by Gaynor Beckett (1 review)


    Overall rating : 4.44.44.44.44.4 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 3/5 |

    We had a fabulous meal last night. I will be telling everyone about Embrujo, and I will be back !! Muy bien

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  • Review left on 07/07/2012 by Jim Jackson (1 review)


    Overall rating : 11111 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 1/5 | Value: 1/5 | Service: 1/5 | Atmosphere: 1/5 | Toilets: 1/5 |

    We were booked in to this restaurant at 19:30 this evening. We are now back at home at 20:15.

    We arrived and were not greeted by any staff at all. We made our way into the bar and still were not acknowledged at all.

    After standing at the bar for a full 5 minutes, still no greeting feeling like I was invisible. After a further few minutes I asked the waitress if we could have a table and she said yes, but nothing else. I asked if I should go through to the restaurant she said yes but nothing else, we were not offered any drinks either.

    We went through to the restaurant and sat down at a table without being told which table we were to sit at. 5 minutes later after no contact at all by any of the staff - we left.

    One very strange experience that we probably will never try again. The star rating is probably unfair, apart from the service - this is correct. We didn't get to try anything so cannot comment on the food.

    I did see 4 other people leave after asking if they had a takeout menu and not hearing what they wanted to hear.

    A real shame, we were really looking forward to supporting them.

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  • Review left on 17/06/2012 by RichC (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    Real Spanish food by REAL Spanish people. I lived in Spain for a year and it was like being there again (minus the sun!!!). Absolutely fantastic place as soon as you step through the door. Spotlessly clean, relaxed atmosphere and San Miguel on tap!

    The food and service is 1st class and the bill was a lot smaller than I expected. Excellent value!!! Thoroughly recommended.

    If you want the best Spanish restaurant, you'd have to go a long way to beat this (2 hours+ on a plane to be precise!!).

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  • Review left on 08/06/2012 by Jim Karma (1 review)


    Overall rating : 4.64.64.64.64.6 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 4/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 4/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    A real surprise and delight. The tapas were wonderful and the paella was the best we've had outside Spain. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Didn't see the flamenco dancing which seems to take place. House wine went down well. We'll definitely be going back.

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  • Review left on 02/06/2012 by Donna (1 review)


    Overall rating : 55555 | Experience type: Eat-in
    | Food: 5/5 | Value: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5 | Toilets: 5/5 |

    If you want to have some real Spanish Tapas. This is the place to go!!!

    Service fantastic, so clean, atmosphere real Spanish feel. Price is very reasonable, came out sooo full.

    The food is all fresh and clearly is home made from scratch.

    Forget the Mcdonalds of Tapas( no names mentioned * cough*tasca*cough*) go for the real experience and 1st class food of Embrujo!

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