El Chiringuito

El Chiringuito
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El Chiringuito
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Passeig Maritim s/n

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Editor's review

El Chiringuito is a legend, not just in Sitges, but the whole of Spain. After all this beach bar is the original 'Chiringuito', the name now given to all the kiosk bars that dot the beaches from the Costa Brava down to Gibraltar and are one of the country's most loved institutions. Opened in 1913 by Captain Calafell, El Chiringuito originally sat on the rocks right beside the Mediterranean sea (in fact it's been destroyed by Neptune and faithfully rebuilt several times in its history), but now finds itself sitting pretty on the Passeig Maritim. At the time it was considered a cheap and lively alternative to the upscale Oriental Pavilion, and many intellectuals and artists would hang out here. For a slice of Sitges' history it doesn't get better than a coffee or cerveza at El Chiringuito overlooking the sea, and naturally hungry patrons can also order up some fresh seafood tapas. Perfection.

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United Kingdom

love this place great for lunch and drinks

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Australia

Great place to have drink lunch by seaside. Very friendly staff. Enjoyable visit for us Aussies.

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United States

nice food and a good ambiance. The service can vary a bit in my experience

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United States

a delightfully low key spot. You can just imagine the journalists and artists of the day gathering their thoughts as soaking up the sea breeze

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