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Review: We enjoyed our meals both times we visited Algaia. The setting is lovely and service is friendly. Seating is both inside and outside and the whole compound is fenced in from the street so that you can't really tell it is there until you press the doorbell and they let you in. The menu is limited, especially if you are vegan, but what they do have on offer is generally all good and not too heavy. It's one of the few places in BA where we don't come away feeling like we didn't get enough cooked vegetables. The drill seems to be to pick a main and a side, most of the latter being vegetables which are all nice. The only dish we tried that we didn't particularly enjoy was the crocante de polenta, which was just fried polenta with not much flavour to speak of. The quinoa hamburger was great - so much so that we had it twice. The chapati menu was very heavy on cheese so we passed on those but the special of the day tends to be quite a good option. Drink menu is quite limited; service is in Spanish (although the chef does speak some English if he is around). All in all, we wish we had have found Algaia sooner. Do be careful of the opening times, they seem to change quite a bit and from what we understand they are only open 2 nights of the week. It used to be Tues and Sat but now it appears to be Fri and Sat, so check their website before you go.