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Restaurante El Almejero

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Explanada Puerto, S/N | La Garrucha, 04630 Garrucha, Spain
950 460 405
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10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, but too few staff

On Easter weekend if most of your customers who have reserved tables walk out because they cannot get served you need more staff. I guess the reputation has made the owner lazy and disinterested, which is a pity as the seafood is fresh, good and well cooked. Prices are high, and I suspect I will... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
AlantheTrekker
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St Fillans
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Toulouse
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice in 3 days since despite dreadful service on first visit the fish main course was very good. Decided that everyone has an off day so tried again. Big mistake, service even worse, food average at best, prices a rip-off. Almost anywhere would be better but if you like being ignored, over-priced food and contempt then please visit. Ps.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Given this restaurant is right across from the dock where the fish auction is and Garrucha is renowned for the quality of its prawns - I felt very comfortable in ordering the Gambas, even given they were charging 25 euros for them.But I had to leave some of them AS THEY WERE ROTTEN. The bread was dried up- almost if... More 

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Thank Sooz18
almeria
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204 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

staff completely disinterested , seemed to concentrate on their buddies at the bar. Food average , a little greasy , nothing special. Owners Porsches parked outside says it all ,we will rip you off and laugh at tourists - avoid .

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1 Thank pemzadit
St Fillans
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142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

On Easter weekend if most of your customers who have reserved tables walk out because they cannot get served you need more staff. I guess the reputation has made the owner lazy and disinterested, which is a pity as the seafood is fresh, good and well cooked. Prices are high, and I suspect I will eat elsewhere next time. I'd... More 

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Thank AlantheTrekker
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This restaurant is across the dock from the fish auction house. Whilst sitting at your table, you can watch the catch unloaded from the boats into the auction, then a box of fish carried across the dock into the El Almejero kitchen. It doesn't come fresher than that. The service is fast and friendly. The restaurant is used by local... More 

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Thank BobDB
Lancaster
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have eaten here on numerous occasions in the past but the last two times have been distinctly bad. The worst was today when we arrived with son and daughter-in-law to give them a treat before travelling bad to the cold in England. We ordered two raciones of croquetas de gambas at 10€ a racion, but you would have been... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I don't eat fish so as there's no alternative on the menu other than steak I didn't eat. Girlfriend had a plate of Gambas to start at 21.00 euros and a fried fish called Peters Cock of all things at 25.00 euros. The crowning glory of the pricing swindle being 10.00 euros on the bill for a glass of white... More 

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3 Thank Tryandpleaseme
Cuevas del Almanzora, Spain
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Twenty years ago this was one of the three best restaurant/bars in Garrucha. The bar was busy and friendly and the restaurant put service and food equally first. Today the restaurant is but a shadow of its former self. Gone is the fish tank from which you could choose main course. Gone is the near Michelin star standards of both... More 

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Thank Harvey D
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I was persuaded by the waiter to try the lobster as he said it was better value than the langoustines I chose first, which it probably was, but at €44 was not cheap! (Maybe I should've picked a smaller one!). We also had the sole, which was reasonably priced if a little overlooked, and the calamares, which were very good.... More 

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Thank Perromuerto
Spain
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the service not to mention the food. worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Explanada Puerto, S/N | La Garrucha, 04630 Garrucha, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Almeria  >  Garrucha
  • Phone Number: 950 460 405

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:30 am

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