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CARRETERA ISLA PLANA-CARTAGENA, 23 30868 Cartagena, Spain, 30686 Isla Plana, Spain
968 15 20 16
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Curious opinion --- Friends invited us for a meal, and we chose La Chara in Isla Plana, which has had many favourable opinions, except for some like the very sad one of an experienced traveller in october 2014. This made us curious. Well, we have never seen a menu with such an overwhelming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
lodewijkus
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Cartagena, Spain
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English first
Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Copious amounts of food (3 courses) of great quality, wine or beer, huge dessert or coffee....all for 9€. Always go back.........always too stuffed for at least 3 hours to swim in sea ! Can't rate highly enough

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate with friends here one evening. 3 of the diners ordered the Cod, it was raw inside. The three dishes were sent back and upon return one of them was still raw inside. I had the mixed fish which contained 4 small anchovies and baby squid only. No salmonetta etc. as claimed on the menu. I wouldn't dream of... More 

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Cartagena, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Curious opinion --- Friends invited us for a meal, and we chose La Chara in Isla Plana, which has had many favourable opinions, except for some like the very sad one of an experienced traveller in october 2014. This made us curious. Well, we have never seen a menu with such an overwhelming choise. The food was of good “... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Plenty of choice from fresh fish to steaks - and all freshly cooked - excellent value for money I think it was either €12 or €12.50pp for three courses and a drink. Really friendly staff who were eager to please

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El Puerto de Mazarrón, Murcia, Spain
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

As one of the most noteable resturants in the area we went with high expectations. We have dined here often over the past 5 years both menu del dia and la cena in the evening so we knew what to expect, Wrong! I can't be doing with grubby menus, that's what we got, dirty and sellotaped together in a well... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good fresh food,well cooked, great atmosphere and attentive service, everything you would want from a restaurant. Do try the fresh fish, delicious and a speciality of the house. You will need to book for the evening as they do get busy.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

We didn't fancy the set menu at 21 euro each so ordered from the main menu. Didn't think you could go far wrong with chicken breast and a medium fillet steak. We were asked if we would like a sauce with them. As the menu stated the steak came with a sauce I said yes and my wife asked for... More 

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Totana, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went here for a menu del dia yesterday just for a change from our usual restaurant La Antipodea just up the road as it had been recommended to us by friends. The choice of each course was excellent.....4-5 different dishes.....not to mention a plate of toast with alioli and fresh tomatoes to start with. I had onion soup, followed... More 

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Doncaster
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A quiet sunny little town with a few roadside restaurants, this was a little piece of heaven. A slow lunch of fresh mussels and salad with the obligatory cervezas. Fabulous

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed in Isla Planna last year and found this to be our favourite by some way. This year we are in Puerto mazarron and even though there is a huge choice nearby we took the time to visit again and I am pleased to say it did not dissapoint! Also even in the evening the menu for 21 euros... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: CARRETERA ISLA PLANA-CARTAGENA, 23 30868 Cartagena, Spain, 30686 Isla Plana, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Region of Murcia  >  Isla Plana
  • Phone Number: 968 15 20 16

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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