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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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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
Christmas day lunch. John and Ilona

Booked this restaurant for myself and my lady friend, we had no hassle in being escorted to our table and from there on it was very good service, the restaurant was packed to the hilt and they had taken on extra staff to deal with it, the food was top notch as was the service. I would give this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
CAMPOSOLD35
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Puerto de Mazarron, Spain
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit , mostly Spanish speaking staff but all will try to assist. Menu is in English, German & Spanish of course. Parking was easy this visit but on summer can be difficult - well worth the walk though

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Puerto de Mazarron, Spain
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Booked this restaurant for myself and my lady friend, we had no hassle in being escorted to our table and from there on it was very good service, the restaurant was packed to the hilt and they had taken on extra staff to deal with it, the food was top notch as was the service. I would give this restaurant... More 

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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

My husband and I just stopped in for a little tapas and coffee. There were a select variety of about six tapas but good enough being a small restaurant and it was around breakfast at about 11am. The olive oil was very good dip in bread , just can't get over how good the Spanish olives and the olive oil.... More 

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Thank Joan L
Puerto de Mazarron, Spain
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164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We have used this restaurant over the years and been reasonably happy until the last visit for lunch. Menu del dia was terrible. The owner has a reputation for moodiness and this was one of his days. service was poor and not consistent. The chef must also had a bad day. The starters were poor, scramable eggs covered with soggy... More 

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Thank Jon T
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Ate here on the first night of our holiday with friends. Good choices on the evening set menu, helpful and pleasant staff. The fish was very tasty, l had sea bass which was delicious. Good value too for 18e

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Thank Lynne W
Bicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Its as good as ever when I reviewed several years ago. The same menus at the same prices,we always choose the three course evening meal which probably has a choice each of a dozen options.Inclusive prices one drink,copious amounts of bread/aliolli and finished with a cava or schnapps,all included.I picked a pint instead of a half,an extra water and was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Welcoming restaurant even during a busy lunch service - whilst not the quickest service very attentive and helpful with Spanish menus - as far as value for money with excellent food, especially the Sea Bream, cannot be beaten.

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Thank Geoff H
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were staying in the village of Isla Plana for a week's holiday. It is always nice to find a 'favourite' restaurant and fortunately we had been recommended La Chara and tried it early during our stay. The menu is perhaps a little limited for children, depending on how adventurous they are, but the spaghetti bolognese was very good. The... More 

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Thank Colin B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This was better than 'average' but not up to 'very good'. On a quiet night, I had swordfish and my wife had a fillet steak. The fish was great but the steak was a bit disappointing - not disastrous but just a bit small and weedy. The service was good, very attentive, but the one thing that makes me put... More 

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Thank James S
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Have eaten here whilst on holiday for the last five years and on each occasion have driven out of town to here and had great meals. The menu is fantastic and I defy anyone to not be amazed at the choice. The paella is superb and the salads to die for and although sitting quite close to the road it... 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: Mediterranean, Spanish

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