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Calle De La Palma 15 | Ubicado en El Casco Historico, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
+34659779466
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: You will find a typical Spanish restaurant with Mediterranean food. Our...
You will find a typical Spanish restaurant with Mediterranean food. Our specialties include paellas, pulpo (octopus) a la gallega and tortillas (various Omelettes).
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best little restaurant in Benidorm!

This is a very small place so I suggest booking in advance. Everything is made fresh there so there is a small wait for food but it is definitely worth it. I'd been craving paella for a week and I got the two person portion for one... (I'm a fatty) and it was the best paella I've ever had! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Becky H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a very small place so I suggest booking in advance. Everything is made fresh there so there is a small wait for food but it is definitely worth it. I'd been craving paella for a week and I got the two person portion for one... (I'm a fatty) and it was the best paella I've ever had! The... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local friend, and as we were uncertain about the paella, we ordered some tapas and the cordon bleu. The tapas were ok, but the cordon bleu instead of being baked in the oven or fried in the pan - as I think this French classic plate should be prepared, it was fried... More 

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Midlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We visited here for a third time & were disappointed. The paella was delicious, however the restaurant isn't cheap & we ordered a couple of tapas starters, squid & cod croquettes. We were surprised that the squid was frozen (rings in batter) rather than freshly prepared by the chef. Service was ok, although we were the only diners. If we... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Booked here for new years eve. Front of house a very pleasent man full of charachter. Very good food and a cosy atmosphere. Good value, book with confidence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went here to eat one evening this week and loved it, the 2 men were lovely and made us welcome, we were sadly the only 2 people who were in, and there should have been more. The food was excellent. We had starters of meatballs and camembert followed by mixed paella, which was simply divine- this place is up... More 

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Mocsow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Many thanks to the restaurant and its owners for great atmosphere and meal! We will come back tomorrow for a dinner again.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A small restaurant with a two man team (chef and front of house), we had one of the best meals we have eaten in Benidorm. Really enjoyed the intimate feel as there were only ten other diners and the place felt fairly full and cozy. The host was very attentive and nothing seemed too much trouble and the chef really... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great little restaurant. Two man team of front of house and chef. Really friendly fellas who got among the tables and really made you feel very welcome. Food was fantastic and the small size of the dining room meant a really nice cozy feel. Visited with family of four and all thought the food was great (mixture of paella /... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Was looking for a Spanish restaurant on our last night in benidorm so checked out tripadvisor, found this lovely but very quiet restaurant down a side street in the old town, owner & chef was sitting outside but made us very welcome, had a starter & seafood paella main for 2 which was lovely just not enough fish in the... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

we chanced on this tiny restaurant in the Old Town, and were glad we did. We enjoyed a lovely, very Spanish,lunch menu (very limited choice) at a reasonable price. The owner? was very friendly and attentive, and we look forward to returning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle De La Palma 15 | Ubicado en El Casco Historico, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Benidorm
  • Phone Number: +34659779466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Description

You will find a typical Spanish restaurant with Mediterranean food. Our specialties include paellas, pulpo (octopus) a la gallega and tortillas (various Omelettes).

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