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El Guitarra

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El Guitarra
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Dr Esquerdo jose maria 10, 03570 Villajoyosa, Spain
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Dr Esquerdo jose maria 10, 03570 Villajoyosa, Spain
0034966851410
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average meal in average setting

The waiter let the restaurant down. he didn't bring cutlery until after he'd served the food, you had to request a serviette and salt. He seemed to be in a bit of dream and to be honest the food for the price wasn't that special either. We had tapas and you can get better and cheaper elsewhere. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
ellecram1950
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Alicante, Spain
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Alicante, Spain
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The waiter let the restaurant down. he didn't bring cutlery until after he'd served the food, you had to request a serviette and salt. He seemed to be in a bit of dream and to be honest the food for the price wasn't that special either. We had tapas and you can get better and cheaper elsewhere. I guess they're... More 

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Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We ate menu del dia here, we are a mixture of spanish and english. The restaurant is in a lovely location on the beach front and the price was okay, we had cod with mandarin sauce and pork loin stew, they were both tasty and the service was prompt as it was November and low season. The lady owner is... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We did not enjoy the food here at all. Many dishes had Spanish roots but had been altered to suit the palate of ex pats. The fish appeared to be frozen rather than fresh. Most nights there is live music that mainly consists of a mix of 60's and 70's pop songs sung by a duet with an organ and... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Planned a friends 50th at a different restaurant but did not like the menu so desperately tried to find an alternative! At very short notice they went out of their way to ensure it was a night to remember. Balloons on table with other decorations sang happy birthday to the birthday girl even ran one of our party back to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We couldn't fault this restaurant, friendly staff, good food, good value for money and a lovely seafront location. We visited 3 times in a week and it was consistently good.

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kisjulya
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not sure what all the rave reviews all about. Food is pretty tasteless. Chicken with fries you can get anywhere. Tapas were not great. Very British, but no real fish and chips, which would be an improvement. Entertainment is horrible. Some expats singing...no not really singing, most likely struggling off key with old pop and rock songs. Really hated it.... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Luke is a very attentive and professional host, we have always had a good dining experience when visiting this sea front restaurant.

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Sunderland, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Delicious food served by friendly, helpful staff in a great location right on the sea front. The Cajun chicken with goat's cheese and balsamic was memorable, prices are very reasonable considering the quality and presentation of the food.

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Alicante, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

this restaurant on the sea front does a nice, simple menu del dia, and the food is consistently good. the staff are always friendly and accomodating.

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The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had the best shrimp cocktail ever here! As main the scampi's in hot Chili sauce. Both were very tasteful. My partner had the mixed grill. The strength of this Nice restaurant is not only their very reasonable priced food and wine, but the owners who are great hosts! They really know how to Greet and treat you as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dr Esquerdo jose maria 10, 03570 Villajoyosa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Villajoyosa
  • Phone Number: 0034966851410

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 23

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?