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All 63 Arcos de la Frontera Restaurants

La Taberna de Boabdil

Paseo de los Boliches 35, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
622 075 102
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We picked this restaurant by chance and what a mistake. First, the place was empty, that was a give away. Second, we had to ask for a menu and in the menu was not much to choose from. Everything we order came deep fried, wrapped in thin dough, sweet, covered with spices that did not make sense. He also brought... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I came across this charming looking restaurant overlooking the valley so decided this would be perfect for lunch. MISTAKE! The food was near to the worst I've had in Spain. The tapas consisted mainly of deep fried bread with toppings and the oil it was cooked in didn't taste fresh. The salad was a mishmash of stale and fresh produce.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We came here for lunch and were delighted by the very eccentric surroundings. The owner has obviously been given free reign to decorate as he likes, with a quite wonderfully-eccentric result. The menu is quite small, but the salad he prepared is seriously one of the best I have tasted in a long time. Probably no guarantee for new visitors... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This place is in a cave on the side of a mountain, and comes with an interesting story. But the English menu is handwritten, very limited, and comes with little explanation. Basically unnamed warm tapas or cold tapas, and one or two other options. We got the mixed warm tapas plate, which we were assured was enough for two people,... More 

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Birmingham
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went to this restaurant in Arcos and got dirty surroundings and furniture and inedible food all I can say about this place is that it is definitely not worth a visit whilst there are better offerings in Arcos de la Frontera

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We "ate" at this "restaurant" today... Unbelievably awful in every way. If the fake plastic lawn wasn't a giveaway, the bird-dung stained tables should have. We were given the meat tapas sampler, everything was deep fried garbage, almost wholly inedible. OUr diet cokes (served everywhere in Spain in Glass bottles) were served over ice, were flat, and contained little black... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

We have never been in such a dirty unhygienic restaurant! We visited this place since it was highly rated in the lonely planet, but I would recommend it to nobody! The owner was pushy, wouldn't let us pick anything from the menu and would stand way to close, and served us disgusting food. After we tried to eat the starter,we... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This place was ranked as a "Top Choice" by Lonely Planet so we stopped in Arcos on our drive from Jerez to Ronda for a "special lunch" in late August. We arrived at 2pm and no one was there, which was the first clue. An overbearing cook, Francisco, greeted us and ushered us in. We were leery of staying but... More 

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Chicago
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133 reviews 133 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Menu looked great, but no room at time we visited. It was Good Friday night.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Stopped here on the recommendation of our hotel, and we were NOT disappointed. This is not "Spanish" food, per se, but rather "Andaluz" cuisine; they only serve items that could've been made locally before 1492. Began with some sherry and mixed nuts/fruits in the dark and incensed smoking lounge. At our own pace, we asked to enter the main dining... More 

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Additional Information about La Taberna de Boabdil

Address: Paseo de los Boliches 35, Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Phone Number: 622 075 102
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Arcos de la Frontera
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Spanish

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