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Don Javier Restaurant

6 Jose Aparicio St, | 7 Virgen de la Paz Ave, Ronda, Spain
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Ranked #115 of 157 restaurants in Ronda
Cuisines: Spanish
Description: Coordinates 36.741192,-5.166149
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Description: Coordinates 36.741192,-5.166149
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English first
Delta, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

When the bread came out in a plastic wrapper we should have got up and left. The pasta tasted like Spaghetti O's and the pizza was a bad frozen thing. Staff was friendly and the restaurant itself was nice but the food was one of our worst.

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bayern
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We did not stay in the related hotel - we only had dinner in teh restaurant. The location is very central, next to the bull fighting area. The fish (dorada) I had was not very fresh and the sauce had a terrible taste. So most of the dish went back (as the one of our neibor table).. Salad (de la... More

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Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Our first night in Ronda also our wedding anniversary and we were looking for a small, not to busy restaurant to have a nice meal. It looked okay from outside, quite cosy and not busy. I had the Rabbit Ronda style and I must admit it tasted okay but not good and not a lot of meat in the portion.... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Can't deny the negative reviews are correct.After almost falling in the door (a steep step) we thought it looked really nice, should have noticed we were the only people. I ordered from the set menu the fresh cream of vegetable soup was tinned tomato with a funny green tinge underneath, but it tasted ok.The roast chicken was a huge lump... More

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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311 reviews 311 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Kids were hungry, and we'd just arrived in Ronda, so chose this place quickly. Mistake....the staff are all nice and there's a good outside atmosphere, but the food is 'school dinners' quality. My wife's salmon was apparently good, but everything else was pretty awful. Bill of €108 for five of us, one course, was just not worth it. Avoid like... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Wanted to try an authentic Spanish paella and am not a food snob (honest!) - this was the most atrocious food I have ever seen! I was served raw clams, pathetic langoustines and pieces of chicken with the spine bone intact!!! To add injury to insult the gazpacho was overwheled with onion and god knows what they did to the... More

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Rotterdam
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The only good thing about this place is the location. It is right in center of Ronda, near the bridge to the old part. We came here in the afternon (around 16.00) for a late lunch and were the only guests. We sat down outside (no airconditioning inside at that time) but our table became dirty from some sort of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I would have to say this was by far our most disappointing meal during our two week travels through Spain. We popped into this restaurant mainly because it was starting to rain and we hadn't eaten lunch yet. The restaurant interior is nice and is the only good thing about this place. There were only about 3 tables that were... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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167 reviews 167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

When I got home, to start writing reviews from our 3 town trip to Spain, I was surprised to see any negatives for this restaurant. On July 6th. we enjoyed a great meal, along with friendly good service too. From the smile upon arrival, through the thank you at the end--- all good! We had a couple of tasty starters,... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had an early dinner sat in the street - which was the major attraction, being able to watch the passing parade. I won't go into the details of what we ate, but it was very average and over-priced (still, that's what makes it a tourist trap!). The one consolation was the suckling pig which was not only good but... More

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