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Restaurante Cristal Benalmadena

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International, British
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Blk C5 147/166 Calle Aguila, Urb. costamar, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952564947
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Friendly team! My soup had a bit of a metal scourer in but was quickly replaced. Rest of meal was great. Read sign in toilets about high water pressure before using taps, not after. See photos, lol!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
justincaseurl8
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Friendly team! My soup had a bit of a metal scourer in but was quickly replaced. Rest of meal was great. Read sign in toilets about high water pressure before using taps, not after. See photos, lol!

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just-dom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We visited one weekday evening as we has walked past and it looked rather pleasant. Menu was appealing as was the price. Went in and the service was fair. Nice enough ladies. Food was a big let down. Appetisers was a nice touch. Menu offered a lot of choice. Smallish size portions and I agree....very bland. Chef needs to season... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food is mainly English themed as the owners are English but a very pleasant restaurant and quite reasonably priced

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were in here about the same time last year and it was wonderful, great food and ample helpings. Having just returned we were very disappointed. Don't get me wrong the service was excellent. But the food was poor, very bland and an inedible curry. Portions were well down, which can be no bad thing but sadly so was the... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Highly recommended, 14.95 euros for 3 course meal including 1/2 bottle of wine each. Starters 20 choices Main course 21 choices and many desserts. Food is piping hot, excellent staff. The advantage of 1/2 bottle of wine each is that if one of you drink red and the other prefers Rose or white then you can each have your own... More 

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Ireland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were a party of 5 & ate here twice. The food was nice & the service was excellent & very reasonable. It is well worth a visit.

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co kildare IRL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There was five of us eat there twice there was never enough veg, any thing ordered with rice was child size I am a size 10 it dose not take a lot to fill me

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went here because it was highly recommended by the local free tourist guide, lesson learnt it is like sckool dinnerz

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Excellent value for 3 course meal with free half bottle of wine. Food came out in good time waitresses a bit slow but pleasant

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Morecambe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been to cristal many many times we were just saying it will be 9 years we have been going to cristal@costamars we were there in october2014 once again did not disappoint the staff are fantastic the food out of this worldwould recommend cristal everytime

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blk C5 147/166 Calle Aguila, Urb. costamar, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Benalmadena
  • Phone Number: +34 952564947

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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