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Alameda Corregidor Lapuente, Lorca, Spain
968468182
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best cafe in Lorca

This is a hidden gem. We went with some friends who have been before. Not the easiest of places to find but well worth it. Get there early or parking will be difficult. We arrived at 8pm and it was nearly empty. By 9.30 it was nearly full and buzzing. It is for families, friends or larger parties... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a hidden gem. We went with some friends who have been before. Not the easiest of places to find but well worth it. Get there early or parking will be difficult. We arrived at 8pm and it was nearly empty. By 9.30 it was nearly full and buzzing. It is for families, friends or larger parties. Its not... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

huge open air restaurant, quick service, helpful friendly staff, cheap tasty food, great fun dining experience. good place to go with kids as there is a play area within the restaurant. has to be seen. open in the evening

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Lorca, Spain
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Padilla is excellent value for what it is - a Merendero - and has no pretences at being anything else !! Service is phenomenally fast, food well cooked and varied and although the prices have gone up recently, 6 of us still walked out full paying under 60€ in total. And you have to love the gravel on the floor... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went there for a meal as it was suggested by some friends. We had two servings of tapas (delicious to say the least), 10 drinks and 2 desserts and it didn't even come to 50€. The only thing that I didn't like was the enclosed surroundings, as the restaurant is in the middle of a park.

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Lorca, Murcia, Spain
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Huge outdoor eatery. Very reasonable prices. Good basic food. Amazing atmosphere especially around fiesta times. Everything from tapas to a full meal. Often about 20€ for 4or5 people. Don't expect linen tablecloths or napkins and keep your bill as you pay on the way out.

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We visited this cafe on the recommendations read on this site, slightly difficult to find due to the railway line on the map! Better to find the plaza de toros and then park and walk though the park, you will hear it before seeing it! The service is good. It the food is everything with e wry thing soaked in... More 

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Aguilas, Spain
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This place is very Spanish and if you accept that you will have a great experience in a great atmosphere. My advice to Brits is get there at 8.30 it will be nearly empty, order some food, you don't want to order everything at once,do it the Spanish way a bit at a time, then watch as the place fills... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Was recommended this place by one of the locals, no thrill eatery/canteen. Either self serve or table service the choice of tapa,s was huge, had a veritable feast including drinks and water for less than 15 euro,s great value after paying 36 euros for breakfast at the Parador !

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Lorca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I am not sure when the first reviewer went to a Motorway Services outlet in the UK last, but I can tell you all of those offer dreadful unhealthy food at vastly inflated prices. This is a complete contrast to Motorway services around the rest of Western Europe. This Restaurant is different. It is designed for typical Spanish fare, and... More 

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United Kingdom
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This place was recommended to us as being "typically Spanish", in which case I can only pity the typical Spaniard. The restaurant layout is reminiscent of a very large, British motorway services with hundreds of tables around a central kitchen. One side of the establishment is waiter service and the other is self service (including table covers, crockery and cutlery).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alameda Corregidor Lapuente, Lorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Region of Murcia  >  Lorca
  • Phone Number: 968468182

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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