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Sevilla Avenue, 11 | La Costilla Building, 11520 Rota, Spain
+34 658 88 79 28
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: This is a traditional family restaurant, where every corner has a nice...
This is a traditional family restaurant, where every corner has a nice souvenir of his humble origins. We try to create a cozy atmosphere with its walls lined with natural wood and nailed one by one original form. We have a large dining room overlooking the main beach of the town where you can taste typical dishes of Rota as Rotena fish, good meat grilled or roasted lamb, but always respecting the recipes from 40 years ago They do in this house.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Underrated

I think this is a very underrated restaurant. Good quality paella especially. Good service, tables by the windows with a beach view are really nice as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Josiah W
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I think this is a very underrated restaurant. Good quality paella especially. Good service, tables by the windows with a beach view are really nice as well.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Came to this restaurant because it was highly regarded by the hotel concierge. Just OK food with incedibly slow service. A bad sign that the ONLY people here on a Tuesday night were a few tables of Americans. Was told this was beautiful oceanfront. True, the main dining room has windows overlooking the ocean, but this restaurant just has space... More 

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Thank tate3441
Rota, Spain
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great food, great service, great atmosphere -- you're going to find those here. We shared our second meal upon arriving in Rota at El Pesebre -- this happened to be our first Spanish meal as well. We started with the avocado salad (delish) and the grilled shrimp (fantastic). I need to remember to ask how to make the dressing they... More 

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Thank HereComesTehBride
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I dearly love this restaurant. I was stationed in Rota for three years in the late 80s, and we were regular lunch and dinner customers. Always enjoyed our dining experiences here. Hope that Manolo, our regular waiter, is doing well and wish that we had taken him up on the strawberries and cream. Best place in Rota....God... More 

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Thank Rainman3399
Rota, Spain
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife had the Garlic chicken, she thought it was salty but was tasty. I had the Ox Steak, asked for medium but it was delivered medium rare. Although, i didn't mind at all. Over-all the experience was great and the service was good. I would recommend and would go back and try again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had an excellent buey. The beer was ice cold and the wine was excellent. Real old school earthy food.

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Thank Adrian L
Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I'm not a big fan of paella, but they did a great job. The food was good, but the service is FANTASTIC. I heard that the view in the summer is wonderful, but since I was there during winter, I didn't get to experience it. Another bonus: most places only serve paella for 2, so I was delighted to find... More 

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Thank TLCNYC
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This place should be ranked #1 in Rota!!!!! Its amazing! well seasoned! and they only buy quality food...so what you ingesting is not the bad, cheap stuff....they take pride in what they serve you...and always service with a smile! Was gone a year and it was the FIRST place I came back to, to eat. Make sure YOU check it... More 

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Thank ARI C
Melbourne
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This place has an exceptional grill (Parilla) where you can chosse an assoted on meats or fish or simply for for teh platetr, which is enourours. A platter for 2 could easly feed 4! The lamb is fantastic. Anothe bonus is that this placve is open reasonably early in the evening for those struggling to come to grips with late... More 

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Thank Joe D
Somewhere in Europe
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

If you like plain, which is comon for Spain. There is no frills in Spain but the food is good here, as any place in Rota that serves the main summer industry it is over priced for what you get. The beer is good and cold, wife had the chunky fruit syrup, it tasted good if you like that kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sevilla Avenue, 11 | La Costilla Building, 11520 Rota, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Rota
  • Phone Number: +34 658 88 79 28

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Description

This is a traditional family restaurant, where every corner has a nice souvenir of his humble origins. We try to create a cozy atmosphere with its walls lined with natural wood and nailed one by one original form. We have a large dining room overlooking the main beach of the town where you can taste typical dishes of Rota as Rotena fish, good meat grilled or roasted lamb, but always respecting the recipes from 40 years ago They do in this house.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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