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El Embarcadero

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Glorieta de Jose Maria Peman, s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
+34 956846020
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
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  • 10
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Dined here twice the food was very good and value for money the service was very good the first night and the second we arrived (party of 12) without a reservation and I think we put the operation under a bit of pressure the food was still very good but the service was not , starters came one or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Michael3104
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County Wexford, Ireland
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Eugene OR
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the salt roasted fish and it was excellent. Expensive, but so worth it. We had a bottle of the house wine for 10 Euro, and it was a very respectable wine. It was very European in that we got to the restaurant a out 9:30 and it didn't begin to fill up until 10:30!

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Thank TravelQueenEugeneOR
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Embarcador remains one of the places to visit when you are in Rota. I really enjoyed the new concept of the restaurant that now caters for the needs of those who just want to enjoy some tapa's as well as those who like an a la carte dinner experience. Service was friendly. Continue the good work!

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Thank GeertSciot
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your very nice words about our restaurant. We are very happy that you enjoyed our new style and our new dishes, all fresh and from the zone. Hoping to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

County Wexford, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Dined here twice the food was very good and value for money the service was very good the first night and the second we arrived (party of 12) without a reservation and I think we put the operation under a bit of pressure the food was still very good but the service was not , starters came one or two... More 

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Thank Michael3104
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed our food and service. It is always good to make a reservation, more if you are with a group. Thank you and we are looking forward to welcome you back. Best regards, Sophie More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This restaurant is located inside the Hotel Durque de Najera. I had dinner there several times. The beef steaks were great!! Good wine too. We had the fresh fish one night and it was very good as well. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!!

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Thank CEMike1985
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your nice words and comments. we hope to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Make sure you order tapas of the cold items displayed at the bar behind the glass. Arancec ??? I think that's what it was called. Fresh tomatoes ground up with bread, herbs and olive oil. Ham platter was also off the charts!

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Thank Mike G
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your meal and that you had a nice time at our Restaurant El Embarcadero. The tapa is "Arranque roteño", very tipical of Rota. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Often, restaurants which belong to a hotel are not very good at serving a la carte customers who don't stay in the hotel. Here, it's a different story. Hotel guests can enter the restaurant from the hotel, but it looks and feels like an independent a la carte restaurant. The decor is probably the nicest in any restaurant in Rota.... More 

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Thank RP-Netherlands
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your very nice comments. We are really very happy that you enjoyed so much our food, our service and the ambiance of our Hotel. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

Buford, Georgia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This was side walk dining at its best. The Goat Cheese sampler from local farms was great. I also had a few other tapas, worth the walk!

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Thank Scott L
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your nice comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed of your meal. We hope to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well positioned almost opposite the marina. Nice outside area to sit with a drink and watch the world go by.Good food and service, but a little on the expensive side.

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Thank Patricia R
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your very nice words. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and ambiance. We hope to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband enjoyed the food, the waiters were a bit hit and miss. No veggie options, I ate bread and tomatoes when we went in. There wasn't a lot of choice elsewhere and as my husband enjoys fish I attended the restaurant a number of times.

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Thank ella c
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for your comments. Our restaurant El Embarcadero has a varieted menu, we have 3 or 4 salads, vegetable dishes and of course very good fish but also meat. Sorry if the waiters or maybe the menu was not clear enough We hope to welcome you again soon, so that you can see that we have all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Restaurant El Embarcadero.I had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel El Duque and had dinner in one of its restaurants. The atmosphere you experience is a typical marine style but chic and very relaxing with its white colors and details. We were greeted by waiter Antonio and his colleague who had us... More 

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Thank tina s
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your nice words about our Restaurant El Embarcadero. We are very happy that you had a great time at our Hotel and also that you enjoyed our new decoraction, food and servie at our Restaurant. We hope to see you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Glorieta de Jose Maria Peman, s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Rota
  • Phone Number: +34 956846020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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