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El Embarcadero (H. Duque de Najera)

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Glorieta de Jose Maria Peman, s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
+34 956846020
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
pork cheeks

great selection of local specialties in a very relax atmosphere.You can choose in most of the dishes either portion;half portion or tapas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
Dan/ Mary A
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Vancouver, British Columbia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

great selection of local specialties in a very relax atmosphere.You can choose in most of the dishes either portion;half portion or tapas.

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sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero (H. Duque de Najera), responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your comments about our Restaurante El Embarcadero. As you say, we have a lot of choise, you can have tapas, half portion, portion, a menu of tapas and a A la Carte Menu, all in the restaurant with the best vieuws of our Bay. Best regards, Sophie More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I were enjoying a very good meal. I heard and saw much water coming from toilet room. I got up from the table and told waiter. The water was so bad I could not return to the table. The staff immediately started working to control the water, but they seem to forget they had customers. One couple... More 

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sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero (H. Duque de Najera), responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you for your comments. We are really sorry about the problem with the water of last saturday. in just half an hour there has been 30 litters per square meter, that is really a lot of water and there was a problem at the WC, the waiters and staff did their job, first with the problem at... More 

Jerez
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We reserved to eat in the restaurant where we had eaten a few years ago, but now they have divided what used to be the restaurant and made it into a restaurant with restaurant service and menu and a bar with table service, tapas and raciones. We opted to try the bar tables as the menu offers more variety. Everything... More 

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sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero (H. Duque de Najera), responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your nice comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your meal and also the new way of working at our Restaurant, with the tapas bar on one side and also outside at the terrace and on the other side the restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

Philadelphia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I had one of the top 5 breakfasts in my life. The selections at each station were bountiful and what impressed me the most was the lady who made my omelet that morning. She was full of life and happy to make you breakfast. It made me feel special. This was a rare treat.

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sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero (H. Duque de Najera), responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your comments. Thank you for having breakfast at our buffet breakfast at the Hotel, we have an extend continental breakfast and it is not necessary to be lodged in in the Hotel to have your breakfast, and for people from out the Hotel, we have a special price of 12.-€ all included. We... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The hotel is fabulous, the staff out of this world, the location perfect, but.... the restaurant lacking and somewhat lacking at that. Just not what one would expect. Oh yea, if you do eat her and you decide to tip your server on your credit card, know this, the house keeps all tips on credit cards and gives nothing to... More 

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sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero (H. Duque de Najera), responded to this review

Dear CLient, Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you liked our Hotel and restaurant. About your comment of the tips, the tips are for the waiters and people in the kitchen, but if the tip comes in the credit card, they get that money at the end of the month, until administration has controled it. Thank you... More 

Rota, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Duque is probably one of the top two all around resort Beach Hotels in the area. It offers the highest quality food and Beachfront Hotel services in Rota. It's location is prime to where the action and entertainment happens all summer long. The prices are right and the service is second to none. This is the place where singles... More 

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sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero (H. Duque de Najera), responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your e-mail and for your very nice words about our Hotel, our staff, our services and our food. We are very glad that you enjoyed your holidays. We hope to welcome you back, Best regars, Sophie More 

Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Very good fish and friendly service. Definitely will come back again. Too bad was a bit cold and we could'nt sit outside.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I decided to have lunch inside here on a recent visit to Rota, Spain. Dining by myself the waiter setated me at the front of the restaurant and showed me the English portion of the menu. Though there were several selections I was surprised to finally have to settle on Sea Bass with Aspargus as there was not a lot... More 

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Maidstone, Kent
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Although El Embarcadero is part of the hotel Duque de Najera, the main entrance is from the street, with more of a feel of an upmarket independent restaurant. We had lunch there twice and dinner once, and on all three occasions the food was delicious and the service impeccable. The view from the outside terrace isn't great, being so close... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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274 reviews 274 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was our most disappointing meal on our recent trip, and quite at odds with the glowing reviews. Maybe they had an off day. All I can is that our fish of the day for two was amazingly average and quite expensive, the jamon on toast I couldn't eat, and the soup that my wife ordered (and recommended by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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