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El Desvan Taperia

Plaza de la Constitucion n.3, Torrox, Spain
952 52 43 51
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Ranked #17 of 93 restaurants in Torrox
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Winery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great wine list, beers. . . Meat, fish and signature tapas.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great wine list, beers. . . Meat, fish and signature tapas.
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Welcoming with nice music, and food cooked to order. Very generous portions, tasty and authentic with a twist. One late night tapas menu, and one dinner - both good.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We discovered this restaurant when it was sited in Nerja and were disappointed to learn it was closing, only to discover it was only moving to Torrox Pueblo, just up the road. We make a point of going there every time we're in the area - in fact we went there twice during our week-long holiday. We would have gone... More

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Have been there quite a few times, and I've never been disappointed. Good food and a friendly atmosphere, and the owners and staff are always very helpful. Thanks ! :-) Arnt Erik Halstensen

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Pontefract
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The food in here was average although we only had tapas. Have had tapas in lots of places over the years which I have enjoyed much more than this. Cannot speak about any other food.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

One of only two places open in 'The Square' on a quiet, damp Saturday afternoon. Stopped for a quick drink after looking around Torrox and was pleasantly surprised to find that the price of 2 beers included a tapas [paella]. Service was fine, the ambiance pleasant and we will call again when revisiting Torrox in the next 10 days.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had read the reviews here so decided to try El Desvan, despite noticing that it is one of the less frequented restaurants on the Square in Torrox Pueblo. I now know why!! The menu is confused.... Tapas run of the mill... Other dishes overpriced. My son ordered a Margherita Pizza which arrived only partly cooked with raw cheese on the... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Torrox for one night. The hotel were not cooking that evening recommended this restaurant. We had no reservation and despite the place being full of both locals and tourists they found us a table very quickly. We had a delicious salad to share and the Rabo de Torro to follow which was simply divine. My only criticism... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We enjoyed our choice from the menu, the mixed tapas, excellent range of unusual dishes. Also price, quality, service , 18 euro per person which included three large glasses of wine red, white, and sparkling.We would have had a bottle of wine anyway, so very good value as far as we are concerned.

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Torrox, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I eat here frequently and have done so since El Desvan opened in Torrox, February 2012. I can recommend just about everything. An extremely good wine list. (I am a sucker for the wines of Ribera del Duero) There seem to be limitless additions to the choice of dishes. I have yet to be disappointed and I really don't think... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Ate here once and didn't want or need to go anywhere else! Try the aubergine tower! Like jenga but edible! Delicious. In fact many of the tapas are different, all unusual but not expensive and the flavours and presentation are first rate. The staff are lovely, thoughtful. efficient and friendly. Can't fault the place at all!

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