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El Desvan Taperia

Plaza de la Constitucion n.3, Torrox, Spain
952 52 43 51
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Ranked #16 of 103 Restaurants in Torrox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Tel Aviv
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was thrilled to find out that this place has tofu on the menu. Also, there is a fried eggplant with molasses dish that is vegan. In this challenging area (for veg food) it was nice to eat here. The tofu was really fresh. Warmly recommend!

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Torrox, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I first reviewed this restaurant back in May 2012 shortly after it had opened up in Torrox and found it very disappointing then. Well I thought it was about time I reviewed it again and after 3 or 4 visits in 2014 I can honestly say I have found it much improved. There are new staff who are very attentive... More

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Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant a no of times during our recent visit to Torrox and really loved the food. The pigs cheeks were to die for. Really enjoyed each meal and the very attentive waiting staff who may not have had the best of English but then I do think it is up to us English speakers to try a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate in El Desvan a couple of nights ago. Really lovely restaurant and the two waiters are very gracious and attentive. We both ate the Lasagne which was most disappointing, very bland. Perhaps it was just a bad choice on our part. If we are in Torrox again we would certainly try El Desvan once more.

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Hull, Yorkshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited El Desvan twice during our two weeks in Torrox. Both times the food and service were amazing. The waiters were very helpful in offering advice about the menu and very attentive and even offering us a free Limoncello after paying our bill on our first visit. The food was gorgeous and beautifully presented. The tasting menu was fantastic... More

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Dublin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stayed in Torrox last Oct for a week and we ate in El Desvan nearly every night. The tapas are to die for and the Paella is the best I've ever eaten. Excellent selection of wines and cocktails. Extremely reasonable prices. The staff are very welcoming and very helpful when ordering as my Spanish is not very good, we had... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This week we went to this restaurant tree times and tried all the tapas dishes, it was great every one of them. The service was very good and it was so nice to sit on the plaza experience so very good food and wine.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Got to agree with the last review partially in that our waiter was rubbish (poor appreciation of the cosmopolitan clients that were sitting on the terrace and nearly all talking English with which he struggled) BUT the Food is OUT OF THIS WORLD! The honeyed fried aubergines and plate of 6 stuffed mushrooms topped off with 4 wonderful glasses of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit, the first last year and it was very good indeed. This time not good at all, firstly the waiter was very dull, and offered no welcome , or help with the menus. We had a fish starter, followed by a meat main, the cutlery was not changed in-between courses, we had to ask for it... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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