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Plaza Benimarco, 03720 Benissa, Spain
+34 965 74 72 15
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spanish

This Restaurant has some of the best views of any Restaurant around from the balcony, but the seats there get booked up the food is very good at a sensible price, you must book if you don't be prepared to be disappointed as it gets booked up quickly, Spanish run but don't be put off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
Ian H
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Benissa
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

In our opinion this is truely the areas best paella. Having visited over the last few years it never changes. Succulent rice and meat topped with delicious prawns. Even though it was February, our last visit, we still unfortunately had to make a reservation. The staff don't appear to have changed, a little sullen looking but I think it is... More 

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Pontevedra, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have read varied reviews of this restaurant mainly re the staff. We found them to be friendly, helpful and extremely pleasant. We have been twice in the last few weeks and the food was excellent both times, real paellas not tourist stuff. Puddings are also wonderful. The whole ambience is wonderful, one of the quirkiest and most interesting restaurants... More 

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Benissa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This Restaurant has some of the best views of any Restaurant around from the balcony, but the seats there get booked up the food is very good at a sensible price, you must book if you don't be prepared to be disappointed as it gets booked up quickly, Spanish run but don't be put off some of them do speak... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have read the reviews and with a heavy heart, I agree the staff are a little sultry!! But hey, if you want good food in a great setting in Spain, expect to be served by spaniards, learn a little Spanish and I promise you will find it a totally different experience, the food is fantastic, you just have to... More 

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Benissa, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a very pretty looking place with fantastic views, but the service is a joke , you are very lucky if you go as a group for you all to get your food together, the last time we went i had finished before my partner had got theirs, then it wasnt very good

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Benissa, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

One of the best paella of the region. Hidden in Benimarco, out of the touristic crowd and fastastic views of the mediterranean sea. Traditionnal spanish, as well the service, but with perfection of taste and the charm of real Spain.

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Duiven, Gelderland, Netherlands
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87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

House-style kitchen, every table with different chairs and different dishes..... Certainly not the greatest food, but nevertheless a crowded place every night. Don't expect haute-cuisine, just decent local food at friendly prices in a personal setting. We came back for the (very good and authentic!!) paella; and we noticed that many locals have the habit to share some dishes with... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We booked a meal here beginning of August for myself, husband and daughter - We had booked a few days prior as we had called in and booked whilst walking past -however when we arrived it appeared we were not booked in - ot a good start.... we had a lovely table outside, as we asked for, as the views... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have never tasted paella this good in my life, 15 friends shared a mixed, a sea food and a valencian paella and is was perfection as was the service and setting. Try it or you are missing out on a hidden gem

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Eindhoven
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We (a Dutch family of 4) went out to eat at restaurant Canis on a Thursday night. As the title says: the food we ordered (paella and entrecot) was very tasty and plentiful. The view onto the hills and sea was fantastic. However... The service was terribly slow and unfriendly. The waiters barely spoke English and we barely spoke Spanish,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Benimarco, 03720 Benissa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Benissa
  • Phone Number: +34 965 74 72 15

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