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Catamaran

Puerto Deportivo 3. Alto, Benicarlo, Spain
964 461099
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Ranked #3 of 51 restaurants in Benicarlo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $41
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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91% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The staff are very friendly here and can speak French, English or German if you need it. It has views of the marina and outdoor seating. We ordered patatas bravas to start (€4) and paella valenciana (€12 each for 2 people) and they were easily the best that we had tasted in Spain. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is the best option in this small town. Great food, helpful staff and reasonably priced. We had the seafood paella which was more than enough for 2.

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Nieuil, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Great food and charming service, the first visit we had the 20 euro menu and could not fault the variety of the food presented and the quality, service always with a smile and with our little French and there little English we had no problem communicating. Second visit we both had steaks which were grilled as requested and melted in... More

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SY22
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Catamaran is in a lovely setting overlooking Benicarlo Marina and appears to be very poular with local people. Menu's are available in several languages and we chose the tapas selection @15 euros and were presented with 8 well cooked portions of a good size which were brought to the table at staggered intervals,a sweet and some drinks are included in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We have been there twice now and both times we have found the staff most friendly and helpful. The food on the menu del dia @ €15 was a great selection and cooked perfectly. The mussels where definitely the best we've had in Spain and the paella was a terrific change from the usual 'shellfish & chicken variety with pork... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Overlooking the Marina, this restaurant was very quiet when we arrived for lunch but rapidly filled with locals. We chose the tapas selections 1 and 2 and were well rewarded with beautifully cooked portions of a good size and brought to table at precisely the right time. An excellent selection which would help non-spanish visitors a lot of worrying about... More

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Coussac Bonneval, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

visited twice during our stay in the area. Saturday evening and Sunday lunch. Restaurant was busy with locals a good sign. We first chose the tapas menu which cost 15 euros each and included wine. All the dishes were fresh and well presented excellent value. For Sunday lunch we chose paella prepared with monk fish and peeled prawns which again... More

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Beverley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is an excellent fish restaurant on the marina of Benicarlo. Reasonably priced menu with freshly prepared fish and/or rice dishes. We arrived during the octopus food festival and had the tasting menu. This was outstanding. The service was good with a very friendly waitress. This is a family run restaurant with great food.

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Stirling
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

On holiday in Benicarlo we checked out restaurant reviews on Trip adviser. Catamaran looked good so we gave it a try. Very clean, nice layout on a deck at the Marina. Unfortunately it was raining and we sat inside. It was also only us and a group of four French people. The quality of the food more than made up... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Having looked for a tip from trapadvisor we chose the CATAMARAN. The staff were excellent and the food quality was good. The Plata de dia was €14 but came with a good bootle of red wine and a litre of water between two. Nothing was too much trouble variations were allowed for on the menu. The food was excellent I... More

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