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La Matera

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Calle del Mar 1 | Plaza Felix Rodriguez de la Fuenta, Santa Pola, Spain
965415929
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
La Matera Santa Pola

WOW What a Fantastic Restaurant, My Partner and I have Just been there with two friends for a Menu del dia for 18 euros a head. The food was excellent, lovely starters, and a main course of many mixed meats, chicken, steak, sausages, ribs, pork chops ,with delicious cooked chips, and a excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
Audrey N
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Alicante, Spain
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Alicante, Spain
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

WOW What a Fantastic Restaurant, My Partner and I have Just been there with two friends for a Menu del dia for 18 euros a head. The food was excellent, lovely starters, and a main course of many mixed meats, chicken, steak, sausages, ribs, pork chops ,with delicious cooked chips, and a excellent pudding of crepe with toffee, covered with... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

An early evening visit for a birthday meal at La Matera was a wonderful evening. The food was excellent, the service fantastic, the restaurant was amazing. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the desserts fabulous. This is a must restaurant to visit in Santa Pola. I will definitely be back on my next visit to Spain and my parents... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Visited La Matera 3 times last week between 19th to 24th December 2014. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Would recommend the entrecote, rib eye and sirloin steaks. Good value too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great steaks and lovely veg too!! Friendly staff considering my Spanish is very poor! Portions generous and decent veg sometimes hard to come by in local restaurants in my experience.

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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As this is one of our top five restaurants in SantaPola it is hardly surprising that we are back again, Hard to understand the negative comments from others, just ask and the staff are ever eager to please. maybe there are professional moaners at work, maybe from rival establishments that just cant compete !!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Can't believe this Restaurant is rated number 5 on the Tripadvisor. Argentinan food. Very, very poor service! Plates taken from customer before customer is finished 1st course. Mixed meats full of bone and fatty. Worst meal in Santa Pola. Don't understand high tripadvisor rating.

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La Matera G, Propietario at La Matera, responded to this review

Dear Hathor06 I`m sorry you had this impression on our service, which is not normal. We are very proud with our place and work and we try every day to keep quality and improve. Your strong comment will indeed make us work harder for it. You had our basic and cheapest menu. This is not an excuse for us. Mistakes... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great for steaks!! Period. We ate in the cool little saterlite area...prices fair also...good expresso's and attentive service what's not to like...great at around sunset.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If it weren't for some pretty poor service (forgetting sides & sauces) I would give this 5/5. Have had steaks at Hawksmoor / Gauchos in London and the rib eye here definitely rivalled them. Wonderfully quality meat at reasonable prices. Was blown away after eating here...such a shame about the service. Would highly recommend the steaks!!

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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

these people have two restaurants very close to each other, One is an Argentinian steak house which has some of the best steaks and more, they do a choice of set menus, we recommend the € 18.oo menu for two which includes their really good house wine. the nearby restaurant is an Italian with a difference, not just your normal... More 

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Tibi, Alicante
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This was a first time visit at lunchtime good choice menu main complaint was main courses were served before starters finished with no apology or offer to take food away until we were ready would visit again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle del Mar 1 | Plaza Felix Rodriguez de la Fuenta, Santa Pola, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Santa Pola
  • Phone Number: 965415929

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?