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Calle del Mar 1 | Plaza Felix Rodriguez de la Fuenta, Santa Pola, Spain
965415929
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Ranked #23 of 130 Restaurants in Santa Pola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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5 reviews 5 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
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20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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Santa Pola, Spain
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We just moved in to an apartment in Samta Pola del Este and were hungry and not in the mood of cooking yet. So we decided to give it a try and order pizza at home. The experience was great! We were prepared to order in Spanish with our rusty Spanish but there was a girl on the phone who... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Visited twice during our holiday and on each occasion were very pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. In August the heat and humidity in this part of Spain can be oppressive to say the least so the comfort cooling was more than welcome. The greeting and service received was extremely cordial , professional and the advice on menu items and... More 

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Additional Information about La Matera

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

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