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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
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Good Mood Cafe Groupon Coupon

We ate on a Groupon Coupon at the Good Mood Cafe which is next door to La Matera and owned by the same people. The staff were really friendly and the food was very good. The choice on the menu was very good, but being on a Groupon Couon we were limited with choice. What we had though was fine.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Anne470
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We ate on a Groupon Coupon at the Good Mood Cafe which is next door to La Matera and owned by the same people. The staff were really friendly and the food was very good. The choice on the menu was very good, but being on a Groupon Couon we were limited with choice. What we had though was fine.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Argentinean place, meat based menu (of course!). Children got their checken skewers quickly which was very good - and the kids menu included also a drink and an ice cream for the very reasonable price of 9 Euro 50. Meat was very good, service friendly. Th place is simple and not the most cosy or romantic you visited, but if... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 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 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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 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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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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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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