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La Matera

Calle del Mar 1 | Plaza Felix Rodriguez de la Fuenta, Santa Pola, Spain
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Ranked #21 of 123 Restaurants in Santa Pola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Read the reviews on this restaurant on trip advisor, so suggested it to the friends we were travelling with. In late September, it was quiet, but the service and advice from our waitress was very good, she talked us through the choice of Spanish and Argentinian wines, and we settled on the Argentinean red - Malbec - to accompany our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my husband ate here at the end of August. We had been looking for somewhere nice to go in the area and reviews were good so we went here. We sat outside (we had reserved and it was full outside). It is nice as views of the sea and local square. The steaks all looked good. my husband... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I go there every year. The fillet is soft and tender. The red wines are very good. Service is excellent. The waiter speak english which is rare in santa pola. I highly recommend this place.

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