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Carretera N-332, Alicante-Cartagena, km. 15., 03130 Santa Pola, Spain
+34 965412136
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not really good enough

Went there for lunch today. Had 6 Gambas Rojas which are always good, 1 hake and 1 sole. The hake was good but the sole was not as fresh as it should have been and very over cooked. With 1 bottle of wine and 1 pudding the bill was €91 which would have been ok if everything was perfect. But... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
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San Fulgencio, Spain
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband had booked us in for lunch as I was flying back to Alicante on my birthday and the restaurant is on the route back to our home. We were the only people there and we were not impressed with the set menus. We chose off the al la carte menu.We had a poor salad, bread with alioli and... More 

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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Went there for lunch today. Had 6 Gambas Rojas which are always good, 1 hake and 1 sole. The hake was good but the sole was not as fresh as it should have been and very over cooked. With 1 bottle of wine and 1 pudding the bill was €91 which would have been ok if everything was perfect. But... More 

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Thank Scrumpping
Mariefred, Sweden
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had Sunday dinner here as we have seen a lot of cars here when we have passed. They have set menus and also alacart menus. We took a set menue and it was really good,as well as the service.

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Thank Wik_13
scotland
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We had a very poor lunch here. Lamb chops with barely any meat were overpriced but the plate of Fidueas was disgusting. It took ages to arrive and was not the small noodles we have always had but spaghetti covered in soy sauce with about 4 shrivelled over poked shrimps. I would not eat here under any circumstances.

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Thank pallidada
Koekelberg
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

On the 30st of october, we visited this restaurant. It was very expensive and the food was bad. It was for us the first time, the last time and one to many!

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Thank Marleen V
Norfolk
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Unless you are Spanish avoid this place. They do not seem to like English people. I found gravel in my ice cream and friends who spoke Spanish said the waiters were bragging about spitting in their food. When they reported this they were ignored. Take heed and avoid the place. The food is rubbish anyway.

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Aalesund
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great views of the Bay of Alicante. Lovely walk or bike ride in the sierra. A must if you like to get out on foot and see a bit of countryside.

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Thank Hombreingles
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I visit this restaurant in September this year, its very famous between spanish people, some of them recommended it to me, the food is not bad but I think its expensive.

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Thank Alexei S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera N-332, Alicante-Cartagena, km. 15., 03130 Santa Pola, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Alicante Province  >  Costa Blanca  >  Santa Pola
  • Phone Number: +34 965412136

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?