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“Breathtaking tapas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Estrella Morada Bar de Tapas

Estrella Morada Bar de Tapas
Alexandra Road, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
01637 877271
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Ranked #51 of 171 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a small family run Tapas Bar facing the beach in Porth Nr Newquay. Sorry we do not allow children under 14 as we are a fully licensed public bar, adults haven, adults have to have somewhere to go without children. You can sit & enjoy a glass or bottle (from £14 per bottle) of Spanish wine/ sangria (£8 per half litre or £15 per litre)or beer in our relaxing bar or out looking over the beach or if you feel a bit hungry why not try some our our tapas. All our tapas dishes are cooked fresh to order (if hot) & are from authentic Spanish recipes. Dishes cost from £3 (olives) to £6.75 (scallops & morcia) We say for a snack 1-2 dishes or substanial meal average of 5 dishes per couple if you want a full meal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Breathtaking tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stumbled across Estrella, looking for something a little different to the normal cornish fair...the food and service were terrific. The chorizo was to die for, portion sizes very generous, we ordered 5 tapas plates between 2 and doggie bagged some as it was just too nice to leave but we were stuffed. Can't wait to return to newquay and estrella.x

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good value for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The tapas were not to the standard of Spain and Portugal where we recently travelled from. The price was cheap. You do get what you pay for! Although I love kids I like the no kid rule. Too many naughty children here.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great in places but too much Garlic! ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014


Too much Garlic!
Ate here as next to the campsite and menu looked interesting and was dog friendly,
Bit of a mixed bag really, tarmasalata was extremely garlicy so much so that had to ask for parsley at the end of the meal and could still taste it the next morning! I am sure it had copious amounts of raw Garlic and wasn't tasted before serving. The pitta Bread was dry and tasted like it had come from a supermarket.
The spicy Potatoes brava were delicious as was the chickpea and spinach. Also the chicken and lemon was delicious and juicy, unfortunately the calamari was boring and had no real taste although was cooked OK so wasn't rubbery.
Service was ok but not particularly special and almost a bit disinterested.
Overall a reasonable meal but not great.


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Stafford
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Spoiling brilliant food with awful service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Having arrived to a curious welcome which left us feeling on edge, we quickly noticed the lack of atmosphere in the restaurant. Appropriate music was barely playing in the background which led to whispering conversations. We then quickly noticed that the owner was the only member of staff working at the front of the restuarant (taking orders/pulling pints/serving tables). While he was very capable of taking our order in a slightly rude manner it meant he was slow to serve everyone. A couple even left because they felt he left it too long to take their order. This restaurant has awesome potential if appropriately staffed and manners were rapidly assessed.

In terms of food we had a very nice meal and the food was faultless. For price well you could get more for your money across the road at the family friendly beach front pub but if you like tapas give the restuarant a go, you never know the owner might actually have a nice day for a change.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Me and my husband are in Newquay for our honeymoon and went for a lovely meal. Its a husband and wife run business and I would highly recommend this place :) the food was lovely and very good value for money
Very friendly service :) We will definitely be visiting and dinning again xx

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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