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“The real thing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Avenida

Restaurante Avenida
El Lido, 8, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
+34 952382277
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Ranked #170 of 453 Restaurants in Torremolinos
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Warsaw, Poland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The real thing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

The service - not smiley all the time but who cares :)
The food was DIVINE. Talk about a real paella. The wine. Everything. Just remembering the food makes me hungry!

Mainly locals go there so that was the first thing that drove us to trying out Avenida.

The decor is simple and you can hear Spaniards chattering while drinking and that's what make the place a "true experience".

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Granby, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“This is the place to go...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Don't let the plain decor turn you away. We spent 3 weeks in Torremolinos, this restaurant was by far the most authentic and a real value. Everything was fresh, well prepared and portions were generous. We observed locals filling this place every night so we knew it would be the real typical Spanish cuisine. You will not be dissapointed. Try the fried eggplant, it's great. We had mostly the seafoods and fish, all top notch, best food we had over our entire stay. Get there before 9 to avoid being turned away, it gets very busy on some nights.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent spanish restaurant , very popular with locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2010

We stayed in an apartment over this restaurant for a week and had breakfast twice , lunch once and dinner once and had thoroughly good food and very friendly service each time .
Very authentic and well priced. Had a long Sunday afternoon lunch from 2 till 4 and the whole place was packed with Spanish locals (think about 20-30 people were celebrating a christening) and service was still rapid and the food top notch.
Just a hundred yards down the Avenida del Lido which runs from the sea front back into town.
A bit of a hidden gem in a sea of tourist traps, they were even kind enough to order us a taxi back to the airport when we were on our way home.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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