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“Birthday meal” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Benitez

Benitez
Calle Hernando de Carabeo, 50, 29780 Nerja, Spain
+34 952522208
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Ranked #140 of 326 Restaurants in Nerja
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
northampton
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Birthday meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went here 2 years ago for my partners' birthday and had lovely food on their terrace overlooking the sea. This year again we decided to repeat the experience and were somewhat disappointed; my partner was able to have her first choice, zarzuela, which was excellent, but unfortunately my first two choices9 advertised as their specialties, were not available. I settled for the swordfish and was very disappointed by a tiny portion in an unpleasant sauce and hardly any vegetables. The service was also very slow. Very different to our experience of 2 years ago.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Classic Spanish family restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For the last 10 years of visiting Nerja, one of our first visits is to this restaurant as the fish dishes such as the whole seabass, the soupa de mariscos, thezarzuela, robo de toro, the rabbit are all that bit different and delicious. In good weather the terrace provides fantastic views so well worth booking but off season it is worth the effort to visit but it is likely to be sparsely occupied. Family restaurant where they make you feel very welcome.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire
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“Great views, good food & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Take a table on the terrace and have wonderful sea views at this family run restaurant on Carabeo. Good quality food and service. Try the Gambas al Pil Pil (prawns in garlic sauce), absolutely delicious! They even have football on the TV most nights which certainly pleased my sons and husband!

Visited April 2014
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“Wonderful food and a view to match”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Go....eat, sit, watch, eat more.....A lunch for four of us and a blow out too cost €91.55 but it was worth every cent. The fish and carne we both very good. Try the Pez Espada "Bentiez" and the Solomillo Cerdo Pimi.

Visited March 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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“Worth a try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were passing by in the afternoon and called in to reserve a table mainly for the sea view but we had seen some reasonable reports.When we returned for our meal we were the first customers.It never really got
Busy which is a shame.The food was good, plentiful and tasty.To start I had spaghetti
Followed by zarzuela which was superb.My wife had swordfish which she thoroughly enjoyed.Good value portions and very tasty food.

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