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“Authentic tapas in lovely Mojacar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Taberna

La Taberna
Mojacar, Spain
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Ranked #91 of 136 Restaurants in Mojacar
Price range: $29 - $37
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic tapas in lovely Mojacar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Following a recommendation from lonely planet (usually pretty good) we went to this little tapas bar for an evening bite. It's down near the old city gate (look out for signs) and when we finally stumbled upon it it was empty. At around 10 it came to life with all the locals chatting, and ordering what seemed to be the speciality - quails egg, jamon and anchovies on toast (they sell these to go via a seperate window also!).
Great proper tapas in a very rustic old bar. Portions tend to be on the big side so don't order too much especially the cheese and ham board (jamon y queso). Gambas in chili oil are particularly good too. I'd recommend coming in before 10 and the locals as its very small and not many seats either. Also not all tapas are available which I guess is a good sign. But lovely food and very Spanish local feel.

    • 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“À place to go to in Mojacar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011 via mobile

Nice tapas. Friendly staff. Mojacar has not too many places to eat properly. This restaurant serves decent food For decent prices.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Tapas in Mojacar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

I have been coming to Mojacar for ten years and this is the only place I visit every time. It is situated in the old town by the old gate entrance to the town - a very pretty often photographed spot. There are a small number of tables situated outside which I prefer though in the winter months inside also has a great atmosphere. THe food is basic, uncomplicated tapas cooked well. I particularly like the pimientos de padron and the alpafgata - quails egg, anchiovy, iberian ham and tomato on toast - delicious combination.

The only downsides are that I have watched the prices slowly creep up so it is no longer the cheap option it once was. Also, be prepared that some dishes are as basic as they sound - potato stuffed with sausage is literally a boiled potatoe with a hole in and a sausage pushed through!

Never the less do not be put off - this is proper spanish tapas - the real deal, family run with excellent service.

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“tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

great tapas ,good menu u must have the black and white pudding .

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