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“Restaurant only - expensive poor quality food, awful wine, accompanied by deafening bad music” 1 of 5 stars
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The Ocean Room
| El Oceano Beach Hotel, Mijas, Spain
(0034) 952 587 550
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Ranked #268 of 326 Restaurants in Mijas
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“Restaurant only - expensive poor quality food, awful wine, accompanied by deafening bad music”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

We ate in the restaurant on a Sunday lunchtime with friends. The experience started badly when my wife and I received glasses of what must have been the cheapest and nastiest white wine in Spain as aperatives. Lunch then got worse with starters at around €10 each comprising commercially bought Thai fishcakes that were square lumps of potato, with no taste of fish or anything else, encased in breadcrumbs and deep fried - horrible, and a plate of warmed up frozen creamed spinach with a bit of Parmesan stirred in. The main course roast was ok, except that the beef had been sliced and then flash fried - no pink beef colour, and a friend's fish and chips were obviously straight out of a frozen food packet. The accompanying rose wine was cheap and nasty. Throughout the meal, it was impossible to hold a conversation as there was an 'entertainer' - one couldn't call him a singer - accompanied by a karaoke machine who nearly deafened us. The waiters refused to do anything about trying to reduce the volume. When we found that we couldn't take our coffee away from the din., we left totally disgusted. We live nearby but will never return and will ensure we warn all our friends to avoid this place - €90 euros for two for an experience we will try to forget! the only good aspect is the location - right by the sea.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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