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“Very good !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Desvan Taperia

El Desvan Taperia
Plaza de la Constitucion n.3, Torrox, Spain
+34 952 52 43 51
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Ranked #16 of 100 Restaurants in Torrox
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Fusion, Winery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great wine list, beers. . . Meat, fish and signature tapas.
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very good !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Have been there quite a few times, and I've never been disappointed. Good food and a friendly atmosphere, and the owners and staff are always very helpful.
Thanks ! :-)
Arnt Erik Halstensen

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Pontefract
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The food in here was average although we only had tapas. Have had tapas in lots of places over the years which I have enjoyed much more than this. Cannot speak about any other food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Will return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

One of only two places open in 'The Square' on a quiet, damp Saturday afternoon. Stopped for a quick drink after looking around Torrox and was pleasantly surprised to find that the price of 2 beers included a tapas [paella]. Service was fine, the ambiance pleasant and we will call again when revisiting Torrox in the next 10 days.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Extremely disappointing!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had read the reviews here so decided to try El Desvan, despite noticing that it is one of the less frequented restaurants on the Square in Torrox Pueblo.
I now know why!!
The menu is confused.... Tapas run of the mill... Other dishes overpriced.
My son ordered a Margherita Pizza which arrived only partly cooked with raw cheese on the top.. Clearly not left in oven long enough.
My daughter ordered chicken wings which did not arrive initially as waiter got order wrong and brought some deep fried suspicious looking objects which he took back when realised order wrong but then had to wait 15 mins for chicken wings which were tasteless & completely without ANY flavour... Not even salt & pepper.
My 'Gambas a la Plancha' were small prawns recently defrosted tasting only of freezer water, with a small amount of salad without dressing. Truly awful...
Husbands Lamb Chops were declared 'OK'.
Service friendly but poor... Dishes left sitting until asked to be removed.
No offer of Dessert menu even though we sat for at least 45mins after finishing our food as we were drinking our wine & using the Wi Fi.
It is not hard to serve good pizza & fresh seafood cooked properly... This restaurant can do neither. I wonder what experience the chef has.????
They proudly display Tripadvisor certificate of excellence in their establishment... Definitely not deserving of this.
Will NOT be back & will NOT be recommending.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great place and great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Torrox for one night. The hotel were not cooking that evening recommended this restaurant. We had no reservation and despite the place being full of both locals and tourists they found us a table very quickly. We had a delicious salad to share and the Rabo de Torro to follow which was simply divine. My only criticism is that having just started the salad the main course appeared within a couple of minutes. Other than that fantastic.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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