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“Sat in the sunshine, eating Paella - a lovely memory to treasure” 5 of 5 stars
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El Jardin
Calle, 29740 Velez-Malaga, Spain
+34 952544831
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Ranked #32 of 59 restaurants in Velez-Malaga
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“Sat in the sunshine, eating Paella - a lovely memory to treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This beautiful little cafe very close to the cathedral and it is lovely, it was a pleasure to dine there, sat outside in the sunshine - lots of passers by stopped to peer inside-it's a really beautful cafe inside.

We had a lovely salad and shared a Paella -both were excellent, plenty of bread and we asked for more-there was no charge -we were amazed that the bill came to so little even including two drinks. Do try and find this lovely cafe if you are in Malaga - I absolutely loved it. (I would love to revisit - on Thursdays they have Tango dancing where you can join in-in such a stunning atmosphere I bet that would be a fantastic way to spend an evening.)

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“too expensive for the quality of food and service offered”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

The food here is good, but not amazing given that it is pricier than comparable establishments. Go only if you are starving and cannot bear the thought of finding another place (which we were).

Paella is served only for 2 (20 euros) and is decent. Tapas-sized portions were not available for some reason - but the Tortilla espanola was good, as were the gambas al pil pil.

Our waiter was unhelpful and brusque, so that definitely detracted from the experience.
If you ask for a glass of water, they will bring you bottled water and charge you a lot.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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