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Restaurante El Almejero

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Avenida Puerto S/N | La Garrucha, 04630 Garrucha, Spain
+34 950 46 04 05
10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was quite looking forward to visiting this place with it being directly opposite the towns fish market. I found it expensive (133 euros for four and we were being conservative) and a bit pants to be honest. we conversed in Spanish so there was no language problem. I shared a plate of fish with father-in-law and it was mostly... More 

Thank Ian G
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Delicious prawns! These Garrucha Gambas are straight out the sea and in your plate. These highly sort after prawns are a must. Good service too!

Thank Mfrancis_11
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

The service is not exactly overfriendly. The gambas are overpriced and were cold once they reached our table. The Gallo Pedro looked delicious but was dry and overcooked. In other words, don't waste your time and money. Head towards Neptuno in Mojacar or Playa Azul in Villaricos instead. Especially the latter had fantastic seafood and rice dishes.

Thank Vicky R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Expensive for what you will receive on your plate. Food was okay..but for these prices the expectations are high and not met. Staff is nice but not very interested.Although the location is promising (just across the harbour with fishing boats) in general this restaurant is disappointing. 8 Garrucha gamba's (no side dishes etc) grilled on the plate with some sea... More 

Thank Ilja v
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited twice in 3 days since despite dreadful service on first visit the fish main course was very good. Decided that everyone has an off day so tried again. Big mistake, service even worse, food average at best, prices a rip-off. Almost anywhere would be better but if you like being ignored, over-priced food and contempt then please visit. Ps.... More 

Thank HjbToulouse
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

Given this restaurant is right across from the dock where the fish auction is and Garrucha is renowned for the quality of its prawns - I felt very comfortable in ordering the Gambas, even given they were charging 25 euros for them.But I had to leave some of them AS THEY WERE ROTTEN. The bread was dried up- almost if... More 

Thank Sooz18
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286 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

staff completely disinterested , seemed to concentrate on their buddies at the bar. Food average , a little greasy , nothing special. Owners Porsches parked outside says it all ,we will rip you off and laugh at tourists - avoid .

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

On Easter weekend if most of your customers who have reserved tables walk out because they cannot get served you need more staff. I guess the reputation has made the owner lazy and disinterested, which is a pity as the seafood is fresh, good and well cooked. Prices are high, and I suspect I will eat elsewhere next time. I'd... More 

Thank AlantheTrekker
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2015

This restaurant is across the dock from the fish auction house. Whilst sitting at your table, you can watch the catch unloaded from the boats into the auction, then a box of fish carried across the dock into the El Almejero kitchen. It doesn't come fresher than that. The service is fast and friendly. The restaurant is used by local... More 

Thank BobDB
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have eaten here on numerous occasions in the past but the last two times have been distinctly bad. The worst was today when we arrived with son and daughter-in-law to give them a treat before travelling bad to the cold in England. We ordered two raciones of croquetas de gambas at 10€ a racion, but you would have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Puerto S/N | La Garrucha, 04630 Garrucha, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Almeria  >  Garrucha
  • Phone Number: +34 950 46 04 05

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