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J. Manu

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Calle Palma 15 | Ubicado en El Casco Historico, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We looked on trip advisor for best paella and wondered around for s while asked a few people and eventually found this little gem down a side street. The front of house was amusing to us but could be annoying to some! The paella was very good overall a good meal and service glad we went

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found it from Tripadvisor, i have to admit, I certainly have tried a lot better Paella than this place, in our opinion Rice needed more simmering, wouldn't recommend to choose this place as centre of Benidorm offers alot more variety and traditional cuisine than J.manu. Not worth money or time. Liked secluded location and laid back decor, as well as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Mrs Jones and I 1st anniversary To start with over friendly slightly annoying host. Paella was salty salty salty and from a packet. Eat as much as could stomach quickly. Mrs Jones could have earned an Oscar for her performance when asked for the third time if the food was ok. On asking for the bill, mine host kept us... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We really wanted to have a proper paella...well, we found the right place! Extremely nice place, not busy at all, quick service! We suggest the home made meat balls as starters! Daniele

Thank Daniele A
Surrey, UK
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

On our search for a good restaurant cooking paellas, this was initially our second choice. However when our first choice was not able to oblige we paid this restaurant a visit instead. In hindsight this was fortunate because the food was delicious, service was excellent and the waiter very attentive and friendly. All in all I would have no hesitation... More 

Thank Jeff B
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic find through trip advisor. The waiter was amazingly helpful with dealing with my friend's special requirements. Amazing mini tortilla for an aperitif. Lemon shot for finish. Very kind. The chef is amazing. The paella was out of this world. Would certainly visit again!

Thank SophiaYorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place by accident. what a find! A quaint little restaurant in the old town. We ordered far too much and the owner insisted on boxing it up for us to take home. We had the tortilla espanol (this is huge dont order any other starter) and the cambmbert cheese. then the vegetarian paella for two which was... More 

1 Thank Iain A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely reataurant, small and cosy. We went specially for the Paella after reading the good reviews on TA. We were not disappointed. The sangria was lovely as well. Lovely friendly staff.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch on the 30th of April based upon trip advisor reviews. Was the right call. We were warmly welcomed and although the restaurant is small, they happily readjusted furniture to accommodate our group (14 which they did as 6 and an 8). The paella was fantastic, portions generous and wine selection limited but great value. Our group... More 

2 Thank Geoff K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited J Manu after reading reviews on what great paella they served and we weren't disappointed. Excellent meal and service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $29
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Palma 15 | Ubicado en El Casco Historico, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Benidorm
  • Phone Number: +34659779466
You will find a typical Spanish restaurant with Mediterranean food. Our specialties include paellas, pulpo (octopus) a la gallega and tortillas (various Omelettes).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?