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La Taberna de Boabdil

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Paseo Boliches 35, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
+34 622 07 51 02
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

We picked this restaurant by chance and what a mistake. First, the place was empty, that was a give away. Second, we had to ask for a menu and in the menu was not much to choose from. Everything we order came deep fried, wrapped in thin dough, sweet, covered with spices that did not make sense. He also brought... More 

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3 Thank Nicolae S
Batemans Bay, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

I came across this charming looking restaurant overlooking the valley so decided this would be perfect for lunch. MISTAKE! The food was near to the worst I've had in Spain. The tapas consisted mainly of deep fried bread with toppings and the oil it was cooked in didn't taste fresh. The salad was a mishmash of stale and fresh produce.... More 

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1 Thank Chris T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We came here for lunch and were delighted by the very eccentric surroundings. The owner has obviously been given free reign to decorate as he likes, with a quite wonderfully-eccentric result. The menu is quite small, but the salad he prepared is seriously one of the best I have tasted in a long time. Probably no guarantee for new visitors... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

This place is in a cave on the side of a mountain, and comes with an interesting story. But the English menu is handwritten, very limited, and comes with little explanation. Basically unnamed warm tapas or cold tapas, and one or two other options. We got the mixed warm tapas plate, which we were assured was enough for two people,... More 

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2 Thank zippy9631
Birmingham
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went to this restaurant in Arcos and got dirty surroundings and furniture and inedible food all I can say about this place is that it is definitely not worth a visit whilst there are better offerings in Arcos de la Frontera

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2 Thank 69perry
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We "ate" at this "restaurant" today... Unbelievably awful in every way. If the fake plastic lawn wasn't a giveaway, the bird-dung stained tables should have. We were given the meat tapas sampler, everything was deep fried garbage, almost wholly inedible. OUr diet cokes (served everywhere in Spain in Glass bottles) were served over ice, were flat, and contained little black... More 

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3 Thank JAGYYZ
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

We have never been in such a dirty unhygienic restaurant! We visited this place since it was highly rated in the lonely planet, but I would recommend it to nobody! The owner was pushy, wouldn't let us pick anything from the menu and would stand way to close, and served us disgusting food. After we tried to eat the starter,we... More 

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3 Thank HesdyKoen
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

This place was ranked as a "Top Choice" by Lonely Planet so we stopped in Arcos on our drive from Jerez to Ronda for a "special lunch" in late August. We arrived at 2pm and no one was there, which was the first clue. An overbearing cook, Francisco, greeted us and ushered us in. We were leery of staying but... More 

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Chicago
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182 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

Menu looked great, but no room at time we visited. It was Good Friday night.

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

Stopped here on the recommendation of our hotel, and we were NOT disappointed. This is not "Spanish" food, per se, but rather "Andaluz" cuisine; they only serve items that could've been made locally before 1492. Began with some sherry and mixed nuts/fruits in the dark and incensed smoking lounge. At our own pace, we asked to enter the main dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Boliches 35, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Arcos de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: +34 622 07 51 02
Description
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