We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Don Javier Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calle Jose Aparicio 6 | 7 Virgen de la Paz Ave, 29400 Ronda, Spain
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 78: English reviews
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the daymenu. The food was not tasty. Very simple meal. Potatoes not good, fish had a strange smell. Wine was ok but nut cheap. Service was friendly.

Thank Jan-Auwke D
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a moderately expensive eatery that runs tangential to the famous bull-ring in Ronda. Prices reflect the locale, not food quality. We were welcomed with a smile, but not trusted with the Wi-Fi password that was entered into our devices on request. There is a good variety of food and the menu has been translated into German, Italian and... More 

Thank Tkirkbri
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for an early evening meal before returning to our hotel. We chose the 14 euro tourist menu. The starters were ok but my grilled salmon main course was strong tasting and accompanied by tinned potatoes and veg. My husbands whisky tart was a cheap dessert with no whisky. We were served with stale bread that we did... More 

1 Thank Julie R
Mikkeli, Finland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Went there for a dinner because most other restaurants were still closed. It was a typical hotel restaurant with average and overpriced food. I had lamb chops which were overcooked and tasteless. And I think the vegetables were from can. The staff understands very little english.

1 Thank Rewxxxpa
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It is only after having eaten there that we have read the reviews and unfortunately have to agree. We ere very late for lunch and, having gone to this location to find the highly recommended restaurant we were planning closed, we decided to go no further and park ourselves here for lunch. oh dear, had we had mobile roaming on... More 

1 Thank Katherine K
Level Contributor
364 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Dropped into this "restaurant" mid afternoon and decided to try the mixed tapas. greasy horrible sausage neither of us could eat , battered shrimps grey in colour ? The food was terrible and if we had wi fi would never have gone near the place due to previous very bad reviews trust me they are accurate , clearly a tourist... More 

1 Thank Weldge
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

After a long journey we went to the first restaurant we saw. The tapas was very poor, the pasta tasted like spaghetti hoops out of a can. I would never come here again even for free!

1 Thank Owen T
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We never return to the same restaurant on holidays but we came back here 3 times. On our last night we enjoyed the local red wine with a beautiful mixed paella. The best night of the holiday. Food always excellent quality and service excellent also. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Sarah B
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Very slow service (we spent 2 hours there). The meat is tasteless and greasy and the vegetables arent fresh (frozen type id say). The waiter came once and never came back until we needed to pay.. Our foods and drinks were brought by other waiters. He seemed really careless. Bread was brought before our starters and so we thought this... More 

1 Thank LisaBatisa
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The food here is terrible and over priced. The vegetables in the salad were from a can. The fish was very old and inedible. I took mine to go and fed it to the stray cats in the park. They brought hard bread that we assumed was complimentary, and then charged us 1.50 EUR per person (even though my husband... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member

Travelers who viewed Don Javier Restaurant also viewed

Ronda, Costa del Sol
Ronda, Costa del Sol
Ronda, Costa del Sol
Ronda, Costa del Sol

Been to Don Javier Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose Aparicio 6 | 7 Virgen de la Paz Ave, 29400 Ronda, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Ronda
Coordinates 36.741192,-5.166149

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Don Javier Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?