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Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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Reviewed September 30, 2023 via mobile

Nice restaurant in the heart of the city. Service is good. The menu is rather small, but it has good options if you’d like to serve fish, seafood, even beef. The lava cake is delicious.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023 via mobile

Probably one of the best restaurant in Arad. Good food, great terrace, good recommendation from the waitress,Petronela. We had a great dinner!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 19, 2023 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at Ema Del Mar. My wife had the spaghetti, I had the mixed grill, and we shared a tiramisu at the end. Everything tasted delicious. On top of it, Petronela’s service was knowledgeable and helpful. We highly recommend this restaurant...in Arad.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

An unexpected wonderful surprise: lovely food, extremly friendly atmosphere. We stopped in Arad for a night and we searched for a short dinner but we found much more. Thank you Petronela for this wonderful experience. 5 *

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022 via mobile

We had some paella. On the good side it had plenty of mussels (some of them where not open which is unacceptable in a restaurant), shrimps and calamary, but the rice was awful. I could describe it as a soup of curry and poorly smashed...black pepper. I will qoute my husband who said that the frozen paella that you buy from the supermarket tastes better than this one. It wasn't necessarily bad, but it was mediocre at most.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 21, 2021

Great place to eat and drink excellent products. The food is tasty and very well cooked/prepared. The local red wine was a pleasant discovery, recommended by the staff. I had a very good experience with all the food&wine proposal. The place is quite and the...atmosphere is nice. The staff is professional and friendly, especially Petronella, so kind and skilled!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

We went twice to this restaurant, they provide excellent service, the waiters are helpful and very quick! The food is amazing, the many is varied enough, the paellas are particularly great. All seafood is fresh and cooked with a lot of taste. I look forward...to returning back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 6, 2021

we went there following the reviews from tripadvisor and we were not sorry. even though it is expensive it is worth it. the fish/mussels soup was delicious and very big for a portion.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant is placed in a very nice neighbourhood, very kind people and great food! An experience you must have if you pass through Arad

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 11, 2020

A very nice place, quiet and peaceful. We had a very good paella for two with seafood and chorizo. Very tasty. The personnel polite and friendly, good service. A few annoying moskitoes but a nice place to go!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

It’s absolutely amazing! The pasta was the best I had in a while. I definitely recommend this lovely place.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

good food,nice place,excelent service.happy to see that after so manny years on the market they maintain the same high quality services !Bravo!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

I had lunch here a few days ago with my family. The place was almost full when we arrived and we were pretty lucky to get a table, actually the last remaining one so you definitely need a reservation. The menu was rather small and...the prices seemed a bit high. Anyway, I had the Fish and Seafood soup (45 lei) and it was pretty good, large portion which for sure can be shared, could be enough for two or maybe even 3 people. The taste was nothing spectacular though, tasted like a tomato soup with a little fish flavour, was not bad though and was served with a nice toasted bread, served in a paper bag. Seafood and fish pieces was fine though found one or two pieces of vongole that had sand in it, guess it slipped the cook. Overall, not a bad dish, I definitely recommend you try this one, expecially since it can can shared and price is reasonable. I tasted also the Spaghetti Scoglio that my wife had but I can't say it's worth the high prices. The taste was not bad but it had almost no sauce though it might have been intended like that, pasta was definitely not homemade and was not even Barilla though it was properly cooked. We ordered also dessert from thr start and asked for Lava Cake but after almost 3 hours of waiting for it we gave up on it and asked for the check. Overall, we had a pretty poor experience mostly because of the incredible slow service that I believe forgot our dessert order even after we reminded them, the waitress seemed very distracted and confused, too bad as the food was not bad but the slow service ruined the evening, almost 3 hours for a one course meal is too much and was definitely expecting better from the number one Restaurant in the city, my rating 2.3 / 5 stars.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Floriana1983, Public Relations Manager at Ema Del Mar Arad, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Good afternoon, we can only apologize for the incident, it was after a 3 weeks vacation and a restaurants full of guests, and I think she was overwhelmed. :( We are sorry for this inconvenient!

Reviewed November 30, 2019

We arrived around 17.30 so the restaurant was quite empty. The waitress was very kind and helpful and the food was excellent. A bit expensive - but it is seafood and the sea is very far away :)

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

We have waited 40 min for our food. I really don’t know why it has good reviews... the food was ok but nothing special.

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5