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Reviewed May 2, 2022

This was terrible! Tuna for 19 euros was 6 small dry pcs! The "Gambas in garlic and sizzling olive oil was deepfrozen shrimps (the smallest kind). The waiters pretended not to understand when we complained (but got angry when I said I will leave a...review on internet 🙃. The couple at the next table was also disappointed and told them in Spanish. Same reaction. Just to avoid, really!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

This was the worst experience we ever had in a spanish restaurant! Gambas = small deep frozen shrimps in a small bowl. The tuna was dry and served 6 small pcs for 19euros... in The picture it was 16 pcs. Not my problem The waiter...answered... The couple at the next table was not very happy either and they were Spanish and coul communicate with the arrogant waiters. Well, just to avoid!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2021

We had a brilliant meal there last night. We have been going to Los Mellis for years as it is always reliable food, with great service and it is very well priced for the quality of food you are getting. Manuel really looked after us...and made sure we were satisfied with the food and made accommodations for us based on specials we had had in the past. The tuna meatballs are a must, the 'tomates aliñados' were some of the best we've had as well as the artichokes. This has a relaxed atmosphere which is best suited for big groups as you can try and share lots of different dishes. But be sure to get there early as coming into the summer months it gets packed!! We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

Every time i am in Tarifa a visit at los melli is mandatory! Very good food, very good wine and a really authentic athmosphere!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

Super Spanish restaurant with delicious tapas. Father behind the bar, mother in the kitchen and sun serving the diches with friend. Atun is the best. Croquetas or lomo is super. Good wine for normal price. Nice terras before the restaurant. I have eate

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

We had a lot of good tapas here; some usual suspects and some more unique. While everything was good, the grilled artichokes were a standout. Expect a wait, but like at other places the queuing was fair.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

We visited los Melli two days in a row during our visit to Tarifa. Any restaurants are closed Monday, but this one is open. We had patatas bravas both nights. The second night, we also ordered the fresh tuna, which was my favorite thing I...ate our entire trip. I would definitely go back again!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Have been there many times and have to admit that years ago it was much better. The quality of the service and the food should definitely be improved.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Completely uninterested service staff and radiate negative energy and really want you leave them your money and get rid of you as soon as possible. Concerning the food it was as useless to at the same low level. This place deserves a place in the...heaven for “turkey” restaurants. It’s a no go zone unless you are tired of your life. Avoid.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We've been here thanks to our kitecamp (tarifa kitecamp) and we had lot of delicious tapas without spend lot of money.... Top quality/price Tuna is excellent. Place very nice with table in the street. Very good surprise and EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

It was very busy on Saturday night in June but we were lucky to get seats at the bar to have some tapas - excellent calamares and rather tough pork, my own fault for wanting to eat meat.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

they let you try the best Tarifa tastes possible. do not be decieved that somebody speaks english there. No, that is not that type of place where they are so desperate.. you do not speak spanish.. ok, you have to tackle it.. but believe me,...you will never regret. The good move is to book a table in advanceMore

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Went with kids for some early tapas. Croquetas ricas, and fried chocos were great. Fried eggplant was good, but not anything amazing. The kids LOVED the dates with bacon!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Friends of us who lives in tarifa recommended this tapas bar. There was a waiting list, however we could drink a beer at the bar in the meanwhile. After 20 minutes we had a seat at the terrace and ordered nice tapas. The food came...quite fast but it was delicious. Not really expensive. Would recommend this place to everyone!More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

After a long day in Tangiers, we headed back to Tarifa and stumbled across this Tapas restaurant. It was very busy and we had to wait for about 25 minutes. The server did not speak English, we spoke little Spanish, but with effort we got...what we wanted. Portions were bigger than I expected and very good. Nice wine selectionMore

Date of visit: June 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4