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La Gamba Dorada

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

We were 6 adults, ordering 6 different main dishes, and only one of us ate the food. (He was I’ll all night, and the day after). The other 5 of us had a bite each, and then decided to leave it. The Merluza was over...cooked, a shoesole would have been more tender. The other dishes was deep fried, and the batter was thick like a bread. Big fat pieces, with almost no fish in it. Absolutely terrible. We would give I 0 stars, but had to press one....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

7 tapas and two drinks for less than ten euros!! What more do you need. Freshly cooked,good selection very tasty. We will be back!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Well we lunch at this restaurant and the food was average but i think they should do better once is in a coast town. The service something like fast food concept and looks like they don't notice what u say to much, because they also...brought our orders in double. The restaurant is very big and busy so always will be noisy and lots of people moving around. But is worth a try.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed April 20, 2019

Amazing food gets very busy, have to queue at times, well worth it though xx Frequented by locals which is always a good sign. Tapas are served on the tall tables. If you want plates there served anywhere in the restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

We ate here on the final night of our short break in Velez Malaga. The service was amazing as was the food. If you enjoy fish and shellfish this is definitely the place to go in Velez. Very reasonably priced too, can highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Casual eating..amazing seafood...great atmosphere..we throughly enjoyed our evenings here..totally recommend

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was very busy, we received 2 of our dishes but had to wait on a third.The food was good but the service was a bit casual. We ordered wine and had to remind the waiter twice, the last food dish took 3 reminders....DisappointedMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The Golden Prawn. Thriving inexpensive eatery down a cool alley in Velez. Wallet friendly and great quality. If anyone can show me better tapas for such a small price, please get in touch. This place is one of the reasons why TripAdvisor should have an...option for a sixth star. You will need some elementary Spanish though. Sentences like 'Que? Esta demasiado barato!' for instance.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Antonio Miguel R, Gerente at La Gamba Dorada, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you very much, Tony. We are enormously grateful that you want to give us that sixth star. We wish to see you soon.

Reviewed June 21, 2018

Very good, typical seafood restaurant: tapas, fish & seafood of all kinds. Ate here twice: once for lunchtime beers & tapas at the zinc-topped bar, then for a full lunch on very busy Friday (market-day in Velez). Enjoyed ‘mixed grilled fish’ - includes clams with...chorizo, baby cuttlefish, prawns in skewers & in garlic sauce as well as grilled pieces of fish. Also very much enjoyed the fritura verano (slivers of vegetable lightly battered & fried as well as small pieces of battered fish). Good service. Popular with Spanish family groups - always a good sign. Usual range of traditional Spanish desserts but strangely they serve no coffee!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Antonio Miguel R, Gerente at La Gamba Dorada, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you very much.

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Excellent fish and seafood selection. Extremely popular but very accommodating and it was not an issue being squeezed in on a table or even at the bar. We have been several times and it has always been great. Recommend the paella and the Russian salad.

Date of visit: March 2018
Antonio Miguel R, Gerente at La Gamba Dorada, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you very much

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Frequently Asked Questions about La Gamba Dorada

  • Yes, La Gamba Dorada offers takeout services.

  • Yes, La Gamba Dorada offers delivery services.

  • Yes, La Gamba Dorada is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • La Gamba Dorada is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4