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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
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Reviewed July 20, 2020

Following the relaxation of the lockdown in the UK and Spain, we visited Orgiva for the sixth year running and decided to give the El Limonero a go. Good news is that they had Spanish cider on draught - very tasty. In keeping with what...now seems a common theme across Spain, you are encouraged to use a smartphone to scan a QR code on the paper table mat which then links to their menu online. We tried the Empanadas (think mini Cornish pasties) for starters, each trying a Beef and a vegetable example. They were equally delicious. Main course was the Pizza style Secreto. Secreto Iberico is one of my favourite dishes to eat while in Spain and this had a new twist - a tomato and grilled mozzarella cheese topping. Again this was delicious. For dessert, we shared a chocolate praline creation served with vanilla ice cream - perfect. Two coffees, a Tia Maria and a brandy wrapped the meal up nicely. The final bill was just short of €70. All in all a very satisfactory meal and we will return again next year.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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847claudiog, Propietario at Restaurante El Limonero, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2020
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Muchísimas gracias... un verdadero placer haber estado presente en vuestra visita a España. Aquí tenéis vuestra casa en su próxima...More

Reviewed February 16, 2020

More expensive than the average restaurant in Orgiva but well worth the visit as the food is excellent as is the service. They also sell a variety of incredible breads - I bought a sourdough loaf with a 13 year culture! Yum!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

We've been visiting this establishment for the past 9 years. We go for the best food in town or Coffee with friends Saturday morning. Fantastic menu of the day and the a la carte menu is excellent too. Had a wonderful Christmas menu there last...year...Can't wait to book again this year. The staff are very friendly and service is good. Always take friends and family there when they come to visit.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

Food cooked perfectly, plenty of imaginative options on the menu including vegetarian and gluten-free. Chef clearly knows what she/he is doing. We enjoyed every dish during our family evening out - they catered brilliantly for our toddler granddaughter as well as veggie son and gluten...free me. Nothing was too much trouble, service was fast and efficient. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Homemade Ravioli was tough, tasteless and the sauce was an awful sweet tomato sauce. The ravioli from Lidl’s was cheaper and better! I ordered the cod that had a sweet, honey bechmel topping. It was awful. The cod was served alone, on a bed of...tomato sauce. The service was poor. The location was also poor. I do not recommend this place at allMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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claudio g, Director General at Restaurante El Limonero, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019
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También creemos que su visita ha sido la peor en la historia de nuestro restaurante. Lo peor que puede pasar...More

Reviewed July 14, 2019

This unassuming restaurant was a surprise. The service was welcoming & attentive. The menu is varied, the food delicious & very elegantly presented. Their signature lemon desert is amazing.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Popped into the Limonero for a quick drink Sunday morning and the tapas were superb. They looked good and they tasted great. Top marks to the kitchen.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Nice lay back environment, when evening falls they cover the roof so you still sit outside without getting it cold.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

The best coffee in town (I drink it black, so can really taste it!). Friendly service. I will be back to try the food!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

This is a little bit of heaven. A beautiful Spanish style villa with a very good restaurant. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the food was an excellent example of good local cuisine. The restaurant is in an orchard of fruit and walnut...trees. A most charming setting.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Our group of 9 hungry cyclists ate here twice during our short stay in Orgiva. Good varied menu including gluten-free & vegetarian options. No complaints!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

We had good reports on this restaurant as being the best in Orgiva. Sadly we found this not to be the case on our visit. The food was ok but not what I would call exceptional. The pricing was on the high side for what...we were served. Don`t think we will visit again.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

A quite evening meal with impeccable service, perfect food and a reasonable bill. Well worth the visit for one of the best meals we have eaten during this visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This family run restaurant is the best in town. The welcome is always warm and service good. The food is always imaginative and different from the typical Spanish fayre. The lunchtime menu del dia is excellent value and our favourite time to visit and eat....They have live music occasionally in the summer and it is worth going just for a drink and a delicious tapa. We always take visitors there.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We entered this place on a sunday plenty of tables where free, but the waiter kept ignoring us. I would like to comment on their food...but since the waiter thought it was more important to talk to other visitors, i can't.

Date of visit: November 2018
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No stairs to go up, it is a slight ramp that takes you to the area outside of the restaurant and no stairs into the restaurant. Enjoy.
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Restaurante El Limonero is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5