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“Very popular with locals and visitors” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Rustica

Casa Rustica
Ranked #17 of 53 Restaurants in El Cotillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very popular with locals and visitors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We have been visiting El Cotillo and Casa Rustica for almost 10 years. Food is always excellent and the fillet steaks are superb ! Natalie & Gustav are great hosts and have always been very welcoming. However I think their popularity and the success that they have made of this restaurant threatens to overwhem them, as the service has not been as good on recent visits, due to the large number of diners. Casa Rustica is in our top 3 restaurants in El Cotillo and will definitely remain on our 'to visit' list, but only if it is not too busy.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK/IRE
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be sadly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

we visit El Cotillo twice a year for approx 6 weeks and usually always eat in Casa Rustica at least once. Unfortunately the last 2 times we have eaten there the service has not been as good as previous. The food is always good but always the same menu in 6 years that we have been visiting. The steaks are always good and everything is cooked freshly while you wait - unfortunately you maybe waiting a while as only one person, Natalie, serving. Probably will give it a miss next time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

This is one restaurant we always visit when El Cotillo, steaks were very good, we will return next year

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice food BUT ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Though the duck was very good and the steaks well cooked / covered with a very good sauce, the service was wanting. Food arriving at different times will always sour the experience. From the looks around the restaurant, it wasn't only us that we're fast becoming annoyed. With more / faster / attentive staff, this would easily be very good.

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2 reviews
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

The food at casa rustica was good. Thr service was disappointing, the food for the family came at different times, which is not good. Overall it was ok.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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