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“Great surroundings, overpriced, bad service”
Review of Monastrell - MOVED

Monastrell
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

The food is overpriced and unremarkable. Starters weren't great, had to remind the waiter we ordered wine, and when it arrived one of our glasses was chipped. We told him and he simply replaced the glass, but not the wine, so a glass basically went down the sink.

Mains arrived, small portions, and almost no meat in the chicken. Overall, a disappointing experience in a lovely setting.

Oh, and after paying for dinner we ended up in a fast food place as we were nowhere near full. Not impressed. If you want good tapas go to Ferran nearby...

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Thank BBambrick
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food was really excellent. I chosed a four courses menu for approximately 35 euros (without wine) and I really enjoyed it.The serving was a bit too fast as we were the only customers at his time but the staff was very professional and the place is lovely.

Thank Pink P
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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We were staying in Amerigo hotel, so it was obvious we tried this place one night, and our experience was fantastic. We decided to go for tapas, the waiter was very friendly, all his reccomendations were helpful. There were a lot of locals also, not only tourists like in the other places.
I would highly recommend the place

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Thank NatashaKu
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had two wonderful dining experiences here over our weeks holiday in Alicante. Food was sensational, great variety and the service was faultless.

Everything about this place oozed class and sophistication. I've no hesitation in recommending.

The bistro menu is slightly cheaper with good choices too. Gem in Alicante.

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1  Thank P C
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Like one of the other reviewers mentioned, the Chef came to our table to ask us what we wanted to eat. We were on a budget and two of us are vegetarian - not normally a good start with any chef! However she was incredibly welcoming and courteous and suggested several dishes that were not on the menu. The food was delicious and well presented.

The staff were really attentive and discrete pouring wine, clearing the table and bringing more bread. They were friendly too and it was obvious they were enjoying their job.

I would suggest if you look at the menu and think it's a bit pricey compared to the other restaurants in the area - don't let that put you off. It's great value for money and even the wine is not over
priced. It's well worth a visit, you will not be disappointed. Did I mention the lovely courtyard setting?

If you appreciate really good food you must give it a go. I'll be

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2  Thank GloMu
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