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“We won´t be back”

Restaurante Regional A Esquina
Ranked #22 of 23 Restaurants in Mertola
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Service was slow (we arrived towards end of lunch time though) and staff appeared to be happy when we left. Cleanliness is questionable: all tables outside were laid but dead mosquitos were all over the table; restrooms were clean itself but mold was to be found on the high walls.
The food itself was ok even though the price was above what we encountered in similar places in Portugal. The indoor seating appears to be better than the outdoor seating.
We tried to contact restaurant by email after our visit to clarify a potential loss during our visit but never received feedback.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Terrible service. One hour waiting and they never served our food. We cancel the order, so I can not talk about the quality. Avoid it. There are better options there.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

When we arrive at mertola to spend the weekend, a esquina was the first restaurant that we saw. (Just next to the roundabout 30 seconds aways from the parking lot. It's a big restaurant, there are 3 floors. The "entrée", a plate with regional cheese and ham was the best part of the meal. However it costed 8,5 € a bit overpriced. I had a grilled robalo. It was poorly done. The cooking was uneven. My girlfriend had a bacalhau à brás (codfish brás style )a very popular portuguese dish. It was terrible, they murdered the recipe (believe me i'm portuguese). It was so dry. The service was awful they took 15 minutes to bring us salt. Waiters were never arround. I won't advise anyone to go there. It's a trap because it's the first restaurant that you'll see wen you arrive to mertola. there are way better restaurants in mertola that are as cheap or even cheapper than this one with way better food and service. Try the "tamuje" excellent food at an unbelievably low price.

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Reviewed October 29, 2011

The food was very good. Service was great too. However be careful if you order anything not on the menu, such as a side dish like a salad. It can cost you as much as half an entree! Also, the apetizer plate of regional cheeses and hams will cost you 8.50 euros, even if you do no eat them!

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Reviewed October 11, 2011

5 meals listed on the menu which we wanted (loom, frango, salmon, flan and pudding) were not available (at 8 pm). So we had to eat something what we not wanted. And later on the bill was like 2 file steaks. But unfortunately it was the only open restaurant in Mertola.
But the the waiter was very nice and the wine was good.

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Thank Agorowitsch
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