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“Delightful food with local friends, and you get to see it being prepared...”
Review of Restaurante Alborada - CLOSED

Restaurante Alborada
Price range: $21 - $36
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Torremolinos-Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
1 review
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“Delightful food with local friends, and you get to see it being prepared...”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Two evenings a month, Restaurante Alborada hosts a cookery course for local residents and visitors in Arroyo de la Miel/Benalmadena. Chef Elisa cooks 3 delicious Spanish dishes in front of the diners while they enjoy a complimentary wine or beer. 3 courses plus a drink, water and bread, just 12 euros, and you even get the recipes to try cooking the dishes at home. The food is delicious, and even more interesting is having seen it prepared. Tonight we had a warming chickpea soup packed full of tasty meat and vegetables, cod in mandarin sauce (cod is one of their specialities) and a creamy Andalucian-style custard called "gachas". I have eaten fantastic food all over Spain when I worked as a tour guide, and I assure you that the food here is prepared with a great deal of care and attention. I have been once a month for the last 4 months, and I plan to continue going for a very long time! Forget the cliches about the Costa del Sol being nothing but fish and chips, those who live there know the truth, and go to restaurants like this one!

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Rude”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

My partner entered this restaurant today at lunch to ask if they were open and he was told he could not go in because he did not have shoes on. He had just popped out of the car as I drove around as there was no-where to park and his shoes were left behind. He was also dressed in shorts, but hey ho, isn't this a holiday resort?

He was fuming that he was treated, and looked at, like he was a piece of poo.

Visited September 2012
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gastronomical”
Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Excellent fish. Cod in fresh tomatoes, Cod Tempura, Sea Bass, Pork Fillets and Baby Lamb Chops all were excellent. Prawns in a Wok for starter was enough for all five of us. Howard

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Malaga, Spain
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Spanish food par excellent”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Everything that is good about the way Spanish food should be

Visited January 2012
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Thank Colin B
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