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“Lovely lady but v basic food”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of La Botica

La Botica
Ranked #5 of 7 Restaurants in Alajar
Cuisines: Spanish
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Description: We ate at this small restaurant on a recent visit to Spain. The building was old and beautiful, the bar was lovely, and the food was great. True gem.
north- east England
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely lady but v basic food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Food seemed to be microwaved and was rather basic. Wine was okay though and the lady serving could not have been nicer.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What a find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We came across the Botica by chance and how happy we were with our choice. The owner was delightful and went out of her way to cook us excellent food even though two of us had special diets. Anyone going to Alajar should try the restaurant for sure.

Visited June 2013
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Thank SerenaAP
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York, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Foul inedible food, disinterested staff!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

My wife and I popped in to this restaurant on recommendation.

The owner was busy chatting to the locals around the bar - and it showed!

I was given (on her recommendation) a sort of layered meat and cheese dish in breadcrumbs, which when I cut into it was FROZEN in the middle. It was swimming in grease. She took it back and it returned suspiciously quickly (microwaved???) still cold in the middle. It was accompanied by some of the greasiest chips I have ever eaten. My wife's food was bland and badly presented.

This is one of the worst places I have eaten in and certainly one of the poorest reviews I have had to post in a long time.

DO NOT EAT HERE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

  • Visited February 2013
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New York
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3 reviews
“Lovely local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

True local plcae, local dishes, and very nice host

Visited April 2012
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Thank AviLandau
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