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“Delicious Dona Isabel”
Review of Dona Isabel

Dona Isabel
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Spanish/ English cuisine
St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious Dona Isabel”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Spend many holidays in this area and have tried all the local village restaurants. Dona Isabel is consistently good. From 9euro set lunches with about half a dozen choices for each course and a salad on the table and bread and alioli and a bottle of wine between 2, to an extensive a la carte menu there's lots to choose from. At night for 13.50euros you usually have just as many choices with all the accompaniments as at lunchtime. They will give you the accompanying sauce "on the side" a help if you're not sure if you'll like it when trying something new. Also will serve for example the fish plain grilled (a la plancha) if you prefer.
This place is a little gem. Ably run by Diego and Miguel aided by Asia, Fatima and Aurora you will have a Spanish experience but not be intimidated by it. The menu has translations and the staff are pleasant and helpful. The surroundings are lovely and it's nicely laid out. If you fancy a night round your pool it's worth ordering a take away pizza from them.

  • Visited May 2013
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Alicante
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunch”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Just had a lovely menu del dia at Dona Isabel. Bread & Alioli, Mixed Salad, We chose Gazpacho and Paella for starters and San Jacobe and Grilled Mackeral for mains, Coconut Tart and Coffee Creme Caramel for dessert. Two bottles of house wine and all for 23 euros. Excellent value for a really lovely lunch in a cosy, Spanish atmosphere. Well done Dona Isabel.

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Alicante
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Typical Spanish, not great, but excellent value, Menu del Dia is worth the money, and probably the best thing to go for, been many times.

Visited September 2012
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Very nice place, the service is excellent and very good food and very affordable, highly recommended, very nice atmosphere, I use to go very often with my children since I live abroad and miss Spanish meals

Visited August 2012
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Troygirl
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Charming service”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Lovely evening out here as always. Family run and the service is lovely, very attentive. Great family Spanish food and fantastic value for money.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Troygirl
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