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“Great atmosphere, great food, great wine”
Review of La Mandragora

La Mandragora
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Price range: $15 - $29
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a family meal here on the last night of our holiday. We were made to feel very welcome, excellent advice given on both food and wine and the courtyard location with music made the whole evening a lovely experience. Shame we only discovered it on our last night!

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Thank Micha2306
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Very good service, Very good food and trust the restaurant for the wine. A place to come back, with children or Friends...

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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Dinner at la mandragora last night delightful find. Had the deep fried Brie to start with lovely sauces of cranberry and gooseberry. My husband had the pil pil prawns which although tasty were slightly tough. Mains for me plain fillet steak with layered potatoes and veg my husband has the black pork with thyme and mushrooms which was very tasty. The pud was the best course though do try the carpaccio of pineapple with coconut ice cream. Bill came to €100 inc wine. Will def return

2  Thank Jane131262
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited as a couple in June 2014. It is a little bit hard to find as it is inside the shopping complex El Zocco.
Had a table outside in the courtyard so location was perfect for us. We tried the steaks - recommended by the waiter - which were very good, with sauce and sides The desert menu was good, different from other places where you could only find ice cream. The wine list was extensive but we only tried a jug of Sangria.
Very friendly staff and good atmosphere and good overall value.

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1  Thank dragosdespa
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was an unexpected gem in a sea of same-ish Spanish/Italian places with similar menus. Mandragora has a slightly different menu with a very different presentation and quality. The food we had was just a level above all the other places we tried during our Costa del Sol holiday. We had quite a few different courses over two visits and nothing let us down. I had a prawn salad that was devine as was the "foie gras" starter. Also the steaks are very good and served wih delicious sauces and sides. My son had a lovely fried hake tapas dish (he is 3) which was great as it was big pieces of fish with really thin batter and meant he got lots of fish into him under the pretence of fish nuggets. The wine of the month we tried was delicious and the service was great. We have tried dozens of places in Calahonda over the years and in my view this is by far the best. Assuming you are not just looking for the standard fare which they serve everywhere. They also have a delicious dessert menu as that is something sadly lacking many other places where ice-cream is the only option.
All in a great meal and we will be sure to return!

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Thank Holly_London
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