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“Worthy of the extra effort”

Restaurante Asador Espadin
Ranked #4 of 550 Restaurants in Almeria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $48 - $71
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed April 19, 2013

One of the reviews I read of this restaurant said 'it was the best in the word.' It isn't. But it is a great place, especially if you are a meat eater. So just what makes a restaurant great? For me it is the extra effort made... here it starts with Espadin announcing itself and letting you know where it is right away with a huge billboard just as you enter town. Then it's the extra effort in the warm greeting and the confident recommendation, followed by the extra effort in acceding to a special request, 'extra onions' meant an extra plateful. The effort in maintaining a rather special wine list. Then the effort (and skill) to so thinly slice and keep the shape of the thick T-bone steak. This is the signature dish that you cook yourself and a MUST. The extra touches like the choc bars with coffee which even those who didn't have coffee received. All rounded of with the free pouring of three liquors. Getting to Velez Rubio used to mean a windy road over the sierra. Not now! The motorway whisks you from the coast in an hour. So make the effort and take in Caves ( pre-historic paintings) and Church too ( look up to see the 300 year organ which must make the place really rock!) and Saturday is market day. Espadin is more than worthy to make the effort to go. The best restaurant in the world... the search continues.

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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Went to this rather nice typicaly Spanish restaurant for the second time this year, this time with family.They do not do a menu del dia(menu of the day) at lunch time, so we chose from the menu.The salad starters are very impressive and very large, so fill you up before you have had the main course.The steak is superb! You hardly get any veg with the meal, just potatoes, which was disapointing as i so enjoy vegetables.
It is certainly not cheap here, approx 140 euros plus for 4 of us, so do not expect a typicallly cheap Spanish lunch, but even so, nice for a special occasion.Take your spanish dictionary as the waiters do not speak English! The restaurant is usually very busy which is always a good sign.!

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