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“As ever just first rate meal”
Review of La Pampa

La Pampa
Ranked #44 of 479 Restaurants in Estepona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
726 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
“As ever just first rate meal”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We have been here 4 times now with friends and it does not disappoint

Maria and the team offer food that you can savour for days later

Maria sadly lost her husband recently and she bravely still focuses on first rate food and service

Please go as you will love it!

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Radlett, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned; Resting on its laurels”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We went to La Pampa based on its tripadvisor rating; and were disappointed. So much that this is actually my 1st review after 10+ years of reading from the sidelines.

The food - although the quality of the food was i would say 'good', the menu was extremely old fashioned (one whole section was called 'meat with creams'!).

Service - the #1 restaurant barometer - was just too slow and, although friendly, was insensitive to the point of arrogance.We had the distinct feeling that they were resting on their laurels; dining out on their trip advisor posters that decorated the walls.

There were warning signs as we arrived. There was only one waiter working the 5 or 6 already occupied tables, and no Maitre d' in sight, meaning we waited at least 3 or 4 minutes just to be seated, despite being the only people waiting.

Within a few minutes of being seated our frustrations returned; we couldn't get anyone over to take our order and when my wife got up to look for someone, caught the Maitre d' coming in from outside; when she then came straight over to our table it was evident she had been outside for a cigarette. Now, I know its Spain but i believe anyone on active duty in a restaurant should not smoke on their shift; especially when understaffed. What irked us further was that she didn't apologise for the wait but made the 'sorry, the kitchen is very busy tonight' excuse, which...is no excuse, even if true.

When our main course arrived, my wife's arrived with the cream (yes, we succumbed!) not on the side as requested. Although the Maitre d' apologised and said she would change it if my wife wasn't happy, she never once followed this up and asked if she did in fact enjoy her meal. In fact, no-one came back at all and we ended up not only passing on dessert as no-one came to the table but we also had to walk up to the front desk to ask to pay as we couldn't get anyone's attention to even ask for the bill.

Needless to say, when i did pay, the Maitre d' did not even ask me if we had enjoyed the meal let alone seem at all perturbed that we had stood up and walked over just to pay our bill.

Summary - out it this way, I NEVER dont leave a tip...and i didn't leave a tip. Avoid; there is too much good competition in this area to bother going back here, or even at all.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Hartster
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Party of Eight !”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

It was unanimous family and friends alike thoroughly enjoyed there dinners. I had carne mixed grill cooked to perfection... The curried shrimp was very tasty, my wife had a perfectly cooked steak. The suggested wine Crianza reasonably price wasvso good we had another.kudo's to the owner for making us feel at home at this locals favorite.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Flick115
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Trondheim
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A place to enjoy!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Food was excellent, the service was perfect and the price was very nice. The recommandations from the waiter was spot on!! And I still enjoy a glass of "1866".

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Anthon S
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent ambience, food OK”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Visited with family, and the kids approved of the friendly waiter. Generally great hospitality and atmosphere. The starters disappointed as quantity, but starters were okay. Main courses were good but not excellent. Good place to take the family in a tourist area where genuine quality might be hard to come by.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank AndersBel
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