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“Over rated”
Review of La Tirana

La Tirana
Ranked #308 of 1,474 Restaurants in Marbella
Price range: $46 - $61
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open for lunch and dinner. Abierto para almuerzos y cenas.
Reviewed August 18, 2012

We have a house in the South of Spain and are continually looking for new places. We saw the last review on this place and decided to try it. The welcome is friendly enough, but then service became ver inconsistent. Not once did our waiter refill our glasses. Menu is limited and they obviously have never been to Japan or they never would have dared to call one dish "Japanese Prwans". Garden is nice but not looked after and what an assortment of chairs & tables like from a jumble sale. So, pleasant, but not as good as we expected.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

My wife and I are fussy to a fault in Marbella : but La Tirnana is still going strong after 20 years . It is a private villa turned into a restaurant with a beautiful lit garden. I love the old town of Marbella but there are so few good restaurants with a QUIET garden La Tirana is delicious in summer months and we were not disappointed . The menu is safe Spanish and doesn't try to over do the modernity on their dishes. House wine was good by the glass . The only noise came from the lively conversation of the mainly Spainsh crowd . The service was excellent ,but I wonder how it would go on a busy night. It is expensive for what it is especially in these times. But you are paying for the romantic trees and aromatic flowers wafting though the garden. Only Marbella club offers a bettyer ambience of this type. We paid 50 euros each : 100 euros including tip for two of us. That is a shared starter OK Japanese shrimp in batter ( dipping suace was bland) grilled tuna(yum) for my wife and a hamburger steak with an egg on top for me . The desert was roasted peach was also tasty. Olive and fresh bread at the start .There were 2 young waiters that were very friendly and deserve a nod. It reminds me of the old Marbella of the 1980s .
We had the bonus of a waxing crescent moon right in front of us and my wife melted ....

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Latirana, Gerente at La Tirana, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

Dear fellow diner,
Many thanks for sharing your opinion with all of us. Your remarks are very helpful for us, so we can improve the service quality we offer our clients.
We will be pleased to have you again in our Restaurant and would like to receive you with a welcome wine glass next time you visit us.

Our best Regards,

Manuel Benavides
Restaurante La Tirana

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