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“Poor Front of House spoils good venue.”

South Beach Marbella
Ranked #281 of 1,459 Restaurants in Marbella
Cuisines: International, Fusion
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Beach, Restaurant and perfect chill paradise at probably the best beach of Marbella. Comfortable large lounge beds and individual sun loungers. International cuisine with specials. Family and couples orientated.
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Really good venue with good beach and ambiance.
Superb chilled live music on Saturday and Sunday.
All spoiled by extremely poor attitude of front of house manager.
Also take plenty of cash as although they say they take cards the machine is permanently "broken"!!

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1  Thank Barrie H
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We have been to this restaurant several times and always enjoyed it very much. Casual but chic. Normally good place to have coffee after walking on the beach. They have some very large mattresses on wooden crates and are great for a full day at the beach. They are a long way away from the sea though, so if you have small children then they aren't very practical. However on our last visit I came away feeling very disappointed. The staff were inattentive and barely spoke when they deposited the food on the table. Children's macaroni cheese was covered in an instant sauce. Paella was enjoyable but not an authentic Spainish one. The Iberia pork was undercooked and quite tough and only warm, although the vegetables were delicious providing you like them undercooked. We weren't asked if our food was ok or indeed did we need anything else. Perhaps we would have had dessert if we had have been asked. On paying the bill (99 euros for three adult main courses, 2 children's, a bottle of house wine, 2 apple juices and a beer) the card machine didn't accept my card. The waiter said I hadn't put the pin in correctly, I knew I had. I did it again and the same happened. This got the attention of the owner, who had the decency to try his own card, which was also refused. Fortunately I had the cash on me, not sure what would have happened if not! All in all I was disappointed with the evening and think if I go back it will be for a day visit .

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Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Had both lunch and dinner at South Beach. Excellent both times. Great service from friendly and welcomign staff. Food excellent and decent choice. Will be back for sure.

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Thank Haakon43
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We take coffee and fruit breakfast there every morning after walking our dogs by the beach. Fred is always happy and welcoming which reflects on his happy staff - wonderful Illy cappuccino comes quickly with our fresh fruit dish whilst we are looking along the wide sandy beach in this cool chill- out beach restaurant. Decor is natural wood floors and white table and chill out sofas. Great atmosphere - recommend the food and everything about the place

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Thank SusiBerman
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

About 100 of us went here last night for a private party, which gives a very good indication of the service and hospitality that we received from start to finish. The setting is fabulous, right on the beach with no pebbles or rocks. Easy free parking right outside or you can use a public car park to the right. There are about 12 chill out beds at the front to lounge on which I believe are €25 for the day which is a bargain on this coast. The menu is mediteranean and throughout the evening we were brought selections of Tapas, perfectly cooked. Kids are well catered for with chicken and chips or burgers. Nothing was to much trouble for the incredibly attentive staff and because this place is Dutch owned, hospitality was second to none. There is lots of shade consisting of sale shades which gives you a boat house feel. As with a previous post, this place is cool without being pretentious. All in all 100 of us had a very memorable evening and as we live here, this is now our new beach venue.

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Thank nickandjo2
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