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“Tiny but perfect, it is the best restaurant!”
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Tempora
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Ranked #2 of 1,479 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $49 - $55
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Tempora restaurant offers a selection of ingredients that combines seafood, meats and seasonal vegetables Premium with internationally inspired flavors and ingredients sourced locally. All this is combined with an excellent selection of wines and our tempting desserts that complete a gastronomic offer that goes beyond the traditional.
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Having seen all the reviews we just had to try here and what a fantastic meal we had!

The place is tiny, maybe 10 tables inside and 5 outside and you should book really as several couples were turned away when we were there, only to book for another day.

The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful indeed; they couldn't have been better, topping the wine up and making sure everything was perfect.

The food was amazing, all local, fresh produce which changes often and is tailored to the seasons. Please look at the pictures to get an idea of the quality.

We were given a slate with not 1 but 2 amuse bouches! The warm tomato soup shot was wonderful, I could have eaten a big bowl of it: it was lobster bisque-like, delicious. There was also a cured pork crostini, very nice too.

The starters were lovely. My prawn and vegetable pasta was perfectly cooked and the fish sauce delicious. Only 5 of them, which was a bit of a shame, could have done with 7. The tuna tartar was magnificent!!! If you like sushi you will love this and a very good portion indeed. I will have that next time, definitely. So juicy and full of flavour.

Then we were given a very fresh lemon and passion fruit shot to cleanse the palate. I don't like passion fruit, but this was delicious with just the slightest hint of it.

The mains were also very good. We both opted for fish and they were completely different tastes. The cod was a small but perfectly cooked fillet served with a little mash and lovely sauce. My turbot was delicious and really well cooked. There was a lot of skin on there too, which was tasty but a little naughty and if I'm being pedantic, a tiny bit salty, but very nice and I'd have it again.

The dessert was lovely, we both had the chocolate tart and it was soft and very tasty. I didn't like the raspberry coulis myself, but the tart itself was lovely.

At the end of the meal they brought us a glass of cava on the house too! It happened to be our aniversary, but I didn't mention it to them and we still got a glass, maybe everyone who orders 3 courses gets one. I didn't ask, but it was a lovely gesture.

The wine list is very good for red, but only 4 whites to choose from. The verdejo at €17 a bottle is delicious, so much so we had 2!

The whole meal was €110 and worth every penny. I look forward to my next visit and trying something else.

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9  Thank Maxxxsensation
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Visited Tempora last week and was very impressed by the service and cuisine. The menu did not list any vegetarian dishes, but after informing the kitchen of our dietary wishes, we were presented with a delicious and colorful salad as a starter and homemade tagliatelle with mushrooms as main course. The food was absolutely delicious and all dishes were beautifully presented. Prices are very reasonable. We will return!

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1  Thank ElSol123
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Visited Tempora on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed. Started with a fish soup which one of the tastiest my wife and I have had anywhere. Then we had fish main courses which were both tasty and beautifully presented. Quantities generous so we had no room left for dessert. In between courses we were given small appetisers which were mouth-watering, unusual and added a nice touch. The service from our waiter was friendly and efficient - he was attentive without being intrusive and clearly cared about his customers. We booked at 9.00pm, which was about the earliest time for a good atmosphere. It was not until 10.00 that the restaurant was full. Would unreservedly recommend this place.

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Thank Richard B
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Went here because of the tripadvisor recommendations and was not disappointed. The Food was great and the staff were very attentive. Can't wait to get back later on this year.

1  Thank TCBFS
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Four of us ate here on Saturday 02nd March and we were all very impressed. The tasters between courses were delightful. The main dishes were fabulous and I would highly recommend the king prawn on apple crisps starter. The two waiters were great. The restaurant is in the old Town, quite near the main road. It is very small, perhaps only about 20 seats inside so advance reservation is essential. Loved this restaurant - Will definitely return in July!

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1  Thank glenabbey3
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