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“On the Beach”
Review of Restaurant Oscar

Restaurant Oscar
Ranked #52 of 335 Restaurants in Calpe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $45
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Fusion
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“On the Beach”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went to Oscars a few times during the week. They had a large menu to choose from. The food was tasty. It was a little slow so don't be in a rush - it suited us fine since we enjoyed sitting on the patio people watching. The owners and staff are so pleasant and really take an interest if they see you in a few times. Def recommend it.

Visited May 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
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English first
Calpe, Spain
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Get your facts straight”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

This review page is for the top quality restaurant on the MARYVILLA hillside! It has been run by the same family for many years and sets a high standard of cuisine, ambience and service. It is also a thriving tennis centre and has a lovely pool which is available for use during the day. At night it provides an elegant and romantic dining experience.

PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE IT WITH THE SEAFRONT RESTAURANT OF THE SAME NAME. Quite a different place. Time to sort out your reviews.

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank alancalpe
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Experience”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Visited Oscars 3 times over a 2 week period. Sampled courses from the standard menu, the gourmet menu and the a la carte. As with any restaurant, what you choose dictates the success of the meal but all courses were well cooked and hinted at excellence that exists in this kitchen.

From the standard menu, the chicken and prawn cocktail was good and the steak excellent - succulent and cooked to perfection. The Belly pork from the gourmet menu was superb - a little "nouvelle" but a superbly constructed dish.

Finally, there are some real gems on the a la carte. The Foie Gras starter was a triumph, one of the best dishes I have tasted anywhere. Served with a crispy fruity topping giving a texture bordering on creme brulee (they do an excellent one of these too!), this starter has to be tried (forget political correctness!!)

Still on the a la carte, the steak again was superb (with more foie gras!) but the monkfish wellington in a delicate lobster sauce again hit the dizzy heights. Beautifully meaty fish in an excellent pastry case with a sauce that lingers long in the memory. The aforementioned creme brulee with orange sorbet was again an excellent dish but the bread and butter pudding (a hint that a little piece of England resides in the kitchen) is the one to go for if available.

So all in all, a superb experience in a delightful setting with excellent staff. The Puerto Blanco Restaurant just down the road may get most of the attention in this delightful little enclave on the outskirts of Calpe but Oscars is better value and, if you choose the right dishes, better quality. Also caters well for children.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank John L
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Roskilde
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“Beautiful settings with rotten service”
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful location, but spoiled by the herd of tennisplayers crossing the area like gnu's on the Serengeti. Reservation only, even on a half-empty night. Also some things on the menu must be preorderd, even of it's only Paella. We were 'allowed' to order Paella, if we all four wanted the same! What a rip-off, scarsely enough for all and hardly any seafood on. On top of that the waiters were un-informed, un-caring, and un-available. No one were there for the entre meal, and we had to help ourselves to wine and water.

Never got a chance to refuse dessert or coffee, as the could not be bothered to offer any! Guess they were busy discussing the (few) guests and make open comments about them - extremely rude and offensive.

Avoid at all cost.

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5 Thank Jel4000
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Calpe, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“A place to visit.”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

I am glad you have featured this restaurant I have visited it several times and it is a firm favourite with me, my family and friends. The setting is idyllic. The management and staff make your lunch/diner second to none in the area. A relaxed and comfortable setting where one can enjoy gourmet food from a locally renowned chef. One to be included during any Calpe stay. You will certainly not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
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