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Review of El Pikoteo

El Pikoteo
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 23, 2013

like the previous review we thought we would try this place out as as every time we had passed, it was full and busy. Agree the staff were unattentive and rude. They forgot one of our orders and when it came (king prawns) they did not look fresh a disgusting green goo spilled from the ones we opened. When we told them, we were told that this was normal. Strange every other place we've had king prawns, we have not come across this. The rest of the food was bland. not good..

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1  Thank Liam O
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Booked this restaurant as a prequel to a family wedding, as every time we had passed, it was full and busy. How wrong we were! The staff were unattentive and kept us waiting quite a while before our order was taken. When the food arrived it was absolutely tasteless - only my partners baby octopus had anything good about it. Six of us had sirloin steaks in various sauces - the strangest looking sirloin I've ever seen! More like some overcooked stringy slice of brisket. Peppercorn, mushroom and onion sauces all identical and flavourless.
With a couple of bottles of Cava, the bill came to more that 35euros per person for main courses only - an expensive waste of money. There is no atmosphere and the prices are not in keeping with a cafe style set-up with plastic tablecloths and paper napkins. Much better places to eat in La Cala that are better value for money.

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Thank Shane B
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

El Pikoteo was one of our favorite restaurants, because it offers a variety of fresh fish and seafood. The list of starters is great everything is reasonably priced. The staff is very friendly. At lunch it can get very busy. Many locals go there, which we considered a good sign.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

....which is often a good sign! You may struggle to get a table. But quite family friendly, reasonable with a good selection of Spanish tapas and seafood dishes. You should try the aubergines with honey, very tasty. This place lacks atmosphere, maybe its the decor? Better restaurants nearby, in my opinion.

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1  Thank dave080
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

The paella in El Pikoteo was gorgeous. My husband, daughter and I feasted our way through a huge pan! The place was heaving with people yet we didn't have to wait too long for our food. My son had steak and was very pleased. Very good value. If you go later in the night you will have to wait for a table as the place is so busy. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank babsrIreland
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