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“Home fom home.”

Chiringuito La Sonrisa
Price range: $4 - $22
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurante panoramico with great sea views. Try besides our typical Spanish dishes our fish and meat specialties
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home fom home.”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Numerous visits, food and service always excellant. Great location.Family so friendly.
Visit for a quick drink and you may never get away......

Chris and Jackie

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank ChrisandJackie7
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Walsall, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice bar.”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Visited this bar twice, once in the evening when a band was performing and also a afternoon after returning from the beach. I must admit the service was a lot better in the afternoon, a very nice man looked after us, and kept the place very clean and tidy. The evening was slightly different as we were serviced by younger waitresses, who didnt seem to bother too much.

Visited September 2012
Thank sue21348
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A Mixed Bag of Experiences”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were attracted to this beach bar/restaurant by the previous rave reviews on this site, but quite honestly we felt it missed the mark on a number occasions. We ate lunch here about 5 times during our stay more through convenience rather than the dining experience, which we found better elsewhere.

La Sonrisa is run by some Dutch people and all the front of house staff are Spanish, the owners could do with an injection of charisma and hospitality skills, to let you know that you are welcomed custom and maybe both sets of people should take a hint from the establishments’ name – The Smile – so they can tell their faces they enjoy being there.

The food we found was a little hit and miss as was the service, depending on who you got – we had some absolutely dire toasties and a very poor seafood paella, which was literally spot the seafood (rip off). On the other hand we had a very nice mixed grill and some fairly OK other dishes.

It’s located at the top of the beach and has about 50% of its seating outside on the beach as you would expect, shade is at a premium and it fills up fast - on the days when there was no sea breeze it was stiflingly hot as there are no ceiling fans.

All in all I would go back if in the location, but would not go out of my way to make a special visit.

Visited August 2012
Thank gnashie
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London, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stop on a wonderful beach....”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

If you are expecting beachnbarmfood, be prepared to be disappointed....the food here is good restaurant quality, and the staff are keen and friendly. The manager,Taco keeps a sharp eye on all that is happening and drinks are refreshed, tables,cleared as soon as needed. Best mojitos outside Cuba, according,to my other half. Don't miss the opportunity to stop here... Beach is beautiful.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Angela G
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Stoke on Trent
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“I can only write as I find......”
Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Bearing in mind all the good reviews I'd read I was shocked to say the least at the appalling service received when I visited this bar/ restaurant. There were two young girls waitressing, both looked as though they were either sucking lemons or chewing wasps, and more interested in their hair and nails. When we did finally attract attention, they managed to get our drinks order totally wrong, mind you, the barman was more interested in chatting to his mates! There were no menus on display, and no offer of food, despite a large board on promenade advertising such. All in all a disappointing time. Perhaps caught on a bad day????
On our day, there were FAR better bar/restaurants

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