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“No better than it looks”
Review of El Rey de La Pampa

El Rey de La Pampa
Ranked #45 of 272 Restaurants in Roses
Price range: $15 - $34
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Try today the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine that we offer We are recognized in the sector due to the delicious taste of our Mediterranean cuisine. We have more than 30 years of experience offering excellent quality dishes. We are located in an unbeatable location in the town of Roses. Delicious Mediterranean food In El Rey de la Pampa&Sol yLuna you will receive a family treatment. In addition, you can enjoy the best of our local cuisine. We are a specialized restaurant with extensive experience in the sector.
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Well it kind of is what it looks like - an overpriced very average seafront tourist restaurant. It was near where we were staying and the garrulous ( I think that's the word I need) host, presumably the owner, said they have Wi-Fi ( a top priority in a restaurant for our teenage son) , and the reviews here, although mixed, are generally positive.

The Wi-Fi didn't work and they didn't show any interest in getting it working and the food and meal, well it filled the hole in our tummies but that was it. Overall not awful but can't really recommend.

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1  Thank androo235
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Six of us went for the set menu at €18. Not one was pleased with the outcome even though we all chose different dishes. For example, after carefully explaining that calamari and similar species from the sea were not what we wanted in our paella this is still what ended up on our plates. It was impossible to eat and complaining did not get us anywhere. Do not eat here.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Well what a great introduction to tapas on our first night in Spainm

Our waiter, thonas was polite and his english quite good. This night we had Small fish, Chicken wings, Mussels Marinated and garlic Prwns all washed down with an excellevt Rose. Small excellent restaurant that we would highly recommend

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

After having a wonderful dining experience at Pascos the evening before, We stumbled upon this restaurant after making the mistake of thinking that because there were a number of others eating there then it would be good. How wrong we were ! We opted for the fixed menu at 18 euros each we were offered an apero beforehand ( beware a small pitcher of Sangria cost 14 euro's) two of us opted for the mussels for the frst course and in fairness they were quite good though we each counted 10 empty shells on each of our plates so what looked like a generous serving was not!! There was a very small basket of bread on the table this was stale we had to ask 3 times for it to be replenished the waiter forgot Three times .and ..20 minutes later it arrived but again with stale bread
I had the grilled mixed fish for the main dish .. a very small amont of fish and very mediocre more like a starter and just thrown on the plate with no care. My colleagues ate entrecote most of which was left on the plate as it conisted of gristle!!
All The desserts were of cheap quality and lacked variety Service was very poor ..no one came to the table and asked us how our food was .. The inclusive wine did not arrive on the table until we had started our main course and that was not until we eventually caught the attention of one of the waiters and asked where it was ,as we understood that it was included.. In general I could go on but we left the table after paying and felt that we had certainly been ripped off. I got the impression that all this restaurant is interestred in is taking your money ...quality of food and service do not come into it !!!!!!

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2  Thank MajorR46
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

should have trusted my instinct, not trip advisors advice.Vile would describe the meal,greasy and garlic coated yuck staff were OK

1  Thank Sarah209
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pampero2012, Propietario at El Rey de La Pampa, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013
Google Translation

En primer lugar darle los buenos dias o tardes que es lo que solemos hacer en mi pais que es España. Ahora en referencia a su respetable opinion no la compartimos en adsoluto.
La referencia a las fotos de platos que usted hace me parece algo astracta y a lo de graso y ajo
bueno, no es grasa si no aceite de oliva de una calidad superior y el ajo esta muy presente en la cocina mediterranea y en mi restaurante. Bueno hasta aqui solo son opiniones diferentes, pero por donde no paso bajo ningun concepto en que son personas que ponga en duda la profesionalidad de mis empleados que son personas (se pueden equivocar) todos nos equivocamos, pero Sr o Sra. nunca son un ASCO como usted comenta.
Le aconsejo que la proxima vez se deje llevar por su instinto.
Un saludo

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