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“Very enjoyable”
Review of Mercado Andaluz

Mercado Andaluz
Ranked #72 of 137 Restaurants in Antequera
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We took up the challenge to visit this restaurant made by the only other review on trip advisor, based on my husband's love of seafood and my own dislike of it. We weren't disappointed. With the assistance of the wonderful waitress Lara, we enjoyed dishes of traditional gazpacho type soup, garlic potatoes, octopus and seafood paella. The Mojitos were lovely and our kids demolished their plates of crispy chicken and chips. We sat inside rather than in the plaza and as the only customers indoors, our kids were treated to Scooby do on the big screen! Lara was also very helpful about the local area and gave us some sightseeing tips. As the first reviewer said: give this restaurant a chance and you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate at this restaurant in the square one evening not even realising it was a fish restaurant predominantly, this was because we do not speak Spanish! The waitress there is lovely and can speak a few words of English so between us we worked things out!

We ordered clams and pork tenderloin the first time (solomillo) which was so tender it was amazing!! We went back and tried muscles, paella, tuna steak and chicken and everything was cooked really well. We discovered the ice cold bucket of beer which was great too, five bottles in a bucket with a lump of ice in the middle, complete with bottle opener.

You can eat the tapas inside but we only went inside for drinks a couple of times, although the bar man who is also lovely did give us some free potato salad the first night we went in (which happened to be the first night of our holiday). It was gone midnight but on a Saturday night in Andalucia we learnt this is not late to eat at all! He even celebrated with my husband when England scored as we were watching the game on their big screen for the world cup bless him (shame it didn't bring them more luck!). He didn't speak English at all but is a really friendly warm guy.

They had only been open for two months they said and were finding a lot of people were choosing the more established restaurant across the other side of the square as people follow crowds I guess but we found the Mercado Andaluz to be a real gem and highly recommend it. I hope people catch on and support them, they bring their fish daily as the waitress lives in Malaga so brings it with her every day when she comes to work so it is really fresh and as far as we are aware the other restaurants do not do this so well worth a visit.

Give them a try ;-) OH AND ITS PRETTY GOOD VALUE TOO!

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Reviewed February 26, 2017
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Reviewed January 25, 2015
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