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“Great steak service needs improving”

El Cortijo La Herradura
Ranked #128 of 464 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Excellent atmosphere and great steaks
Appleby Magna, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Great steak service needs improving”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was excited to try this restaurant the rib eye steak with baked potato was great but it came with no other accompaniment so we ordered a tomato salad with it.
A superb bottle of Argentinian Malbec was a top choice for the steak.
The staff were not particularly friendly and after serving our meal they were hard to find, no dessert or coffee was offered, we were quite full anyway.
It is by the roadside so after our apperItif we moved further into thie restaurant.
We will be going back and hope the service is better, I am sure then it will become one of our favourites
S.

  • Visited July 2014
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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not as good as expexted”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We went here during a recent one week visit to the sun. We read a few of the reviews and were expecting grwat things. Unfortunately when we went around 8pm on a Sunday night we were the only ones in there. It may be a case of ordering the wrong things but we were tempted by the mixed barbecue. To be fair, when it arrived it looked very appetising, but the meat itself was not particularly tender and there was more left on the plates than was actually able to be eaten. Lots of gristle and bone but not much of the expected tender meat. Again we may just have chosen badly and may well have been better ordering the steak instead.

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Thank Grant C
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Delicious steak. Outdoor seating. Great service. Great value. Definitely would recommend. Only downside is the proximity to the road.

  • Visited July 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great meat!”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

This is by no means a michelin restaurant, but as far as steaks go - not far off on the taste buds. It's a traditional style Argentinian restaurant and the meat is great!
Yes, the service can sometimes be slow and not that attentive, but this is a restaurant that comes to life later on in the evening as most Spanish and locals turn up after 9 pm. We have been here on several occasions and are mostly pleased with the experience. They have a play area for small children and a relaxed dining atmosphere. Great for families. One negative is that it's quite cold in the winter months as they only have a gas heater. It warms up as more people turn up later on in the evening obviously.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Marcus H
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Small steaks badly cooked, slow service, dreadful salad. Can only assume that the usual chef was on holiday. Very disappointing.

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Thank Martin H
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