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“Over-priced, average food and not the best service”
Review of Cabo la Nao

Cabo la Nao
Ranked #150 of 347 Restaurants in Javea
Price range: $29 - $59
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 17, 2012

It didn't start well. The porto we ordered for an aperitif was old, cloudy and had bits of cork floating in it. Dismissing it as a minor mishap, we asked the waiter for a new drink. Instead of apologising he sniffed the port, turned up his nose and walked away. Not a great first impression.

Still, we were enjoying ourselves as it was a warm evening, the view was pretty spectacular and the food was bound to be too, right? Er, wrong. There was nothing technically wrong with the food but for the price it was well below average. Starter of cod tartare tasted of, well, nothing really. A shared paella for two at 25 Euros per person was distinctly lacking in flavour, there was not much fish and the portion was small. The wine was reasonable.

What is disappointing about this restaurant is that it has so much potential but you are blatantly paying for the view. In two weeks in Javea we had some fantastic food at great value but I can honestly say this was the worst meal and the most expensive. Not going back and will not recommend it. The staff did not ask us how the meal was but if they had we would have told them it could have been better. A real shame but so many better places to eat in lovely Javea.

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Thank Sarah_Razza_Hall
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Had meal the scenery is nice the meal was expensive and out of the seven nights eating out in the local area was our most disappointing meal, very expensive attention to detail for the price wasn't good enough, chipped dishes, slow service re drinks having to top up own wine. had paella and at 104 euros for four people not enough food, would not return.

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Thank Karen W
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Thuis easternmost point of Spain has a wonderfil restaurant just above the lighthouse. The sky was a depp blue as was the sea. We ate here twice while in the area, the first time dinner (all adults) and the second time with my children and a friend. Sure, the menu was not "child friendly" but the children tucked into the calamari and the steaks with gusto. This has to be one of the great restaurant views and the food is simple and delicious. I love this place. You may need to book to get the terrace seats. The second time we had the Arroz caldoso con bogavante (Lobster). Yum.

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Thank Mikkycc
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

You may fly from any point in the world reach either Alicante or Valencia airport from which travelling towards Javea, Xabia until you reach Cabo de la Nao.

Imagine enjoying dinner at the foot of the lighthouse, perched on the sunny terace overlooking a stunning angle of 180 degrees of nothing but the finest Mediteraneean Sea.

In case you find yourself alone for dinner worry not. Cabo La Nao has the friendliest seagulls to keep you company.

Last but not least, I would like to mention your host, a proper englishman which will serve you a meal fit to the view.

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Thank WestP0int
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Rented a villa five minutes from the Cabo La Nao lighthouse (an important landmark in Spain) and delighted to find the Cabo La Nao restaurant right next to the lighthouse. We first tried to go for dinner but as it was pre-summer season, the restaurant was only opening for lunch so we returned next day as a group of nine friends.

We'd looked at the menu posted outside the night before and liked the sound of what was on offer (very inventive and adventurous selection of meat and fish dishes). On arrival, we couldn't have been greeted in a more friendly fashion by the owner and his staff and were allocated tables outside with a view of the lighthouse and ocean and we were well sheltered under the large parasols.

Pre-lunch drinks were served promptly and basically anything you can think-of. The staff are friendly (not all speak English but like anywhere, you can communicate if you try and so I did, at times, in my rusty Portuguese, with no problem). As well as the menu we'd seen the night before, there were specials of the day + an impressive wine list.

We ordered a selection of starters that included fresh bread, octopus, salads, etc. and the mains were a varied selection of beef, lamb, fish and a vermicelli squid paella that we'd been anxious to try. The wines we ordered were off-menu (we took the waiter's selection of red, white and rose) and everything, including the deserts (try the tiramsu, it's great) was fabulous.

Including the pre-lunch drinks, starters, mains, deserts, wines and coffees, the bill was Euros 100 a couple which we found very acceptable for the great quantity of everything we had.

We loved it - highly recommended !

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