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“The best tapas bar/restaurant in the area”
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Poniente
Cuisines: Spanish
Description: A fairly new tapas bar in San Pedro del PInatar in the town centre with 21st century cuisine what is rare in the region using fresh ingredients. We had our best dining experience in the Poniente on our stay and we did eat out in the towns traditionally famous restaurants. Some of them are in the Michelin guide but they are nowhere near the quality and customer service we got in the Poniente tapas bar/restaurant. The waiter gone the extra mile to please us, probably the best customer service you can get anywhere. Highly recommended! their phone number is +34 676 858408
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Description: A fairly new tapas bar in San Pedro del PInatar in the town centre with 21st century cuisine what is rare in the region using fresh ingredients. We had our best dining experience in the Poniente on our stay and we did eat out in the towns traditionally famous restaurants. Some of them are in the Michelin guide but they are nowhere near the quality and customer service we got in the Poniente tapas bar/restaurant. The waiter gone the extra mile to please us, probably the best customer service you can get anywhere. Highly recommended! their phone number is +34 676 858408
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“The best tapas bar/restaurant in the area”
Reviewed August 30, 2011

We had a few meals in the Poniente which is a small tapas bar/restaurant and in other locally famous restaurants and we found this one the best of all of them. The only place in the area which is not stuck in the 80's and the hospitality of the owner/waiter is outstanding. It is situated in the centre of San Pedro del Pinatar on the main road from the beach to the village but if you stay near the beach in Lo Pagan it still worth the 15 min walk or the short taxi ride to experience the authentic spanish tapas as it's best.They do have a menu but you should ask for the daily specials. We had grilled squid one night, being a chef I know how difficult it is to prepare without making it rubbery and they did it to the best standards. The speciality of the house is pork medallions in peppercorn sauce what was also cooked to perfection. If you don't know what to order just trust the choice of the owner/waiter Luis who is the most friendly and helpful front of house person I have ever seen and seems to know the customers and their taste more than they do themselves. This place is highly recommended by any standards!

  • Visited August 2011
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7 Thank attilabenko
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent traditional tapas, friendly service”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

An excellent tapas bar with delicious food, fresh ingredients, tasty dishes and great service. Family run; owner Luis is a friendly and attentive host. Open all day, we went for a breakfast of fresh tomato on toast, freshly squeezed orange juice and hot creamy coffee. In the evening we had dinner which was smoked salmon tapas, grilled squid and pork with peppercorn sauce, all of which was flavoured to perfection. I would definitely recommend a visit to Poniente if you are ever in San Pedro.

  • Visited August 2011
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5 Thank Tanya G
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