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“A very disappointing meal”
Review of Casa Jose

Casa Jose
Ranked #93 of 212 Restaurants in Playa Blanca
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2013

It was a wet and windy night and as we got out of the car we spottes Casa Jose across the road. It looked Ok and seemed to be busy. We ordered two starters, two mains and a bottle of house wine. The wine and bread arrived quckly. We then waited, and. waited about 40 minutes. A waiter then arrived with our main courses. He didn't understand when I tried to tell him we hadn't had our starters. There was no real apology although a young lady did bring four slices of cheese and four olives to keep us going.The starters arrived some 15-20 minutes later. It was some further 15-20 minutes before our main course arrived. . The food was pretty awful, fried bits of rabbit and salty potatoes, no veg. Service was terrible, no apologies . Not a place we'll visit again. I should have checked on Tripadvisor first!

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

If you want the real Spanish food experience with an only Spanish speaking waiter go here. Wonderful freshly grilled local fish, veggies and great homemade desserts. The local pub area is full off locals and the kids can walk around. Lovely!

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

I read the notice in the window about the family origins of this restaurant and decided to give it a try in the evening.
We took our seat and ordered drinks. The noise from the back was a bit strange - I thought it was the sound of arguements in the kitchen - but it was from a bar area which was popular with the locals.
When we ordered we were told that we were "too late" for some items. This may have meant that they had sold out - but some items were fairly usual. Eventually we made our choice - with my wife settling for two starters (one as a main). We had some doubts as to whether this was understood. We waited, We waited, The waiter often seemed to be taking meals to the wrong tables. We waited, we ordered another drink, we waited. Eventually we decided to pay for the drinks and leave (along with another couple who were waiting longer than us.
Maybe it was a one-off bad night - but they really need to get a waiter who has a better understanding of the languages - or is more patient and takes trouble to understand. They also seem to lack a system which ensures food is eventually take to the correct table. I feel we experienced a "near miss".

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Thank JohnPDerby
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Casa Jose is a family run restaurant awat from the tourist attractions on the sea front of the popular resort of Playa Blanca.

The restaurant is quiet and peaceful. We had a delicious fish meal one evening. The fish was locally caught and cooked fresh. It was a delightful experience.

We returned a few days later to sample the tapas menu in the bar area.

This is a much more lively experience than the restaurant. The bar is full of locals and the choice of food on offer was varied and all of it delicious.

The patron gave us a free taster of a calderon she had just finished. It was exquisite. The bar is lively; the staff helpful and entertaining and the lunchtime food was superb and at a decent price

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Thank Herbie3
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

i guess we should have been forewarned by only two table occupied on a Saturday evening, but we read the notes outside about carrying on the family tradition and decided to give it a try. The waiter was pretty friendly but difficult to understand each other despite my pointing to grilled rather than fried squid several times! The squid was overcooked and chewy and as for my wife's clams meuniere it was a horrible mess cooked undoubtedly in a packet or tinned sauce and tasted awful. Stupidly we ordered a bottle of white house wine and were presented with a bottle with lots of sediment floating in it and tasted chemically.Needless to say we passed on the idea of desserts and coffee!

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Thank Jodian
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