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“have patience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Romantica

Romantica
Ranked #7 of 195 Restaurants in Playa Blanca
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
breaston,derby
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“have patience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

the food here is very good so do not expect to walk into the restaurant and walk out again after about half an hour having had your meal.The surroundings in the restaurant are excellent and it is always busy.We visited twice and on both occasions the food was presented red hot and the prices of food and wine are very reasonable.You may miss this restaurant as the entrance is one street back from the front,try it you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Sea Front Dining Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We normally try and avoid eating on the ‘front line’ of Playa Blanca as the food tends on the whole not to be brilliant, however we decided on spec to give Romantica a try.

The restaurant is clean and fresh with big windows overlooking the beach and sea, despite not booking (we were there early, around 6.00pm) we were given a great window table.

The staff were very professional and seemed appreciative of our business, the food was cooked in sight.

The menu was themed with dishes with romantic names and there was an excellent choice available, I know it’s not adventurous but my wife and I opted for Filet Steak with black pepper s which came with a great selection of fresh veg – it was gorgeous! They kindly cooked my 9yr old son a plain pasta dish.

The service is ever so slightly slow, but this is Spain, it is laid back and mealtimes are not to be rushed like in the UK, when I say slightly I mean slightly.

I would observe a couple of things before going:

A. It’s very much an adult restaurant, not geared up for children unless they are used to dining in such places (our boy is).
B. Smart Casual would be the order of the day regarding dress codes, defiantly not a place for t-shirts and shorts.
C. With good food & civilized service and surroundings comes a certain clientele, we noted that people who were arriving as we were leaving (7.30pmish) were mainly well heeled retired folk who obviously appreciate a good meal.

It’s tragic that a fish and chip shop should be number 1 on Trip Advisor, this restaurant should be top 3 at least.

Yes I would defiantly go back, especially with the wife for a romantic meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Repeat visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We frequented Romantica on our last holiday last summer so we had to return there on this holiday .
We booked the table early in the week, one by the window. The owner remembered us from last summer - I guess we did eat there four times in two weeks!
On arrival the restaurant was very busy but we didn't mind chatting while we waited for our drinks. The owner and kitchen staff work flat out to keep guests happy.
Our food was fabulous as it was before. We each had a salad, they really are well put together with nice flavours. We also both had a steak for main course followed by a couple of the desserts. All in all our visit to Romantica was superb, sure we had to wait for service at times but we are patient people and if service was too quick we'd be complaining. I'd recommend booking a table in advance and go along to be surprised at the menu and enjoy the experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Has to be number one in Playa Blanca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We ate here several times during our fortnight's stay in Playa Blanca and wish that we had had time to sample everything! It is an extremely popular restaurant so if you want a table by the window you really have to book a few days in advance. The food was excellent quality and beautifully cooked and presented. The chef is supremely talented. Great value for money and the staff were friendly and efficient. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stanleyScotland
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edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Our No One”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Can only echo what others say - we had a very fancy salad to share to start, salads one of the things PB restaurants tend to do best I found and this was the best we had, the steak with caramelised onion sauce (on the side) melted in the mouth, and the stroganoff had perfectly balanced flavour and delicate beef. House red was nothing special but ok, service excellent. Not cheap but well worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chocsEdinburgh
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