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“Fabulous food and excellent service”
Review of El Desvan Taperia - CLOSED

El Desvan Taperia
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish, Fusion
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Great wine list, beers. . . Meat, fish and signature tapas.
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stayed in Torrox last Oct for a week and we ate in El Desvan nearly every night. The tapas are to die for and the Paella is the best I've ever eaten. Excellent selection of wines and cocktails. Extremely reasonable prices. The staff are very welcoming and very helpful when ordering as my Spanish is not very good, we had some really good laughs. I'm returning to Torrox this Oct for a relatives wedding and El Desvan's is catering for the afters which I can't wait for because I know it will be fabulous day. See you all in Oct guys!! :)

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1  Thank SineadAK2008Dublin
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

This week we went to this restaurant tree times and tried all the tapas dishes, it was great every one of them. The service was very good and it was so nice to sit on the plaza experience so very good food and wine.

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Thank Svanhildur_2013
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Got to agree with the last review partially in that our waiter was rubbish (poor appreciation of the cosmopolitan clients that were sitting on the terrace and nearly all talking English with which he struggled) BUT the Food is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

The honeyed fried aubergines and plate of 6 stuffed mushrooms topped off with 4 wonderful glasses of delightful quality house red were truly amazing and we were smiling away at the overall experience!

The owner just needs to get his front of house staff into ship shape order to be able make this taverna qualify for a Micheline star as the Chef is truly top notch.

We'll be back later in the year to feast some more and hope that the serving staff match up with the chefs first class efforts?

Thank Vasil J
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was our second visit, the first last year and it was very good indeed.
This time not good at all, firstly the waiter was very dull, and offered no welcome , or help with the menus. We had a fish starter, followed by a meat main, the cutlery was not changed in-between courses, we had to ask for it to changed. We asked for the condiments and a salt cellar was plonked down on the table.Over all the food was boring and offered chips, chips and more chips with everything , it appears that's all they can do with potatoes!! To be honest it was the same in all eating places. It also appeared to us that priority was given to residents who were not even having a meal only drinking and looked after very attentively by the staff. So what a contrast on the year before, seems to have lost its way to us.

1  Thank Anthony M
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Welcoming with nice music, and food cooked to order. Very generous portions, tasty and authentic with a twist. One late night tapas menu, and one dinner - both good.

Thank HillynWill
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