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“Worst ever”

Restaurante Bar Sardina
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurang Sardina Alhaurin el Grande Spain
Malaga, spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Worst ever”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We live in Alhaurin and have been to this restaurant many times to just have drinks and sometimes a meal or tapas. The service has always been dire and the staff have zero personality but very local and traditional - hence the reason we returned, but Friday night was the worst ever!! no eye contact or acknowledgement when we arrived, sat at a uncleared table for 30 mins, finally cleared not offered drinks or menus for at least another half an hour, just a plate of bread plonked on the table. My daughter eventually went to the bar to order drinks, no apology offered. Ok they were busy and understaffed but surely a smile and an apology does not cost anything!!!!!! We decided to leave after finishing our drinks as still no menus or service!!! We wanted to leave without paying but I suppose we are too British to do that! They seemed surprised we were leaving...........but still no apology!! We then went to El Fogon, which was very busy also, where we were greeted with a smile and attended to immediately, we finally enjoyed a lovely meal. In summary - I will never waste another cent there nor would I recommend anyone else to do so!!!

  • Visited June 2012
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mega Disappointed!!!!!”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

Been going to Alhaurin El Grande for the last 5 years and we loved La Sardina (superb) but not this year. It has been our favourite place but what a rip off this year. Charged us 30 euro for 2 plates of anchovies. Wouldn't even discuss it. We won't be back - too many other other lovely places to eat. So disappointing after building it up to our friends who were visiting for the first time.

  • Visited May 2012
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Alhaurin el Grande, Spain
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439 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Was the best grill restaurang -but has gone down”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

This used to be our favorit and best grill restaurant in town. But it is not any more. Last time we were there, got a wonderful Serano ham as a starter. We desided to have beef from Avila, the best beef in Spain. The waitress rekomended insted a chuleton ( one kilo beef for two) she told us it was the best meat you could have. We ordered one for to persons, we wont it rare. We were served a cremated piece of meat. The worst steak we ever had. When we complained, she only said " I orderedit rare." no excuse or offer of a new steak. Sorry, we will not be back.Will spend our €90.00 in other places

  • Visited April 2012
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