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Restaurante Playa Bella

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Carretera KM162 Eastbound after petrol station, 29680, Estepona, Spain
+34 952 80 16 45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We LOVE this restaurant and visit every year. From the outside it looks uninviting because it's next door to a petrol station. Inside, it's beautiful with a warm atmosphere and very friendly staff. A pre-starter is provided, which is delicious and filling, so we ignore the choice of menu starters and always order a main and a dessert. My husband's... More 

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Thank Pat B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff, the welcoming, the ambience, the food are all EXCELLENT. Value for money in this area would be hard to beat. On arrival, delicious olives, tasty potato salad, roasting garlic bread are placed on your table before your ordered drink is delivered. We have never visited a restaurant in this area that is CONSISTENTLY busy ALL year round. Over... More 

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Thank Alwayssmith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Deceptive from the outside, but a very warm welcome inside. Great ambiance. Food superb, extensive menu, with excellent choice of wines. Nice touches with appetisers and after dinner drinks and little chocolates. Will definitely return.

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Thank Sandra G
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Sat on the side of the busy A7, but this is so charming inside. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had booked in advance but they let us choose where to sit. The food was very good and we very much enjoyed our visit. Even for a January evening, the restaurant was very busy. The seafood crepe was... More 

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Thank HolidayLass22
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

There is no doubting the popularity of this restaurant which offers a good menu and huge portions at very reasonable prices. Fine diners do not gravitate here in abundance - style over substance in truth. For me a plate piled high with more food than my body needs, is not comfortable dining. There is an 'amuse bouche' of Russian salad... More 

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Thank Cheryl G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

For me one of the best restaurants on the coast! Amazing suckling pig and leg of lamb!! Steaks are great too. It's more of a meat than fish restaurant. Polite staff and lively roaring fire in the winter. Pepe the owner is a dream, very sweet and charming man. Must try it for sure

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Thank Louise L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I always visit Playa Bella at least once whenever we are at our apartment in Estepona. The owner and his son make everyone welcome, the staff delightful, ambience superb and quality of food hits the spot every time. Must be one of the best value for money restaurants on the Costa del Sol. Excellent!!

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Thank Brian R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and have known this restaurant since the 1980's. Great choice and cooked well with nice presentation. Parking is not great directly outside but if you drive just past the restaurant there is a parking lot available. Staff are all friendly.

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Thank Diane M
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is the restaurant we visit on our first night in Estepona and the restaurant we visit on our last night. For me it just ticks all the boxes, very friendly staff, the food is exceptional in its quality and preparation and the liquid side is imaginative and fairly priced. The menu is virtually the same as our first visit... More 

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Thank DavidHamby1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Good food,great place service was fast and friendly. We went here with the family and it was not very busy but we where well looked after. I had pasta which was fresh and good quality and my partner had fish which he said was also very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera KM162 Eastbound after petrol station, 29680, Estepona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Estepona
  • Phone Number: +34 952 80 16 45

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?