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Restaurante Playa Bella

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Carretera KM162 Eastbound after petrol station, 29680, Estepona, Spain
+34 952 80 16 45
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London, United Kingdom
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508 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Thank penguinalert
Marbella, Spain
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went this evening with friends . It was busy despite being off season . Good service and great food , except every 5 minutes the lights went out for the happy birthdays! Leave it out !!! Will certainly go back .

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Thank Lespaulburst
Radlett, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went to Playa Bella for my father's birthday, and weren't disappointed! The food was hot, fresh and delicious, the ambience was great, the service was good and we were so full up, that we didn't even get as far as the dessert, which is very unusual. The spinach crepe was just amazing, as was the French onion soup. Absolutely... More 

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Thank Laurel K
Chamonix, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming restaurant with an extremely friendly owner serving simple well prepared and cooked food. Gets very busy so booking advised. Very enjoyable meal and well priced. Worth a visit.

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Thank Gerald S
Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very good food, especially the steak and fish. Our 8 months old daughter love the vegetable soup! The price is cheap in relation to the quality! The personal and the chief are very friendly. We love the restaurant!

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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
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?