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Paseo Alfonso XII, 30201 Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 52 92 15
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08:00 - 23:00
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending a wonderful time at the historical sites in Cartagena we decided to have lunch at this so called restaurant at the port, the place was empty except for 4 people having coffee which should have been an indication but we decided to have carry on and order, mistake, my wife ordered Hake and chips which to be honest... More 

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Severn, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The wait staff was welcoming, and the recommended seafood sampler was outstanding. The fish and shellfish were well prepared and tasty. The suggested white wine was tasty and affordable. WIFI was available in the quite pleasant outdoor dining area, which overlooks the water. Families with children were welcomed.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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399 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Entrees were just okay, I have had much better. Presentation was okay but food needed more. Service was okay. Go elsewhere.

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Thank jocelynd102
bridgend
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

right on the waterfront this was a great place to stop for refreshments. Local cuisine was easily observable swimming in a large ish aquarium, I was grateful no one picked lobster while I was there. Coffee was good and local beer refreshing.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with friends and would not go back. Sullen staff, food came at different times, quality of food very poor and very expensive for overall experience . I do not mind paying for a great lunch but 60 Euro for a few Gambas and some lettuce is not acceptable.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Lunch with friends Service was dreadful Food not very pleasant Very very expensive - 60 euros for 16 griddled prawns 6 euros for 4 bread rolls Steak which didn't resemble beef or any specific animal Lamb chops - so skinny Serious rip off! Service so slow and certainly not with a smile! Waiter couldn't divide the bill for 2 payments... More 

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Puerto de Mazarron, Spain
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246 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Situated down on the water front, it has good views of the marinas and the cruise ships when they are in. We used the café trype place on the ground floor but there is a posh (expensive) restaurant on the top floor. There was a stain on the table cloth. Drinks and tapas were fine.

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Thank Jon T
Lodz Province, Poland
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a cafe asiatico while wiating for the bus back to La Manga del Mar Menor. We had a table with a seaview (over the port). A fantastic stay!

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Santa Pola, Spain
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Quite expensive food but not for the quality. Mediocre service. Have been three times but only because of it´s proximity to the cruise ship dock.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

What more can I say? The waiter probably didn't want us to stay. Put the table cloth on but we smoothed it over the table and it was as though it was all too much trouble. I had a baguette and I've tasted better pillows. In fairness, we also had a salad which was nice but 'nothing special'. Shame because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Alfonso XII, 30201 Cartagena, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Region of Murcia  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +34 968 52 92 15

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