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El Pesebre

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Sevilla Avenue, 11 | La Costilla Building, 11520 Rota, Spain
+34 658 88 79 28
Today
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 19:30 - 00:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Rota for a week on business and stumbled upon El Pesebre after seeing great reviews for their Paella. Got Paella on the first try with a few co-workers and thought it was just okay. The next time, I tried the Lamb and was hooked. My mother knows how to throw down in the kitchen, and this lamb... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cant go wrong here and the kitchen is all glass if you are one of those types that like to watch the chef cook, the Lamb is very very good.

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Thank Don M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My favorite place in Rota. I would go once a week. Great food and relaxed atmosphere. Great variety and something for everyone.

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Scotts Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Went to El Pesebre for the Paella and it did not disappoint. Got there when they first opened so we had the place to ourselves. We got a great table by the window overlooking the beach so we spent the time waiting for our Paella people-watching and enjoying the cool breeze from the open windows. The service was great, the... More 

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El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful steak and seafood place. You can get a table right on the oceanfront if you want a view while eating. Consistently good food and service.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

I think this is a very underrated restaurant. Good quality paella especially. Good service, tables by the windows with a beach view are really nice as well.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Came to this restaurant because it was highly regarded by the hotel concierge. Just OK food with incedibly slow service. A bad sign that the ONLY people here on a Tuesday night were a few tables of Americans. Was told this was beautiful oceanfront. True, the main dining room has windows overlooking the ocean, but this restaurant just has space... More 

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Rota, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Great food, great service, great atmosphere -- you're going to find those here. We shared our second meal upon arriving in Rota at El Pesebre -- this happened to be our first Spanish meal as well. We started with the avocado salad (delish) and the grilled shrimp (fantastic). I need to remember to ask how to make the dressing they... More 

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Thank HereComesTehBride
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

My wife and I dearly love this restaurant. I was stationed in Rota for three years in the late 80s, and we were regular lunch and dinner customers. Always enjoyed our dining experiences here. Hope that Manolo, our regular waiter, is doing well and wish that we had taken him up on the strawberries and cream. Best place in Rota....God... More 

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Rota, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

My wife had the Garlic chicken, she thought it was salty but was tasty. I had the Ox Steak, asked for medium but it was delivered medium rare. Although, i didn't mind at all. Over-all the experience was great and the service was good. I would recommend and would go back and try again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sevilla Avenue, 11 | La Costilla Building, 11520 Rota, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Rota
  • Phone Number: +34 658 88 79 28
Description
This is a traditional family restaurant, where every corner has a nice souvenir of his humble origins. We try to create a cozy atmosphere with its walls lined with natural wood and nailed one by one original form. We have a large dining room overlooking the main beach of the town where you can taste typical dishes of Rota as Rotena fish, good meat grilled or roasted lamb, but always respecting the recipes from 40 years ago They do in this house.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?