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Restaurante Central

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Calle Nueva 49, 29300 Archidona, Spain
+34 952 71 74 69
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Bordeaux, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

If you prefer a quiet dining experience, this place is definitely not for you. The brothers who run it apparently don't speak after a long forgotten falling out, but we didn't see any signs of familial antagonism. One busied himself with the bar. The other waited tables and served the food. There were four of us and we just managed... More 

Thank Adrian L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Terrible Disinterested service Luke warm rice starter Cold chorizo sausage black pudding and chips thrown on a plate Complained Went back to kitchen Returned after being put in microwave for 5 mins Tough and inedible How they have certificate of excellence with TA I have no idea Absolutely terrible

Thank Mariynmm
Archidona, Spain
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Right in the middle,a great place to meet people,good wi fi as well,Seems a few English people use it as an office.Good on Saturday lunchtime,gets very busy

Thank tollycobbold
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Archidona is a little off the beaten track in Andalucia, but we were recommended to try this restaurant there by our hotel and we were very glad they suggested it! Clearly the locals' favourite, we had excellent local Spanish dishes, including a wide range of seafood options. All were authentically cooked, the staff (although they did not really speak English,... More 

1 Thank DaraghLondon
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

This is my first time in Spain and me and my boyfriend were actually starving and looking for a place to eat local food, seafood , we found this just close to our resort and we were pleased to see a large choice of tasty food and for wonderful value ! We got the Malaga fried mix seafood and it... More 

1 Thank guestshop66
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We went here twice for evening meals whilst staying in Archidona. It appears to have an interior but we ate outside under the canopies that cover the whole roadway. Food is reasonably well priced with a good selection and although I don't eat it apparently the seafood is excellent, especially the prawns. You have to try the fried aubergene (... More 

1 Thank preshusrider
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177 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We ate here recently on a Friday night arriving around 9pm, restaurant quite quiet but filled up around 10-10.30pm with local families. They shut the road at weekends which this restaurant sits on so it all adds to the great atmosphere. Tapas portions are much larger than you get in England and near the coast, so it's worth not over... More 

1 Thank merlin1965
Antwerp, Belgium
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247 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

By coincidence we have visited this restaurant. We regret we found the restaurant the last day of our holidays. Good food, very low price, service good enough. Service: take into account not many of the locals speak English, it is not they are unfriendly as many tourist don't speak Spanish it is difficult to communicate. For this price level one... More 

1 Thank Pats911
Hereford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Archidona does not have a large selection of places to eat but when there are places as good as this you don't need more. Great tapas excellent Spanish wines and friendly service - happy to tolerate my poor pigeon Spanish - made this a regular choice while staying at Almohalla 51 in the town.

1 Thank GoAndrew
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is a real authentic restaurant. More authentic than this they will not get. It has great tapas. My favorite were the bruschetas.

1 Thank Bart v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Nueva 49, 29300 Archidona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Archidona
  • Phone Number: +34 952 71 74 69

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