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“Lived up to both reputation and expectation.”

Restaurant La Tartana
Ranked #19 of 58 Restaurants in La Herradura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$41
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Restaurant is situated in the Hotel La Tartana and is open to non residents
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We visited La Tartana entirely as a result of its excellent Tripadvisor reviews and first impressions were not altogether encouraging given its location alongside a busy main road which separates it from the main town of La Herradura and where parking can present something of a problem.
Having said that, this is where any perceived 'criticism' must end as what the helpful and welcoming owners have managed to create here is something quite special.
On a beautiful mid-September evening we were seated on the upper terrace of what, with its different levels, subtle lighting and carefully managed planting resembles some kind of secret and enchanted garden. Add to this the low level jazz or Spanish guitar music playing gently in the background and you may recognise all the ingredients required to create the oasis of calm which Hotel La Tartana is seemingly seeking to offer.
The service, provided largely by just one experienced and very capable waitress, was excellent and the food both original and superb. At a fraction over eighty euros for a two course meal for two including two rounds of drinks it isn't cheap. Unfortunately quality rarely is and make no mistake, 'quality', in the form of casual but elegant and sophisticated dining is what La Tartana is all about. If the hotel is anything like as good as the restaurant, and most reviews would suggest that it certainly is, then we will be looking for an opportunity to stay there very soon.

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3  Thank MandM29
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Fantastic menu - would have liked to try so many dishes!
My choices were delicious(as was the homebaked bread and amuse-bouche).... from the squid and noodle starter, through the duck and onto the delicious dessert. Service was very good, setting (in the garden) - lovely, presentation - excellent.
We stayed in the hotel and the room, although small was very good apart from the sound of a cistern filling/running water all night! However, the breakfast was super - again taken in the garden which is such a plus.
All in all a charming "find"

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1  Thank indogurus
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

For sophisticated dining this is the best in La Herradura. The terrace is spacious, the service is impeccable and the chef is a star.

Thank Malcolm072
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We have been two times with guests and everybody was enthusiastic about the presented service and quality of the food. Nice and creative presentation of the food and very tasty in a remarkable atmosphere. Highly recommendable.

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3  Thank RefugioCerroGordo
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

We had the great pleasure of dining at the wonderful La Tartana Restaurant last year whilst on holiday in La Herradura We found the Restaurant as the villa we rented was just behind the Restaurant and each day at 6 o'clock we could smell the most amazing smells wafting across so we decided to investigate the cause. From entering the beautiful setting of the La Tartana, we were welcomed by the very friendly owners Mandy and Jed. Our table was positioned outside in the lovely garden with a great sea view. The table was set with crisp linen, sparkling glasses and flowers.
The menu was diverse in choice and we each selected a different course to taste. We all had a great treat and none were disappointed with our choice of food. The presentation of each course was a visual and tasteful joy. The service was highly efficient whilst not being invasive or fussy. We were also spoiled by meeting the Chef who told us about his inspiration to create wonderfully different dishes.
La Tartarna is a wonderful surprise which we highly recommend to all, and we shall absolutely return again this year.
Christine, David, Tessa, Richard and Oli.

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1  Thank Christine H
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