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“Definitely avoid! Extremely disappointing experience.”
Review of El Jardin

El Jardin
Ranked #1,554 of 2,207 Restaurants in Malaga
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We went to this place because suggested in Lonely planet guide as a place to go for paella. Paella was way below average, the ingredients were not fresh, the rice not cooked enough and there was still liquid inside the dish.. Funny thing (or not) was that we saw the waiter smoking in the kitchen near own dish while it was awaiting to be served! We could not eat that... When expressed to the waiter that the dish was disappointing he said that was how Paella tastest in Spain, which is oh so not true!! We should have been tipped off from the start by finding no soap or paper in dirty WC... Incredible trap for tourists. We went to Bodegas el Pimpi to cheer up and it was truly a great and delicious Andalucian experience!

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Was expecting a professional tango show, however it turned out to be local members of a tango club. Thought it was going to be disappointing, but they can really dance. Facinating and so enjoyable. The food wasn't very good so next time we visit we will just go for drinks.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

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This cafe/restaurant had a very Spanish feel. the staff were friendly In a quite position off the main street

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Poor quality of the dishes, slow service - we had to wait 40 minutes to get the food; unpolite waiter! Absolutely to avoid! The interior is nice, but that's the only advantage.

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3  Thank Cordoba112
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stopped into this restaurant for a drink on our way somewhere else, it is tucked behind the cathedral and looked nice. The decor is fun - take a look at the amazing copper coffee machine for example! While there we realised there was going to be live music so we stayed. It's true to say that this wasn't the best meal we had in Spain, nor was it the best flamenco we saw, however the combination of the two, the local vibe, the friendly staff and the general fun atmosphere meant that we came back here for our last night in Spain. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts here - especially when some of the locals get up and join in with the singing

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1  Thank CDbew
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