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“Great food and well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Buenaventura

Buenaventura
Ranked #346 of 1,373 Restaurants in Marbella
Price range: US$27 - US$54
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: BUENAVENTURA The Gourmet space at Marbella Old Town. Andalusian & Mediterranean updated Cuisine. NON STOP TIMETABLE: Open dialy for Lunch & Dinner from 1 pm to 23:30
Andover, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food and well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We particular went to search this restaurant out . We visited Buenaventura five years ago and had a memorable meal and wanted to go back. We weren't disappointed. Service was good. Food excellent and had a great and not expensive wine recommended by the waiter.
Portion sizes can be a little to large so the half portion is a good option. We really enjoyed our visit. Only downside was it lacked a bit of atmosphere but we were eating early evening and this did improve as more people came into the restaurant later on.

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good quality restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We have been to Buenaventura many times and never disappointed but now know the menu! The portions are very generous so half option is sufficient for the average diner. I would say menu prices are a bit higher than other restaurants, but on a half basis very much competative

Starters was the small soup portion, more than enough and amazing

This visit we had the whole duck, not a half portion so pushed the boat out - but so succulent and a mix of flavours. I would go back just for the duck

We normally share or skip dessert, this evening skipped but the restaurant provides the additional touches and the petite fours with the coffee was enough

We had a glass of house red - the bottle opened by the table and excellent

Price for 2 - 86 euros. Which is very reasonable for the standard and quality of the food

Service - excellent, always friendly and courteous

  • Visited June 2014
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Bad Buena”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Visited this eatery as part of a large group and eating a set menu. The staff, whilst pleased to get the business were grumpy and not a smile between them. We took bets to see who would smile first. The paltry starter was served and was a bit bland. Main course was steak and we were asked how we liked it cooked. I prefer well done as did quite a few of us and when they arrived they were medium (blood in middle). All had to be returned and they were butterflied. When the steaks arrived back, I was given somebody else's steak as it had knife cuts in it. I WOULD NOT recommend this restaurant to anybody.........grumpy old men and women, highly priced and NOT value for money !

  • Visited May 2014
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“One of the best in Marbella”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

It can be very hard to find inventive and good tasting food on Costa del Sol, but Buenaventure is just that. Spanish in origin, but very creative. The restaurant truly deserves the inclusion in Michelin 2014. The food and the service could quality for a star. The facilities with a romantic inner courtyard is very enjoyable, but not on a star level. Prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited May 2014
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

The service is just perfect the food is superb. It is a pricy place but it is fully worth the price I wouldn't go again to marbella and not to stop there.

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