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“Worth the trek”
Review of Trocadero Arena

Trocadero Arena
Ranked #130 of 1,398 Restaurants in Marbella
Price range: US$56 - US$61
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Trocadero Arena, a welcoming place immersed in the essence of the Mediterranean, sand and sea combined with authentic colonial-style decor in our Lounge Area. You can relax in our Beach Club area, which is exclusively reserved for our customers, or enjoy our indoor halls.All of this is reflected in our top-quality fish or meat dishes accompanied by ecological produce which has been especially grown for us.You’ll get special service from the very moment you arrive with a car park equipped with a valet service to pick up your vehicle and hand it back to you when you leave our facilities.Enjoy our facilities to hold any kind of celebration or event with seating for up to 250 guests.
Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Worth the trek”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

I was a bit concerned that Trocadero Arena was going to be a case of style over substance, but in the end it was very very good. I went with a very good friend on a Friday evening. Great spot. We loved everything, the food, the beautiful surroundings, the service. Be warned though that they allow smoking inside, something that disappointed us a lot!

  • Visited November 2012
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
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Muchas gracias por su comentario!
Nos alegramos de que la experiencia en Trocadero Arena fuera mejor de lo que usted esperaba y que disfrutara de nuestro entorno y comida.
Tomamos nota, y le esperamos de vuelta pronto.
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“Great setting excellent dinner”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Just a few kms outside of Marbella, at the Rio Real slip road head for the beach. You will met by someone to park your car and you can walk straight into a setting which is an amazing mix of African Game Park decoration and beachside style, an unusual but highly effective , relaxing combination. At night it is delightfully lit with tables well-placed for you to dine on the terrace or, if it is windy inside , but still with a great view.

Service a bit mixed , been for afternoon drinks and found it quite slow but in the evening it was a different story, great staff and plenty of them to look after you. We had dinner as a group of six and thoroughly enjoyed it. The menu is very comprehensive, if anything far too many cheese options as an entree but plenty of other choices, mixing beachside dishes with traditional restaurant fare. Good wine list with plenty of national and several international wines. We shared some assorted "tapas-type" dishes before individually selecting a main course- The Dorada was excellent as was the veal, the plaice a bit insipid. Portions are good. Afterwards only one dessert , which was a chocolate soufflé - very good. With a couple of bottlews of wine and drinks before the bill was about Euro 60.- a head. About what one would expect for the setting, service and quality.

  • Visited October 2013
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
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Muchísimas gracias por compartir su opinión sobre Trocadero Arena.

Que nuestros clientes disfruten de nuestro servicio y del entorno es una de nuestras mayores satisfacciones y además, si son agradecidos ya alcanzan la perfección.

Esperamos verles de nuevo!
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“Barefoot Elegance”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Away from much of the pretentious glamour that is Marbella, to the less fashionable east, is an oasis of laid-back cool. We had lunch of black rice and the following day had dinner of Turbot baked in Salt. Both were delicious, as was a starter of Russian Salad with Crab. Service, décor and cocktails were all elegantly understated, discreet and perfect. A special place!

Visited September 2013
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
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Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia en Trocadero!
Nos alegramo de que disfrutara de nuestro restaurante de forma diferente y especial...
Esperamos volver a verles pronto.
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“Amaizing place!”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We had lunch yesterday there. Overall the place is so wonderful that you forget that they also cook there)) as the atmosphere is taking your mind away of routine and everyday problems!
We ordered selection of sashimi to start and paella with red prawns! I can only say that at the end of our stay there I was so happy that we spent half day there because of the sea front,food, service and restaurant itself! I felt really so relaxed and in a such a good mood! I decided to write this review to those who have some doubts! Even if you do not want to spend on lunch or dinner, you can come for a drink. They have plenty of lounge space for those who just want to be in a cosy place in a good company! But I bet you will stay for a meal then!)

  • Visited September 2013
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
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¡Muchísimas gracias por vuestro comentario tan positivo!
Nos alegramos de que disfrutaran de un día completo en Trocadero Arena, para nosotros es también un placer poder compartir nuestro espacio con vosotros, tanto para comida, como para una bebida y disfrutar del ambiente Trocadero.

Esperamos volver a verles pronto para disfrutar de un relajante día.
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“A forgettable experience”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Trocadero was a disaster from start to finish, we were rushed to our table ordered our pre dinner drink it came after the starters arrived, no water, wine, bread offered. Main courses were staggered and all the food was cold. The restaurant was not busy and even though there were plenty of staff the service was terrible. We voiced our grievances with the duty manager and she was not apologetic, the bill was wrong and we were not even offered a drink in apology. I certainly will not go back and would advise you to keep your money and spend it in a more personable restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Digitmedia, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trocadero Arena, responded to this review, 27 September 2013
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Le agradecemos muchísimo que comparta su opinión.
Nos disculpamos ante usted si el servicio que recibió no fue de su agrado, no suele ser lo habitual en Trocadero Playa, por lo que tomamos nota para ver en qué hemos fallado y mejorar esos aspectos.
Lamentamos que su experiencia no fuera satisfactoria y esperamos que vuelva a nuestro restaurante para poder ofrecerle nuestro servicio de calidad.
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