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“Beautiful restaurant, lovely owners”
Review of L'Experience Bar - CLOSED

L'Experience Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
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“Beautiful restaurant, lovely owners”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We found the restaurant by accident trying to find Trip Advisors two best places in Benalmadena. We were so lucky to find this, because the atmosphere was lovely and spanish even the owners were not spanish. We ate two tapas plates... well they were little too British for us trying to find real spanish, but anyway they were tasty. Our little girl was feeling cold and the lady qave her a towel to warm up. I wish all the best to this great cozy restaurant and it's friendly owners.

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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words, We are pleased that you enjoyed yourself in our Bar, and found the tapas tasty. We look forward to seeing you when you are next in Benalmadena.
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“Great bar in authentic andalucian plaza.”
Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

Great bar in a fantastic little plaza just a short walk from the main promenade . An escape from very touristy benalmadena! A haven! very friendly owner. Good quality food and drink. Reasonably priced.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Paulsmithcasty
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this review, 6 July 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about us, We are so pleased that you enjoyed not only the peaceful location of our bar, but also the quality of the food and drink, along with our hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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“Great Tapas”
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We came upon this bar when visiting Plaza Ole which we had read about ahead of our holiday as a quieter more "spanish-y" square close to the beach. We had two delicious tapas lunches here and also a few drinks one evening. This is a great place to have a peaceful leisurely lunch and the owners make you feel really welcome. It was something of a bonus for us that the owner was a Spurs fan - my husband and 2 young sons felt in very good company!

One of the more memorable evenings of our holiday involved a meal across the square at Erase Una Vez followed by drinks and a very enthusiastic game of yahtzee (available to use in the bar) in 'the Spurs bar' - as my 2 boys coined it! A lovely peaceful atmosphere in this gem of a spot just a few metres away from the action of the beach and promenade.

Would highly recommend this bar and will definitely visit here again when we return to Benalmadena in 2014.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank 339Sarah_Louise339
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this review, 6 July 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visits to our bar, our food and drinks, and our hospitality. The Yahtzee evening was as entertaining for me as it was for you !! It is always a pleasure to meet fellow Spurs fans, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
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Southsea
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“Nice bar!”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Nice bar, and to make things better, the owner Pascal is a mad Spurs fan. Very friendly and in a nice location.

  • Visited May 2013
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Thank you so much for your review, just in case I did not mention it on your last visit we do show every SPURS game live on HD in our bar. See you soon and Come on you SPURS!!!!
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Chadderton
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“Friendly bar, great tapas and sangria”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We have been to L'Experience bar several times now as it is in the square next to the hotel Triton where we stay. We have always had a friendly welcome, the sangria at 3 euros for a large glass is excellent value and the tapas are the best around. Restaurant Ole on the seafront charges for bread with tapas - Pascal and Linda include it in the 2.50 euro price. My husband has had a tuna salad which he thought very good and my son-in-law reckons they make the best burger he has ever had - praise indeed!
We were there the night that the England match in Poland was postponed due to the waterlogged pitch - Pascal showed his sense of humour by changing the sign from England v Poland 9pm to England v Poland coming to a bar soon! L'Experience is a very small bar with outside seating, so if the weather is bad you may want to visit another time, although they do have sunshades which might double as umbrellas.
Pascal and Linda are also animal lovers and bowls of water are provided for dogs. They have two beautiful cats too - the black one has only one eye, but has a lovely shiny coat so is obviously well cared for.
We will definitely be back when we are next at the Triton.

  • Visited October 2012
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this review, 25 October 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words, we're so pleased that you enjoyed our bar and our looking forward to seeing again soon.
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