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“A little gem”
Review of L'Experience Bar - CLOSED

L'Experience Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I came across this bar while out looking for another one recommended on trip advisor but this way by far the best. My husband calls it the Shirley Valentine bar as I was quite happily enjoying a glass of wine and tapas alone! Pascal and Linda make this place as they are so friendly and welcoming. The tapas dishes were delicious, especially the Greek mushrooms (would love to have the recipe Linda!) and extremely reasonable. I will most definitely be returning whenever we are in Benal. So glad we found it and recommend it highly. Didn't try the cocktails as I stuck to my Jameson's with diet coke and a slice of lime which Pascal remembered every time. Met good people from various places, everyone there was friendly, fun and happy. Had a few good laughs so thank you for the memories! Jackie and John x

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1  Thank JacandJon_11
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review, We are so pleased that you enjoyed visiting our Bar, and our hospitality. We are also glad that you loved our Tapas, Linda will send you a private message with the receipe for the greek mushrooms - can't let everyone have it !!! We, along with many of our customers enjoyed your company, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Just had 10 days holiday in benalmedina one of the highlights being several visits to L,experience bar where the hosts were as brilliant as ever ,found this bar in 2005 and it's as good as ever.Hope to revisit for their 10th anniversary May 2014

Thank Barbara M
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review, We are pleased that visiting us was a highlight of your holiday, and that you enjoyed yourself as much as you did in 2005, Please don't leave it so long before you visit again, We wold love for you to be here in May 2014 for our 10th anniversary party. Please keep an idea on our Facebook Page for details.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Pascal is a great host to the mixed clients of the bar. He is very warm and welcoming and provides excellent service. The food was very good and excellent value. Beer was very good and it was an excellent place to sit and watch people go past in this quiet square.

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1  Thank Jim B
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Thank you so much for writing us a review, We are so pleased that you enjoyed visiting our bar, our food and beer, and found it to be great value. We are situated in a beautiful square, and I agree that during the day especially, it is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Tucked away in the corner of the square, this place is a little gem, with warm and friendly service courtesy of Pascal. The highlight is definitely the cocktails, with a menu full of choice, but manageable enough to guarantee that all the ingredients are fresh (this means the drinks take a little longer to arrive, but it's definitely worth it!). The section of cocktails created by previous visitors is a nice touch and offers up some new flavours, but the daiquiri was our favourite, as well as the mojito (which is made to order at the table!). There's also a nice selection of tapas and other snack foods, with some really tasty chicken wings!

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2  Thank Jac T
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, We are so pleased that you enjoyed our Cocktails, and our Snacks and Tapas. We introduced the customers choice on the Cocktail list a few years ago, and it has proved very popular, Some people have created amazing Cocktails !! Whilst others are maybe only for the brave ! With over 30 years experience in the Catering business, I do advise people if I don't think that their creation will work, but will make it if they wish. I very much enjoyed your company, and look forward to seeing you again when you return to Benalmadena.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We really enjoyed our couple of visits here during our holiday in Benalmadena. Pascal and Linda are very friendly and really looked after us. We watched a couple of premier league games here as well which was great. They had a good range of Tapas which we tried and was very delicious.
The bar is situated in Plaza da Ola which is between Barclays bank on the main road and the beach. (trip advisor has it mapped as up in the pueblo for some reason).
We will hopefully return soon and it's a pity the owners went on holiday during our break or we would have been in a lot more. (They fully deserved the break through as they work so hard to maintain a lovely business).
Thanks :)

Thank BlackpoolBelle8
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PascalBonnot, Owner at L'Experience Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review, We are so pleased that you enjoyed visiting our bar, and enjoyed the tapas. I'm sorry that you were here at the time we closed for a 2 day break to celebrate our wedding anniversary, but look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Benalmadena.

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