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“Friendly, reasonable, so-so food.”

Bodega Restaurante Francisco I
Ranked #11 of 282 Restaurants in Almunecar
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The waiter at Francisco I was pleasant and helpful (my husband has food allergies and, despite our iffy Spanish and the waiter's iffy English, the food was carefully made so that it did not make my husband sick). The free tapas (though no one thought to make them, as opposed to the entree, safe for my husband to eat) were generous, too. Moreover, the prices were quite reasonable. Unfortunately the food was only so-so (the swordfish in particular a bit overcooked not filleted as advertised). And while the place is attractive in an old-fashioned way, we were two of only four people eating (though it was the usual time for the larger mid-day meal) making it seem less interesting than other places we went. We only gave it one try during our two week visit, so perhaps other days, other hours, or other choices from the menu might have changed our reaction.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Maybe the meal of the day was a poor choice, but the food was not very good. It seemed a bargain at €9.40 for three courses and a drink, but it was poor. Which is a real shame as the staff were lovely and really friendly. Fortunately the barrelled wine was good which compensated somewhat, but all four of us left disappointed. The fish was ghastly, on the principle of take one small fish cut it into four pieces and over fry they are only English and will not think to complain! They were right in one sense. Once again the waiter was delightful and the environment great apart from the Primary school size and hence uncomfortable chairs. "Walk on by" there are far better options to be had.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

If you like the big old open bodegas of old that serve both tasty tapas and restaurant food, then this place is not to be missed. We cannot pass it by and always pop in whether it be for a bite to eat or just to have a beer or vino and say hello to Francisco, he is such a gent.

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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We have been coming to Almunecar for over 30 years and I can't remember Francisco l not being a welcome refuge from the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. Very traditional Spanish fare (try the wild boar) and an excellent wine list.

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

OK the service was a little slow but Hey this is Spain. Incredible atmosphere and the waiter got us into Antonio Vega.

The food was worth waiting for and will definitely return

Thank Paul W
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