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“A wonderful restaurant in a rather strange Almerían location.”
Review of La Costa

La Costa
Ranked #4 of 76 Restaurants in El Ejido
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Just (some 20 km) outside Almeria
Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A wonderful restaurant in a rather strange Almerían location.”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

El Ejido is the heart of the vegetable/salad growing región of Almeria in southern Spain where the huge plastic greenhouses are so dense that they can reputedly be seen from space. The mayor has recently been tried for corruption and there are said to be more banks per square meter here than anywhere else in Spain. Certainly, it is the site of Spain's only prestigious "El Corte Inglés" department store in Andalusia. So, there is plenty of money here and also plenty of poverty with migrant workers on low day-wages looking for jobs picking tomatoes or whatever crop is in season.

Outside the centre of the town but close to the warehouses where the vegetables are processed and packed for sale all over the world is La Costa. This restaurant is not very obvious and sits below a pension guest house of the same name, just past the BP garage on the main high Street "El Boulevar" going West out of town. I don't think it still has a Michelin star and its prices have tumbled since five years ago but the food is every bit as good.

This is probably the finest food in all of Almería. I particularly like the "Menu degustación de Tapas" which is large enough to share between two. Their wines are superb and an excellent meal for two, with three glasses of delicious wine each, last cost me €35. It is just off the A7 motorway - take the turning for El Ejido Oeste and turn left when you get to the main Street. The staff are smartly dressed, very efficient, the atmosphere is excellent but does not really get going until after 14:30 when the farmers come in with their payments from the market. I advise you to go to the main bar rather than the restaurant which is quite cold and lacks character. If you are passing you should not miss this treat.

  • Visited February 2013
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almeria
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345 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Fine food and relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We have eaten in the more formal restaurant , but we love their tapas bar next door , where you can have anything from a simple tapa , to the same menu as the restaurant and also watch the locals having a good time.
The tapas are surely among the most innovative and beautifully executed in Andalucia .
An excellent selection of lovely wines , many by the glass.
Staff knowledgeable and helpful , easygoing atmosphere in this unlikely area.
Get off the motorway at EL EJIDO OESTE and over the island and turn right downhill towards town
you will see it on your right -enjoy!

  • Visited January 2013
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Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Earn it´s star”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

We had lunch at this Michelin star restaurant in El Ejido. Hard to find without a GPS, but when we finally arrived the place and the food was great. We sat in a beautiful brick room, which was cool (with an outside temperature above 30 degrees it was lovely).

The service was like expected from a high-class restaurant and the food was lovely. The foie gras with sweet onion compote was one of the best I ever had and the Sole was perfect. Some had pork rib and other hamburger with blue potato chips. All very tasty and perfect made.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2011
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