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“Excellent restaurant in a league of its' own in Torrox Costa”
Review of La Rosa

La Rosa
Ranked #15 of 152 Restaurants in Torrox
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant in a league of its' own in Torrox Costa”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

The majority of the restaurants in Torrox Costa are located on the sea promenade with a steady flow of passing by customers. La Rosa is located on the main road which runs through Torrox Costa maybe two hundred metres north of the promenade (roughly opposite Laguna Beach), so doesn't benefit from so many passers by and therefore has to try harder.

We found La Rosa to be excellent, maybe a little more expensive than others but the dishes were freshly prepared and the quality and service was very good. The dishes have a German and Spanish influence.

There are tables outside at the front in a pretty courtyard and tables inside. Tables both inside and outside were set with white linen tablecloths and linen napkins.

One started with Norwegian smoked salmon with a rosti and horseradish cream €7.90. The quality of the salmon was excellent and much better than in most local restaurants. For mains one ordered Cordon Bleu (pork fillet stuffed with ham and cheese) €12.90 and the other ordered a dish of 2 small pork Wiener schnitzels €11.50. Both dishes were served with homemade fries and individual side salads delicately dressed. With both dishes the ingredients were very good quality and both were delicious.

One of us ordered a dessert of slices of banana with a wedge of fresh pineapple served with a caramelized sauce and ice cream €5.50 - delicious.

We had a good bottle of Ribera del Duero roble red wine €17.90.

The service was relaxed and not rapid but this is because the food is freshly prepared. The lady owner and her chef daughter were friendly and attentive.

  • Visited January 2014
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“a nice suprise in Torrox Costa”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I thought I had found all the decent places to eat in Torrox Costa, but last night my wife and I happened on La Rosa and would happily recommend it to others.
Most dining takes place on or just off the Paseo and probably because La Rosa is on the other side of the main road it had not appeared on our radar up to now.
Situated on the N-340 just across from Laguna Beach it looks more like a home than a business, but the terrace is very pleasant, with flowers and shrubs aplenty and one very quickly forgets that one is sitting down to eat just off a main road.
What took us by surprise was the quality of the service and the food. Both were well above standard Torrox fare. Fresh linen napiery and a complimentary amuse bouche are not spotted often down here and the quality of the food was first class. We had two mains and two deserts (having sworn we would only have 1 course, the food was so good we had to sample a second)
Its a mother and daughter team that deliver this quality food and service and the prices are very reasonable. A little above the Torrox norm, but there again one could taste and experience the added quality.
La Rosa is a definite must if you are in the area and want to celebrate something. Save it for a special event, its worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
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