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“Excellent meal - Exceptional value”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taberna Mogador

Taberna Mogador
Ranked #49 of 179 Restaurants in Torre del Mar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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643 reviews
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“Excellent meal - Exceptional value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

What a superb find this was! Located just two blocks back from the seafront and in an alleyway between Paseo de Larios and Calle Bernabe Fernandez, Taberna Mogador has inside seating with a typically Spanish rustic style decor as well as seating outside in the alleyway which is covered by a large awning and bounded by a high whitewashed wall - so really gives an intimate feel. The menu is Spanish but some of the dishes have a Moroccan influence.

Instead of having starter and then main courses we chose three dishes to share Triangulos Rellenos de Ternera (triangles of filo pastry filled with minced beef) €7.50, gambas pil-pil (spicy hot prawns with garlic & chilli) €7.50 and tostas with guacamole and langostinos (6 small pieces of toasted bread each topped with guacamole and a langostino) €7.50.

There were four substantial sized triangulos with fine filo pastry ( a bit like samosas) and generously filled with spicy minced beef with a mild pepper sauce on the side. Have had gambas pil-pil many, many times in other restaurants but I have to say these were amongst the freshest and plumpest prawns and a substantial portion for such a reasonable price. When we reached the tostas, we were almost full up.

To round off the meal we chose 1 chocolate truffle which came with vanilla icecream and the price was an incredible €1 - yes just one Euro!

We had a bottle of Anta 10 Ribera del Duero Crianza red wine for €18.50 - an excellent price for this wine! The wine list had a good selection of wines available (our choice was around mid-price). The waiter was attentive and friendly. One aspect of the meal which was much appreciated by us was that the waiter and kitchen staged the delivery of the dishes one by one, rather than everything arriving at once!

Overall we cannot fault the experience. Incredible value for such a quality meal and we will be recommending this restaurant to our friends. Incidentally they offer a number of dishes which need 24 hours notice so we are definitely going back to try the Lamb Tajine and the Beef Couscous.

  • Visited September 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC - SUPERB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

We visited this Restaurant with friends and their family, as there were nine of us, we tried lost of different dishes starting with two different types of salads, they were both amazing. Then we had some Moroccan pastry with chicken (delicious), then onto a selection of different meats on bread, then t-bone steak to share with chips. The Moroccan pastry and T-bone steaks have to be ordered, but we were lucky enough for them both to be on the specials that evening. THEN the sweet came out to share, an extremely large ice-cream surrounded by all sorts of lovely deserts. Everything was amazing, the staff were friendly, the service was great and the atmosphere brilliant. This is at the end if a side street, so not many people passing by, the whole place was packed the whole time we were there, which they deserved, We will certainly be back again and again. In one week we visited the worst Restaurant since being in Spain and one of the best, luckily we ended on a high.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Admittedly, it was not busy on the cool Sunday evening we dined here. After our great croquettes (shrimp and leek) and philo triangles of ground veal, the staff brought a complimentary dessert of chocolate and ice cream. An accidental bit of chocolate sauce on my shirt (my fault) caused a spray can of spot remover and a brush to appear. Following this we requested coffee, but they have no coffee machine. Our waiter nevertheless took the order and left, returning 2 minutes later with cafe con leche from the cafe next door. Service beyond reasonable expectations, and friendly conversation with two waiters and the chef. We will return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Spain
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“Best salads in Spain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

We live locally and the Mogador is our favourite lunch venue in Torre del Mar. The outside eating area, although actually in an alleyway, somehow conveys the impression of a courtyard. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is wonderful and of exceptional value. I particularly love the salads, which are very substantial and beautifully presented, The chicken salad is my favourite, but they are all very tasty and a hearty lunch for about €6.

  • Visited March 2013
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Andalucia
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“pleasant lunch venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

Tucked away in an alleyway just off the Paseo del Larios the Taberna Mogador has an interesting and varied menu. Celebrating a wedding anniversary we decided to try it for the first time. We were not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will go back again and next time will try the tajine. Also next time we will go on an evening.

  • Visited January 2013
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