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“Great place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Central

Restaurante Central
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Archidona
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Province of Leinster, Ireland
Level Contributor
110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We recently stayed a few days in Archidona & loved this place.

It's an old style Bar with outside seating & a Restaurant at the back.

Great food/ wine & staff were really helpful even though we did not speak any Spanish.

The best thing to do is sit at the counter & see what the locals are eating & order some the same!

Amazing value for money for what you get.

It's also a great place to 'people watch' as it's on a busy street (Nueva) in the middle of the town.

As far as I know it's open 7 days a week & it has very good Wi-Fi which is a bonus.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Esquired
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hamilton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
237 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Heart of Archidona”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We spent 4 nights in Archidona and this was definitely our favourite eatery. Extensive menu, staple favourites and some unusual, but very tasty other choices. Our personal recommendations - mushrooms, artichokes and the brilliant tempura aubergines. The locals love it, so you know it is a winner.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andricScotland
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic local dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Like other reviewers this place was suggested by the B&B Almohalla 51. This place was a focal point of the town, big spainish menu with lots of local dishes at very reasonable prices. We would have been stuck without the English translation menu ( u can ask for it but out hosts lent us one). The tapas was great and the tempura aubergine with honey was to die for. Great place to relax and watch the world go by.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Summerholiday77
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stuheath
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The tapas just kept coming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

The owners of Almohalla 51 had told us what to order and we weren't disappointed. Crispy calamares, delicious tomatoe, flamenquin (a sort of chickeny hammy thing...tastier than I'm making it sound), octopus etc, etc.. And all for the price of main course in London.

Visited October 2012
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3 Thank stuheath
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Loja, Andalucia, Spain
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Real spain real spanish food ( real is royal in spanish!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

The Central is in the centre of the historic town of Archidona and is close by the sensational hexagon square- worth a visit in it's own right - and provides a taste of quality central Andalucia food with excellent service. If you want to try it open your eyes and your mind and let the waiter suggest what to try. You'll be impressed. You'll be greeted with an aperitive, and a tasty morcel to whet your appetite. The fish is mouth wateringly excellent and the lamb succulent. Go, but go fo it!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GreatGrandadDavid
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