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Bar la Dorada

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Avenida Bajamar 16, 11500, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
+34 956 85 52 14
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite Spanish food joints here. Great clean food. I love their Monkfish grilled skewer, fried fish and shellfish, great food, generous portions, clean and fast service. There are always people waiting to be seated, so arrive slightly before the Spanish food hour and you won't have to queue. Also they make very good fried baby... More 

Thank Heba C
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Great bar and restaurant. Lovely tapas especially fish. Great sangria. Very friendly and welcoming owners. We will be back next year.

1 Thank Christine A
Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic traditional Spanish restaurant , great quality. Highly recommend the flan Staff lovely and great atmosphere. We did morning coffee and dinner during our 3 day trip.

Thank Ann J
Belluno, Italy
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282 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I liked the old fashioned atmosphere of this place which reminded me when I was a child and visited such places at seaside resorts in Italy ! Fish was good : fresh and tasty. Simple cooking but genuine. We had gambas a la sal and pijotas. Anyway I did not like the match with the local semi-sweet white wine we... More 

Thank Alerock
Marbella, Spain
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by hotel to visit this family run restaurant. We were looking for good quality fresh fish. We ordered langostines, dorada and brocheta of swordfish. Everything was overcooked and dry! Fish was not 'today's catch' either.Very disappointing with the meal and service.

Thank TraceyMarbella
Galicia, Spain
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Simple local tapas, mostly fish and seafood, either grilled or fried. Have the grilled marrajo (a kind of swordfish) or the cuttlefish salad (aliño)! If you want to sit down you'll have to wait for your turn (there's a very handy machine giving out tickets) or you can wait for a space at the bar.

Thank AnnaLiberaMayer
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196 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The restaurant was full of locals. A mix of business people, friends and tourists. Most people came for the fish as nearly every table were eating fish of some description.

Thank ChasN
El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

real quality food from a family business which has been around as long as I can remeber. Its Fish is always good we specially like the cocinas - cockles I think in English. But you shouldn't be disappointed whatever you choose.

Thank georgems2015
Norfolk, England
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249 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Just missed the catamaran to Cadiz so had half an hour to kill. Only went in for a drink, but when we saw the locals tucking in to the tapas we could not resist. The chocos aliniado was gorgeous at only 2.20€, and it was big enough to share for a snack. Service friendly and quick - we still caught... More 

Thank Lizzipoo
Delft, The Netherlands
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559 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Lot's of locals, which is usually a good sign. Simple restaurant, attentive staff, fresh seafood, lots of choices, a few good white wines, a lot of movement around and locals telling you what to eat, so an interesting meal!

Thank jooplent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Bajamar 16, 11500, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  El Puerto de Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +34 956 85 52 14

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?