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Don Javier Restaurant

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Calle Jose Aparicio 6 | 7 Virgen de la Paz Ave, 29400 Ronda, Spain
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Seville, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My first review on TripAdvisor and it is sad to report a bad experience straight off, but it is hard to write anything good about Don Javier where my husband & I stopped for lunch choosing menu del dia. The service was very slow and grumpy, and the food awful. From hard rubbery bread rolls, to wine vinegar liberally applied... More 

Thank luceve2017
El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They get you with a good atmosphere right as you leave the bull ring, but keep walking. There are plenty more restaurants close. The food was just not good.

Thank HungryHoosiers
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Ronda at around 8pm and we decided to go for dinner by the bridge. Looked at the 'menu del dia' for €11 and we thought it was a reasonable price with a good range of options. I ordered the penne pasta and the sauce looked and tasted like it came out of a jar of the local Mercadona.... More 

Thank Leonardordel92
Ramsgate - England
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have lived in Spain for 9 years and without a doubt this was one of the worst meals I have ever eaten here. We went with friends for lunch on a visit to Ronda after seeing the restaurant was busy, and our friends had eaten here before. Oh how I wished I had read the reviews on Tripadvisor! We... More 

Thank Debra M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Our worst experience in 18 years of living in Spain. We have visited Ronda many times and Don Javier Hotel / Restaurant is definitely a place to avoid. The food was cold, vegetables and potatoes out of a tin and the service!! Well the staff didn't care that we were disappointed. We don't like to complain, so initially we said... More 

Thank Jason F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

First evening in Ronda, and hoping for a nice meal. Ok, Ronda is a notable tourist trap, but the service here was notably indifferent. I ordered fish soup. There was about one tbsp of fish+seafood. Next to come was an entrecote steak. Tough as an old boot, and only warm. I left half of it. With it came a small... More 

Thank CrieffTraveller_mike
Seoul, South Korea
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Walked around the bridge and had late dinner. Not so many guests were in the restaurants. We ordered tourist set menu (14-15 euros) and bottle of white wine. Just near to the bull ring and the bridge. As it is hotel restaurant interior and tables were nice and clean. We ordered soup, vegetable, oxtail and salmon. Soup??? vegetable not fresh... More 

Thank 359kwangnamk
Antwerp, Belgium
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I guess if you stick to the safer options on the menu it might be better. We had spag bol and Spanish omelette for lunch and it was ok. Expensive, (for Spanish standards) but ok

Thank Fajota
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had lunch in the restaurant. We choose four different courses. Two menues with 3 courses and 2 decided on singel courses. All four was Happy. Good service, Nice meals and good location, a Nice stop

Thank Nanna20132014
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had the daymenu. The food was not tasty. Very simple meal. Potatoes not good, fish had a strange smell. Wine was ok but nut cheap. Service was friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose Aparicio 6 | 7 Virgen de la Paz Ave, 29400 Ronda, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Ronda
Coordinates 36.741192,-5.166149

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