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“Great location for a good Paella and BEST chocolate mouse”

Restaurante La Cala
Ranked #102 of 812 Restaurants in Benalmadena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Good views in front of de Mediterranean Sea , tradicional Spanish food, charming. Gentle staff. Near to the beach.
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The location of this restaurant is right on the beachfront and the glass curtain windows mean you can enjoy the spectacular views any time of year. We were in a group of six for a birthday and shared three starters. All were fantastic and more than enough to share between all six. For mains four of us shared to different Paellas. The traditional Paella was fantastic but the black ink one was a little disappointing as they didn't use the advertised pasta. The half (or quarter chicken) one of our party had is to be skipped in the future. The homemade desserts were absolutely amazing. The chocolate mouse is one of the best I've ever tried. The special dessert of that day was a Mango mouse which was delicious but the generous portion size made it a bit too much as it was so sweet. This is an excellent spot and I will go back

Thank Daniel Z
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with local friends and small children. Friendly staff, brilliant typical, local fish, great location, easy parking, lovely atmosphere.

Thank Dongooo
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We decided to go here on our last evening and yet again was not disappointed.
Vegetable Strudel on Onion Soup for starters - beautiful!
Veal and Pork fillet for mains - gorgeous.
Staff attentive ensuring drinks were topped up.

Thank Beckster2477
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

La Cala is right on the beach near the Best Benalmedina Hotel and the Sunset Beach Resort. We were here for both a lunch and a dinner.

On a beach day, we sat on the loungers down next to the water, and decided to give the balcony part of the restaurant a go. We could see our beach lounges from the balcony, along with a lovely view over the water.

We ordered calamari and fried aubergine - the calamari was good, but a little rubbery. but the aubergine!! We had never tried this dish previously and were absolutely smitten. It was delicious, so much so that between two of us we absolutely devoured it and them hounded the poor waitress for the recipe!!

Later on in the week, we came back to sit inside in the dining room. Frankly, I cant even remember what we had, it was so average. Wait staff was friendly, no problems there, service was good and well paced, it was just not a remarkable experience.

What I did witness though was that as diners left their tables, the baskets of unused rolls were set aside on the bar. I saw a waiter take a roll from one of these removed baskets and put it into a fresh basket with other rolls and serve it to another table. Am I outraged or disgusted? Meh. But if you are, then this is perhaps not the place for you. Or just dont eat the rolls.

I would recommend the lunch offerings in the balcony section of the restaurant, but I think you can do better elsewhere than the dining room for dinner.

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Thank cross2bear
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The restaurant is nearby Best Benalmadena hotel which we visited. We had a dinner there twice and the impressions are the same. It's good (good but not brilliant). The food is expensive and considering the personnel behaviour it doesn't worth the money it asks for. The special annoying thing is flies: sorry but there is a set of trash cans nearby which attract those beasts. The disadvantages are well compensated by the nice sea side view (the restaurant is just on the sea shore) yet you should better order a sea side view table in advance.

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Thank Alexey B
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