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“Great fish meal”
Review of Santa Marina

Santa Marina
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Tar-Vabriga
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Croatian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Santa Marina was recommended by a local friend as a great place to have a decent meal for a fair amount and this proved to be correct. The place is quite big and charmingly decorated. Once we sat down, the waiter came quickly, recommended fish and brought our drinks quickly. We had dentex fish with boiled potatoes and mangold. The wait was a bit long, but when it came, the food was delicious. They also have good house wine. There are some things they can definitely improve: the younger staff lack manners and skills of their senior colleagues (the young waiters passed us when we were coming in a couple of times, did not say hello, did not offer to accommodate us, or help in any way, and later one of them came to the table next to us to complain rudely about their kid who was not doing any damage nor disturbing other guests), the female toilet has one stall without toilet ball - guys, buy a freakin' toilet bowl, you can get a cheap one for 30 EUR, nobody wants to pee in a hole in the ground, it's the 21st century), and finally some parts of your kitchen should be better disguised (the dirty old fridge and table were you keep ketchup and mayo don't need to be in the middle of the restaurant). If in the area again, we will visit, hoping they made improvements.

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2  Thank antonija r
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I was with my husband on dinner and everything was perfect. The staff is very pulai and helpful and food is excellent. We're eating spaghetti with seafood and you can tayst sea in them.
I recommend this restaurant to everyone because the food is excellent and every night is live music so the children can dance. :)

1  Thank brigita1234
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly personnel and a nice view!
They offer local specialties.
Service was very good when we were the only ones around 6PM, 1 hour later the terrace was full and they didnt even asked if we wanted a desert.

Thank Stephan R
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant since I was a child. Lovely atmosphere in the evenings, very big portions and fresh fish! Staff is great and food is not expensive at all. Huge recommendation!

Thank nikanikita
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We received small pieces of old bread!! The starter (fish mix) was average, the main course (1st class fish) was partly OK. Potato was oily and tasted like it was cooked hours ago. We left restaurant with disappointment. Not coming back again.

1  Thank Ivana C
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