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Paseo del Malecon, Garrucha, Spain
+34 950 13 28 30
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very greasy and huge portions but we had to pay for it! Probably the most expensive meal we have ever bought in Spain! 49Euro for three fish dishes! Rip off the Brits!!??

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Thank Ess-Aitch
Jersey, Channel Islands
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at El Bira today and I wish I would have taken the time to review it first. When you are on holiday you stumble across these quaint fish restaurants and think yes that looks clean and fresh. So here we go service was ok, they tried the up sell trick on us too. We had two langoustine two... More 

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Thank JJ E
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sea front restaurant has a good position and is large, open and airy with a nicely designed terrace and dining space. That is all that I can say good about El Birra. 3 friends and I took lunch there out of season. It's quicker to list the complaints by bullet points, or this review would turn into a short... More 

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Thank Peter M
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Quite sad to see the unfavourable reports of other travellers for this restaurant. That is such a pity. We have been now on two occasions for dinner and had a very nice meal on both occasions. It is not overly priced, and the fish we had both times was delicious. Perhaps we were just lucky...

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Thank Lyndalala
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fab lunch here the other day so came back this evening for the mixed fried fish meal for 2 (with salad and a drink 32 euros). Pace of meal was great, salad coming first then hot, nicely cooked fried fish later. After this course we were offered dessert which we declined. We finished our drinks and had a... More 

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Thank pippa B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Garrucha today and called into El Birra for lunch. We spotted a Crab in the tank and agreed a price together with other items. We ate the other items Crayfish etc and then the Crab arrived.It looked odd to me as it was covered with Marie Rose sauce. We started into it and found the... More 

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Thank Noreen B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went to Garrucha for the evening having been told it was great for fresh fish. Looked around a few restaurants and found El Birra. There was a bit of hard sell, but the fish on display had clear eyes so we assumed it would be fresh. The head waiter quickly took a dislike to us as not all of... More 

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sharongriffiths2003
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We visited here after being recommended its the best around. So wish I had checked reviews first, it was a horrible experience which cost us over 100 euros! I don't eat fish and this place is all about fish, my other half loves fish and this was his treat. All he wanted was the local famous Garrucha prawns. I checked... More 

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Thank sharongriffiths2003
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We went twice in our week. On both occasions we had a very warm welcome from JuanJo and his excellent family run staff. JuanJo explained about the local fish, and we were able to select what we wanted and were told how much it would cost and how it would be cooked and and presented. We weren't disappointed on either... More 

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Thank edkitchen2016
Liverpool
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We went here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon and managed to get in before the rush. We both had fish based tapas/racions and thoroughly enjoyed them, Service was very attentive considering the way it filled up with some quite large groups. Great 'Spanish' family atmosphere. a very kind act was observed when an African women selling trinkets had trouble... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$148
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo del Malecon, Garrucha, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Almeria  >  Garrucha
  • Phone Number: +34 950 13 28 30

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