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Urb. Marbesa, 29600, Marbella, Spain
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a long weekend and stumbled upon this lovely place while wandering around. The food was fantastic some of us shared the mixed paella which we all thought was the best we'd ever had and we've had many between us in the whole of Spain. The seabass was very good and very large fresh baked in salt and... More 

Thank Mario D
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Our second visit and we were looking forward to the meal. When the waiter took our order some of us were not quite decided and he pointed to his watch to hurry up. So RUDE maybe he had a bad day. So disappointed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wallsend, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I visited this restaurant with a group of friends. It was excellent, the food was amazing and the service was excellent. The restaurant overlooks the beach so is an ideal setting. I would recommend booking as it gets quite busy. We went there the previous evening just for a drink and made a dinner reservation for the next evening as... More 

Thank Angie O
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food in an amazing setting- very friendly and helpful staff. Right on the beach. Fresh fish - reasonable prices

Thank enniskerry
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Much better under Andy's new ownership. Fantastic location with large car park. Good food on terraces directly on the sea shore.Only one spoiler and that is Bernard, the head waiter/ manager who has an attitude problem, he doesn,t really make you feel welcome (although very smart)

Thank cpvmturner
New York
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187 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Simply walked in after a walk on beach, recently refurbished, really polite waiter, ordered a small beer for my wife/coffee for myself, sat there undisturbed for also 30 minutes, then a breakfast. Could not fault at all, beach setting, spotless clean, waiter very polite/happy, helpful. Looked at menu, will return for evening meal.

Thank 1WorldwideTraveller
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had been recommended to visit Simbad for a year or so but we had been searching in the wrong direction! The wait though was well worthwhile. We "tested" the venue with a mid-morning coffee break and were made to feel most welcome by the friendly staff. This reinforced the recommendation so we booked dinner for the following evening. On... More 

Thank lordgrantham642
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Came here again and had another lovely meal. Turbot cooked in salt, just delicious. I would recommend it. Sitting on the terrace with the sound of the ocean is really nice.

Thank angelinapink
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Was my first visit to this tucked away seafront restaurant. It really is in the most beautiful setting. The only let down in March is it's still on the chilly & windy side. But even from inside the restaurant the view is quite spectacular. And the food is equally spectacular. I shared a mixed paella which was full of enormous... More 

Thank Neil S
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

we went for both morning coffee and meals in evening. both great. the meal was excellent and we found the staff helpful and attentive.in a superb location and the wood fire lit every lunchtime ready to cook the fish smelt great. hope to return next visit.

Thank Glosjb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Urb. Marbesa, 29600, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: 952838770

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