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“Restaurant in the " Castillo de Monda"”

Restaurante Albacar
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Monda
Price range: US$25 - US$56
Description: Just 15 minutes from Marbella, Castillo de Monda offers great views over the Andalucian country side. Find yourself a spot on the spacious terrace, an intimate corner of the tropical roof garden or have a drink with tapas at the bar. Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine on the patio or book a table at the Albacar restaurant for some fine dining. With chef Jaap Schaafsma in charge of the kitchen at Castillo de Monda, guests are assured of fine dining in an informal setting and international cuisine with a Mediterranean twist at the Albacar restaurant. This spacious, light and airy dining area has all the modern comforts but the Moorish vibe is present everywhere in the tiling and archways of the interior to the fountains and patio garden layout of the exterior to create an exotic ambience and an extra special dining experience. Furthermore, while meat and fish eaters are well catered for, there are numerous vegetarian options on offer, and if you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know in advance so that we can do our very best to make sure you enjoy your meal with us. Join us ‘en groupe’ or bring a date!
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Description: Just 15 minutes from Marbella, Castillo de Monda offers great views over the Andalucian country side. Find yourself a spot on the spacious terrace, an intimate corner of the tropical roof garden or have a drink with tapas at the bar. Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine on the patio or book a table at the Albacar restaurant for some fine dining. With chef Jaap Schaafsma in charge of the kitchen at Castillo de Monda, guests are assured of fine dining in an informal setting and international cuisine with a Mediterranean twist at the Albacar restaurant. This spacious, light and airy dining area has all the modern comforts but the Moorish vibe is present everywhere in the tiling and archways of the interior to the fountains and patio garden layout of the exterior to create an exotic ambience and an extra special dining experience. Furthermore, while meat and fish eaters are well catered for, there are numerous vegetarian options on offer, and if you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know in advance so that we can do our very best to make sure you enjoy your meal with us. Join us ‘en groupe’ or bring a date!
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We have been here now several times for lunch and diner and never been disappointed! Original menu and always some extra's / specials of the day, nice atmosphere, super friendly staff. Enough choice fish, meat and vegetarian but not too much. Kitchen staff is doing a great job. Waiters are young but well trained and really helpful. Wonderful views from the terrace.
Good idea to just make it a little holiday, have diner, stay the night and a great breakfast and back home again....

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Thank CathBES
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Maryn G, Owner at Restaurante Albacar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you very much for this nice review. Good to hear you like the ambiance and the food so much. Also good to know that you always experience a friendly and professional service from our young, international team, of whom we are indeed really proud. We are looking forward welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

this is beautiful very high up the hill but certainly worth the climb.We had drinks and lunchin this restuarant and thoroughly enjoyed it

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Maryn G, Owner at Restaurante Albacar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you Evelyn for this nice review. Good to hear that you enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Hopefully we be welcoming you soon again!

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Have eaten at the Castle of Monda Albacar restaurant 5 or 6 times over several years and went with a party of 9 on Saturday 12th August at 8.30pm . The restaurant was not busy but it took 3 hours to serve us a meal of 3 courses. I appreciate things take longer in Spain and people do enjoy taking their time over a meal but an hour between courses was a bit much. The food as ever was however excellent and could not be faulted just a little care and attention to your guests from a service point of view

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Thank se1johnb
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Maryn G, Owner at Restaurante Albacar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Many thanks for having diner with us and for sharing your experience. Eating at Castillo de Monda is supposed to be a night out. You can always ask us to be served quickly if you appreciate that as we normally maintain approximately half an hour break between the courses. Indeed, you spent in total exactly 3 hours and 7 minutes with us. Your table was booked at 20.30 h and the first drink order, after you were seated, was taken at 20.53 h. We have given you the bill exactly at midnight. We are sorry to hear that you feel you have been waiting too long, despite the fact that it was actually a busy night for us with 52 covers in the restaurant and another 23 in the bar. Good to hear though that you really enjoyed the food. Please feel free to inform us at your next visit that you appreciate being served quickly. Looking forward welcoming you back again!

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The Restaurnat Albacar, is located within the lovely Hotel Castillo de Monda. We first came upon it by chance and stopped for coffee one Sunday morning and promised ourselves to return. We did that today for lunch and were not disappointed. The service was excellent, we were looked after by Matthew and the food that we were served was just delicious, we could not fault anything we chose. Hubby had the Sliced Beef with crunchy onions as a starter, He said it was very very good and I had the beetroot tarter, again very good. Hubby had the Corvina Fish with Scallops, again he could not fault it and I had an old favourite of mine, Mushroom Risotto. Delightful. I did not have a dessert but had Fresh Mint Tea which was so refreshing and himself had the Dutch Apple Pie and the grin on his face said it all, I have not seen him enjoy anything so much. As I always say, this is just our opinion, but we really enjoyed the ambience, the food the service and would highly recommend a visit, whether it be for a light lunch, dinner or just passing its well worth the effort. We shall be returning again soon. Mary

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Thank Mary V
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Maryn G, Owner at Restaurante Albacar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Mary, many thanks for visiting us and for all these nice comments! We are very pleased that you liked the service, food and ambiance so much. Looking forward welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

While staying at the Castillo, my wife's birthday meal was here. Good Choice. The place is amazing, the staff are so helpfull & professional & the menu was very imaginative. The food was out of this world, my Duck was so tender & tasty & served with a very tasty stir fry, my wife's Chicken was extreamly succulent & seved with a jus. Absolutely 1st class

Thank Graeme B
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Maryn G, Owner at Restaurante Albacar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

First of all, thank you for choosing us to spend some time and celebrate this special day! Great to learn that you are so enthusiastic about your stay with us, the service of our staff and the food. You can be sure we will share your compliments with our team! Thanks for letting us know and we are looking forward welcoming you as our guest again!

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