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“New location, new decor - sadly NOT the same quality as before!”
Review of Granvinos

Ranked #42 of 760 Restaurants in Torremolinos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$43
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Albertapas is running succesfully the business since 2008. Awarded chef Alberto with his daughter Naiara and his wife Begoña are always supervising the quality of food and service along with the whole staff. In this family owned restaurant you will be delighted by the typical spanish context and natural genuine food. Special care is dedicated every day to make customers feeling at ease, surrounding them with a friendly and warm atmosphere. The cuisine is home made and genuine, proposing to guests a fusion between traditional spanish cuisine and innovation. Special and very famous are "Gambas al ajillo", prawns in garlic oil and "volcan de morcilla", a traditional rice and meat black pudding. Another well known speciality is "magret de pato" duck magret. There is also an offer of Teruel's ham, a typical protected denomination from Aragon. Wide selection of daily made dishes at chef's fantasy. Come and try. We'll surprise you.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Also – the prices are disproportionately high compared with the taste and quality.

Granvinos only moved a block down the street, so it’ll be easy to find – even for those who didn’t know about the move.

They also left all that was good about the old place at the old place.

For some the move will be a plus; The new decor is more modern and bright, the restaurant has also moved to an upstairs location, with a large corner terrace overlooking the narrow streets below, so a great place to do some people spotting.
It is now across from the cemetery, so the light and the occasional peep to the sea between the palm trees will probably never be blocked by a high rise hotel or apartment building.

Me – I liked the old, dark bodega-style restaurant with a few tables outside in the small church square with the typical Spanish windows with their curled iron bars.
I also liked the both traditional and new tapas menu of the old location. You could have a small snack with a glass of wine, or build a meal of tapas.

The new location has the look, feel – and accoustics – of a plastic cafeteria at a shopping mall: Nothing to absorb the sound, so even though we had a fantastic table, we had to almost yell at each other.

Not least towards the end of our meal, when the staff started enjoying their dinner before the evening shift, as friends and colleagues would: loudly and quite at home. They were clearly trying to clear out the late-lunch guests, so we felt a bit unwelcome at that point.

They left the old menu at the old place; you can no longer order different items to share, and make a meal of it. Trust me – we did try our very, very best, and failed miserably.
All dishes are, I guess, supposed to be full one-person servings, but they place the food at the centre of huge plates, and however modern that’s supposed to be, they are still measly portions, only sharable with difficulty, and some persuasion of the staff to bring extra cutlery.

One thing they did keep on the menu, is the ”kobe”-sliders – a €3 mini-burger.
If they actually use a local wagyu-type beef, they managed to make it taste like your average ready-ground beef from a supermarket, tucked into a store bought bun. The result is just an overpriced slider costing €1 per bite.

If you are into half baked chocolate cake, with a centre of liquid dough, they have it – and served with pistachio ice cream, all the rage at the Costa Del Sol these days.

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Alberto G, Gerente at Granvinos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Gracias por la dedicación y el tiempo empleado en escribir tan larga crítica, lamentamos no poder gustar a todo el mundo, aunque dudamos de su visita a nuestro local, ya que ni en el precio de nuestra mini burguer ha acertado.
Respecto a la calidad de nuestra carta, raciones y precios estamos completamente seguros de que su criterio deja mucho que desear.
Que fácil es dar opiniones poco creíbles bajo un perfil falso, sin foto y sin más comentarios que este.
Vuelvo a repetirle que con lo que nos quedamos es con el tiempo que ha perdido hablando de nosotros. GRACIAS

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Whilst the new venue is more modern, it was really bright, too much so for a nice dinner. The food was ok but nothing special. There wasn’t one particular stand out dish, just a bit average.

1  Thank BAMaracas
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Now situated on calle scal no 2 upstairs! Went there for Valentine,not impressed with the service.The housesalad still good and so is the duck.Did not like the tiramisu at all,

2  Thank Rita H
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

As mentioned by the previous reviewer this place is now in a new location. The trip advisor location is spot on, so dont worry about not finding it. Decor is light and modern. Staff try hard to please but their grip of basic english is not the best - but hey this is a spanish tapas bar after all so fair enough. The meat platter was ok. Followed by some delicious meat croquettes (our fave), potato bravas (pretty average). The mini burgers were ok. We also order prawn, but they forgot them off the menu, which was just as well as were stuffed full by then.

Thank janblak
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Granvinos present location is closed. They are moving along to the Taller Fusion old premises opposite the cemetery building and will reopen in February.

3  Thank Jinty059
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