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La Gaviota

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Paseo de Andres Segovia, 18697 La Herradura, Almunecar, Spain
+34 958 82 75 50
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After very poor service in the nearby marina we ended up here for a family birthday lunch . Typical friendly family run service with no nonsense Spanish menu . Fried fish and salads all pleasant enough , won't be winning any Michelin stars , but then again it's not trying too which is the charm of such places . Very... More 

Thank james p
East Midlands, UK
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have started to eat here often. It's always reliable for good food, service and the position on the beach and views are lovely. Not overpriced, the food is hot and always excellent. Good for couples, families, to take children to.

Thank bishopswife
Bedworth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Some folk rave about this place - "you must try the fried fish" - but this is a basic beach bar / restaurant - and it does things simply and well. Dogs are welcome, the toilets are clean, the service helpful - and its not expensive - so what more do you want? If its a busier chiringuita - there... More 

Thank Owen G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Somewhat disappointing overall. Friendly staff and reasonable service. Wine a little expensive. Lamb chops, gambas pil pil and Lenguado alla plancha good, but bacalao granaina had insufficient salt cod, and other starters and desserts were only average. Chips were excellent ..... but one doesn't go out for Sunday lunch just for chips! Used to be very busy and frequented by... More 

Thank LaJarrie
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We love this quirky restaurant on the beach. The gambas pil pil is delicious and we nearly always have the lenguada plancha which is also delicious. Good value for money too. What's not to like?

Thank HappyLadyEater
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We visited here twice, first time at lunch we just had a couple of beers and plates of deep fried anchovies, excellent! The second time it was for a full meal and we had the sole that had been recommended by a friend. Great choice, a very good size, and freshly cooked. Can't remember the name of my desert, but... More 

1 Thank Keith R
East Midlands, UK
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Really like eating here. Service and food are good. To have a meal so close to the sea, is lovely and the food is consistently good value. We love a walk the length of the bay then lunch here. We never feel pressured to hurry. A favourite in La Herradura.

Thank bishopswife
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Always quick and friendly service, delicious freshly prepared food and a homely atmosphere. Sit on the beach listening to the tide and basking in the warm sun as I did today (21st December). A highlight of our lunch was an impromptu visit by a travelling accordionist who played a short selection of light music for us before moving on; shame... More 

Thank George B
Hong Kong
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Been going to la Gaviota for many years, menu hasn't changed much but you go there for the great smiley service and the no-nonsense local menu. Recommended : ensalada de la casa (house salad), pez espada a la plancha (sword fish), mejillones (mussels), puntillas (seasonal, mini squids), calamares (fried but yum). Look at the wonderful sea views, Eat those with... More 

Thank Skippy88
Malaga, Spain
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344 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have not dined here for a long time due having had a bad meal on our last visit. Convinced by friends that things had changed we again had lunch. A big mistake. The place smells of cooking fat, the food is very average and the old uncomfortable chairs and tables are from the past. Get real people this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo de Andres Segovia, 18697 La Herradura, Almunecar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Almunecar  >  La Herradura
  • Phone Number: +34 958 82 75 50

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