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Paseo Maritimo, San Luis de Sabinillas, Manilva, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We regularly visit Sabinillas and El Genal is now one of our favourite spots on the Paseo Maritimo. It's a great place for watching the world go by and has a fab view of the sea front. The tapas selection varies but each one we have tried has been very fresh and tasty. We particularly like the albondigas ( meat... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
South West England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

The Bodega De Genal café has a prime beach front location, often I walk past and it's quite busy. Decided to stop one day and was very disappointed. Very limited selection of tapa's service was poor, most of the staff were sitting on the sea front wall smoking and talking amongst themselves. Fortunately, there are many places close by that... More 

2 Thank AvidTraveler12
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

This place is a bit quirky, but do not let it to scare you away. If you searching for delicious strong Spanish coffee, good and affordable tapas, relaxing view over Med - that is the right place. Its my favourite place on Paseo maritimo: price-quality-tranquility vice. Their tapas are delicious. I took my relatives and friends here on numerous occasions.... More 

Thank Julia A
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Regular customer over past few years. Just tried to have lunch there. Think owners have changed. Shocking service, very limited menu and food so bad we couldnt eat it. The staff did not care and just sat around smoking. Will not be going there again. Such a shame as it was great in the past.

2 Thank L G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We visit The Bodega every time we're in the area visiting family. As stated in previous reviews, 3 tapa and a drink for 6 euros, is fantastic value. The tapa are, I think, all homemade and the lasagne here beats any Italian restaurant I have been to in the area and, of course, you can sit outside on the Paseo... More 

Thank SheffieldPip
London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

We always visit La Bodega when we are in Spain. The tapas dishes are freshly made, very tasty and extremely good value. My personal favourites are the mini lasagne and the garlic mushrooms but there are different specials on every day. The restaurant is situated on the paseo in Sabinillas with uninterrupted views of the Med. I believe it is... More 

1 Thank Psychopath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

Visited La Bodega de Genal a few times and always had first class service and tapa's. The staff are friendly and courteous, the food always excellent. All this with unrestricted views of the Med.

Thank Kevin B
Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

Great food, great prices (€6 for three tapa and a drink), wifi and friendly service. We will be back.

Thank Mark1875
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

My husband was very impressed with this place, their offer of 3 Tapas and a beer for €6 was very good value. He enjoyed the food and the choice he had was great. On the other had the house wine I had was not at all nice, and the vegetarian tapas were nothing to write home about, I found the... More 

Thank Helena R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

Chose the place for it's location, right on the ocean, not worth it, food and service were bad and after a visit inside it looked a bit dirty. Go one street over and the places are better.

Thank John C

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
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  • Address: Paseo Maritimo, San Luis de Sabinillas, Manilva, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Manilva  >  San Luis de Sabinillas

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?