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Meson Dona Lola

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Carretera Malaga Cadiz | Local 27-28, C.C. Dona Lola, 29649 Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
+34 952 93 11 12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food..fish was perfect, so was the service, cant wait to return. Loved everything. Thank you

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Mi Capricho
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming to this restaurant for over 10 years and it was always our favourite, being one of the most genuine Spanish venues in the area and always offering good value for money. Not so, anymore. On our recent visit, we found the staff unwelcoming, brusque and inattentive. The change from the chorizo appetiser to cucumber and carrot sticks... More 

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Thank Paul H
Fatima F, Propietario at Meson Dona Lola, responded to this review

Dear Paul, We're so sorry you were disappointed with the level of service and food quality on your last visit to our restaurant. Whilst we understand your frustration and disappointment, we just wanted to reassure you that we are working hard to fix the issues which have resulted in a drop in the level of our usual friendly service and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant for well over 8 years and it was once very good with friendly staff and good food (see previous good feedback from me). However, it appears that it could have changed hands. The staff were not friendly or welcoming and the food (apart from the Creme-caramel which my wife thought was really good)... More 

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Thank MGB63
Fatima F, Propietario at Meson Dona Lola, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we're just sorry to have let you down so badly. The restaurant hasn't changed hands but it is true that we've had a few problems with Fatima (who is usually in the kitchen) having to take some time off to recover from severe back pain. Whilst this isn't an excuse,... More 

ayr, scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the many rave reviews we were expecting much better. Whilst there was nothing seriously wrong with the food, it was very ordinary and akin to what you might expect from a cafeteria lunch. The service was OK but lacked any genuine warmth. In summary a very average experience.

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Fatima F, Propietario at Meson Dona Lola, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to have a meal at Meson Doña Lola, we're just sorry that we weren't able to make a better impression on you. We do our best to ensure our customers enjoy a good, value-for-money meal and warm service and we're disappointed we weren't able to achieve this. We only hope you'll give us another opportunity to... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very good: wine & atmosphere. Good: Hot bread, chocolate mousse, cheese cake, baked potato Average: Bream, service. Below average: Pork, veggies. price/value. I was very bewildered with our experience given the good reviews of this restaurant & the fact that we've eaten at Enrique's 3x in the past 10 days & it is just 2 doors down and owned... More 

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Fatima F, Propietario at Meson Dona Lola, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your meal at Meson Doña Lola, I'm just sorry your experience didn't live up to expectations. I'd like to comment on the points you mention... I'm really sorry that you found the gravy on the pork too salty and the vegetables tepid. I only wish you'd mentioned this to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mid size restaurant next to Dona Lola Timeshare. We had the menu del dia which was good and reasonably priced at around 15 euros. Decent service and good house wine

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

One of the few restaurants that I have been to in Spain which has an amazing fixed price menu. The choice and quality of food was very good, as was the service and ambiance. Definitely worth a visit and seems to be a favourite with many of the locals.

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Fatima F, Propietario at Meson Dona Lola, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal and hope you'll come back again very soon. Best regards, Fatima & Enrique More 

blackpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Just had late lunch in this restaurant and the Paella was to die for! Wow!! €20 for 2 people was a steal as came with lots of fresh sea food. Would return in a heartbeat. Also got some complimentary olives and bread with garlic butter so didn't need a starter. Great value for money

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal at an amazing price. Chocolate mouse to die for. A fantastic find after 21 years living here. Will definitely be back.

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Fatima F, Owner at Meson Dona Lola, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you for choosing to try Meson Doña Lola and for your kind comments about your experience. We're both delighted you enjoyed your meal and the chef's chocolate mousse and hope you'll come back again very soon. Best regards, Fatima & Enrique More 

Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here one evening earlier this month after reading the reviews on here. Both starters and main courses were excellent, service superb, no rushing, took out time and never felt like we weren't wanted. As soon as we are back in Calahonda we will be visiting again. See you next year.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Malaga Cadiz | Local 27-28, C.C. Dona Lola, 29649 Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Mijas  >  Sitio de Calahonda
  • Phone Number: +34 952 93 11 12

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