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Sofia's Restaurant

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Avenida Pla 20, 03730 Javea, Spain
+34 966 46 29 03
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19:00 - 22:30
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Rogaland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 5th or 6th trip to Sofia's which had previously been excellent. On this occasion, unfortunately the otherwise good food was let down by the sea bream main course, and potato side, both of which were swimming in oil. Of greater concern however, when the waiter opened the "guest" wine the restaurant was pushing, upon discovering that it... More 

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lauradonoghue, Owner at Sofia's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry you didnt enjoy the very popular seabream dish you chose and that you feel you were let down on your visit.Obviously we are upset when a customer feels we haven't provided the excellent service we are known for as you have experienced on the last 5 or 6 visits.It is also a bit upsetting for us... More 

Crieff
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been saving this restaurant for a special occasion and last night we had just such an opportunity and boy did it not disappoint. Over a very relaxed 3 hours we enjoyed the best meal in a long time and we eat out a lot. This was a new restaurant for our friends who live here permanently and they... More 

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Thank ElaineMcDCrieff
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are eating in Sofia's as I write. Having lived in Javea for more than 20 years I can say that this is the best restaurant in Javea.

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Thank Heather D
Kings Lynn
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find, this restaurant is truly excellent. There are not many covers which makes it cosy, the owner and staff are very friendly and attentive. The menu and the quality of the food are just great, all the dishes are very nicely presented and accompanied but a good wine list. Don't forget to book as it get busy... More 

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Thank Beverley S
Javea ALICANTE
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141 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last week I produced a review, for some reason it was not posted. So as it was so good I have now to repeat it. Last Friday we went with four friends, we spend a lot of time in Javea, and go a few times to Sofias, but this was just excelent, propably one of Drew's best ever. He produced... More 

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Thank Ian F
Javea
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for some time and it is always a pleasure! Looking at the clients of Drew and Laura Donoghue, I think they were all regulars appreciating excellent food. The service from Laura and Ami Mir was very professional and welcoming. The new menu is tailored to your appetite and you can eat as little... More 

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Thank Gun_Janda2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband and I have just had another excellent dinner at this our favourite restaurant in Javea. The quality and consistency is unbeatable in our opinion so much so we have been very happy to take every one of our visiting guests to share our experience. We are also very confident in recommending Sofias to others which is always risky... More 

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Thank SankeyAng
Javea, Spain
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Loved the lunch time menu with great hospitality, friendship & excellent food prepared by Drew & presented by his lovely wife laura. I defy anyone to find food of this quality & price & service in Javea

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Up on arrival we were greeted by the waiter which was very pleasant for us as it was our first visit (by recommendation). It was not a busy night but yes there were other ENGLISH customers and we love their company as we do all nationalities (Aimed at a review below), we were recommended the special red and white wine... More 

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Thank Restaurant-Junkies
lauradonoghue, Owner at Sofia's Restaurant, responded to this review

We would just like to thank-you for your review,it came at a great time,as we were losing faith that all the love and hard work we put into our little Restaurant was unappreciated and lost.You have also restored our faith that Trip advisor can be used as a fair review site and not just somewhere for complaints (often unfair)Thank you... More 

Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

From a positive perspective the menu at this restaurant was very good but the atmosphere was not to our liking. It was all English visitors where we would prefer a mix of other nationalities. The food when it arrived was not as good value as other places we have eaten and we did not like the way one of the... More 

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Thank galwaygirl380

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$55
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Pla 20, 03730 Javea, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Javea
  • Phone Number: +34 966 46 29 03

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La Drova, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
2 months ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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