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“Bad service”

La Taona Bar Restaurant
Ranked #328 of 420 Restaurants in Cartagena
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I went here while on vacation with my boyfriend and his parents. The menu looked pretty good, so we agreed to wait for a table because the place was full. We waited...and waited....finally after 20 minutes we got a table. My boyfriend and I ordered patatas bravas as an appetizer and octopus as the main course to share. His parents ordered valencian paella. They gave us the octopus first, and the potatoes much later after we had already finished. It was a pitiful portion of octopus. Of course €10 for octopus seems good...until you’re given a tiny plate and then you understand why. The patatas bravas were ok, but again, super small portion. Finally the paella came...it was sad-looking. ZERO vegetables. Just rice and 6 chicken wings. A pathetic excuse for paella. And it didn’t even taste good. They also didn’t give us anything to serve it with and were too busy to wait on us to be bothered. At the end of our meal one of the waiters gave a half-hearted apology for the service, but it was too late. We will never go back. Long wait, bad service and tiny portions.

Thank krausek8
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here on the 16 March 2018 mainly tapas live in Spain for a year now visited my sister and her husband who had just docked on the Oceana the tapas were dreadful I had to ask for bread and olive oil 4 times before they brought it out the food came out in dribs and drabs not rated at all

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I’m vegetarian and ordered a salad with goat cheese. There was tuna on it (not clear on the menu!), so I asked if i could get a new salad (without the fish) They took the tuna away and give the salad back... There were leftovers from tuna in it! That’s so bad. Even though the food was not very tastful. They charge for bread, even you’re not asked for it. Way too expensive. Bad quality/price.

Thank Lisette P
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Food is average and our service was quite good. However, don’t expect to pay advertised prices for tapas and a drink. We were overcharged with items appearing separately and extra charges for bread we didn’t have! Should have challenged but Spanish not up to it.

Thank mandacatmad
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We ordered 6 tapas dishes, most of which were average in flavour but weren't that inspiring, the battered fish bites were the best of the 6. The asparagus was not great, simply straight out of a jar and laid on the plate.
It's half way down the main footfall street, so perfect for watching the world go by. Cold sangria and beers went down well.
Service wasn't really with much of a smile.
However the prices were cheaper than elsewhere, so you get what you pay for.

Thank maryY7949FT
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