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“Sunday lunch disaster”
Review of La Carihuela Chica

La Carihuela Chica
Ranked #115 of 1,129 Restaurants in Fuengirola
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Our family had arrived from England and wanted seafood so rather that go to a beach churingeto we decided on what we thought was a good restaurant. When we arrived late on a Sunday afternoon two members of staff were having a heated argument as they took us to our table. We decided to try the Paella which was disappointing, very little content except rice. The service was not much better.

1  Thank Teresa D
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Just had an excellent paella in this restaurant, it was a very busy Sunday afternoon but the food and service was exceptional and also very reasonably priced. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped in this restaurant for a late lunch around 3pm. Even at this time, in early February, it was pleasantly busy with lots of locals having group meals or couples enjoying a bottle of wine with some fish.

We ordered the mixed paella for 2. While we waited we were given complimentary olives and bread. It didn't take too long for our food to arrive. They showed us the paella and then dished it out at the side of the table onto plates for us. Personally, I prefer the dish to be placed in the middle of the table and we can help ourselves, but it's not a big deal. The food itself was delicious and the portion size was very generous!

There is a great variety of fish dishes on their menu and we definitely experienced some food envy watching the different plates being taken to the other tables!

The staff were professional and friendly.
The restaurant itself is on the other side of the road from the beach and the outside is enclosed so on a fine sunny day, as it was, it had a very bright and relaxing atmosphere.

Will definitely visit again! There's so much more to explore on their menu!

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We ate here twice, the first time was for my husband's birthday, during the day I took in a cake and table decorations for the evening, when we arrived there was no decorated table, the decorations were brought out at the end with the cake, all the staff and other customers singing happy birthday, we shared a paella it was delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful all in all a lovely evening.

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Thank ruthjam
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

this was the first time in this restaurant but it wont be the last,the shellfish was wonderful well presented and the price was great.There is a large selection of fish available, they do have meat dishes but in 3hours at the restaurant I didnt see one come out of the kitchen the restaurant was packed with spaniards and they love their fish.
One thing to note is that you will need to book although we hadnt eaten there before we are in the area a lot and it is always packed

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Thank delb0y17
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