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El Pesebre

Sevilla Avenue, 11 | La Costilla Building, 11520 Rota, Spain
+34 658 88 79 28
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
19 Dec 2016
“Food Was Delicious, Olives Were Amazing!!!!”
4 Nov 2016
“Jewel of Rota”
Closed Now
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Sevilla Avenue, 11 | La Costilla Building, 11520 Rota, Spain
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We had a tremendous experience. We were looking for GREAT paella, and we found it! Exceptional service, delicious food, and a VERY affordable price. The Jamon Tapas melts in your mouth, and the paella is simply the best I found in Rota. Let the owner...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here as part of a group for dinner. Food was really good and reasonably priced. The paella and the fried fish was absolutely wonderful. After having the olives as a appetizer, I asked to buy a jar. They were not cheap but worth every...More

Thank JPears
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I was in Rota for a week on business and stumbled upon El Pesebre after seeing great reviews for their Paella. Got Paella on the first try with a few co-workers and thought it was just okay. The next time, I tried the Lamb and...More

1  Thank B10887
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Cant go wrong here and the kitchen is all glass if you are one of those types that like to watch the chef cook, the Lamb is very very good.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My favorite place in Rota. I would go once a week. Great food and relaxed atmosphere. Great variety and something for everyone.

Thank Shahida E
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Went to El Pesebre for the Paella and it did not disappoint. Got there when they first opened so we had the place to ourselves. We got a great table by the window overlooking the beach so we spent the time waiting for our Paella...More

Thank jennywo2014
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful steak and seafood place. You can get a table right on the oceanfront if you want a view while eating. Consistently good food and service.

1  Thank Luvandalucai
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I think this is a very underrated restaurant. Good quality paella especially. Good service, tables by the windows with a beach view are really nice as well.

1  Thank Josiah W
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Came to this restaurant because it was highly regarded by the hotel concierge. Just OK food with incedibly slow service. A bad sign that the ONLY people here on a Tuesday night were a few tables of Americans. Was told this was beautiful oceanfront. True,...More

Thank tate3441
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Great food, great service, great atmosphere -- you're going to find those here. We shared our second meal upon arriving in Rota at El Pesebre -- this happened to be our first Spanish meal as well. We started with the avocado salad (delish) and the...More

Thank HereComesTehBride
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Jamie S
Can you explain how to make the olives? They're amazing! I would like the recipe.
19 December 2016|
Response from JPears | Reviewed this property |
See my recent review. I asked to buy a jar of the olives and it was 8 euros, pretty pricey for olives. I ordered a second jar and the owner and the chef had to make the second batch. The olives were in a large container... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
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13:00 - 16:00
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13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sevilla Avenue, 11 | La Costilla Building, 11520 Rota, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Rota
  • Phone Number: +34 658 88 79 28
  • E-mail
This is a traditional family restaurant, where every corner has a nice souvenir of his humble origins. We try to create a cozy atmosphere with its walls lined with natural wood and nailed one by one original form. We have a large dining room overlooking the main beach of the town where you can taste typical dishes of Rota as Rotena fish, good meat grilled or roasted lamb, but always respecting the recipes from 40 years ago They do in this house.
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