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Glorieta Jose Maria Peman s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
+34 956 84 60 20
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Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a wonderful location but the food and service were only so so. My daughter's mussels had all of the sauce cooked or drained off and the crab balls were very fishy tasting.

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Thank Sheila F
Vicenza
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good restaurant, newly renovated. With extremely good tapas and fish dishes. I would not recommend the beef meat, too expensive and tough. Mussles and octobus on the grill are delicious!

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Thank fededennis
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your nice words about our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Sophie More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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229 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Embarcadero is the smaller a la carte restaurant within the hotel Duque de Najera. Compared to the main buffet dinner restaurant, built in hangar size, Embarcadero has a relaxed and nearly intimate feeling. Fresh fish and shellfish of high quality are in focus here. Uncomplicated in preparation, the ingredients are allowed to speak for themselves. We ordered a salt... More 

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Thank Vierdank
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your nice words about our Restaurant El Embarcadero. We are very happy that you enjoyed our fish dishes and all our specialities. We look forward to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a GREAT meal with excellent service and tremendous food. Hard to beat the prices on the menu. HIGHLY recommend the lamb or the beef chunks with peppers. The olives are better than I have ever had, but that is Spain! Sangria is very good, and so are the house reds. Keep in mind that you will pay for... More 

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Thank David L
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your very nice words about our Restaurant and our food. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Sophie More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant, the service was very good and we were impressed with the food, we would definitely go back if we visit Rota again.

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Thank KLeeds12
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your very nice words. We are very happy that you enjoyed with our Restaurant El Embarcadero. Best regards, Sophie More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very, very disappointed. The meals were very small in portion. I would not recommend eating here if you are hungry. My friend ordered some kind of beef steak dish and it was 4 pieces of beef cubes smaller than the size of a ping pong ball over a bed of fries. I tasted it and it had no flavor and... More 

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Thank NVZ H
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your comments. We take good care about them and it help us to improve ourselves each day. Best regards, Sophie More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Was here for lunch with my family (4 in total). The food was great and much much better than the average restaurant in the area. The service wasn't as good. Food took really long and main dishes came with a 10-15 minutes gap between EACH of our dishes, so everyone ate at very different times. The servers looked really stressed... More 

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Thank Enrique B
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your food, but we are sorry that you had to wait and that the servers didn't paid you attention. I will take care about it. Best regards, Sophie More 

Kent, Washington, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Fresh and tasty! Been here twice, recommend fish of the day and anything red tuna on the menu.

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Thank Nava H
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed our food and fresh fish and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Sophie De Clerck More 

Gaeta, Italy
Level Contributor
70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

After getting in to Rota later than expected, this place was recommended to us. Glad to have went. The location is great, the setting is warm and the staff is beyond friendly. The food was amazingly prepared and cooked. Very delicious and a great use of seasonings and spices.

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Thank J B
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your nice words about our Restaurant and our food. We are glad that you liked it and that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welkom you back soon, Best regards, Sophie More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here with a large group of about 16 people during a business trip to Rota. Service was very slow even by European standards. Started with one waiter for the entire group then another joined later. Once the food arrived, presentation and taste of food was outstanding. The group ordered several dishes from paella, to steak, duck, mussels, jamon, and... More 

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Thank JPears
sophiedcvdk, Director General at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your very nice words about our restaurant. We take good care about your comments and we look forward to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Sophie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 45
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Glorieta Jose Maria Peman s/n, 11520 Rota, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Rota
  • Phone Number: +34 956 84 60 20
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Duque de Najera

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?