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“Did not quite realise why its on top of the reviews (not for English speakers)”
Review of La Farola

La Farola
Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Luarca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 24 October 2016

So this is a nice little place in Luarca. We visited in October for lunch in a period where Luarca was kind of deserted. We walked into the restaurant and even though there were empty tables the owner/waiter told us to go back in 30 min. So we sat at a cafe opposite and waited. So far no one entered or exited the place. We got back after 30min and the owner asked us again to go back in 30min and that he doesn't speak English. Still the same tables were empty. We had a walk around, we went back and guess...he asked us to get back in 30min again! What a distress! After all we decided to give it a try.
I had a favada with clams, my partner had a meat dish and we shared a salad. Nothing was worth the wait and we found the combination of tastes poor. The meat was too oily, the salad was just ok and the favada was lets say it politely uninteresting.
We have a small understanding of Spanish and try talk a bit but they don't help comparing to everyone else in the Asturias. Maybe the food standards in Luarca are low.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Thank Ioanna A
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

We had a lovely evening here. The front of the restaurant is a modest reflection of the welcome and the quality of the food. We asked the manager to choose a selection for us, and we weren't disappointed. Our mutual attempts to communicate with the staff in spanglish also provided some kind-hearted amusement. Well worth walking a couple of blocks back from the waterfront.

Date of visit: July 2015
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1  Thank marklil_12
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Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

We ate here while stopping for a quick visit in Luarca, simply because it was number one on Tripadvisor.

We booked by phone and the owner said "I'll count you in", which is a bit weird and felt like it was not a true booking, but we went there at the agreed time anyway and after 5-7 minutes we got a table.

We shared the warm cod salad and the octopus, and then we shared the main as well because we were not too hungry.. Fresh cod that was amazing.

For dessert we shared the stuffed apples (with rice pudding) that was recommended by Diego, the waiter and owner, just to die for!

It is a little place run by the owners (Diego the waiter and his wife in the kitchen!), really familiar and known by locals. It is only now that due to tripadvisor he is having more and more bookings and we heard him say it is a bit overwhelming, so please don't forget to book a table, but please visit this little lovely place!.

1  Thank Eirey26
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Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, very good host, prices are fantastic value, can't rate it good enough.
We had a rotten week weather so the lovely meals made up for it

4  Thank Carolyn G
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Date of visit: November 2018
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