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Restaurante Balneario La Magdalena

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Horadada, 39005 Santander, Spain
+34 942 03 21 07
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Middlesex
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Fab view, location great, we came ashore by dinghy having anchored off Magdalena beach. First impressions were good with uniformed staff and prompt menus and bread service. Then it went downhill.... Waiter service lacked co-ordination (big time!) -wine/drinks, number of place settings etc confusion. Too many waiters! Not enough to do! Food for two of us (salads) arrived fairly promptly,... More 

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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stopped for lunch. We were a group of four. We ordered two arroz dishes and some entrees. The food was quite good and so was the service. Waiters were very friendly. Since we were not in a hurry, we did not mind waiting for the arroz dishes since they take extra time to prepare. The restaurant is right on... More 

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Thank Calgadan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The restaurant has a beautiful view and servers a lot of sea food. It would be a great place if the restaurant service would be better. The waiter seemed annoyed that we were ordering food and would toss us the plates when the food came. Made us feel very unwelcomed.

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perth scotland
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214 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The boardwalk from Santander city to the Casino area goes righht through the middle of the place (I am unable to refer to it as a restaurant) As a result beacause the view and setting is simply fantastic, you feel this is the ultimate place to eat. Big mistake! The waiters are rude and dismissive, they throw the cutelry at... More 

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Cookham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I almost rated this very good but its not quite there but given the splendid location its reasonable value. Unlike some we found the service to be really quite good both for simple drinks on the terrace and also in the main restaurant part even though it was very busy including one Spanish family gathering of 18 people. It must... More 

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Thank John G
Brussels, Belgium
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The views are simply unbeatable. The restaurant is located right on the beach. I was very glad first of all to find a restaurant that was not only offering the same tapas food that you could find anywhere else. The choice of dishes was excellent and quite refined for a restaurant on the beach. Unlike other reviews, I found the... More 

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Glasgow
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Found this facility at the weekend and had huge hopes when ordering drinks, but it didn't last long. With some happier disposition from the waiting staff & a chef who has some taste buds, this could be a truly awesome place. I hope that they manage to turn it around and I will visit again, but only for a wine... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We went for lunch, after having reserved, and were unceremoniously seated at a table with other people at an elbow's length away. I realised the service was going to be less than acceptable when the waiter snorted after I told him I was allergic to bell peppers and paprika and was curt in showing me what dishes had and did... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

arriving on the beach at 9am we found there was only one place to get any refreshments. We need not have worried. We had breakfast and lunch here. Eating breakfast right on the each. Great choice and great service. If we had known lunch would be so good we would have eaten earlier and stayed for dinner. Great choice on... More 

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sevilla
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2012

if you have some money to expend ask for a good wine bottle, ask for some traditional dishes and enjoy the view of the beach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horadada, 39005 Santander, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santander
  • Phone Number: +34 942 03 21 07

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?