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“Fantastic, unpretentious food, cosy restaurant. Just keep a beady eye on the bill....”
Review of La Bota Bodega

La Bota Bodega
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 14 - US$ 21
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Read about this place on here so decided to check it out. Managed to get a table but had to be prepared to share it with others. They are huge barrels with short stools around them so roughly 8 people can share one. Had the combined sliced meat platter and tomato bread plus a simple salad of tomatoes, onions and green olives for starters, plus some ham croquettes. Beer (Estrella Galicia) on tap and then the rotisserie chicken!!
Fell off the bone and was just out of this world.
A few days later, we returned and had pretty much the same again minus starters as the chicken and chips with a side salad plus croquettes were more than enough.

Service was friendly but when the bill came, we got over-charged. Ordered one portion of croquettes but got charged for two. This happened twice. The waitress apologized and said that her colleague misunderstood her scribble. So if she does not change the way she writes down the orders, and the chef/bar staff cannot read it and double charges the customer, this will keep on happening so check your bill.

Other than that, a great experience to a traditional Spanish Bodega with plenty of atmosphere. Go and check it out if you like chicken (also rabbit, suckling pig and pork cheeks on offer but pre-order only). Excellent value for money by the way.

Enjoy and lick your fingers afterwards !

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

No non sense cooking. Tip: for special dishes like rabbit or porc cheeks make reservation one day in advance!
Also perfect after dinner hang out with local people outside bistro.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Simply the best chicken. Accoutrements are good as well, but my focus was on the chicken after seeing it from the street. Yum.

1  Thank Mylex
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I have family in this part of Spain and have been many times to Malgrat over the years. I can hand on heart say that La Bota is my most favourite restaurant in the world. It's simple and delicious, I've tried so many times to recreate the chicken back at home to no avail :(
If you are visiting Malgrat de mar then this is a must.

3  Thank alice m
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were so pleased that took time to walk here from Santa Susanna.The whole experience of joining strangers at the dining table and leaving friends and full of the best chicken that you will have tasted for along time.just wish we would have found it earlier in the holiday

1  Thank Christopher W
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