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Lovely place but horrible service: El Portet del Marina (13. October 2018)

| March 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The El Portet del Marina is a lovely place which is perfect to spend your afternoon over drinks close to the beach. If it wasn’t for the service. I mean, there was actually no service. We picked one of these areas without a table but more like a lounge. Which is not attended. Okay, fine, so you walk up to the bar. Where the process of placing your order is already cumbersome. Given I had to carry more drinks than I could, I had asked for a tray – which was ‘politely’ denied.

The “watermelon mojito” (EUR 8.50) is admittedly decent in terms of flavour but also rather artificial. If you consider to order a bottle of wine and enjoy it in the lounge area – this is not possible. Because wine can only be consumed at the table (which is attended). Ehm, what? That just doesn’t make any sense.

Furthermore, the lounge area is more for 3 to 4 people than for larger groups. Given though we actually were a larger group, we decided to pull one of the benches which was just standing there unused so all of us could have a seat. After five minutes a guy showed up telling us that this is forbidden. And that we should rather sit on the lounge table instead. I’m not sure what to say about the place – it’s nice, it’s atmospheric, but the ‘service’ and the ‘rules’ are just non-existent respectively ‘dumb’. Go, see for yourself. Or don’t. Actually: don’t!

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Contact Details:

El Portet del Marina

Carrer Marina Real Juan Carlos I

46011 Valencia (E)

Tel.: +34 961 15 00 07

Homepage: https://elportetrestaurante.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
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