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La Capilla

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: La Capilla Reply with quote

Perhaps I should say Meson - La Capilla (The Chapel), situated between Garrucha and Turré (and very near Loma Blanca Restaurant).

What a setting - a former religeous monastery, packed with all kinds of beautiful plants, fountains, relics etc.

It has a mainly Spanish clientele and staff. The place wreaks of history and discussion themes.

We went midweek a few times and on each occasion it was packed, therefore, I feel advance booking to be essential.

There is quite a choice on the mouth-watering menu and the staff are friendly. This is an ideal venue for that special occasion and it is not too expensive.

I feel this restaurant must already have been reviewed on this site and if I am stealing somebody's thunder, then sorry.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you about the setting etc ........but the food leaves quite a bit to de desired!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No - The food is good also (dreadful omission by me in my post) - It has Spanish food, prepared and presented the Spanish way - no plastic pictures of hamburgers here. [But, MS you are entitled to your opinion).

The Wine List is extensive and excellent. This restaurant is different than any other I know in the area.

But, if you are celebrating an anniversary, new arrival, purchase of a new apartment, 21st birthday, 50th birthday, your recent hole-in-one in golf, or any special occasion La Capilla is special.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:25 pm    Post subject: food Reply with quote

Rule number one, ones mans meat is another mans poison, never recommend a restaurant LOL icon_redface.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with MSN the food is sometimes great and other times its not. The place itself is worth a visit though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It has Spanish food, prepared and presented the Spanish way - no plastic pictures of hamburgers here. [But, MS you are entitled to your opinion).


What the f*** do "plastic pictures of hamburgers" have to do with Spanish food????

Jose and his mother serve up over cooked local food that leaves a lot to be desired. But the excellent service and amazing setting more than makes up for it. Don't go for the food - go for the ambience. Personally, I love it - in the summer, out in the Italian gardens. I don't go in the winter.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Caravans for a colourful post. I merely pointed out that La Capilla is an excellent restaurant and (to me) everything about the place seems right especially for important family occasions.

I am of a generation of those who does not appreciate pictures of hamburgers, fried eggs, chips, sausages, black-pudding, beans, mushrooms, liver, toast etc within a menu. I feel if a restaurant has to show food in this way, it lacks maturity and even respect for discerning foodies. Furthermore, most of us know what sausages etc look like.

I like a well prepared menu (in Spanish or English) describing the feast ahead. A well laid table, with tablecloth, decent cutlery, non plastic chairs, proper wine glasses and friendly waiters (good food and good chef = utmost importance also). I don't apologise for this.

I would suggest that plastic pictures of food would be more acceptable in MacDonalds or some other Americanised fast-food joints where young children frequent and have difficulties of choice.
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