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“Best avoided if money don't burn a hole in your pocket ”
Review of Dona Lina

Dona Lina
Ranked #2,259 of 3,047 Restaurants in Seville
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Casco Antiguo
Description: not related to the Hostel Dona Lina
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Located on a narrow street around the Santa Cruz area, this restaurant caught our eye with a nicely decorated interior. Unfortunately that was the only thing nice about it. We had vegetable soup and gazpacho andaluz (both were average at best) and paella mixta. The paella was obviously reheated, it was served semi-cold. It had a few pieces of dubious looking meat and the smell of it led us to believe it was a few days old. Absolute garbage. For all this, a glass of beer and one of tinto - 30 euros. Too bad I didn't read the reviews here before going in. Next time take a few minutes and look for what people said on the Internet. Could save you money and time! Avoid this place. There are numerous other options around.

Thank Esteban T
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We discovered this place late one evening strolling through the old part of Seville. It's situated in a delightful plaza beneath orange trees. The waiter was very friendly and great with our kids. All good and that's what gets the two stars. Unfortunately the food was pretty poor - average at best - with possibly the worst paella I've ever experienced. Not cheap either. Don't be tempted - you don't have to pay good money for bad food.

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Guy seemed very friendly but unfortunately the food was not upto scratch. The soup was tasty but the Paella tasted like it had been reheated from the lunch time serving, the cheesecake came out in a foil serving container which was very basic. The deal was cheap and the food was cheaper, hopefully the 1 Euro tip left the message of disappointment. In this day of age food offerings should be better than this.

Thank Pickyeater2013
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We wish we had walked ten more meters in the 37 degree heat but we didn't. All tables were empty and now we know why. This is worst meal we have had in Spain. The kids had acceptable spaghetti bolognese but highly over priced. The menu was unappealing so we chose an Iberian ham salad (iceberg lettuce and four measly rashers of ham - no dressing just water - at least the lettuce had been washed) and chef's salad (I can laugh about it now - a mixture of cabbage and mesclun lettuce with four deep fried chicken nuggets, a canned pineapple ring, some red capsicum and thousand island sauce). For the pleasure of four white bread rolls we were charged two euros apiece. Really severely disappointing doesn't really capture it! Take five minutes to check trip advisor no matter how desperately you want that cerveza or you might end up here!

Thank sandraO1109BX
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

Our friend knew about this place in advance. Food was good, large quantities, good price and service. Clean bathrooms too.

Thank steve s
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