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“Great food by the beach!”
Review of Del Mar Cafe

Del Mar Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Description: Snack bar on the beach with typical italian sandwiches, pasta and pizza. All kind of cocktails.
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Description: Snack bar on the beach with typical italian sandwiches, pasta and pizza. All kind of cocktails.
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We intended to come to Del Mar for lunch during our day trip to Ag. Prokopolios. While walking along the beach, we saw that Del Mar also had sun loungers so decided to set up camp there for the day as it was a nice part of the beach. There was no charge for the loungers and we weren't immediately harassed to buy drinks. When we did order drinks while we were sunbathing, we also had a small complimentary meze platter bought out which was a nice touch.
We decided to go into the restaurant to have lunch. The waiters were really friendly and gave us good recommendations on the food. We had pasta and salad to share, both of which were a really good quality. The pasta especially had great flavour. The pasta portion is good to share between two as it is a big portion (we were given this advice by the waiter which was really helpful). It was also nice having the chef come out to check if we were happy, you could tell he took real pride in the food he made and it being a good quality.
Thoroughly recommend :)

1  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of drinks and a bite during a day sailing trip. 2 G&Ts, one small water, grilled chicken and prawns 76 euros!?!

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MARCO F, Direttore at Del Mar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Good morning mr. muchiler0
We'd like to inform you that we don't serve any main courses as meat or fish, so you did not have prawns and grilled chicken in our place, what we serve are: pastas, salads, pizzas and typical italian panini (sandwiches).
Surely, your experience was in another restaurant.
Have a nice day mr. muchiler0

Sincerely
Marco Filippi.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

We visited the cafe del mar after reading reviews on tripadvisor , we had also been informed by a staff member earlier in the day we would have the best pizza in naxos.

The service was terrible our pizza arrived at least ten minutes apart , one of the pizza was almost cold when I informed the staff about the cold pizza he just shrugged his shoulders and said I dont know why its cold. Soon after we were offered free lemon shots , the drinks were over priced costing 8 euro apparently they are mixed slow this must be why they are expensive as they had taken at least 15 minutes to arrive at the table so almost 3 euro per 5 minutes for the slow mixing. The staff employed seem to be young teenagers perhaps this explains the poor service and ambience. Our final bill for 2 pizza, 2 lager, 1 coke, 2 slow mixed drinks was 45 euro, I wouldnt visit again, average food and service which did not live up to our expectations after reading tripadvisor reviews, disappointing.

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We came here during the day to ask if we could get a table for dinner later on, they said booked out but we bargained with them for an earlier spot at 7pm (really craving some pasta that day!) so glad we were able to be fit in!!

We were welcomed from the start and they really accommodated us when the sun began to shine in our eyes and moved our table promptly, this was very attentive and kind.

Next we were ordering 2 pastas and a salad when the waiter informed us that we should opt for 1 salad and 1 pasta to share as it will be a lot of food. Now usually places we have eaten at have tried to get us to order more/pay more, but this was very refreshing and honest!! Believe me it was the perfect amount for 2 people.

Finally, the food was so fresh and prepared with love by the chef who was beaming with pride as we ate our meals. You could feel the passion in the cooking. What an experience. It was our first ever Pesto pasta and I will be ordering it again however I'm scared I will not get a pesto as good as this again now!

The limoncello shot at the end and the goodbyes from the staff was heart warming. A lovely end to our stay on Naxos!

1  Thank Kirsten O
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Title says it all me and my wife stopped in for a meal the lovely staff took us early as they were fully booked out. We ordered 2 pastas and a salad they talked us into ordering just one pasta and sharing as we had far to much food. We listened and glad we did. Very nice and refreshing to have someone actually want you to be happy and satisfied rather then taking extra money. The salad was delicious full of flavour and the pesto pasta was amazing! If we weren't leaving tommorow we would come back every night! There is a good reason they are fully booked every night make a reservation totally worth it and very good price! Thank you very much to the chef he was very king and proud chef! Thanks :)

Thank Sam R
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