Reviews

Here is what others are saying about Marbella Restaurant...

 

 "Marbella means beautiful sea so the menu accent is on fish and shellfish. We ordered the Paella Marinara which takes 25 minutes to prepare but well worth the wait. It arrived piping hot and containing mussels, clams, scallops, shrimps, and a portion of a lobster along with saffron rice, green peas and pimentos—a colorful and tasy combination. Dessert was a display of prepared-at-the-table pyrotechnics with crepes for two "en flambe". Marbella is popular on weekends when Victor soothes you with his harp music so be sure to make reservations. After dining at Marbella with its relaxing atmosphere and attentive service, you will realize how it has retained its status as the place to go for authentic Spanish food."

Jeanne Oppenheimer, "Dining Out," The Queens Courier

 "The style and hospitality of Spain fills the air at Marbella Restaurant in Bayside with a message for reception planners...the flair of the Continent is here. Marbella is ready to host parties ranging in size from 65 to 350. Though expertly prepared Spanish cuisine is a specialty of the house, the owners added that the tastes of any customer or wedding party can easily be accommodated by the wide variety on their menu. Special occasion packages include a cocktail hour, main course, and dessert. For twenty years owners Servando and Delfin Cid have been providing diners with exceptional cuisine and unique ambiance that they will not soon forget."

Greta Elias, "Bridal Supplement"

"In the middle of Bayside there's a Spanish restaurant with a marvelous menu, food that surpasses all expectations and service that makes diners feel like visiting royalty. All that and a touch of class at Marbella. The mussels, about a dozen or more, were extremely tender, immersed in one of the most exquisitely delicate cream sauces imaginable. And still was bubbling when served. THe shrimp and crabmeat enough to easily make a summer lunch, was fresh, cold and delicious with onions and green olives on a bed of crisp lettuce. THe menu is a mind boggler, one of those with so many tempting dishes it is nearly guaranteed to have tastebuds demanding first one dish, then another." 

Jean Joyce , "Dining Out," Daily News



"The ambiance is totally captivating with cool white walls on which hang assorted prints of Spanish motifs, bullfighting and corrida scenes, and medieval tapestries... In addition to the house specialty of Paella a la Valenciana or Marinara, Mr. Cid touted one of the restaurant's specialties — the Filet of Sole with sauteed banana strips (Lenguado Islas Canarias). Service is superb. The Spanish waiters appear to have a vested interest in making sure the diners enjoy the restaurant's offerings."

 Masha and Joe Leon, "Trib Restaurant Reviews," Queens Tribune



"Top-drawer", "old-fashioned Spanish" "jewel" cleverly hidden "in a hotel in Queens"; touches like "harp music", "sangria made to taste" and "plenty of room" add to this "pleasant surprise."

Zagat Review, New York City Zagat




"A Taste of Spain",  "Lovely authentic Spanish cuisine in suburban Queens. We had delicious appetizers- shrimp in green sauce, shrimp with mushrooms, and grilled calamari-that were perfectly done. For entrees we had two paella Valenciana with lobster and one fillet of sole. These were all good sized portions, with fresh seafood...For dessert, the flan and cheesecake were very tasty. The waiters are very attentive, old school style. I would definitely recommend this spot, which has been here over 40 years"

TripAdvisor Review


 

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