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Restaurante Venta El Charco

Los Ventorros | Los Romanes, Malaga, Spain
952 55 45 40
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Ranked #74 of 1,150 restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great food and service. Very good value. Great view of Lake Vinuela. Early diners tend to be British, Spanish follow later. Closed all day Monday. Relaxed theme for a nice meal. 30 mins from the motorway junc 272

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North Wales
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This is the first time we have visited the area. It is truly beautiful and we rented a lovely villa overlooking the lake. We found this restaurant while exploring and on our first visit enjoyed well presented and tasty tapas. We returned for a proper lunch which was excellent. I had the fillet steak with pepper sauce and my husband... More

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Benamagosa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We had the steak this time . You will be shown pictures of cooking options .cooked to perfection.we have been before and had Wife's 60th 10 of us ! Friends allowed in early to arrange table decorations balloons etc and banner . As I have always found Hospitality first class. It was only yesterday that I found that I had... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant is well-known locally for its meat dishes, especially the barbecued ones. They have rare-breed meat on the menu and that in itself marks this out as somewhere different for rural Spain. The restaurant is very much in the Spanish comedor style and has plenty of space with well-serviced tables and bar areas. The situation is overlooking Lake Vinuela... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

While a little more expensive than some in the area- the food is worth it. We didn't try the steak- but the scallops and leg of lamb was delish. Be sure to bring a good appetite!

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Devon, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Beautiful views of Lake Vinuela below. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. The goat in almond sauce was fantastic, really melt in the mouth meat. The service was efficient and friendly even during Sunday lunch when the restaurant was full. Glad we booked beforehand ! Definitely recommended.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This restaurant produces steaks of the highest calibre, to satisfy even our American friends! The staff are polite, friendly and efficient. The steaks, which are the specilaity of Venta El Charco, are cooked until they almost 'melt in the mouth.' The restaurant is clean and attractive with wonderful views down from the Andalucian village of Los Romanes, across Lake Viñuela... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This restaurant is up in Los Romanes, which is a white village which overlooks Lake Vinuela inland from Velez Malaga. Going north from Velez Malaga turn left off the main road just past the dam for Lake Vinuela and keep going up the winding road towards Los Romanes. The restaurant is on the left, just entering the town. Parking is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Food was delicious. The restaurant is popular with locals. Always a good sign. The view of the lake from the restaurant is stunning too. A typical Spanish restaurant with delicious food :)

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Malaga, Spain
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I am amazed that, although I have lived in this area for more than ten years, I had never eaten at El Charco, popularly known as Miguel's. Went there for Christmas lunch with a group of friends. Excellent quality food, plenty of it, and reasonably priced. Service was welcoming and continued to be good even as the restaurant filled up... More

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