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El Rio

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Calle Manuel Fernandez, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952664311
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful evening and food!

We have been coming to this restaurant for quite a number of years now and the quality of the food and service has been consistently good. We have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
grahre
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Bolton
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Bolton
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for quite a number of years now and the quality of the food and service has been consistently good. We have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great tapas bar and restaurant. Lovely, friendly staff, an excellent tapas selection, great value menu of the day and also a good looking al a carte menu. We all had the menu of the day for 12.50 euros. The house red (Rioja) at £1.80 a glass was delicious. This is highly ranked in trip advisor for a reason. It's also... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Having stumbled on what is now a well established restaurant many years ago, it is now a regular venue for both dinner and a lunchtime tapas. You are guaranteed a warm welcome from Antonio, friendly service and most importantly good food and wines at value for money prices. Don't forget to book in advance!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

very nice place always go here you pay a bit more but the food is fantastic and the sparkling rosado is fab with your meal a must when we visit

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

we have been coming to El Rio for many years.. It never fails to impress ! Whether you choose the cheaper 3 course menu or the Al a Carte, the food is amazing, as is the service and value! It won't disappoint.

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Baarn, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times. Every time the staff is very friendly and the food is fantastic. I always have a varity of tapas. The portions are big for tapas and its very cheap. You can eat and drink for €10! Also they have some vegitarian tapas, yum! I will come back again and again!

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wales
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We ate here four times in 12 days as it was so good. The Menu Del Dia for 12 Euro's is excellent value for 3 courses. Also had a great steak one of the best in the Resort. They also own the Tapa Bar in the same Alley again good selection and excellent value. Staff are very friendly and polite.

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Lovely bar with mix of bar food, tapas and main restaurant menus.The main restaurant is across the alley. Welcomed from the out set and made to feel rather "special" ( in a nice way) when my efforts to order everything in Spanish got a warm response. Ate here twice ( food was delicious) and would have gone back for more.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I call in here often (interesting that the previous reviewer is also from Southampton). If I'm out shopping in the area it is great for a small tapas and sparkling water to rest my feet in a friendly atmosphere. It is also a great place to meet up in the evening for a full meal a big table of friends.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have reviewed El Rio many times. We always visit when in Los Boliches. Either for Tapas or a full meal. On our last trip we visited 3 times, once for tapas and twice for meals. All 3 occasions were an experience not to be missed. The owner Antonio, his family and staff always strive to make your visit an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Manuel Fernandez, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Fuengirola
  • Phone Number: +34 952664311

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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