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Calle Manuel Fernandez, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952664311
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Consistently excellent restaurant

It must be a good 10 years years since we first discovered El Rio and it is as good now as it was then and quite simply remains one of the best restaurants in the area in spite of expanding to include premises on the opposite corner. If we could keep it a secret we would, but that wouldn't be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JeremyPC
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It must be a good 10 years years since we first discovered El Rio and it is as good now as it was then and quite simply remains one of the best restaurants in the area in spite of expanding to include premises on the opposite corner. If we could keep it a secret we would, but that wouldn't be... More 

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Belfast, N Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here for tapas and enjoyed a few tasty morsels from a very wide ranging, very Spanish, choice, both hot and cold, washed down by a very acceptable Rioja... evening menu looked very appetising, too, and got the impression El Rio was connected to a sister restaurant across the alley. All things considered a pleasant experience

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We came across El Rio when we were a title lost walking around, it was busy and the food on the tables looked good. We returned the following night for our anniversary dinner. We ordered half a litre of sangria and a bottle of water... The sangria was very nice! The food is good, very good, my husband had garlic... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I spent the month of May in Los Boliches and had a great time as always. I visited El Rio many times for lunch and dinner. The tapas are excellent as is the Menu of the Day. Antonio and his staff are always very friendly and attentive. If only I didn't live 3,644 miles away. I hope to return later... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The El Rio has premises on either side of the passageway and in high season tables within the passageway too, which is cooler in the evening. I love the variety of tapas available on the bar, and these can be ordered alongside the a la carte menu dishes if members in your party have different tastes. I am old enough... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Have been lunching here for some years, always made welcome by the owner and his staff, and it is handy for Tom's Irish Bar to watch the Rugby!

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County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fantastic meal. Great choice of starters, main meal & desserts. Great service. Will return. Dined Al fresco which was great with grandchildren. Staff very friendly & efficient.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had a variety of tapas here and the food was great...we really enjoyed the meatballs, Spanish omelette and chicken skewers. Paid around €20 for 6 tapas and 3 drinks...you can't fault that in terms of value! The only small downside we experienced was that the service wasn't the most friendly...which is in contrast to some reviews here. However, this did... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I cant recommend this restaurant enough,i go back every time I visit and never been disappointed,very friendly staff,great food and very good value,its definitely worth a visit

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My 3rd year back here and my partners umpteenth with disappointment never ever the order of the day. Tried Tapas here for the first time and it was lovely. Great choice and Antonio (Owner) is so personable. Lovely experience and lovely authentic Spanish food.

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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