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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
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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
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We recently returned from a lovely trip to Fuengirola where we were lucky enough to find this restaurant down a little side street. We decided to book the whole roast duck for our last night at the resort, you have to give 24 hours notice for this absolute treat. We arrived at the restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We recently returned from a lovely trip to Fuengirola where we were lucky enough to find this restaurant down a little side street. We decided to book the whole roast duck for our last night at the resort, you have to give 24 hours notice for this absolute treat. We arrived at the restaurant and a table was set up... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really spanish atmosphere, tables set on the sidewalk down to the front or inside. Food is very good but a little more expensive than some other local restaurants. Service is excellant

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

once again came back to el rio for the best steak in town Antonio and staff 1st class service nothing to much bother for them meal is fantastic reasonable as well went for a la carte or there is set menu still good price and a nice bottle of Pensecal

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

very good mid range type restaurant in a good location. typical Spanish fare with great lamb and local dishes on it. do a good tapas at lunch time. well worth a visit

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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Been visiting this bar for a while now always for a tapas lunch, great friendly service superb tapas and great prices....well worth looking for 👍🍷

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The food was superb. Very Good! Good atmosphere. Situated in a small street with a lot People walking by. Must try!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had the daily menu always nice and good value. With the friendly staff and quality we always feel welcome. That's because we come back all the time. We'll done!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

love love love!!!!! the best little spanish tapas restaurant ever. its situated in a fantastic area with an amazing atmosphere! serves the most beautiful food and the prices are ridiculously cheap! i would recommend over and over. i love rio's!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Situated in a narrow side street near to the Yaramar hotel in Fuengirola/Los Boliches, this is a wonderful find. The tapas selection is excellent and I can thoroughly recommend the prawns wrapped in potato ribbons and the meat balls. Very tasty. The prices are very reasonable at €1.80 per tapas and €3.00 per racione. The staff are extremely courteous and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My Partner and I visited this restaurant on Friday 24th July at 7:45pm on a recommendation from a family member who has a holiday home not far away. As it was our first day of our short break we decided to arrive earlier to have an Aperitif at the bar area. My partner had a beer and I was served... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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