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El Rio

Calle Manuel Fernandez, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952664311
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Ranked #15 of 541 restaurants in Fuengirola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This family-run restaurant is well worth a visit. They have an extensive menu, properly dressed tables with real napkins ( a treat in this area!) indoor and outdoor seating, a bar and a restaurant. Their roast duck is an 'order ahead' meal and worth making an event of! Slow roasted and served with 9 different vegetable the staff carve and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to El Rio the past few years that we have came to Spain. You can never get a bad meal here, the quality of the food is fantastic, the staff are great and speak good English. So much to choose from, you can get a different starter, main or dessert each time you go and enjoy it... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Staying in fuengirola on a family holiday. Checked out various restaurants via TA and found this gem. It's occupies two sides of a narrow street. One side serves tapas and the other main meals. We opted for the main meal option and 2 had the 3 course menu and the other 2 chose from the normal one. Cheese and ham... More

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great value and a real taste of Spanish tapas. Eight dishes (small portions) and drinks for 30 euro. Fast and efficient service. Francisco was our waiter and spoke excellent English when our Spanish faltered. Just off the main sea front in Los Boliches so not always easy to find. We had been there before and wanted to take the kids.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Located just off the main street, down a lane past Alley Cats sports bar. We ate here as a family twice on our holiday and were very impressed on both occasions. We had various meals from the fish options to the steak and the kids had fab pizzas. It was very reasonably priced and the staff were lovely. Also spotlessly... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a very nice meal in this Restaurant with a good choice on the menu. The service was very good and there was a nice atmosphere. will eat there again and have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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hamilton scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been to EL RIO on many occasions thet food is fantastic especially te sirloin on a hotplate waiters are very efficient and freindly and the owner takes his time to speak to you overall first class food is excellent and if you just need a snack taoas el rio just across from it

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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I'm sitting here in el rio with my family, just had a cheese crepe it was to dye for. Waiters and staff all extremely pleasant .All the family were EXTREMELY happy with their meal. I can safely say we will be back!!!!!!

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Barnard Castle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

the menu of the day at 12.50 euro is absolutely first class. Only found this place on our last night which was a real shame.

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nottingham
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

just returned from fuengirola and miss el rio already.the tapas is a must,the meat fondue is a must,the steaks are a must,this place IS A MUST!!! staff are very friendly food is out of this world,i wish i could give it 10 stars!!! always busy,but always managed to get a table,i ate food there i would never of tried normally... More

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