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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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  • 160
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Most recent review
Great award-winning tapas bar in Los Boliches

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Jane C
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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merseyside
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Fortunate enough to have a relative who lives in torreblanca we visit this area often. Many many fine places to eat in Los Boliches but this remains our favourite. Their poor mans potato, potatas a lo pobre accompanies the tapas and I could eat these alone. I love their dog fish and albondigas. My wee ones love eating here even... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Food excellent and good value, Antonio and staff especially Francisco very friendly and welcoming. Popular with tourists and locals alike.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Apparently there's two parts to this establishment, a restaurant and a tapas bar. We spent the evening in the tapas bar and had a great night. We didn't have a meal here but the wine and beer were excellent, the staff friendly. Nice atmosphere. Nice place to spend a few hours.

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Torreblanca, Spain
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the restaurant and the tapas bar many times and have never had a bad meal. The menu of the day is great value and my husband loves the steak on the stone and the fish soup. It is worth booking as always busy. Antonio is always pleasant and helpful. Definitely worth a visit

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Fuengirola, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I've eaen in El Rio several times, sometimes just for tapas, but also for dinner. The food is excellent and good value, the service very good and expedient. A great place for any time of the day.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Always good food - service - value. You wont be disappointed with either the restaurant or the tapas bar. Never disappoints. The boss Antonio is a perfectionist which comes across when experiencing this lovely establishment.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great restaurant in Los Boliches Antonio and his great team really make your dining experience a pleasure. The food is excellent wether you opt for menu del dia or al a carte, great prices for food and drink. The wife had her 50th birthday meal here in September and was treated like royalty a night she will never forget thank... More 

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Yorkie on Tour
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have been part of the El Rio family for over 20 years and throughout that time we must have visited Antonio's restaurant over 30 times and we have never been disappointed. Outstanding service, first class food and great value for money. The chateaubriand is delicious and some years ago we asked if he could arrange a seafood platter for... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?