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Calle Manuel Fernandez, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952664311
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 164
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic food for a great price!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
2bean
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Baarn, The Netherlands
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Baarn, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
73 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
17 helpful votes 17 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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
47 helpful votes 47 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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