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El Tesoro

Betijuelo | near Punta Paloma, Tarifa, Spain
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Ranked #59 of 147 Restaurants in Tarifa
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Beautiful hidden "treasure" just as its name suggests, up in the mountains over Punta Paloma and with an amazing view of Morocco. Food is just unbeatable as is atmosphere and service.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Beautiful hidden "treasure" just as its name suggests, up in the mountains over Punta Paloma and with an amazing view of Morocco. Food is just unbeatable as is atmosphere and service.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Milan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We arrived there thru several locals recommendations. Certainly a great view in a beautiful day, but the food was a true disappointment. I share with my husband their CHULETON DE RETINTO, T-BONE, 1 kilo of tasteless meat. Someone else try the Tuna, from the nearby waters. It was frozen and tasteless also and the other person request a sirloin medium... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent in week in Tarifa and had two great experiences at El Tesoro. The goat was amazing, the ham melted in your mouth and the deserts imaginative. We were a table for 10 on a saturday night they could not have been more attentive!

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Alcaidesa, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm really surprised to see so many positive (and recent) reviews of this place as our experience was quite different. We found the service to be appalling, none of the waiting staff even attempted to smile and one of them virtually threw the food at us. The food itself was mixed - our starters were quite nice but the mains... More

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

One of the most stunning views we have seen from restaurant over Tarifa, Straits of Gibralter and Morocco. We were a party of nine and were very well received. The food was well up to scratch and my desert of figs, rice pudding and brandy sauce was superb. The food presentation was eye catching and made for a wonderful lunch.... More

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Grimsby
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Recommended by our hosts in Conil De La Frontera, and with the aid of Google Maps and an iPhone, we finally found this place. It really does seem like you're becoming lost, as the road up to the restaurant is plagued by subsidence and the final 500 yards or so are up a rutted stony track. I'll be honest here,... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had dinner at El Tesoro twice while we were staying in Betis last week. The food was well worth the journey up the bumpy road. Some very interesting dishes included goat which was really well done two or three different ways. The cooking is typically southern Spanish - but with a twist and it is certainly more interesting than... More

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This review is long overdue! We have lunched here on many occasions during the past months and it is consistently marvellous. Best to book at weekends. Ring the mobile number, not the landline. Suss out what he (Jesús) is cooking in the kitchen and ask him what he recommends on that day. He never comes out of his kitchen and... More

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Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Firstly, for those of you who try to find this restaurant, the very best of luck. Don't be mistaken in thinking that it's anywhere near El Miro, because it isn't! Look carefully at the map and watch out for the signs. When you arrive there, it has a fabulous view overlooking the bay. At this time of the year it... More

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estepona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

You ask if this was the best meal in a restaurant - YES IN SPAIN. Because generally the food in Southern Spain is poor. This is a wonderful restaurant in a great location. We stayed just below at Paloma Camping (also good). Our only complaint was that a group with eight under three year old children arrived. (anywhere else they... More

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Knislinge, Sweden
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We learned about this restaurant from our hotel in Cadiz. It is well hidden on the slope of a hill so driving instructions may be useful. Once there you will enjoy delicious offerings from their kitchen on a terrace with a breathtaking view over to Morocco. The restaurant is busy. Advance booking will secure a table.. Do not miss this... More

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