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Ctra. Frigiliana-Torrox, Km. 2, Frigiliana, Spain
+34 952 53 40 54
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Lovely setting

Good is average but we go back every year just for the amazing setting and views. Wonderful spot, even just to have a drink.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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English first
Knutsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Intrigued by the mixed reviews, we decided we had to try El Cerro. We have visited Frigiliana many times before, and loved it, but now have members of our party who don't walk so well. El Cerro offered the amazing views without the walk! We phoned ahead to book, to ensure a good table with a view. The waitress Conchita... More 

Thank Keith G
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Went here as we were staying just down the road. Greeted by the grumpiest woman moaning that she had only just sat down - strikes me she was in the wrong job. Food was ok not the best - views are lovely but plenty of other places to go to with great views in this area. Wouldn't go back!

1 Thank thegeorge3
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145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good is average but we go back every year just for the amazing setting and views. Wonderful spot, even just to have a drink.

1 Thank w62
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611 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Just a couple of kilometres out of Frigliana El Cerro is a must visit if you don't mind the tight twists and turns of the road. Apparently you can walk it in half an hour from the village and we intend to do that before we leave - it will certainly be less nerve racking.......... Once you're there though the... More 

1 Thank Off their P
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It is now 12 years since I discovered El Cerro, each time I come back to this area this is where I often have lunch and particularly Sunday lunch. Sunday lunch for me is paella, here they tailor make it, cooking it with the bits I like. Conchita the owner has grown into running the restaurant, the grumpy early days... More 

1 Thank Deserttrash
Nerja, Spain
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were there in December, sat outside to see the views which are superb ! The waitress was delightful, and very helpful, and the beer was nice and cold ! We decided to eat in the inside restaurant, because the cold wind was picking up. I'm not sure if the usual chef was on his/her night off, or if the... More 

1 Thank NedKat
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I have been visiting this part of Spain for 3 years now. We go around 3 times a year. Although we like to vary the places we go to eat, this is definetly our favourite! It is ran by a very busy Husband & Wife team. We call this place Carla's Bar, as I believe the Owner... More 

2 Thank Gary O
Bolton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a great family run bar and restaurant, the menu is simple and very local all the food is locally sourced and freshly cooked. The view over the valley to the sea is stunning especially if you are there at sunset. The garlic chicken is great but do not expect it to be in nice fillets, it is rustic... More 

1 Thank Frank B
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We spent a week in a villa just outside Frigiliana and this was our closest bar/restaurant (1.9km away!). We ate here twice in a row and I have to say it was one of the best, most authentic meals we had during my stay. On the first night we reserved a table and the lovely hostess gave us a seat... More 

2 Thank Russell F
Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We have just spent a week in a remote property about 20 minutes walk down the dirt track from Bar El Cerro. Every night we walked the 20 minutes up the hill in 30 degree heat for our evening meal.The first night we were there we instantly got the feeling this was a local bar, very authentic. Not speaking any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ctra. Frigiliana-Torrox, Km. 2, Frigiliana, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Frigiliana
  • Phone Number: +34 952 53 40 54

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


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