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Bar el Acebuchal

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Frigiliana-Competa, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain
661 514 834
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolute hidden gem

Been here a few times despite the drive, which I hate - but never stops me! Food incredible. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Susan H
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Selby, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Selby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times despite the drive, which I hate - but never stops me! Food incredible. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Visited here on walk from Frigiliana and what a wonderful setting. Food was great, owner sat peeling potatoes when we arrived!

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Ulricehamn, Sweden
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

The small village of Acebuchal about 6km from Frigiliana was revived in 1998 after been abandoned since 2nd world war. It is a picturesque village that has a very nice restaurant El Acebuchal that serves very good food all home cooked (casera). And it is a real reward after a walk up in the mountain. Depending of day and time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We go here regularly with my parents who have a place in Competa but this time we took our friends for Sunday lunch. It really is a hidden gem... Service - always very welcoming, well English spoken (though we should make more effort to speak Spanish) and given they are always busy, they do their best. I would recommend ordering... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went to this restaurant whilst staying in Nerja. It is not strictly in Frigiliana but in El Acebuchal. Luckily we were with someone who knew the way. It is down some pretty awful roads so good luck with that. However, it's well worth the visit. The family that run the restaurant are very friendly. I had the wild boar... More 

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Overijse, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A regular visitor on the terrace recommended the grilled steak. I'm not much of a meat eater, yet this was an experience to remember: the size was enormous, but more importantly the quality was superb! With a lovely tomato salad, and fried peppers, just lovely! On other days, we ate their homemade croquetas, very tasty as well. Not to forget... More 

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Mid-Ontario
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Dining area hangs over the valley across the lane from the restaurant; the occasional horse or Land rover passes. Hunter type food, home made bread, good soup, wine etc., the family that is building the village of white houses for I think vacation rentals is building on land which I think they owned before the civil war. A good outing... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

We walked all the way from frigiliana and treated ourselves to homemade bread with olive oil , wild boar and venison. The bread was superb, and our main courses very nice! The service is very friendly and the location very scenic. No atmosphere? I don't know what people expect, the place is in the middle of the mountains, you have... More 

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Sheffield
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Acebuchal is quite a drive from the main road but it's well worth it. The food was delicious and amazing value. The home made bread was the best I've tasted. Really friendly service.

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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Read all the "speil" on this place and we went there to see it for ourselves. It was very hot here and no atmosphere very dead and a sleepy bit of a village. We had lunch and as recommended we had the bread with the olive oil, kid goat which was mostly bone and the almond sauce was just like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frigiliana-Competa, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Frigiliana
  • Phone Number: 661 514 834

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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