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Bar el Acebuchal

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Frigiliana-Competa | Right at Quattro Caminos Crossroad, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain
661 514 834
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent, reasonably-priced food

Superb, local cuisine. Particularly recommend the chicken in sweet wine with fruits. Delicious. Also does a brilliant range of ice creams and craft beers. Their home made rosemary bread is also wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Chrisdearle
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Superb, local cuisine. Particularly recommend the chicken in sweet wine with fruits. Delicious. Also does a brilliant range of ice creams and craft beers. Their home made rosemary bread is also wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We spend a lot of time in the Competa area so have visited el acebuchal several times over the past few years. Its a little out of the way to get to, I have walked from Competa (with my dog) quite a few times so its always a welcome sight!!!! The home made bread and local oils make a great... More 

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Frigiliana, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good food, special location but only open until 16.00 h. Nice admosphere very unieke place outsider Frigiliana.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If staying in Frigliana this 'forgotten village' is a must to visit. This sole family run restaurant has the most incredible mountain backdrop and the locale is steeped in (relatively recent) history. The food was good, plentiful and nicely presented.....however, if choosing an excellent 'starter' salad you will find little room for anything other than desert! And the home made... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We visited Bar el Acebuchal after hearing good reviews online. The drive from Frigiliana was lovely and not as hair-raising as some people mention and is easily do able with a front wheel drive car. We visited the bar early lunchtime so managed to get a seat outside on the the terrace. We had the day's special coquettes, patatas bravas... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Having just moved here we have eaten here a couple times or so, food is reasonable in quality but nothing extraodinary,The salads are huge and beautiful fresh ingredients, Prawns pil pil are quite good, Reasonable price for what is a tourist eatery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A hot day, a dusty mountainside track, winding its way through trees up into the hills and alongside ravines. Then you come to Acebuchal, a hidden and once derelict mountain village. In the mid 80’s a family decided to renovate the houses including the restaurant El Acebuchal. It couldn't be more picturesque, nor could the village. Sat in the shade... More 

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Only stopped for a drink but had great , friendly service,huge gin and tonics and a lovely setting with great views of the mountains. THe food looked really good and large portions, would love to go back next time for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's not so much the destination here as the journey to. This is a small village high in the Sierras of Tejeda with stunning scenery to and from. The village itself is worth a visit and you can have some refreshments in the bar which is very typically Spanish, and quite beautiful. Having said that, the trip is not for... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Acebuchal is really in the middle of now where in the hills. The restaurant have fantastic food, cakes and homemade ice-cream. Really fantastic!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frigiliana-Competa | Right at Quattro Caminos Crossroad, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Frigiliana
  • Phone Number: 661 514 834

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  • Cuisine: Spanish

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