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Las Melissas, Alora, Spain
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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As most of the reviews say this place serves good, fresh Andalusian food. It is family run and has no bones about it. The price is great for the good, fresh and traditional food you are going to get along with unpretentious wine and good service. A relaxing a typical spanish bar. Will be back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Big_Boy_Manchester
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Alora, Spain
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Alora, Spain
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My partner and I have been here many times and have recommended it to friends and family as the food has always been good. Here's the story. My 3 friends and I arrived for a meal. We sat down outside and I popped in to say hello to the owners wife who remembers me from previous visits and to order... More 

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Thank Big_Boy_Manchester
Leicester
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We stopped off for lunch, we spent a couple of hours here. A family run business. It is very casual, very relaxing and the food is first class. In fact we revisited it a second time in the same week.

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Thank Glebelander
East Sussex
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We loved our lunch here: a warm welcome from the family owners was followed by an unfussy, delicious, good value meal. Don't be put off by its proximity to the railway line as there's only one slow train per hour, and that's at peak times. As a previous reviewer commented, don't judge a book by its cover.

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Thank Skunkmeister
Alora, Spain
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

As most of the reviews say this place serves good, fresh Andalusian food. It is family run and has no bones about it. The price is great for the good, fresh and traditional food you are going to get along with unpretentious wine and good service. A relaxing a typical spanish bar. Will be back soon with the family

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Thank Big_Boy_Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We called at this restaurant after reading the reviews, at first I was doubtful we were at the right place. We ordered a couple of drinks and were given an anchovy tapas,which was very good and nicely presented, we decided to have a look at the food that was being served which looked good, we had a look at the... More 

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Thank Rozee2013
Alora, Spain
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I have to right a new revue for this bar. It for sure does the best food. If you are going to visit the caminito del Ray please don't forget to turn right before u get to bermejo and it's about 200yards on ur left and the train station on the right

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Thank mike4gem
Alora, Spain
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This Bar/Restaurant is family owned and serves good quality Andalucian food. I eat there fairly often, usualyy for menu del dia and have always enjoyed the food.Not posh, Good food without frills. Try it

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Thank aloramaria
Alora, Spain
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Home made Spanish food, the best I have had in Spain. I visit quite often. For sure this is a 5 star bar and highly recommended. If you ever visit El chorro call in.

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1 Thank mike4gem
Alora, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Well cooked restaurant food, at venta prices. Great place to sit outside on warm evenings,very Spanish. Good service by charming friendy couple. Try prawns Pil-Pil either tapa,or as a main.Estofado,a spicy pork stew,very good All fish mains are good. Mahou and Cruzcampo,in bottles .

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5 Thank 426John
Alora, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

El Rancho is not easy to find, it is off the main Alora-El chorro road in Las mellizas. It is a Venta, and as such offers no frills in decor. Closed on Mondays. When you do find it, you can enjoy typically Spanish country food, The menu is not overly large but there is plenty to choose from, and offers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Las Melissas, Alora, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Alora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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