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Restaurant El Castillo

Entrance at Calle de Pilar, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
+34 681 29 84 42
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Ranked #4 of 48 restaurants in Benahavis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $67
Cuisines: Spanish, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Set in a historical setting, beneath the old Castillo is this Swedish owned restaurant El Castillo. With views over the mountain or the square, you can always find a table for your occasion. International food, cooked on local produce which follows the season. A restaurant which understands the importance of all three senses, a casual fine dining atmosphere.
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bergen-belsen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Please don't listen to Jim B(wrote the bad review) this place is an absolute wonder piece!The charismatic owner Pernilla steals the show with her exuberance and control whilst delivering a well executed portray of " Spanish/Scandinavian" infused dishes.If I had a criticism it was readily rectified by Pernilla (meat balls lol) and the dish anyway (wild boar) was sublime!!!!all in... More

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful food,relaxed but attentive service. Loved the new menu style. .......€12 for each course. I had two courses and was exceptionally satisfied. Ambient lovely restaurant.

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JP Robert G, Manager at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was important for us and other guests. It encourage all personell to do an even better job next time. Welcome back Pernilla More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Most of the restaurants in Benahavis were full except this one, so we kind of accepted this, now we know why it was not full. The setting is similar to most restaurants in this beautiful village, thought they seem to consider themselves "fine dining" yet we set under an old beer-publicity-umbrella and then charged you top Euro for very little... More

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JP Robert G, Director of Sales at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not like the food. We have two international experienced chefs who cook freshly delivered local products. No microwave, no frying etc. All cooked at customers order. That is Fine Dining. The dishies are unique, Spanish products cooked in a Scandinavian way. You do not find many restaurants doing this kind of cooking... More

GREENVILLE, SC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

At the end of our stay in Spain, we returned to the village of Benahavis one last time and ate at El Castillo, a restaurant that is located in the remains of a Moorish defense castle built in the 11th century. We were served by Pernilla, who is also one of the owners. She is originally from Sweden and is... More

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JP Robert G, Owner at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was important for us and other guests. It will encourge us to do a even better job next time! Welcome back Pernilla More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant after a recommendation.. I have to say the recommendation was the best one I've ever had! El Castillo was incredible, great flavours and extremely intimate and friendly service. Would recommend to anyone and absolutely would visit again!!

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JP Robert G, Owner at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It was important for us and other guests. It will encourage us to do an even better job next time! Welcome back! Pernilla More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went there after searching for places to eat in Benahavis... We saw that the reviews were good so we booked in....what an amazing place! The lovely staff are so passionate and attentive and very knowledgeable on wine and the area! We travel and eat and drink a lot of lovely places... And we loved it here so much that... More

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JP Robert G, Kundansvarig at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your review is important for us and other guests Welcome back Pernilla More

preston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant but were told you have to book. However, on the evening of a special anniversary we were lucky to walk in & get a table & were not disappointed. We ate really delicious food from an innovative menu & drank lovely wine & the whole evening was made very special by the staff. Thank you... More

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JP Robert G, Kundansvarig at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Your review is important for us and other guests. Welcome back! Pernilla More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We actually opted for a quiet dinner, just the two of us, not too much fuzz, but decent enough to remember it. What we found was an arrogant manageress, who kept on barging in on our private conversations, yelling the hole time and probably believing, that she was remotely funny. The dinner was rediculously expensive, for miniture portions, bland and... More

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PeterInSpain, Kundansvarig at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

Welcome to Tripadvisor I can see you have been / stayed at Amahavis and got some help from the "only genuine Andalucian restaurant", in a moorish style and a French ? Menu to write your review. I am sorry you did not like our food. We are one of the few restaurants in Benahavis who has international experinced chefs. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stumbled on this fantastic restaurant after wandering around benahavis , food fabulous and owner a wonderful hostess could not recommend highly enough infact have booked for Sunday night.

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JP Robert G, Kundansvarig at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Your review is important for us and other guests Welcome back! Pernilla More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful setting, fantastic service and amazing food at a very good price, we'll definitely be returning and recommending to our friends.

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JP Robert G, Kundansvarig at Restaurant El Castillo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your review is important for us and other guests. Welcome back! Pernilla More

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