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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 #1 of 49 restaurants in Benahavis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $68
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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88% Recommend
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
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 NEW

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

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

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 NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW 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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Espoo, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We have been to several Benahavis restaurants in the past years. We heard about El Castillo and as it was ranked #1 in Benahavis we decided to give it a go. Lucky we did. It was amazing experience in many ways. Reservation was easy and friendly, welcome was warm and amazingly, staff was extremely multilingual (English, Spanish, Scandic and Finnish,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

What a tourist trap this was. Avoid it at all cost. Out of four people, we returned 1 starter and 2 main courses, the fish smelled and was passed expiry date. Not sure, how trip advisor got it sooo very wrong. Not even an apology ! They made us pay for the awful food. When the manageress tried to bribe... More

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dublin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went here this evening and between us had 6 dishes on the menu The menu is completely different from thestandaerd available in most of the restaurants in this area The staff are wonderful and the restaurant is dog friendly .... Scandinavian dishes which included remolade, lingen berries, kurtbolle, and lots lots more We didn't have room for desert but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a week on the coast and spent a week up in the lovely village of Benahavis. There are loads of place to eat in this part of the world, but this is by far one of the best on the whole Costa. Why ?? A bit of everything really ! The menu is excellent - if you are... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Enjoyed our last meal of the trip at this restaurant. Food was excellent, a little pricier than the other restaurants we had tried. Beautiful terrace setting. Pernilla, the owner and our server was very entertaining and informative. Definitely worth a try!

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