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El Lateral

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International, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Calle los Bancos 8, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
+34 695 00 71 19
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Quick Bites, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: LUNCH TIME: OPEN from 13h. SALADS, TOASTS & PORTIONS : We have a wide...
LUNCH TIME: OPEN from 13h. SALADS, TOASTS & PORTIONS : We have a wide range of differents options to have a light lunch or just quick bites while you relax in our terrace or inside the restaurant. EVENING RESTAURANT: From 8:00. We offer a tasting menu:4 starters each and paella y dessert. 25€. Or 4 starters each and a main course of the menu and dessert. 30€. Or you can eat a la Carte: Lobster and fish cake, Smoked sardine salad, Baby beans fried, Timbale of milk lamb, Duck leg confit with orange sauce,Oxtail raviolis,Cod loin confit etc. El Lateral Restaurant is situated in the centre of the stunning pueblo blanco of Gaucin, in the Serrania de Ronda(Malaga). We specialise in Mediterranean cuisine with influences of traditional cooking from the North of Spain.The restaurant has a terrace for alfresco dinning, overlooking a pretty plaza with fountain. This is the perfect place to be to soak up the atmosphere of the village.
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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
Delicious!!

The meal we had at El Lateral was the best meal we had all holiday. As a vegetarian I've struggled to find interesting food in Gaucin but the spinach & pine nut croquettes were one of the tastiest things I've ever eaten!! We shared a vegetarian paella which was lovely too. There was no way I could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The meal we had at El Lateral was the best meal we had all holiday. As a vegetarian I've struggled to find interesting food in Gaucin but the spinach & pine nut croquettes were one of the tastiest things I've ever eaten!! We shared a vegetarian paella which was lovely too. There was no way I could eat a pudding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We ate there recently and had a first class meal in excellent surroundings. Would recommend eating on the terrace.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

During our three week holiday in Gaucin this is the only "proper" restaurant we visited as we enjoyed eating at all the tapas bars. However, we met a lovely couple who invited us to join them as they said the food was very good. How right they were. The food here is a cut above anything else we ate. However... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate there on the evening of the village Feria. The outside tables were full (interestingly all English diners) except for a table for 2. We opted for the Entradas, which were lovely. I had the lamb and my husband had the oxtail, both of which were superb. Our Spanish is not good, but the waitresses coped, and on the... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ate at El Lateral after reading reviews and we were not disappointed. Everything from the initial greeting to the final drink was perfect. The oxtail ravioli was stunning. Great staff all lead by Lola who cannot do enough for you. Looking forward to going back tonight.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We adore this restaurant. The food and wine are fantastic as is the service. It is in a fabulous location and is run perfectly by the wonderful Lola and Carlos . We strongly recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We travelled with our in-laws and all week there was some compromise over the food and where we should eat out. We passed by El Lateral a few times and when we asked to be seated, we were a little surprised to find we'd need to book. We booked and now we know why. The staff were lovely and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Having been here last year we couldn't resist a revisit to see if the food was as good as we remembered, it was. Very friendly staff with a warm welcome and happy disposition. A tapenade to start with our aperitifs is a nice touch and go well with a sherry, it sounds like something a maiden aunt would have but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

lovely outside tables looking over the courtyard with the little fountain in it was the perfect setting for our best meal of the week, and the staff were great - really great time had by all of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Having been rudely turned away from the local El Atico restaurant for not pre booking we found "El Lateral " who made us very welcome and my 4 friends and myself had a fabulous meal. The menu was limited but of excellent quality both ingredients and presentation. The owners could not have made us feel more welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle los Bancos 8, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Gaucin
  • Phone Number: +34 695 00 71 19

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 34
  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

LUNCH TIME: OPEN from 13h. SALADS, TOASTS & PORTIONS : We have a wide range of differents options to have a light lunch or just quick bites while you relax in our terrace or inside the restaurant. EVENING RESTAURANT: From 8:00. We offer a tasting menu:4 starters each and paella y dessert. 25€. Or 4 starters each and a main course of the menu and dessert. 30€. Or you can eat a la Carte: Lobster and fish cake, Smoked sardine salad, Baby beans fried, Timbale of milk lamb, Duck leg confit with orange sauce,Oxtail raviolis,Cod loin confit etc. El Lateral Restaurant is situated in the centre of the stunning pueblo blanco of Gaucin, in the Serrania de Ronda(Malaga). We specialise in Mediterranean cuisine with influences of traditional cooking from the North of Spain.The restaurant has a terrace for alfresco dinning, overlooking a pretty plaza with fountain. This is the perfect place to be to soak up the atmosphere of the village.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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