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El Lateral

Calle los Bancos 8, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
+34 695 00 71 19
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Gaucin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $26
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: TAPAS BAR: From 11:00 until 3:00, serving a variety of unusual tapas,and drinks.2,5€ To 5,5€. EVENING RESTAURANT: From 8:00. 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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English first
Kinross, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We came here for lunch on the last day of our trip and had some very high quality tapas, especially compared to some of the other places in Gaucin. I had two plates of the carpaccio because it was so delicious, and my parents had the fish and chips, the chicken and the camembert. Everything was very tasty and the... More

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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We loved El Lateral. It was great to sit outside overlooking the fountain, eating delicious food and drinking yummy rose wine by the glass. Our best meal in Gaucin! I had the mini hamburger, hubby had the smoked salmon then the carpaccio. We shared a scrumptious chocolate brownie dessert. Cost for 2 of us including water, 2 glasses of wine... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Staying just outside Gaucín El Lateral was recommended to us by a local and it is clear to see why. The food was of a very high quality and well cooked. We were sufficiently impressed to return and weren't disappointed. On our first visit we had the “Tasting Menu” which in essence is a compilation of 4 starters followed by... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had the tasting menu and thought it very good. We had a lot to eat and it was all of good quality. There was fair dribbling of caramel and honey on several dishes. I am not sure if the tasting menu ever changes . My husband had the venison and I played safe with the entrecôte .

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a delicious tapas lunch here after a climb up to the magnificent views from the Castle in Gaucin. Sits in a square overlooking a fountain. Service helpful and efficient . Lots of different tapas to try. Well worth a visit.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our party of 5 enjoyed the tasting menu at this restaurant on our last night in Gaucin. Very good and friendly service, Really great food with flair and not expensive. Our average cost per person was Euro 38. This included drinks at the start of the meal, wine, mineral water and coffee. I always look for cleanliness in a restaurant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Came over from Estapona. Food great tuna gorgous paella lovely presentation great staff friendly and helpful. Lola and carlos greeted you well. Would go again the village of gaucin very pretty.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Tasty unusual tapas! We went for lunch for a quick bite. The tapas was lovely, very tasty and the wine lively. Would recommend for a light lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Until our last night we had avoided 'formal' dining for much of our stay in the 'peublo blanco' of Gaucin, instead enjoying the good tapa available around the village or the home comforts of our rented accommodation nearby. But in the end the menu in El Lateral proved too much of a temptation to miss. And it would have been... More

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had dinner here on the last evening of our holiday. We sat outside overlooking the small square and fountain and the service was impeccable. Everything that we had, aperitif, starter, wine recommendation, main course etc was excellent. There are several very good restaurants in Gaucin and nearby but El Lateral is well worth a visit. Much more than a... More

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