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El Lateral

Calle los Bancos 8, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
+34 695 00 71 19
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Ranked #3 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
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The first thing to mention about this delightful restaurant is the warmth of the welcome we always receive from the owners, who are clearly passionate about their food. We wanted an authentic Spanish culinary experience - and were not disappointed. Owner, Carlos, has extensive experience as a chef and masterfully combines ingredients to produce beautifully cooked dishes, bursting with the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We left el lateral to the last night of our stay in this lovely white village. Lucky we didnt leave it too late because we had one of the best meals ever, served on a cool terrace overlooking a cool square. We had the tasting menu... could not recommend it enough. Local wine recommended by the host was v tasty... More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

El Lateral is a little gem tucked in a corner of the square by the fountain. Whilst the tapas menu is limited, the items on it are delicious. Small plates of joy! The tiny ice lollies are a real treat and the dessert wine rich and delicious. This restaurant caters more for adults than families.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very good meal alfresco overlooking a nice square. We had intended eating here for our silver wedding anniversary but the restaurant was closed. My wife is a vegetarian and we emailed Carlos who in turn prepared a starter and main course with some imagination and the food was very tasty. Everyone was extremely helpful and we fully enjoyed our evening... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Address: Calle los Bancos 8, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
Phone Number: +34 695 00 71 19
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Gaucin
Average Prices: USD 22 - 26
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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