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El Lateral

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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: Quick Bites, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
Highlight of our evening in Gaucin

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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fuengirola
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We are frequent visitors to Gaucin and have enjoyed dinner at El Lateral on many occasions. This time we decided to try the new lunch menu whilst exploring the open studios of the Gaucin artists. We chose from the tapas style part of the menu the goats cheese, spinach croquettes and prawns which together with bread and a few tasty... More 

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st leonards on sea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a wonderful meal, the set 25 euro deal, excellent flavours and service, very, if too efficient service, staff perhaps need to relax a bit? Thank you for a nice evening.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent family restaurant. Fab Spanish food with a warm and friendly service. This restaurant is a gem in Gaucin, local ingredients, a fabulous chef and an interesting Spanish menu. They are now also open for lunch.

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perthshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had a nice meal - just be aware that there is an extra charge for bread and alsofor the ( normally free) digestiv drink - in our case an extra 12 euros. Meals in the town are so reasonably priced, we were surprised at the extras charges here.

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

In the city centre of the old town. In summer season you dine on a terrace overlooking the town square with a beautiful old fountain. In winter season the restaurant is in an old town house. Very painteresque and charming. I’ve dine over the past 16 years in almost all restaurants in the area. By far the best. Mediterranean cuisine... More 

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South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were staying in Gaucin with friends and decided to have an evening meal here. As its very early in the season and we ate early, we were the only table occupied in the restaurant but that did not matter as the staff were very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant space inside is not too big. There is a... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After being recommended this quaint little restaurant beside the village fountain we decided to give it a go. Unfortunately it did not live up to its reputation. We both decided on the taster menu as in our experience good chefs show their skills this way. However we didn't get a taster of the 4 starters on the menu, we got... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our last night and just had our second dinner this week at El Lateral in Gaucin. The restaurant itself is very relaxing with a Zen like Jazz restaurant atmosphere. To begin however Lola is so warm and welcoming. She acts like you are regulars even if she has never met you. Extremely helpful with food and drink advice and always... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 - 33
  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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