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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 13 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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  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I love lateral. Pretty location, Wonderful cooking , great selection of wine all delivered by the fantastic hosts Lola and Carlos !! When in gaucin, you must eat here.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great service, a great location and great food! It is authentically Spanish with a twist and run by a chef from Madrid, which I appreciate given that there are a number of restaurants in the area run by non-Spanish chefs. I would definitely eat here again!

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Stoke by Nayland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This was good quality tapas in a very pleasant little square. Gaucin is a wonderful little town, with great views. This place was in the heart of town. Excellent gazpacho.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We arrived in Gaucin Sunday lunchtime looking for lunch. Gaucin was very quiet but we spotted a few people on the terrace of this restaurant and decided to give it a go. We ordered a few racion not realising quite how big the portions would be ! Far too much food but a lovely taste of Spain, great service, great... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have tried El Lateral in a sunny afternoon at 2:30 pm (the Spanish way). Food was simple but good and very cheap. Location is also quite nice in a small square at the heart of the village. Very nice overall.

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place is very Spanish. Both my husband and myself agreeded this was the best meal of the holiday. My main meal was pigs cheek and was beautifully cooked and succulent. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Finished off with the most amazing sweet sherry I have ever had. I just wanted to savour it. The service was... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just back from Gaucín and this was the only restaurant we ate in twice. Lola who runs the front of house is welcoming (and fairly straight-talking). We had the tasting menu and a fantastic bottle of wine on our first visit - with my only complaint being the paella. It was very good; neither dry nor short of ingredients. It... More

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We loved this restaurant so much we went there twice for dinner in a matter of days. Lola is in control front of house and looks after you so well, making sure you have everything you need and pacing the timing of each course so you don't feel rushed, but you are not waiting around either. She also asks you... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Other reviewers have mentioned the price difference from other gaucin eateries. There's a very good reason for this, it isnt tapas in the evening and the quality level is that of fine dining. Everything we had in the tasting menu was lovely, delicious and well presented. Paella was not dry as others commented, it was simply fantastic. Thank you Carlos... More

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