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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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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: LUNCH TIME: OPEN from 13h. Fixed price menu 18€. Entrecote, Roasted lamb...
LUNCH TIME: OPEN from 13h. Fixed price menu 18€. Entrecote, Roasted lamb leg, Roasted pork knuckle, Iberian suckling pig cheek, Vegetables Lasagna, dessert or coffe. SALADS AND TOASTS FROM 8€. 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    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
An excellent small town experience for big town taste buds!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Norm V
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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plymouth
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Scotland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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77 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Dorking
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Aberdeen
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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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 19 - 32
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

LUNCH TIME: OPEN from 13h. Fixed price menu 18€. Entrecote, Roasted lamb leg, Roasted pork knuckle, Iberian suckling pig cheek, Vegetables Lasagna, dessert or coffe. SALADS AND TOASTS FROM 8€. 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
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?