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El Lateral

Calle los Bancos 8, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
+34 695 00 71 19
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Ranked #1 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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87% Recommend
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English first
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We could not recommend more highly El Lateral. The service was first rate, the food innovative and using a lot of locally-sourced ingredients. We choose the "menu de degustacion" to sample a variety of dishes. All were very well presented and with a lot of vegetables and other helathy ingredients included. If the weather is good book in advance to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We were very lucky to come across this restaurant in the centre of the village of Gaucin. Beautiful alfresco dining with white table cloths and candles making a very pretty setting. The 4 starters on the set menu were delicious including a prawn cocktail with a coronation twist in the sauce and a large baked goats cheese with warm bread... More

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Gaucin, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Not the first time I have been to El Lateral but this time was a bit different. The owners had very kindly donated a voucher for a free meal for two to the local dog charity PAD. My friend won the voucher and off we went. The evening was great yet again. The welcome we received set the mood. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

El Lateral is amazing! The restaurant is beautiful and the service is unbelievable! The owner is a passionate kind lady who attends to your every need. As 4 English tourists we wanted to experience traditional local cuisine and after speaking with the owner she cared to our every need and recommended dishes on the menu for us to try. I... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was one of the best restaurant meals and experiences I have ever had. Great staff and great food (partridge pate, pigs cheek, ox tenderloin, fig and Pedro Ximenez etc!). Would highly recommend.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were taking a lovely drive through the hills and white villages from our holiday apartment on the coast near Estapona, Spain. We decided to stop in this delightful white village called Gaucin which was both beautiful and quiet. As it was around lunchtime we were pleased to find El Lateral which sat in a peaceful little square with a... More

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