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Embalse Conde de Guadalhorce, Ardales, Spain
952 11 23 82
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8:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food as well as Tapas, etc in wonderful setting overlooking Lake through pine trees.

Had an evening meal there last week, were surprised by the quality of food and the excellent service, we were the only people in restaurant as was cold and off season, so even more amazed at the Quality and speed of service. They even lit a log fire especially for us, wow, The place in summer is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Malaga, Spain
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canterbury
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I am amazed at the variety of reviews for this restaurant, some say. Excellent, some say awful, I have to agree with awful, terrible service, terrible food but brilliant views. We visited today 1st April and thought ourselves lucky to find a table with a splendid view of the lake. Alas that was the only splendid thing. 20 mins to... More 

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Malaga, Spain
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had an evening meal there last week, were surprised by the quality of food and the excellent service, we were the only people in restaurant as was cold and off season, so even more amazed at the Quality and speed of service. They even lit a log fire especially for us, wow, The place in summer is always very very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My friends and I travelled from different parts of the world to meet in Spain. Part of our trip included Ardales lake. We had enjoyed the view and really appreciated hot fireplace at the restaurant, food was great, prices were appropriate. I can recommend pork sirloin, it was served with hot mushroom and cream based sauce topped with walnuts. My... More 

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Malaga, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Well, I have lived in Andalucia for over 10 years and this must be our worst dining experience. Restaurant is superbly situated on the stunning Ardales lakes and was very busy. However that is no excuse for shoddy service which started from the get go. After about 10 minutes we (party of 4)were served drinks. 20 minutes later after grabbing... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Everyone says ignore the worst one and ignore top one. So glad we did. The place, views, staff, and food were really great. We asked if the restaurant was open as we were early, and they said yes and showed us upstairs. The waiter asked if we were cold and offered us a seat in front of the roaring fire,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

No trip to This area is complete without a trip to the lakes and this stunning restaurant right on the lake with views to die for, we sat upstairs on a sunny December afternoon next to a roaring log fire and ate well prepared and delicious food, what more could you ask for, great service and then up to the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Called in for a snack while visiting the lakes. Great menu for tapas as well as main meals. Sit on the frontage or up stairs one of the dining rooms,excellent views of the water. Friendly staff. Prices good for such a great location.

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Marbella, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Food is excellent, prices are pretty low, and the views are, of course, way out of the ordinary. Highly recommended :-)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Surly service on arrival. Tasteless food that was poorly cooked and served warm. A poor example of Spanish cuisine. We have had better for half the price. The coffee was substandard. The Lakeside view was lovely, but we would not recommend this restaurant. Enjoy the view from another locacation.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with stunning views and great service. Found a table with easy access for my Mum and also the disabled facility was excellent. Food was fresh and the service was swift but without the feeling of being rushed, all enjoyed in the sunshine overlooking the stunning lakes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Embalse Conde de Guadalhorce, Ardales, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Ardales
  • Phone Number: 952 11 23 82

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:00 am

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