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El Pilon

Calle Laberinto 1, Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Competa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are located in an old carpenters workshop, built into the rocks over 200 years ago. We prepare all food freshly and to order so if you are in for fast food, El Pilon will not suit your needs. We source as much of our food locally when possible. El Pilon is a relaxed kind of place where you can enjoy the views, a bottle of wine, and conversations with friends and family. We also have Wi Fi. If our service and food does not satisfy you please advise yourus and we will always do our best to rectify any problem immediately.
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We did not know how popular this restaurant was and arrived to be told they were full. We booked (Definitely advisable) for the next night. We were not disappointed and the four of us enjoyed a lovely meal with good unobtrusive service. The cherry on the top was that, as we left through the bar, we were all offered a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had dinner there for our wedding anniversary. Excellent cuisine in a lovely ambiance. The service was unbeatable.

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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the total experience, Ray More

england
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The 4 of us all agreed it was a terrific meal and since we all had something different that suggests the chef knows his stuff.This ain't a one trick pony! Service was excellent,good choices on the menu including vegetarian options,nice choice for desserts too which is fairly unusual in Spain where dessert tends to be limited and boring. Lovely views... More

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Great guests, thanks, Ray More

Competa, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Ate here Saturday 14th Sept with family who were visiting. We had already booked, advisable if you want a table on the terrace, but weren't hurried to the table, we were able to have a drink in the bar first. The food was fabulous as usual and the service excellent throughout.

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Thanks for your kind feedback, Ray More

Dunoon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My partner and I were in Competa for a week with plenty of time to sample the local restaurants and I would suggest that El Pilon is the best available. I ate there three nights and found everything to be delicious and beautifully cooked, especially the duck, which was such a large portion I couldn't finish it, the waitress eyed... More

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Thanks you so much, Ray More

N Wales
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174 reviews 174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We hadn't booked but fortunately managed to get the last table for 2 on the balcony. Lovely BBQ smell outside enticed us in. Quirky hist,price building. Friendly staff, good service, lovely food. Tasty salad starter to share, beef / stuffed chicken main (both tasty and filling), water, 2 beers and 2 glasses of cava came to €50. Sadly too full... More

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Many thanks, Ray More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wonderful location and view, great and friendly service, excellent food. Out of 9, one of us (me) selected a dish I didn't like, and honestly nothing wrong with the dish, just me not liking coriander and they didn't let me pay for it. Will go again and order with no coriander this time.

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Glad you enjoyed, Ray More

Nutley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food and extremely friendly staff. Very attentive and couldn't have been more pleasant. Thanks to Tom for fitting us in. It was that good we are going back next week!

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Great customers, thanks, Ray More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

From the moment we were greeted on arrival, to the moment we left after a wonderful meal, we couldn't have been better taken care of. The food was outstanding; freshly cooked and beautifully presented. The starters (the gambas pil pil was awesome!) and the mains were plentiful with lots of nicely cooked vegetables, especially the steaks which were large and... More

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Thank you for your kind feedback, Ray More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had two meals at the restaurant whilst on holiday in Competa. The food was lovely on both occasions and the staff were really helpful in our choice, especially the owner who went out of his way to make us feel welcome - even offering to answer any questions we had about the town. It does help to book if you... More

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Thank you so much for your feedback, Tom sends best wishes, Ray More

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