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“Few Improvements and would be excellent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Venta El Jinete

Venta El Jinete
Urbanizacion Cala Golf, 4,5, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
952 11 91 70
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Price range: $21 - $37
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Warn hospitality awaits you at Venta el Jinete situated only a few minutes from La Cala de Mijas. Enjoy the breathtaking views from our large terrace. Live music every night except Tuesdays. We specialise in grilled meats. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening with good food and great ambience.
Corsham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Few Improvements and would be excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We booked well in advance and had a fab table overlooking the stunning Spanish countryside, when we arrived at 8 most tables were already seated so would defo recommend booking. The 1st lady who came along took our drinks order, Incredibly friendly and helpful and they arrived promptly, we then had a long wait before any food orders were taken but we understood it was busy, we ordered from the reasonable €22 set menu, all arrived looking fab and tasted great, all chose steaks for main and they were superb, only thing I have found with Spanish restaurants is that I always choose my meat to be cooked the next option up so normally I have medium here I choose medium well and it was perfect. Dessert were also fab. The only things I would fault was slow service to take orders, plates left on our table for a long time and also so many bugs get attracted to the lights at night and they left it a long time to light the citronella that the place was swarmed. That aside would defo be back to try again

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Staines, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Tantalising!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were a large crowd of lady golfers from the La Cala Resort who spent their last evening in this fantastic restaurant. All spur of the moment and they coped well with us. Although it's not in the main town of La Cala Mijas it is certainly well worth a visit. The food was excellent and the wine flowed. We would definitely go back again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“My new favourite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Myself and my partner visited here with another couple. I had seen the reviews on trip advisor so wanted to try it out and it didn't disappoint.

It was music night and there was a 3 course set menu on offer (as well as the normal menu) for 22 euros, there was plenty of choice so we all went for this. There wasn't a morsel left on anybody's plate! It was delicious. The gents had the steak which was extremely tasty, the leg of lamb was fantastic too. Starters were also fab. We ordered a lovely bottle of red wine which was only 13 euros but complimented the food perfectly.

It was an ideal setting, the service was great and it was value for money. We will definitely be going again!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best steaks around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We took some friends to this great location set back in the hills behind La Cala. The atmosphere and setting is very lovely and their was live music playing. The steaks are cut, cooked and served Argentinian style. The charcoal fired grill is a marvel in itself.
Great service, food and wine with great company too.
Do try it - you won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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“Unbelievable Restaurant!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

What can I say!? Stunning!! Service was brilliant, they're always happy and willing and trying their hardest. Chef know how to cook steaks!! 10 out of 10 and gorgeous view of the countryside and mountains! Will definitely go back everyday if I could!!

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