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“Wonderful Food & lovely Couple” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Ranchito

El Ranchito
Calle Poeta Salvador Rueda, 46 - behind Confortel Hotel | Los Boliches, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952477246
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Ranked #34 of 527 restaurants in Fuengirola
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful Food & lovely Couple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just return to Spain after 6 years, can't believe we didn't find this restaurant on previous visits. The Ranchito is a wonderful little dining experience, lucky enough to find it early on to allow us a second visit before coming home. The food was excellent and presented beautifully on both occasions. Jerry the chef and Barbara his wife were the perfect hosts. We will return on our next visit. They are tucked away just of Plaza San Rafael, in Los Boliches. Please make the effort to find them.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“small and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

loved the welcome and the home made food. Well worth a visit. Have been in Losboliches 3 times befor but this was the first time we visited El Ranchito. Wish we had sen it before. Not the cheapest meal we had but worth a visit

Visited September 2012
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Small Diamond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

A boutique resturant, with great food. If you want something different from all the other places along this coast then El Ranchito is a good choice. It's not the type of place you would stumble upon and I would suggest that you book in advance.

Open between Monday and Fridays, it's great for couples and small famililies with older children. Seek it out.

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“Excellent time and time again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have been to this restaurant several times over the last few years and it's our first stop every visit- this small restaurant (seats 12-14!!!) is a hidden treasure off the main road but if you do find it you will not be disappointed. Barbara runs the front and Jerry is the chef and together this small team have everything sorted. The menu is all homemade and there are daily specials. I can recommend the garlic musrooms to start and both the fillet steak and the pork medallions for the main course but whatever you choose it is simply delicious. Be warned though as they only open Monday to Friday!!

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“Seek this place out - incredible food, lovely atmosphere, brilliant service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten here many times, and have never tasted anything as good as their baked avocado and prawns (Ranchito Avocado).

But it's not just that which keeps me coming back, all of the food is delicious, especially the sautéed potatoes and the vegetables.

The service is also fantastic, Jerry and Barbara do a brilliant job of striking the balance between being attentive to the table and bringing your food out from the kitchen piping hot and in good time. They have run the restaurant for 25 years, and it is a testament to their high standards that they are so popular and have so many repeat customers.

They are easy to find, just one block away from the front and the beach... I make a point of eating their at least once a holiday.

So seek this place out - you must eat here.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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