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“On Top Of The World” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante El Mirador

Restaurante El Mirador
Santo Cristo, 29, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain
+34 952 53 32 91
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Ranked #25 of 47 Restaurants in Frigiliana
Price range: $5 - $32
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Mediterranean cuisine and dining-fusion.Salon Indoor area.-Closed from November 15th till December 21 th, 2014.- Closed from November 15 until December 21, 2014. Mediterranean - fusion Cuisine.
West Midlands, UK
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“On Top Of The World”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Very tasty food with an outstanding view over Frigiliana; having had a very nice meal my wife and I opted for a night cap each and I have to say that we were poured the largest measures of Amaretto and whisky, respectively, that we have ever received in a bar or restaurant.

Visited June 2012
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miradorspain, Manager at Restaurante El Mirador, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
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“Enjoy the view, have a drink and eat somewhere else.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

When people are pretending to make food, it becomes wrong. When they on top of that ask for a premium price, it becomes even more wrong! While the staffs were service minded and friendly, they did not show any sign of damage repair when they saw we were struggling to cut our meat in half with their best steak knife! There are many restaurants In Frigiliana, some better then others. This one I rate to have the least value for money with the poorest food standard. The view and setting is amazing. On you way down from El Mirador, stop half-way, there are a very good alternatives. El Mirador food can’t me more amateurish then this! Been there, done that – never again. I am sorry - but I cannot understand my fellow guest view on this..

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Frigiliana, Spain
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“Always The Same High Standard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We ate at El Mirador last night and were not disappointed. We first ate here in 1983, the year that Rafael opened his then bar, and have returned more times than we can count over the intervening years as it has slowly but steadily evolved into undoubtedly the best - and, it must be admitted, the most expensive - restaurant in Frigiliana.
Now that we are retired our visits are only occasional since we know that we will spend roughly double what we might pay elsewhere in the village. But quality costs; the ingredients, the imaginative menu, the standard of cooking, the level of service, friendly and attentive without being intrusive, all combine to deliver an outstanding evening.
Add to this the view across the village and down to the sea, and Rafael’s encyclopedic knowledge of Spanish wines, reflected in some wonderful surprises from lesser-known regions (last night, a rosado from Extremadura, and a glass of red from the next village, Torrox!) and El Mirador is unbeatable.
We shall go back in September for my wife’s birthday.

  • Visited July 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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miradorspain, Manager at Restaurante El Mirador, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
It has been a privilege to have a customer like you for about 30 years.
It will be a pleasure to continue serving you and your lovely wife for the coming years!!
Thank you for your review!
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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“Wonderful restaurant with amazing views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We recently returned from a vacation in Nerja, Spain. We were referred to this restaurant by our rental apartments owner. The food, service and breathtaking views were spectacular!

  • Visited May 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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barribarto, Owner at Restaurante El Mirador, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Thank you for your comment, hope to see you again soon.
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Stoke on trent
2 reviews
“Food and views fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We visited El mirador on a friends & family holiday in June 2009 and again in June 2010 each time the food was fantastic. When we went in 2010 we dined at the top of the restaurant outside and it was simply beautiful, a warm summer night , fantastic food, friends and the best views what more could you ask of a holiday. Please dont be put off by the walk up.. its worth it. We are going back to Frigiliana for our third time June 2012 as a group of 11 and we will be visiting El Mirador.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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miradorspain, Owner at Restaurante El Mirador, responded to this review, May 19, 2012
Hope to have you with us again, thank you for your comment.

Rosa Maria Rios
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