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“Good food and service on a pleasant terrace” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Al Lago

Al Lago
C/ Felix rodriguez de la Fuente 11 | C/ Felix rodriguez de la Fuente 11, 11688 Zahara de la Sierra, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Spain
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Price range: $18 - $49
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Description: Wonderful Terrace overlooking the lake, serving contemporary Andalucian cuisine with a focus on local produce, organic wherever possible, vegetarian choices, home made desserts and a winelist filled with regional and other Spanish wines. Daily Specials board with salads, fresh fish and barbecued meats in summer, in winter braised and roasted meats and locally caught game. Lunch and dinner aswell as tapas and cakes.
Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Good food and service on a pleasant terrace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Situated at the base of the town with good views across the lake, Al Lago was a pleasant lunch spot. We enjoyed a baked goats cheese salad and grilled sole. Service was friendly and quick. The lunch was good value at around 40 euros with some rosado and water.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cadiz, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Friendly and welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The setting for this hotel/restaurant is beside the most beautiful coloured lake. We just happened upon it whilst travelling around the area and started to feel a little peckish. It was a little chilly so we ate inside the restaurant but there is a lovely outside terrace with views over the lake which is a great venue when the weather is a little warmer. Our friends having eaten a large breakfast had decided not to eat but having viewed the menu were tempted by the novel selection of foods available. We all chose differently and none were disappointed, nicely cooked, nicely presented and the waitresses were delightful and attentive as was the owner and her husband chef, Stefan who were very welcoming. We have already decided we will be returning to stay at the hotel because of its food and its a great location for exploring this beautiful dramatic landscape

  • Visited September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Just as good a year later”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Besides the beautiful view, the menu at Al Lago is upscale and imaginative. There are unusual specials written on a chalk board in addition to the regular menu. My husband and I shared their special salad with blue cheese, walnuts and oranges which was the perfect way to start the meal. He had venison stew, attractively served with skinny fried onions on top, while I had herb stuffed dorado that was delicious.
Dessert was sorbet - nothing special and not homemade.
Service is attentive, no complaints.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“One of the best meals we had in Spain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Maybe it was just the charming afternoon, but this was one of the better meals we had in Spain. Our table had grilled fish, lamb chops, muscles, sardines, artichokes, and it was all delicious and very reasonably priced. If you visit Zahara definitely have a relaxing afternoon meal outside overlooking the reservoir (and then head a few more miles down the road for a dip in the local swimming hole).

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A lovely setting overlooking the lake, shaded by trees and a wonderful menu. Staff were friendly and helpful. Prices very reasonable.

Visited September 2014
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