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El Riu

Carretera Alcoi km 7 | Callosa d'En Sarria, 03510 Guadalest, Spain
+34 965 88 05 07
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (10 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carretera Alcoi km 7 | Callosa d'En Sarria, 03510 Guadalest, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I were lured by the smell of barbecue, and the meal started out great, with complimentary appetizers - great aubergine dish, garlic sauce, and bread. I ordered duck, and it was so over-cooked, I could hardly cut it. That pretty much wrecked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Janet M
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant on the mountain. Either on the way up to Guadalest or down. Perfect stop off point!!!! Great food cooked on open bbq outside. Mainly meat based including rabbit, oxtail, grilled fish, kebabs. All great food and lovely little stop off. Reasonably priced too....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Prudence D
RdMKT, RRPP at El Riu, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Good afternoon: Firstly many thanks to leave your comments. We’re glad that you enjoyed our restaurant and we hope to see you again. Best Regards, Rte. El Riu

Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Food was not very spicy If you like meet this is a right place for you. In portion you will get a whole chicken breast.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Teemu N
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant offering typical Spanish country food. BBQ food a speciality, rabbit a la brasa highly recommended. Lots of menu del Dias but only one on sundays. Always busy at the weekends, advisable to book. Next door is rustic type shop selling wine, fresh food...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Enjoy a picturesque drive to the restaurant. Take the opportunity to visit the adjacent motor museum. You can buy speciality Nispero fruit grown on the slopes as you drive there. The food is based on a barbecue right there as you enter. We have always...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank dginz
Reviewed January 9, 2018

This was our second visit to this restaurant and both times we were very pleased with the food and service. We had the basic "menu del dia" for €13.50 and was very surprised with the amount of food and quality. Amazing home made soups, fabulous...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank 903paul
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Top rate Sunday lunch. Cuttlefish (Sepia) Rabbit (Conejo) Boca's were all first class. Gracia's Clara!! 5*****

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Martin R
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

We've been here before and still fantastic food and service. Who can resist the fresh smell of burning wood on the grill. If you'd visited Guadalest and planning on going via Callosa. This is the place you should stop and dine. Homemade Spanish food in...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Steff N
Reviewed June 25, 2017

If you have visited the Motor Cycle Museum you have to dine here, just the smell of the wood burning BBQ makes your mouth water,

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank milinian
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

great bbq restaurant. I had the lamb chops which were delicious, but I'm sure everything would have been a good choice. decent price quality ratio as well. Lunch started at 13u.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank ihadthetimeofmylife
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Alcoi km 7 | Callosa d'En Sarria, 03510 Guadalest, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Guadalest
  • Phone Number: +34 965 88 05 07
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