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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Late Night
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
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Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 21, 2021

We were wandering the back streets of Carrihuela looking for somewhere for an anniversary meal, and discovered this place. We had read some reviews, but didnt realise this is where we were as there is no sign outside just a small Resaturant sign on the...side of the building and a menu out front. We were seated downstairs and after ordering were brought the house bread and salami which was a lovely touch. We both had the soup to start then steak diane and the fish special which was turbot. both beautifully presented with a side of fresh vegetables. We were too full for a desert. The staff were polite and professional and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere. The final bill was 83 Euros which is a little more than we would normally pay for a holiday meal but we did consider this fine dining and it was for a special occasion. Would definitely return if ever in the area again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2021

After a rather lacklustre walk looking for a good place to eat we finally went back to this little diamond which is right under where we’re staying. It did not disappoint! The food was so good we are going back again tomorrow (our last night...in the lovely town of Torremolinos). From a wonderful broad bean starter to a beautiful glass of Sablette with dessert. Total yum - highly recommendMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 3, 2021

I have reviewed this restaurant before, but as it's been two years since we could travel to Spain and Caliu we wanted to review it again. So much has changed in the world since we last visited, but I am happy to report the quality...of this restaurant is not one of them. Food: The food at Caliu is consistently outstanding. We ate here several times and there was not a single dish we didn't love....and I am a big foodie. All of the Caliu classics were just as fantastic as usual...the croquettes, languostines and steak tartare are some of my favourites. The steak tartare is prepared at the table and they allow you to taste and request extra spice etc. to make sure it is exactly to your taste. There are some beautiful new additions as well, such as the duck foie gras, so if you are a regular be adventurous. The special menu is a great way to try the restaurant, but I would highly recommend trying some of the al a carte dishes too as they are all superb. Drinks: Caliu has a wonderful wine selection and the staff really know their stuff. If you are unsure what to go for, just ask and they will recommend the perfect pairing for your dish. I didn't have one of their gin and tonics, which I regret now I'm home as I saw it prepared at another table and it was pure theatre. Service: The service at Caliu is probably the best I've received anywhere in the world. Roberto and Andres are both super professional, but friendly and fun. We made several visits, including nights where the restaurant was packed and I never found myself looking around for service or feeling rushed. Overall: If you are staying in the area, do yourself a favour and book this restaurant. So good we will be travelling back just to eat here.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 21, 2021

Had booked for 8.30 but on arrival the restaurant was in darkness with sign telling us closed due to technical difficulties. They had our phone number but did not attempt to let us know. That’s very poor.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2021 via mobile

Extremely friendly service. Super tasty Ribera del Duero wine. Very juicy and well grilled pork shoulder. Sweet mud cake as dessert. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

After an 18 month gap we returned to our favourite restaurant to find everything is just as good, and the attention to detail is just the same. Think the size of the fillet steaks are even bigger now, so make sure you are very hungry.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 1, 2021

Very good food! A four course dinner served with two choises. This restaurant offers value for money. The service is very good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

What an incredible restaurant! Every item we ordered was fantastic - the octopus in particular was delicious! What made our evening was the fabulous service from the lovely Andres - so friendly and welcoming. I can’t wait to come back!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2021

If you have not been , you must try ! Outstanding service and food. You are made to feel special by Robert who speaks Spanish and English . Attention to detail is fantastic from serving a gin and tonic to preparing a show stopping steak...tartare , table side theatre . No other place like it in the area. Locals travel far and wide along the coast to visit ,so I recommend booking ! Excellent quality wines at good prices. Menu of the day served with all the added trimmings and garnish not just thrown on a plate. All food FRESH no frozen here ! Meat especially the steak is first class. Robert takes pride in his work and restaurant and it’s beautiful little courtyard if so pleasant to sit out in too .More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 3, 2021 via mobile

Very nice restaurant in Torremolinos, chic & calm! Service is sober & nice. We ate there without reservation but it’s better to book a table. The evening in the garden was great, the food was delicious. Very pleasant moment

Date of visit: September 2021
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John P
January 22, 2020|
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Response from john w | Reviewed this property |
It's probably about a mile+? from your hotel, up a side street. Near(ish) Hotel Sol House Costa Del Sol. First time, may be easier to jump in a taxi as not that easy to find. worth booking before travelling. Cheers John
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moiravn
December 11, 2018|
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Response from Sue L | Reviewed this property |
I was a guest, I am not the proprietor - best get in touch direct with a query. Can definitely recommend tho
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matt p
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Sue L | Reviewed this property |
between Benalmadena and Torremolinos, I believe the official address is Torremolinos
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Caliu Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5