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Calle Manuel Fernandez 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952664311
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Widnes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited El Rio 6 times in the past 4 weeks. This isn't because I'm a fussy eater, set in my ways - it's because the standard of service from Antonio and his family, Diego, Kiko, Coen and everyone there is excellent. The Meñu Del Día is superb value for money with a variety of choices for each course.... More 

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Bethesda, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went here for a meal with friends who had recommended this restaurant, i ordered steak for myself and duck for my wife, they were both just full of grizzle , everybody had finished their meals and i was only a third of the way through my steak as the steak knife could'nt cut through the fat, in the end... More 

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Thank 248tony
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food quality was excellent and the service really focused on the costumer experience. The food was local and the culinary offer from the area, making it ideal for a full south of spain cuisine tasting. We ordered beef steak with sauces and tropical salad; both excellent and recommended.

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Thank Fernando3014
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have visited here many times over the years and you can always rely on good service and a lovely meal. The set menu is particularly good value and eating at a table of 10 everyone opted for it as it has lots of choice. The a la carte is also very good and very extensive. Will visit again next year!

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Thank Colxxxx
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always very good at this restaurant. Excellent service and food, whether you have the set memu or go a la carte.

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Thank Hayley F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great friendly service. Large selection of tapas. Also recommend a steak and the prawn curry is very good. Do a good coffee too. Reasonable prices especially the set menu.

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Thank Kate H
Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited based on a friend's recommendation. There are two El Rio establishments literally across from each other. Both owned by the same people but one is a tapas bar and the other is a restaurant as such. We opted for the tapas menu. It was great value for money and delicious. And moreover, the staff were fabulous. Very relaxed... More 

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Thank macagnan
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been in El Rio a few times and has got to be the best Tapas in the world and I got engaged in the main resturant and would recommend people to come here

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Thank jaco198
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for an easy cheap meal .Ate off their menu of the day 3 course for €13. Many choices with each course. Really good food and excellent value.

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Thank John P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last week - twice! Havr to say the food was beautiful - steak on the hot slabs with Spanish potatoes cooked to perfection. Varied menu to suit everyone - for children they can choose something on the menu and a half portion will be provided - a refreshing change to alot of the childrens menus in fuengirola restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Manuel Fernandez 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Fuengirola
  • Phone Number: +34 952664311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?