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El Rio

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Calle Manuel Fernandez, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952664311
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Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was introduced to me by very good friends with high standards. I expected something special and I wasn't disappointed. Everything was excellent, I had the set menu on both my visits, an excellent choice of food, taste, service, ambience and they can't do enough to ensure you enjoy. I will visit as often is practicable and recommend to... More 

Thank Denis P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very popular restaurant among Spaniards and tourists alike. There is a very reasonably priced meal of the day of an excellent quality or an extensive à la carte menu. With friendly and efficient staff (who will do their best to accommodate any special requirements), this venue offers indoor or outside eating. We have been visiting this area... More 

Thank Susan S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were recommend to El Rio by a friend who booked the table for 8. We were not disappointed the food was fabulous and the service really good. We ate in the tapas bar opposite which was light and airy. I would really recommend this for quality of food, ambience and very reasonable. It is on the outskirts of the... More 

Thank debbiewWorthing
Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

€13.95 3 course meal for 4. We all had something different for each course, so we have a good idea of what was on offer. I rate the overall standard as very good home style cooking. I can't comment on the al a carte menu but for value dining, I would say give it a go. Great service and nice... More 

Thank Jnooks
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always like our food at El rio. Great menu in the heart of the town. Visited here many times and love the steak on a brick. Suggest not wearing anything white

Thank Paul O
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read some reviews we decided this place was a must to try.What a good choice,really busy,good atmosphere and great choice of tapas,a must try.

Thank iainhelen
Southampton, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Rio has on one corner a lovely restaurant, on the other a super tapas bar. Good staff, good food, good wine and good prices. Not much else you can say really.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a full service restaurant in the heart of Los Boliches in Fuengirola. Although we only ate tapas, there was a large menu of choices across meats, seafood, and chicken. As often the case here, vegetarians are less well catered for. We ordered 12 or 13 different tapas, from black pudding to chicken wings, and mini-crepe to goats cheese.... More 

Thank Zarjaz
Belfast, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a small busy side street on the way to the beach and always appears busy. We had the tapa's one afternoon and they were great so as a result decided to try it in the evening. I had a steak off the main menu and could not fault it but my wife ate off the set... More 

Thank paul186470
Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had searched for a good tapas restaurant and we were not disappointed with this. Lovely atmosphere and great food that was definitely value for money.

Thank Debbie Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?