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Calle Manuel Fernandez 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952 66 43 11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've eaten here several times, but this visit was on Valentine's night. We normally enjoy the meat dishes, but for a change went "fishy"; Starters of mussels & pil-pil, then mains of grilled giant prawns & red mullet washed down with a crisp Spanish white Rioja ... Sublime... When it's busy times, weekends or high season I'd recommend booking, however... More 

Thank ChristineCbh
Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had fish and a tenderloin served on a hot stone at the table. Delicious. We wanted garlic! And had a very strong garlic sauce served for free. A bit expensive, but absolutely worth it.

Thank PiaPedersen
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in for lunch having passed by several times and seen it was busy all the time. Not disappointed. We were made really welcome. Had a bottle of the house red and several dishes of tapas , all of which were delicious and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend for food and service.

Thank beachstomp
Clayton le Woods, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old favourite of mine, located in the night life area of Los boliches, there are bars and restaurants all around. This particular one offers great al fresco dining, with an unbeatable menu del dia, standards are high, waiters speak perfect English, and the food is prepared by quality chefs. One of best in the area!!

Thank alanriley2016
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

When we are in Los Boliches we eat here at least twice a week.The food and service is excellent.Antonio the owner is always on hand and always asks if everything is satisfactory. Looking forward returning again in February.

Thank Eileen L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We ate at El Rio 3 nights out of an 8 night stay the menu of the day is outstanding value for money. The staff are fantastic, the house red is excellent . Can't recommend it high enough. Thanks June & Michael

Thank Amy H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

My Nan booked us in for a family meal for 5 of us. We dinner at 7.15pm on a busy Saturday, we were warmly greeted and shown our table, where at this point menus were handed over and drinks order taken. Half of opted for G&T and others house wine. Which was pleasant and excellent value for money. We all... More 

Thank Terrybakeruk
Clydebank, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Again very happy with our visit! Best tapas in town. My husband and I have eaten from the dinner menu and also from the tapas menu. Never been disappointed. Introduced friends to it and they will also be returning guests. Can't wait for our next visit!

Thank Margaret B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

El Rio, Ambiance, atmosphere, food and staff, fantastic. If your looking for a night out, then this is the place to dine!! You can reserve a table, if you wish. The Tapas and wine are excellent value for money, the staff make you very welcome to.

Thank Icewoam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I Visited this restaurant with friends that had recomended it, we all sat down for our meal, I'd ordered a steak along with another couple, their steaks were great very good cut of meat with little or no grizzle (which you always expect anyway with steak), mine was that bad i couldn't even cut through it with my steak knife... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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: +34 952 66 43 11

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?