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El Rio

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Calle Manuel Fernandez 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952 66 43 11
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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Bethesda
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have used many times. Terrific food, attentive staff, sensible prices. You can have a very good meal in the restaurant or an excellent selection of tapas in the tapas bar.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Great a la carte menu and super tapas. The staff are great too. If you enjoy red wine try their Ribero del Duero. We always visit El Rio several times when on holiday in the area.

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Thank DisleyGeoff
Poole, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We ate here several times, the food and service was great, loved sitting out on the street, very Spanish! the steak was perfect and everyone in our party enjoyed their food too, would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Guests are welcomed as family but with all the courtesy of valued guests. The set menu changes daily and each day has a wide selection from which to choose. It costs 13.50 for three courses and you can swap the dessert for coffee. This is great 'home-cooked' food. The ambiance is cheerful and lively and it makes for a great... More 

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Thank Dee1822
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The fried aubergines with honey were divine. The best I have had. The rump steak was flavoursome and a good sized portion. We have since heard it has a very good reputation for its steak which was juicy and full of flavour. Waiting staff is a bit hit and miss.

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Thank Tom P
Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Really nice and friendly staff great food lots of tappa's to choose from fresh and tasty always take family and friends there.

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h Hull east yorkshire
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We went to this restaurant after it being it recommended to us . We went quite early and it was a good job as we hadn't booked . The food was out of this world . Best prawn cocktail ever . I had the best fillet steak I've ever had , I asked for it cooked medium and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?