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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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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7 reviews
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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

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Manchester
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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 

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Margaret B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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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.

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Bethesda
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Poole, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
59 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 31 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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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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?