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Wonderful Terrace overlooking the lake, serving contemporary Andalucian cuisine with a focus on local produce, organic wherever possible, vegetarian choices, home made desserts and a wine list filled with regional and other Spanish wines. Daily Specials board with salads, fresh fish and barbecued meats in summer, in winter braised and roasted meats and locally caught game. Lunch 12.30-16.30 and dinner 18.00-22.30 as well as tapas drinks and cakes served all day from 11.am
$17 - $59
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Reservations, Television, Gift Cards Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 12, 2020

Great breakfast with fresh tomato and avocado and OJ and coffee overlooking the lake. Wonderful place.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

A great menu, delicious food, lovely service and all social distancing respected but not intrusive , thank Mona for a lovely time we will be back , happy Rosie with her fudge sundae

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020

We were on the way to see the castle at Zahara de la Sierra and it was about lunch time. We stopped in the entrance of the city and walk a short distance trying to find a place to eat. We came across this restaurant...and decided to have lunch there even not knowing anything about it. Smartest decision in a long time. The ambience is perfect for a couple but it will fit big families or else. We asked for the Lamb Leg a house specialty. It was sublime. I can certainly say it was the best I have in my whole life and, you see, I'm over 60. The whole meal was quite good and the price quite fair. It deserves a second trip there.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019

We ate one evening at Al Lago and were impressed with the local menu that had been given an international twist. The restaurant was busy and had a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Tops marks for the passion fruit sorbet!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

The food was excellent, as was the choice and 2/3’s of the service. Why 2/3’s? We had booked, but when we arrived we were pointed to an unreserved table near the door. We asked to move to a more desirable unreserved spot (which was accommodated)...but got the feeling from this individual that we just didn’t matter and it was all a bit of a chore. The other staff were very accommodating and pleasant. Maybe we caught someone on a bad day? The restaurant is conveniently located on the outskirts of the delightful village, which made parking much easier.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 17, 2019

Lovely edge of the village boutique hotel and restaurant, spacious shaded terrace overlooking the lake and hills, great food and service, (really great food)...easy to over order from the tapas menu but only as the plates were so generous, it really was a treat, most...memorably the foie gras pate served with slices of toasted baguette, leaves, quince paste and wine soaked raisins, a mixed tapas plate and a vegetable tempura. Really good value for money and a real treat.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Out on the terrace overlooking the lake, a nice lunch after a walk up Coros Peak, waiting staff seemed to be fluent in more than 7 languages, friendly efficient service and delicious freshly prepared food.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

We had an evening meal and enjoyed our starters if roasted vegetables with goats cheese and the pate. My main course of pigs cheek in wine was lovely but the bouillabaisse was too salty. Were the owners away?More

Date of visit: October 2019
Jet66307745659, Manager at Al Lago, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

So sorry your bouillabaisse was salty, if you had let us know at the time we could have offered you another one. Salt is such a subjective taste. So glad you enjoyed the rest of your meal however and rest assured the salt was not...More

Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

Sat outside and we’re amazed at the quality of food and attention - real deal modern Spanish provided in charming setting and not a tourist rip off Iike the majority of places in the center of town - truly don’t miss it if u r...in the area. A bit of a gem off the beaten path.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 4, 2019

We were looking for a light lunch, not the full menu del dia, and whilst we were therefore not allowed to sit in the covered dining area overlooking the lake we did get a table outside and in the shade. Food was fresh and portions...of a good size. Service was efficient and fast. Overall I would recommend and we would visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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August 16, 2017|
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Response from Guidhoo | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure you can eat at all hours of the day starting at least from mid-day till late at night. As this restaurant belongs to the Al Lago hotel I believe there is a permanence.
December 11, 2016|
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Response from MonaAC | Property representative |
Cheeky! Check the website, all menus are on the home page. Are you planning to attend Christmas day lunch and New Year's eve dinner?
November 12, 2016|
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Response from MonaAC | Property representative |
Hi there I am sorry we are closed until 02/12. Apologies for the inconvenience Mona
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