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El Lateral

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Calle Bancos 8, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
+34 695 00 71 19
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a really great restaurant, serving excellent innovative food, using locally sourced seasonal ingredients cooked with great flair, skill and imagination. It's in one of the most beautiful white mountain villages in the area, and not the sort of place you'd expect to find there at all! The restaurant itself has plenty of character, with original artwork on the... More 

Thank Andrew H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Last night of our holiday so we thought we'd do something different from usual cafes/ basic restaurants with their great tapas/raciones. Shouldnt have bothered. Quite officious woman who manages front of house, possibly owner, didn't make for relaxing evening. Kept asking us what wine we wanted while we wanted to work out what we were eating first. When we ordered... More 

Thank tim h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Nice restaurant - we decided on this since El Atico was fully booked. I would say this establishment is more expensive than El Atico. A good alternative, extensive red wine menu, but limited white.

Thank Frudle
Brighton UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We have been visiting this lovely little village for many years and at last we managed to get a table at El Lateral. The service is friendly and professional and the food quite excellent. The taster menu at 27€ each was very good value indeed, the wine can push the price through the roof, but we chose a very reasonable... More 

Thank The_Roaming_Pen
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and a pleasant setting, however despite advising my partner had a serious allergy to nuts which could result in anaphylaxis (in Spanish - and assuring me they would take extra care), the appetiser was on the same plate as an almond pesto (the chef came out and suggested that was for me - clearly not heard of cross... More 

Thank Roberto L
Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had another FABULOUS evening at El Lateral - lovely atmosphere on the patio overlooking a fountain, excellent, personal service by Lola and a dinner that it so delicious it is hard to put into words. The menu offers a broad range of traditional Spanish dishes combined with a modern flare that make each dish melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I encourage you... More 

Thank Holloway40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our first night in Gaucin. The food was excellent, my wife and daughter had the paella and I had cod loin. The quality of the food and the presentation was first class and would've easily rivalled an up market restaurant back in the UK. Couldn't fault the meal or the service. An excellent meal.

Thank Adrian G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The food was the best we had in Gaucin in our week's stay. Interesting and contemporary combinations of flavours within a traditional Spanish context. Chef and front of house were very friendly and also happy to accommodate my pescatarian diet. Their english was good enough to communicate clearly on the food which is good as my spanish is zero. Not... More 

Thank Ian B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is only open for dinner on certain days, so check before going. We booked a table on the terrace overlooking the fountain and the setting is delightful. The tuna tataki 'special' starter was sublime as was the oxtail ravioli. This restaurant is more expensive than others in Gaucin, but it offers something different and is well worth the... More 

Thank TAG101
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Attention to detail, food to die for, melt in the mouth lamb. Had a beautiful evening with friends. Love this place!

Thank 903mickey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $32
International, Spanish, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bancos 8, 29480 Gaucin, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Gaucin
  • Phone Number: +34 695 00 71 19
LUNCH TIME: TEMPORARELY CLOSED. OPEN from 13h. SALADS, TOASTS & PORTIONS : We have a wide range of differents options to have a light lunch or just quick bites while you relax in our terrace or inside the restaurant. EVENING RESTAURANT: From 8:00. We offer a tasting menu:4 starters each and paella y dessert. 25€. Or 4 starters each and a main course of the menu and dessert. 30€. Or you can eat a la Carte: Lobster and fish cake, Smoked sardine salad, Baby beans fried, Timbale of milk lamb, Duck leg confit with orange sauce,Oxtail raviolis,Cod loin confit etc. El Lateral Restaurant is situated in the centre of the stunning pueblo blanco of Gaucin, in the Serrania de Ronda(Malaga). We specialise in Mediterranean cuisine with influences of traditional cooking from the North of Spain.The restaurant has a terrace for alfresco dinning, overlooking a pretty plaza with fountain. This is the perfect place to be to soak up the atmosphere of the village.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?