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El Lateral

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Calle los 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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit this year to El Lateral having been many times in previous years. We felt that the whole experience this time was even better than before. Lola and Carlos are always very warm and generous hosts and we are made to feel very welcome. The food this visit was particularly tasty with a lovely special sharing... More 

Thank ganda75
Naarden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, great, great restaurant! A former Madrid chef looking for a more quiet life. A small, but superb menu and and marvelous choice of wines. We have been there twice and regret we haven't been more often. About prices, a shabby restaurant in Amsterdam will charge you more for a prefab dish. The wine is not cheap, but completely worth... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yet another gorgeous meal at el lateral. Food , setting and service was top quality . We love eating here .. Thank you wonderful Lola and Carlos for anothe superb evening !

Thank Sliversis
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten at El Lateral a few times over the years but our recent visit really stood out as a great evening. We called in to check with Carlos, the chef, that he could cater for a vegetarian before booking. When we arrived for our meal we were greeted warmly by Lola, front of house, and given a table on... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was ok. It tries hard to be up market and charges accordingly. The partridge pate starter was lovely as was the goats cheese. However the mains at 19/20E are far too expensive; the dick was dry although the milk lamb was nice. The puddings wer very average. The service was not great; we had out plates whipped away... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food & location are very nice. It's serves traditional food in modern way compared to other restaurants in Gaucin. On flip side it is a little expensive for Gaucin and not sure the extra money is justified. It's worth a visit & Professional run. But personally the food at paco on the same fountain square is better.

1 Thank Cid05
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Excellent quality food which was far more refined then many of the local competition. Efficient and friendly service. An interesting menu and good presentation. Excellent wines. More expensive from many in the area but worth it for a special occasion.

Thank DavidBSurrey
West Sussex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Prebooked lunch table outside during the Gaucin Arts Festival.....friendly greeting and immediate service on arrival. A party of four we choose shared starters of gazpacho and spinach & pine nut croquets......delightful. Mains of cod, lamb and duck were outstanding in terms of quality, presentation & flavour.....so good we had no room for deserts appealing as they sounded so finished with... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Excellent local food in nice surrounding prepared and served in a friendly and cosy atmosphere. We went twice during our short stay in the area as we found this place worth a detour. My wife has allergies which constitutes severe challenges to any chef. The chef of El Lateral handled that with style and excellense almost to perfection.

Thank Mann1950
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

You will need to book to get a table overlooking the fountain - or even indoors in the summer season. Friendly service and wonderful food.

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $33
International, Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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 los 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?
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