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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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank 903mickey
Crondall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Friday with wife and daughter - we passed on the tasting menu and had three starters (Tuna brilliant) and three mains each of which were superb - great tastes, right size portions, well laid out. Much better than I had expected from a local restaurant with some really fine combinations of flavours - definitely worthy of seeking... More 

Thank JR9001
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food (paella) but service was terrible. A very flustered, impatient waitress who rushed younger staff into making careless spillages. Service didn't match the quality and price of the food.

Thank Linda O
Stirling, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a special dinner to mark the end of our week in Gaucin and having read good reviews of El Lateral made our reservation. We were not disappointed!! We enjoyed a very friendly welcome, a fantastic meal, a good bottle of wine and great service in a beautiful location, so ended our week on a high. Thank... More 

Thank rmark2016
Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fabulous family meal here on the terrace overlooking the little plaza and fountain. We loved the owner's warm, no nonsense approach to service and her excellent menu. Everyone had the tasting menu, which was superb.

Thank julieday
Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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 July 8, 2016

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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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 - $34
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
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 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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