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Restaurante Francisco La Fontanilla

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Camino de la Fontanilla s/n, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Spain
+34 956 44 08 02
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Province of Malaga, Spain
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slow service for lunch with most of the tables booked. Food was brought out to us which we thought was a complimentary dish for 4, but later found that it was someone's starter! Sorry to say the food we had was average.

Thank unclebadger42
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Efficient waitering eventhough they get busy. Best to book if you're going to arrive after 10pm. One of the restaurants with the best selection of fresh fish in Conil. Restaurant terrace is on the beach, so most beautiful sunsets can be seen whilst dining

Thank Berenice B
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Quite disappointing. Didn't ask how we wanted steak cooked, had to send back as was raw. Weird flavour too. Service very slow. Scallops flavourless. Would not return.

1 Thank Di S
Davidson, North Carolina
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Don't believe the complainers: this place is a fabulous, local-run moderate-upscale beachside eatery. Not cheap, but worth every euro cent. We had carpaccio de atun, langostinos de San Juan, and great cut of grilled tuna, with nice dessert and wines/beers all afternoon. The fact it's full of locals confirms its quality. Well worth it if you're around Conil

Thank Andrew H
Puymiclan, Aquitaine, France
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Don't delay Just go here as soon as you arrive in conil. A bit more pricey than others but well worth every cent. Setting, food, service. It starts and stops right here!

Thank AndyFrazierBooks
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Francisco is a good restaurant where you can eat good seafood. We had a good lunch here. My partner ordered the gamba's with basilic coating. Very nice. I took the tuna with Yapanese salad and the fried ansjovis. The waiters are very kind and helpful.

Thank Ellen559
Viveiro, Spain
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great food! Definitely call for a reservation ahead of time. The quality of the seafood is well worth the price since most of it is local and super fresh. Worth every penny and the wait since we just showed up.

Thank Spanimita
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Waiters did not speak (hardly any) English and one of the menus was only produced in German! - besides Spanish. Food was OK but not worth the expensive prices - we also did not fully know what we were ordering!! Desserts were just frozen concoctions! Toilets were clean/nice.

Thank Sue H
Marise A, Gerente at Restaurante Francisco La Fontanilla, responded to this review

We always do our very best to get the maximum satisfaction from the customers. Our staff does not speak English indeed, but all of our menus are translated into both, english and german. There may have been a mistake when the menus was given to you. We are sorry for that. We only work with the freshest fish of the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Been coming here since 1998 and still love it. Lunch on Sunday with the locals is fantastic. They always allow our little dachshund in and the lenguado, lubina, dorada and gambas are excellent.

Thank Robert L
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Had Paella de Mariscos (seafood Paella), nice wine and great service with views to the ocean. Sound of Ocean whilst eating made this a very relaxed Lunch at the beach

Thank JENSEN007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $56
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino de la Fontanilla s/n, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Costa de la Luz  >  Conil de la Frontera
  • Phone Number: +34 956 44 08 02
Traditional restaurant with a modern touch. With a large menu of fish, brought in daily from the fish market of Conil. With great presence of wild red tuna from the almadraba, cooked in traditional or Japanese style dishes.
Located on the beach of La Fontanilla, Conil at the south of Spain, it has stunning views.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?