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Calle Laberinto 1, Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lokeren, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

High expectations, because of it's rating. after 10 minutes got everything at once, aperitif, free appetizers and only one of the starters (because they forgot the second one) How do you start such a meal? We didn't order any wine because we knew we would be drinking aperitif through our first course. After 10min second starter arrived. Greek salad: 1/2... More 

Thank Oliver_en_Co
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In my opinion the best restaurant in area, amazing menu and fabulous high quality home cooked food in a beautiful location, booking advised as it's always busy especially if you want to eat on balcony. Service is perfect, I really can't praise this restaurant enough. We are going for our 3 red visit this evening where we or rather I... More 

1 Thank Dave S
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for dinner and it was a good choice ,prawn pil pil about the best I have had here and believe me I should know as when in this part of Spain I start every meal with it ,have to say it is a weakness of mine , my wife had the salmon which was cooked to perfection ,myself... More 

1 Thank Gary M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food as always, great service and a lovely atmosphere. By far the best and my favourite restaurant in Competa. Always recommend!

Thank Jake_MacD1997
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to eat at this restaurant and saved it until the last night. As expected the food was wonderful but we were very disappointed by the service which was slow to say the least. Also we were served coffee which was cold and when we asked for it to be heated up the waitress was quite rude and... More 

Thank Anna C
Ferring, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

can only presume the previous owners have now left as staff still the same but the food not. last year would struggle to get a table in this restaurant but now loads of empty tables. no need to say anymore. SAD!!!

Thank savvy4165
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for half past 7 as we know how busy it can get - especially in summer. We were greeted with smiles and quickly shown to our table on the terrace - the views alone are worth the visit!! Our drinks were quickly served, and the atmosphere of the restaurant is calm and relaxing. We didn't have... More 

Thank Lauren A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for this restaurant and glad we did,as it is a very busy place.It only opens 7pm til 11pm 7days a week.We were welcomed with a warm smile.The bar area is small but nice for pre dinner drinks.We were lucky to have a table on the top floor.The view was lovely and the staff were wonderfull.We would... More 

Thank Claire S
Perth, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here as a couple and were greeted with a smile and a lovely welcome. The food was divine, I had the tandoori chicken and my partner had the mixed grill with blue cheese sauce. Both were delicious and th views are fabulous. Recommend to all.

1 Thank nosey_parker_91
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a table for five for a 60th birthday dinner and were greeted with a decorated table and balloons, not to mention gorgeous views from the terrace. The menu is varied and slightly eclectic, but the quality is great and the Spanish dishes we tried were delicious and non-touristy. Service was both efficient and extremely warm and friendly... More 

1 Thank anjo216

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Laberinto 1, Competa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Competa
  • Phone Number: +34 952 55 35 12
We are located in an old carpenters workshop, built into the rocks over 200 years ago. We prepare all food freshly and to order so if you are in for fast food, El Pilon will not suit your needs. We source as much of our food locally when possible. El Pilon is a relaxed kind of place where you can enjoy the views, a bottle of wine, and conversations with friends and family. We also have Wi Fi. If our service and food does not satisfy you please advise rus and we will always do our best to rectify any problem immediately.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?