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El Pilon

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Hours
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
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11 - 20 of 466 reviews

Reviewed December 11, 2017

We visit this restaurant on the sunday lunch for the flamenco show. The location is great in a really traditional spanish style. We just had a dessert and a cup of wine, but it was delicious. The staff and the singer and the musician was...More

Thank Naciketa T
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

We had a starter, entrees and desserts. Super house wine, great food in every course and superb service. Lovely place to spend an evening.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed November 16, 2017

Reminded me of a few really consistent places back home that feel the same today as they did 20 years ago. A little dated but very friendly, great food and good value. A good selection of classic dishes, and very good coffee too!

Thank Kevlar072
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with friends, the service was excellent, the food superb. Would definatly recommend to all.

Thank sheilaevans01
Reviewed November 9, 2017

4of us went for a meal last night ,the food is amazing .2of us had the Victoria salmon 1duck and 1mixed grill .My Salmon was the best I've had served with bean sprouts. Salad and rice very generous portions .Good wine too . The staff...More

Thank _lindaandsteff
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Great find one of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. From the moment you arrive until you leave everything is great, warm friendly and professional staff, excellent food and good value. A must for all.

Thank SneemBeaconsfield
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

I had short back ribs in barbecue sauce and rack of lamb both of which were superb. My wife had Brie starter which she enjoyed and mixed grill which she found to be average. Service was a little slow and the upper dining room was...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

First time visit with family after recommendations. I had Gambas Pil Pil to start followed by the Chuleton on the bone - both were average unfortunately compared to previous experiences elsewhere. Service and atmosphere were great however and the rest of the party’s food was...More

Thank David A
Reviewed October 1, 2017

I went here 15 years ago and it was just as good now as it was then. Even the same people. It was like going back in time. I loved it

1  Thank carolH3440HM
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

You are not spoiled for choice of restaurants in competa but if you only visit one, this one has it all - great traditional food, lovely staff, cracking views, also very accommodating to the two young children we had with us though wouldn't have been...More

Thank Rosegannon
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Questions & Answers
August 3, 2017|
Response from Tom S | Property representative |
No sorry.
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May 31, 2017|
Response from Tom S | Property representative |
No sorry we haves problen before thanks. Regards Dani El Pilon.
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Claire S
July 5, 2016|
Response from Redlad1968 | Reviewed this property |
It opens from 7 in the evening . Best to book a table ( this is ensure you get a table on the most upper floor for the best views). It does have it's own website if you want to check out menu etc. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:30 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
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Competa
  • Phone Number: +34 952 55 35 12
  • E-mail
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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