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“Superb food at great prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Venta el Curro

Venta el Curro
Ranked #2,181 of 8,744 Restaurants in Costa del Sol
Price range: $3 - $27
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Superb food at great prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is our local restaurant when we are staying in our holiday home. The steaks and pork fillets are huge so make sure that you are hungry when you go. Can be busy at weekends as it is very popular with the locals and people also come from neighbouring villages as they sell the best steaks in the area, barbecued to order. Run by a Spanish man and his Argentinian wife and her sister. They also do an Argentinian mixed grill for 2 people but it could easily serve 4. The gambas pil pil are also superb. Large outside seating area and large inside dining area with good aircon in the summer and heating in the winter.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank foodieGlasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Steak In Andalucia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

This place is great and I have been loads of times over several years. My friends did not want me to put the details on tripadvisor in case it gets too popular and we cannot get a table when we want one. But it’s too good to miss if you are in the area. They do a huge fillet steak with pepper sauce for E14, the meat is wonderfully tender but with a fantastic taste. Some of our group have the rump which is superb too. All the meat is cooked on a real BBQ to your specification but for an English person ask for your steak to be cooked a level up to your usual taste - ask for medium here and it is a UK rare. They will just put it back on the grill for you though if it is too rare for you. They also do some fish dishes which are all very generous and tasty but I always ask for it will only a little salt - poco sal. The starters are all great and very large and you get a bread loaf each so my advice is share a starter or you have no chance getting through your steak.
This is a family run place without loads of staff so if you go and it happens to be busy service will be a bit slow. The staff can appear to be a bit cold but this is just a lack of confidence and shyness - if you make an effort with your Spanish they warm up pretty quickly.
Outside is a nice seating area under the shade of a huge pine tree. Inside it is rustic and basic. You can dress up or just go in jeans or walking gear – it is relaxed but can lack atmosphere if it is quiet. We normally go with a few friends and generate our own!
The wine list is good and well priced.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank jenpenSpain
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