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“This restaurant was recommended to us and it didn't disappoint!”
Review of El Cortijo

El Cortijo
Ranked #26 of 1,468 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $47
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Gorgeous real Spanish paella. Not the tourist type... We had black rice with baby squid which was amazing!

Thank Clairejlawrence
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

a real passion and interest in the food on offer. Superb locally sourced meats and fish. Not only perfectly cooked but well presented and extremely generous. House dry white was perfect and unbelivably good value. Will be going again !

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Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is the third time I have been here and each time has been great. The owner/manager is extremely helpful and friendly and runs a very good restaurant. The food is excellent and good value and the wine is not too expensive. Do try the "gulas" which are baby eels and they are superb.

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Thank Rory M
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We found this quaint, cosy place with a great outdoor seating, but also has a small bar and indoor seating. Great food, friendly staff, and cold beer. If you are in the area, check it out.

Thank livingnscotland
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

My wife and I found this little restaurant some years ago tucked away around the corner of a side street off of Orange Square, Marbella and it has been a favourite ever since so I was kind of surprised to have read a pretty negative review from a lady who had lost her handbag whilst dining there.

My recollection was that the service was always exemplary and not in the least bit off hand so I was eager to check out whether or not there had been a change of ownership? I was relieved to find that life at this little gem remains unchanged and if anything even better than previously experienced.

You can easily make the mistake of being sceptical about this place based on the chalked up boards of information claiming its dedication to the authenticity of its regional Spanish menu but give it a try and you will discover some the best food to be had in the area.

My wife ordered the warm Tomato and Mozzarella Salad which is totally different from the Italian version whilst I went for the Chiperone (Baby Octopus) served piping hot with a side Aioli - superb. The main courses were a tour de force being the Baby Shoulder of Lamb served on the bone with a variety of vegetables and for myself the Oxtail presented off the bone in quite the most delicious sauce I have ever tasted accompanied by Spinach and Sauté potatoes.

The flavours of both dishes were rustic and robust and nothing short of genius coming from just about the smallest kitchen you could ever imagine. The service was professional and efficient with the waiters keeping a watchful eye on progress of both food and wine consumption and always on hand in a totally discrete fashion to offer assistance.

No doubt we shall be returning to this fabulous find.

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Thank Zeffy15
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