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“Always Excellent”
Review of Venta El Jinete

Venta El Jinete
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Warn hospitality awaits you at Venta el Jinete situated only a few minutes from La Cala de Mijas. Enjoy the breathtaking views from our large terrace. Live music every night except Tuesdays. We specialise in grilled meats. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening with good food and great ambience.
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We have had lunch and dinner here on a number of occasions, latest last week, and have been impressed every time by the quality of the food, the presentation, the professional staff and the ambiance. The 17 euro lunch menu and the 22 euro dinner menu, with multiple high-quality choices, are exceptional. Large high-quality joints of beef and other meats are on display in a glass chill cabinet, and steaks etc. are cooked on an open grill. It can be rather noisy when full, and on some evenings there is live music (a single artist or a small group, often Spanish style), so you need to be careful with what sort of atmosphere you prefer. Nice location up in the hills above La Cala, with a nice terrace with mountain views.

Note that this is the same restaurant as "El Jinete", No. 9 (at present) in La Cala, which has fewer reviews: they should be combined.

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Thank Phil W
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had a flight to catch and limited time but lady on phone suggested we came half an hour before they opened to have a drink and order ready for when the kitchen opened. we did and meal was served in a short space of time but the quality was not compromised. Thank you.

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2  Thank PottersBarVillasr
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I visited this restaurant on a couple of occasions with all my family. Once we went on an evening when there was a live singer which from memory is a Tuesday. It's was very good but to noisy to speak.

The next time we went was brilliant, great atmosphere, outstanding food and views and very good value for money.

Will be returning soon.

1  Thank Chris A
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Another visit here - this time for Mothers Day (UK style). As always the standard of food and the friendliness of the staff - both great. The 17 Euro menu remains excellent value and the quality of the meat served here is exceptional. Just one little niggle though. The standards keep going up and up but the lovely young servers look rather scruffy for this type of place. Perhaps now is the time to invest in a little image making; El Jinete t-shirts or similar? They would then look as professional as indeed they are.

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3  Thank Eileen W
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a great lunch at this lovely restaurant on Saturday afternoon. They have a special lunchtime menu - 3 courses 17€ per person. Good selection of starters, mains and desserts offering great value - well worth trying. And the setting is pretty impressive as well. Have also eaten at their sister restaurant - Aroma - in Fuengirola, which is equally as good. Give El Jinete a try particularly if you are staying or playing at La Cala Golf resort - it is on the way up to it so you drive right past it!!

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Thank Mandy R
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