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“Friendly Service but.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of El Casino

El Casino
Ranked #5 of 58 Restaurants in Frigiliana
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
West Midlands, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Friendly Service but.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

The service here was very friendly and the food, from what the guides say, serves traditional fayre but unfortunately it might not be to everyone’s taste. My wife ordered a well done steak and it was served medium rare. We politely asked for it to be cooked to well done which the waiter was more than happy to do but when it was served again it was clear that the steak had just been wafted over the heat. Disappointing!
I had the kid in almond sauce which was OK but the sauce itself was very, very rich which detracted from the natural flavour of the meat. Shame!

  • Visited October 2012
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Kenmare, Ireland
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“Roast leg of kid, mm mm.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Go here and have the roast leg of kid in a fantastic sweet fruit gravy, it is brilliant. My wife had Angler Fish in a local style which was just as good and the waiter and chef were marvellous

Visited September 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Simple and nice food combined with very good service. The place is good and in the Center of the old part of Frigiliana. From the terrace there is a great view over the sea and Nerja.

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“Poor food and service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

We went here having read good reviews, and the menu looked interesting. However, we were very disappointed. The pork we ordered was really tough and yet when we mentioned this to staff they didn't show any concern or apologise to us. There are so many good restaurants in this area- we will definitely not return to this one

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London, United Kingdom
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“Very good food reasonably priced with great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

The entrance is somewhat unassuming, so it would be so easy to walk past without realising that this is a restaurant with not just a bar and a restaurant inside but also has seating on a balcony and roof terrace with great views across the valley to the Mediterranean sea.

El Casino is a typical Spanish Tapas Bar/Restaurant. We chose at lunchtime to eat outside on the roof terrace. There was a choice of a la carte dishes or racions. We both chose Gazpacho soup €4.50 each followed by racions of Albondigas (meatballs), Habas con Jamon (beans and ham) and Jamon y Queso (ham and cheese). All were good. Each racion cost around €7.50 Even though this is a typical Spanish restaurant with paper tablecloths at lunchtime etc the wine was served by the waiter with style and the racions were sprinkled with chopped parsley, so they strive to be a touch better than you would expect. A very pleasant lunch! When we left we noticed quite a few people at the bar, so obviously this is popular for people wanting a drink with an included tapa at the bar.

  • Visited September 2012
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