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“Excellent Service Excellent Food Excellent Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Chaleco

El Chaleco
Ranked #5 of 256 Restaurants in Almunecar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $23
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The restaurant "El Chaleco" Bib Gourmand Michelin specialising in French cuisine are located in Almunecar. We will be pleased to invite you to a quiet and accessible atmosphere. Lydie, Renaud and their team will be happy to give you an idea of the little extra touch of French living. Opened in 1997, "El Chaleco" has tempted their customers with their dynamism, seriousness and pricing policy for many years. Indeed thanks to our professionalism, we can offer you for only 21,95 €, a first course, a main course of meat or fish with bread and a nice dessert as well. All selected to your own taste from the menu and without any additional charge, even the taxes are included. Almunecar possesses an exceptional climate and an..... El Chaleco restaurant.
Doncaster
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Service Excellent Food Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

We were staying in a villa close to Jete approximately 10 miles away for a 2 week holiday. Saw the reviews on Trip Advisor for this one and the restaurant on the opposite side of the road and decided to give it a go.



My wife and I went on a Tuesday night (3rd July) - we were the only people in the restaurant all night and so it felt very special. Had a cassis champagne cocktail on arrival. I had a Greek salad (I know it's a French restaurant) herb crusted pork for main course and a zabaglione for dessert. All 3 courses were faultless and presented excellently. My wife had the roasted vegetable salad, the sole and a belgian chocolate cake with sauce. Washed down with a glass of wine or 2.

Thought it was definitely value for money and if we are ever in that area of Spain again we wil definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank MrHopkins
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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Hello Madam & Mister Hopkins,
hole team of Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us
We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time.We are sorry that the dining room was empty, it is very rare but can unfortunately happen is no chance for you.
Any team thanks you again.
Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane
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staffs, uk
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fabulous food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Loved our meal here. We had the surprise menu which was 5 courses. A soup and bread stuffed with fish, avocado, feta and pinenuts, flio pastry stuffed with spinach and 2 cheeses, a lamb and a fish main course and a medley of puddings. 3 glasses of Kia royale and 2 bottles of water. Tasty, beautifully presented food. Friendly service. And amazingly only cost €63 ... We wouldn't have batted an eye lid if it had been double that. Will definitely go again and reccommend it to our friends.

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2 Thank itchyfeetlady
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, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Hello Madam Itchyfeetlady,
A big thank you for your contribution to our restaurant El Chaleco has Almunecar. Any team thanks you for the congratulations you've made, we hope that we will be happy to see you trying to surprise you again.
Lydia Renaud, carmen, Stephane.
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Anniversary Dinner at El Chaleco! Thank you!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Traveling from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada we spent our anniversary at El Chaleco after reading the reviews on Travel Advisor. Reviews were spot on! Food was superb from appetizer to dessert, service 5 star, a wonderful evening. Value for the quality you receive - amazing! Thank you, for making a memory for us!

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Anita777_12
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, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Hello Madam Anita,
We were very happy to receive your message on Tripadvisor all the staff of Chaleco thank you for your positive opinion and hope to see you soon.
Any team thanks you again.
Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane
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Torrox, Spain
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Another wonderful meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

As usual a warm welcome, wonderful service, excellent food all for a marvellous price. It's lovely to sit with friends at a well set table, enjoying good wine and well cooked food and being waited on in such a friendly manner. We've been before and will be back again soon. Thank-you El Chaleco.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Padi_11
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, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Hello Mister Padi
We were very happy to receive your message on Tripadvisor all the staff of Chaleco thank you for your positive opinion and hope to see you soon.
Any team thanks you again.
Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A great reputation and worthy of it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

We chose this restaurant due to its tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The service was really attentive without being intrusive and the food was very good indeed - and for the price is a very good deal. The signature dish of rabbit cooked in beer with prunes is fantastic. The only minor issue was that the desserts we had did not quite match the quality of the rest of the meal. This is a great restaurant and well worth a visit if you are in this area.

  • Visited June 2012
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6 Thank mad_scotty_dog
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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, June 9, 2012
Mister Mad-Scotty,
Thank you for having taken time to write us. We are all very satisfied that your dinner pleased you and that you spent a good moment in Chaleco. We hope to see again you very soon and in the name of all the team I still thank you.
Lydia, Renaud, Carmen, Stéphane.
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