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“good food but expensive”
Review of El Lateral Gaucin

El Lateral Gaucin
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Gaucin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $37
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: LUNCH TIME: TEMPORARELY CLOSED. OPEN from 13h. SALADS, TOASTS & PORTIONS : We have a wide range of differents options to have a light lunch or just quick bites while you relax in our terrace or inside the restaurant. EVENING RESTAURANT: From 8:00. We offer a tasting menu:4 starters each and paella y dessert. 25€. Or 4 starters each and a main course of the menu and dessert. 30€. Or you can eat a la Carte: Lobster and fish cake, Smoked sardine salad, Baby beans fried, Timbale of milk lamb, Duck leg confit with orange sauce,Oxtail raviolis,Cod loin confit etc. El Lateral Restaurant is situated in the centre of the stunning pueblo blanco of Gaucin, in the Serrania de Ronda(Malaga). We specialise in Mediterranean cuisine with influences of traditional cooking from the North of Spain.The restaurant has a terrace for alfresco dinning, overlooking a pretty plaza with fountain. This is the perfect place to be to soak up the atmosphere of the village.
Reviewed July 3, 2013

wonderful pork cheek but expensive charming chef Set by the fountain in the centre of the village hite table cloth and nice waitress

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

It is lovely to sit on the terrace by the village square and have dinner at the Lateral. Lola makes you feel at home immediately, the food is great ( try the tortillas de camerones or the partridge paté as starters and the confit de bacalao, one of my favourites), the wine good quality. We have spent many evenings there and always love to come back.

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Thank crestellina
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Probably the best paella I have ever had. Charming couple and great ambience. We also did take away which was equally good.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We had two wonderful meals here during our stay in Gaucin. The situation just above the fountain in the square is idyllic and makes dining outside a real treat. On the first occasion we had the tasting menu, while the second we skipped around the menu. Both meals were great, especially the cod bacalao. The food is top quality Spanish fare - we gathered that the owner used to cook in a renowned restaurant in Madrid. Service was warm and we look forward to returning on our next trip..

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Thank sally5407
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

A warm welcome from the lovely Lola and the rest of her front of house staff, an imaginative menu and a very good wine list.
The terrace is lovely on warm evenings and for those cooler days the indoor dining is very cosy with lots of interesting art on display.
The tasting menu is a very good introduction to the excellent style and high quality of the food served up by the talented Carlos and his team. The Paella was very good indeed as was the wild boar tenderloin - the star of the show has to be the Iberian suckling pig cheek. So good that we asked for the recipe and true to his word Carlos emailed it to us - muchas gracias Carlos!
We will try this one at home but even if we manage to reproduce the flavours we will never capture the atmosphere of this excellent restaurant.
Thanks to all for the lovely evenings we spent at El Lateral and we hope to see you soon.

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Thank harvesthome
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