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“Nice meal, good view”
Review of El Pilon

El Pilon
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Competa
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are located in an old carpenters workshop, built into the rocks over 200 years ago. We prepare all food freshly and to order so if you are in for fast food, El Pilon will not suit your needs. We source as much of our food locally when possible. El Pilon is a relaxed kind of place where you can enjoy the views, a bottle of wine, and conversations with friends and family. We also have Wi Fi. If our service and food does not satisfy you please advise rus and we will always do our best to rectify any problem immediately.
Leeds, UK
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice meal, good view”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We visited after receiving a recommendation and expected a bit more. The food was good, particularly the carrot soup and chocolate fondant, mains only ok. The staff were great and the view lovely.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank ally_walk
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thanks for taking the trouble to give us feedback, much appreciated.
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lancashire
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“consistent good standard”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have visited this restauraunt a number of times over the years and it has always made a good impression.
This occassion was the same, four of us visiting without booking for an early evening meal. We were immediately offered a good window table with a good view without prompting. Although slightly cramped it was a very good ambience as other diners quickly filled the room.
The menu was fairly large and varied with choice for veggies (one of our party was). A good selection at wines was also available.
Everything was priced very reasonable and we left feeling we had had quality,healthy food at very good value and service.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank LancashireIan
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Many thanks for your kind remarks and glad the veggie options were good.
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kiddy
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277 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Good but not so Spanish”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We like the food here but the main menu we have found ,to be a little limiting when you have been here a few times.The food is of a good standard and the ambiance is lovely

Visited September 2013
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Thank 5151
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Many thanks for your feedback. We try and refresh the menu every 4 months but I will certainly pass your views on to the chef.
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great meal. Good service and lovely food”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely night. The only slight negatives would be, the pil pil didn't have much flavour, and desserts were nice but not as good as starters and mains. However, everything else we had was excellent. Special mentions to the Thai fish, pâté and steak was in a exceptional sauce. Lovely atmosphere and very good service. Suggest you to call and book a table. English speakers answer, so no problem booking if your spainsh is a bit rubbish! Def recommend this resturant for a good night out.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Twinks263
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thanks for your kind feedback, Ray
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Gem”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Dined here twice in our week in Competa. Food is excellent. On our first visit we had not made a reservation but the owner managed to fit us in. Reservations are essential. If you get a table in the window, you are treated to a panoramic view across the village.

Visited September 2013
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Thank 537MarkJ
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
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Muchas Gracias.
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