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Review of El Pilon

El Pilon
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Competa
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed January 18, 2014

We visited El Pino 2 weeks ago a random visit and was
immediately drawn to the atmosphere of the place with itswarm and friendly welcome.
we had the special and it was delicious offeringa comprehensive choice presentation as well as quality of the meal wasexcellent too.
we told our friends and have arranged to visit again this Sunday.

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Thank Margaret W
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Thanks for your kind feedback, Ray

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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We spent a great evening at El Pilon. Tom and Ray seem to have been born to do this. Not only was the food spectacular, but they made us feel so welcome in their warm and joyful restaurant. Don't miss El Pilon if you are in Competa.

Thank SarLR1000
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you guys, a pleasure to serve you.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Set in an old carpenters shop the rooms ooze atmosphere. The menu has something for everyone. The home made black pudding was stunning, the pork ribs fell off the bone . The duck breast was cooked to perfection and the stuffed chicken breast delicious. I don't usually do dessert but i had to try the home made toffee crisp ice cream which turned out to be a very bitter cinder toffee ice cream . I initially didn't think it worked but i ate the lot. If you are in the area a meal here is a must.

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1  Thank Boageyman
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Many thanks, glad you enjoyed the helados.

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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.

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Thank ally_walk
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Thanks for taking the trouble to give us feedback, much appreciated.

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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.

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Thank LancashireIan
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Ray R, Owner at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Many thanks for your kind remarks and glad the veggie options were good.

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