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El Pilon

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Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
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19:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Sun - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a Sunday at 1.30 and wondered why it was nearly empty. However by 2.00, the place was full, mainly with families and parties of friends. The food and service were very good, with friendly and helpful staff. Reasonable value A very pleasant experience

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2 Thank Peter S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely restaurant! The food is great, the staff is very friendly and attentive! A must if you're in Competa!

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2 Thank Asapenelope2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

... reservations for this top flight experience- The staff greets you at the bar for a drink (and after for a complimentary nightcap). Hotel style quality with family style service. One of the best!

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3 Thank Jason B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

On a wet Sunday afternoon there is no better place to enjoy an amazing Sunday lunch. Open fire blazing away, friendly staff, food cooked to perfection, wish I could make Yorkshire pudding like they do. Another must place to eat in Competa

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1 Thank Elaine R
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Despite a wet day, the welcome was warm and a table overlooking the village was appreciated. The starters and main course were both of exception quality, as was the wine and the service not rushed. Nice to see the standards being maintained.

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1 Thank ajet
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

El Pilon is a nice and well know. restaurant in Competa. Try to make reservations to avoid dissapointment, since it is usually very busy. Be aware that this place is not wheelchair accessible because of all the stairs you need to climb before you reach it. As apitizer we can recommend shrimps en crout. They are utterly delicious, but so... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We enjoyed a tapas lunch here. The dishes offered were many and varied and the food was delicious. This restaurant does get rather busy at lunchtime and tables are quite close together. It is ideal for a light tapas lunch stop.

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Thank AidenAbet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

What a delight this restaurant is. We were all made to feel very welcome. The food was delicious and plentiful. Unfortunately the Baileys cheesecake was below average, however once my father explained he had not enjoyed it he was informed he would not have to pay for it. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have now eaten here several times, food fantastic and service outstanding. Fish dishes are exceptional .

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Thank Bjb9554
Competa, Spain
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I took some visitors back to their favourite restaurant from a previous visit and they weren't disappointed. Everything was as they remembered, excellent choice of food complimentated with great wine, wonderful service in a great atmosphere. As they said, "what more could you want?"

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Competa
  • Phone Number: +34 952 55 35 12
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?