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El Pilon

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
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International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
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1 - 10 of 451 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great find one of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. From the moment you arrive until you leave everything is great, warm friendly and professional staff, excellent food and good value. A must for all.

Thank SneemBeaconsfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had short back ribs in barbecue sauce and rack of lamb both of which were superb. My wife had Brie starter which she enjoyed and mixed grill which she found to be average. Service was a little slow and the upper dining room was...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit with family after recommendations. I had Gambas Pil Pil to start followed by the Chuleton on the bone - both were average unfortunately compared to previous experiences elsewhere. Service and atmosphere were great however and the rest of the party’s food was...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here 15 years ago and it was just as good now as it was then. Even the same people. It was like going back in time. I loved it

Thank carolH3440HM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You are not spoiled for choice of restaurants in competa but if you only visit one, this one has it all - great traditional food, lovely staff, cracking views, also very accommodating to the two young children we had with us though wouldn't have been...More

Thank Rosegannon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great view, you need to book. A must try, some excellent dishes . Made a birthday celebration special, fireworks and a free carva

Thank Kes S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Top class food 🥘 deep fried camabert followed by steak kebab with chorizo and black pudding !!! Very special restaurant in a very special setting with amazingly food !!

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I had the Asparagus with Jamon to start with , followed by the rack of lamb, which was cooked to perfection , and washed down with a few glasses of Ribera del Duero . A great Restaurant and setting . lovely friendly staff all made...More

1  Thank ab2pcs
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We eat there twice and loved everything about the place. From the quaint setting to the rooftop dining experience. We ordered over the 2 visits, fish, chicken and lamb. The starters and main course options are excellent. Wine on offer is all local and compliments...More

Thank ml0brien
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place is was the first restaurant I enjoyed in Competa in 1997 and is just as good 20 years later. We visited twice during our holiday - it's our 'go to' place. First visit was for Noche Del Vino and while the place was...More

Thank ecallaghan
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Questions & Answers
3 August 2017|
Response from Tom S | Property representative |
No sorry.
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31 May 2017|
Response from Tom S | Property representative |
No sorry we haves problen before thanks. Regards Dani El Pilon.
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Claire S
6 July 2016|
Response from Redlad1968 | Reviewed this property |
It opens from 7 in the evening . Best to book a table ( this is ensure you get a table on the most upper floor for the best views). It does have it's own website if you want to check out menu etc. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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