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El Rio

Calle Manuel Fernandez 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
+34 952 66 43 11
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (104 reviews)
“steak tartare” (10 reviews)
“red snapper” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Calle Manuel Fernandez 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for the last 4 years and it's always an fabulous experience. Every time I go I have Iberian pork cheeks wow they are amazing. The staff are so attentive and nothing is too much trouble . I will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Recently visited this place with friends and family,had a nice evening with good food. Reasonably priced and a good location,we did return a couple of nights later and were equally pleased.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Archiedog1
Reviewed 11 November 2018

El Rio continues to be one of the best restaurants in Boliches. Quality menu, best food options and a menu del dia. A pleasant setting and good service. Always a treat to dine here and w never miss when in Boliches. A real treat to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Another great visit to Los Boliches. I always stop in El Rio for tapas or the Menú Del Día. I love the selections on the tapas menu. My favorites are the morcilla and the chicken crepe. Antonio the owner always stops by to say hello....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ArturoCArturoC
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent starters of camambert and crepe followed by lovely steaks and apple crumble and chocolate fudge cake. Very good service and pleasant atmosphere. Good value too...

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 442neilc
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal from the set menu. Great atmosphere. Manager made a special effort to great everyone at the door and ensure we had a good time. We will be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Whorlow
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

El Rio is a firm favourite of ours, almost on the sea front in Los Boliches. The owner Antonio is charming and gracious. The food is gorgeous and the waiters are all polite. We just keep going back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank audreysarrived
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It was a Brilliant meal. The service was excellent and the food was very reasonably priced. I wouldn’t hesitate at recommending this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sheilaanderson21
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We took the menu. Garlic mushrooms to start with and then the fish for main course. Pears with wine as desert. The service quick and effective. Great house wine. A normal simple dinner for a good price. A bit busy on the walking street beside.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank evar644
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Called in on recommendation for tapas. The kitchen hadn’t fully opened for the evening but we were told that most things were available. Have to say it took a while for our food to arrive and we had to ask for a missing dish but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GBanks46
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Questions & Answers
26 May 2018|
Response from 93stephmo | Reviewed this property |
El Rio is open from about 12 noon and serves tapas all day and evening and they are delicious. They are closed on Sundays.
23 December 2017|
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Response from Wilfiej10 | Reviewed this property |
The 6th of January is Spain’s Christmas Day
Joan P
26 June 2016|
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Response from Akgret | Reviewed this property |
Fantastic steak, chicken, and chateaubriand that won't break your wallet. I like the steak with three sauces.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Manuel Fernandez 1, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Fuengirola
  • Phone Number: +34 952 66 43 11
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