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El Pilon

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
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International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was stodgy with undercooked potatoes on two main courses (different types of potato in each case). Fish was fatty and not that fresh. Lamb was overcooked despite asking for rare. Generally edible but only just and not good enough for the price. Service was...More

Thank jon m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food and staff make this restaurant one of the best experiences myself and our family have had. We have been visiting El Pilon for 15 years and will continue to do so..thanks Danny et al

Thank 257chrisg1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the first night of our holiday in Cómpeta. The food was amazing and the staff wonderful staff. We Look forward to returning 😊

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a good experience this time! The Pez Espada wars wet and tasteless as if microwaved from frozen along with tasteless vegetables predominantly carrots, peppers and garlic which appeared boiled or microwaved, what a letdown. My husbands meal of of stuffed fillet of pork was...More

Thank Wesleyc45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant amazing food. Friendly staff will definitely be going back there on my next visit.

Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of 7. We tried almost all starters and croquettes plus ribs. All good but ribs the best. They have charcoal grill so it is a meat lovers place. Not the typical tapas. Great view though and solid good tastes

Thank pepesone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly staff. Food was delicious, steak cooked perfectly and plenty of it (entrecote was huge!). Don't expect your food to arrive in 5 minutes it's all freshly cooked so sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Can't rate this restaurant highly enough.

Thank sharbut70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service not too friendly, food average and we had to wait more than 40 minutes for the main. No excuse. Three month ago much better food

Thank Reni1949
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding meal and service couldn’t fault it apart from my wife’s entrecôte was so large 😏unfortunately long way to go to England with a doggy bag! Would come again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in Cómpeta I always make a point of visiting this restaurant. Great food and very friendly team. Last visit did not disappoint with a great steak the size of a small car

Thank Dr D
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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
5 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
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
  • 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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