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El Pilon

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (12 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 4 days ago via mobile

Went here with a large walking group. Clearly a favorite with regulars. Access via steep steps and to the upper floor, with lovely views over Competa. The waitress got the drinks order in quickly and we had preordered the starters and main courses. I had...More

Thank BrianML
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Traditional Sunday lunch and were pleasantly surprised at what awaited us, Roast with a Spanish twist, divine, staff were so eager to please and attentive to every need, excellent lunch at a really great price.

Thank Thezenroom
Reviewed 12 April 2018

El Pilon continues to be my favourite restaurant in Competa, for many reasons! You always receive a warm welcome from the friendly staff, the menu choice is excellent, the food tastes delicious (my last meal was Dora do which was cooked to perfection) the service...More

Thank cindyjones19
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The food is always fabulous, the staff are amazing - they offer a personal touch, make you feel welcome and cannot do enough for you! Dishes to try, oh so many but Banderilla, Beef Solomillo and Chilli prawn pasta are all favourites! Go you will...More

Thank Nicki H
Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you want a good meal for a erasable price this is your pick, best place I have eaten in competa, restaurant is opposite the galary from lieuwke

Thank P B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

First visit to this very popular restuarant. It was busy so best to book. The food was good and there was plenty of it. More expensive than other restaurants in Competa but good value. Table a little small so felt a bit squashed. Staff were...More

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Went to this beautiful restaurant with our daughter her husband and 18 month baby. Made very welcome right from the door on. Food was delicious, we had a mixture of meat and fish. Everyone enjoyed. Relaxed not rushed. Was so good hubby and myself returned...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Excellent food with great staff . We have dined in a number of Competas restaurants and El Pilon is probably the best . A visit is a must .

Thank dazkershaw
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming staff. The food was excelent, we finished it with a smile of perfect satisfaction. The view at sunset is incredibly romantic from the top terrace.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was my second visit to El Pilon, and once again, it didn't disappoint. Great views, good value and superb food. Friendly, welcoming staff, and menu in both Spanish and English. Obviously, being in Competa, there are many stairs, but this cannot be avoided and...More

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