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“Me todo gusto Rilexing aqui”
Review of Rilex on the Beach - CLOSED

Rilex on the Beach
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Rilex is a very unassuming corner bar at the far end of Sabinillas promenade. And the only Dutch bar I kno of along the Costa. Anywhere. It has great views of mountains, sea, and super friendly staff and Alex owner. We've enjoyed quite a few relaxed visits for drinks. There's a beach garden and loungers opposite. Had some Dutch Indonesian vege dishes today. Wow! Top taste. As I remarked, the chef is enthusiastic!

Thank AJC00l
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

It doesn't look anything special from the outside and it was closed on a few occasions when we visited. We discovered that it is closes at 5 p.m.each day and is closed all day Saturday, presumably for the off season.
We visited on a Wednesday afternoon and shared 3 Indonesian tapas between two of us. We had the vegetarian noodles (bami goreng) with a dish of lamb cooked in spices and the beef rendang, all of which were excellent. The waiter had excellent english, was friendly and very heplful. All food is freshly cooked so expect to have to wait.
The bottle of excellent house wine cost less than €12 and our desserts, a fruity ice cream sorbet and Belgian pancakes, were delicious.
Great choice of coffees also and after spending 2 very enjoyable hours at Rilex on the Beach our bill for the tapas, desserts, coffees, beer and a bottle of wine came to less than €50.
A wonderful few hours in a great restaurant.

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Thank mmk89
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Good service both at the restaurant and by the beach, cheap sunbed and they make you feel special every time.

Thank Nordermoen
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Very friendly place to eat with varied tasty menu with food that looks as well as tastes great. They cater for vegetarians and were happy to alter a certain dish on request. Choose their yellow sun loungers on the beach near their restaurant as they offer a great service, regular fresh fruit and ice pops are brought to you, and you can order drinks while you sunbathe. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank C_D599
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stopped at Rilex for lunch, and shared Indonesian tapas between two of us. The nasi goreng was excellent, the beef rendang was melt in the mouth, the prawns in a spicy sauce excellent, and the cabbage with onions and egg was surprisingly tasty and spiced. We also had some thai fish cakes, which were ok, but may have spoiled because we left them until the end of our meal.

The service was attentive, with our glasses regularly filled, and we were pretty happy with the meals and drinks coming in at just under €50.

The only complaints - and it's not really a complaint, more an observation - is that the opening hours seem odd. I don't know whether it is due to it being the end of season, but a couple sat down to have a drink at 4:15pm and were told it was closing - which seems a shame, as they have a great cocktail menu. With a bit more attention to decor (maybe making more use of the Indonesian theme, rather than seeming like just another bar) and a longer opening time to make the most of sunset-cocktails, this place could clean up.

Thank JackieWT
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