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“Lovely food”

Restaurante El Charcon II Valdearenas
Ranked #12 of 15 Restaurants in Iznajar
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We came down here again as on the last visit it was very nice. Once again the food was great, but the waiter was a bit strange. Perhaps he just did not like dogs, but it was difficult to attract his attention, and I had to ask for the bill 3 times, i the end I had t go inside and corner him at the till for the bill. But dont let it put you off, the foods the thing and it was very nice. The olives and almonds that are brought as appetizers are terrific.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food in most of the local restaurants is very very similar, with fried or grilled meat or fish, it gets a bit 'same'. Charcon II is one of the better restaurants and the food does stand out from the other places, coupled with friendly service, a good lake view, and reasonable prices - definitely one to try if you are in the area for a few days. Huge portions - Paella a definite!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The owner of El Charcon, a justly extremely popular local restaurant, has taken over a restaurant with a magnificent location on the beach of Iznajar, for his daughter to run. She is making a very good job of it. The previous inhabitants of this site, were famous for the location, but less so for the food. The food now is excellent. I particularly recommend the fideua (a sort of paella made with pasta instead of rice). Likewise the wine list is really well chosen. With the fabulous situation under the pine trees and the view of the lake, the ambiance is superb, once you have convinced her to turn down the ubiquitous and irritating muzak...

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

A very good menu - I could not read past the baby squid - Chupitos, my favourite. We sat with an ice cold beer, looking out over the sand to the lake, eating the almonds and olives that had been brought out. Service was excellent. It's a bit more expensive than other places, but the quality of the food and drinks shines out. Please try it, you wont be disappointed.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This used to be run as another chiringiuta but is now run as a second el charcon with the main charcon up the hill above the lake
Typical local menu with good range
Pleasant dining room or terrace overnight the lake
We sat on the terrace and had the house salad but the had a good choice of entrees
Chopitos baby squid were good
I chose the parillada iberica which was typically vast!
Pleasant staff and lovely setting
Went canoeing afterwards as the campsite were hiring them

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