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“Beyond a hidden gem!”

El Patio de Mendoza
Ranked #83 of 475 Restaurants in Estepona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian, Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beyond a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Found this restaurant via "the local" and it was magnificent. From start to finish, from the start we asked for a table in the sun which they set up for us straight away, Antonio was wonderful then we met his wife jenny. The gambas pil pil was for both off us the best we have ever tasted and from coming to Spain since 2006 really is a compliment. No artificial redness i.e. Paprika in the oil to give it flavour just all natural wonderful flavours along with huge succulent juicy prawns. That's all we ate, so heading back tonight to try an evening meal in the courtyard, can't wait!!!! And I bought a bikini there which is the cutest thing ever! The owners Antonio and Jenny truly made our lunch, so bring on tonight.

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank rltradesales
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English first
Estepona, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“suberb little restaurant”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Like the previous reviewer we came across this place and found it to be just to our tastes, quaint, full of charm great food and excellent hosts. My wife and I always pay a visit to Estepona at least once every year and will definitely be making a return visit!

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Alastair W
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Stumbled upon an absolute gem ”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We just came across this lovely little restaurant when looking for somewhere to eat. Very sweet courtyard inside. Attentive and helpful owners who made us special sangria. The food was superb. All six of us loved what we had. The fish dishes were especially impressive. That said one of the group had lamb and loved that. The homemade desserts are divine and worth saving space for. A lovely evening for us we will definitely return when next in Spain!

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2 Thank MrsPLondon_11
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Puerto de la Duquesa, Spain
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“lovely lunch with my girlfriends”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We spent the day in Estepona, what a pretty place. Decided it was time for lunch. Before we left home we checked tripadvisor to see what the best place would be. We found the Patio quite easy. They had menu of the day for 14 euros. for 3 courses. It looked good but only wanted one course. I had the veal Flemish stew which didn't sound good but when asking our waiter it sounded better. It was delicious, it wasn't cheap at 15 euros but I ate everything on my plate. The atmostphere is great, the owner very pleasant, would definitely go back again. Wine was good.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Christine C
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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lunch for Two”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have eaten here several times in the last two years, and everything has been excellent. We feel at home, as the owners go out of their way to make you welcome. The food is out of this world, drinks the same, served with care and happiness. The owners always find time to chat, both speaking many languages. Very good value for money, with no pressure on time to eat or resting afterwards. We do not really want to share this wonderful place.

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Paul B
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