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“Ask for the ice cold desert wine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante El Escribano

Restaurante El Escribano
Ranked #13 of 124 Restaurants in Antequera
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$64
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Ask for the ice cold desert wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

As a mother’s day treat we dined in the romantically located restaurant El Escribano which is should be noted closes during April at 8pm and we were the only diners. Venison and wild boar stews served with potatoes and veg together with the deserts were delicious .Best of all though was the charming but unobtrusive attention of the single male member of staff –was he the manager we wondered- who poured complementary glasses of wine and introduced us to the chef. Our host tried very hard with his English and was pleased that we could explain the difference between a serviette and a napkin. On paying the bill which worked out at around 40 euros we were ushered to the bar where two shots of ice cold delicious desert wine was poured it was called Competa and is produced in a small village near to Malaga called Axarquita. We will try to buy some now we are back in the UK. The mother I hasten to add enjoyed her special meal and I would recommend a visit to anyone visiting this attractive town

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Malaga, Spain
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3,467 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,057 helpful votes
“A Very Good Restautant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

The restaurant is located beside the Alcazaba and the Colegiata de Santa Maria and is a good place to have lunch. The dining room on the second floor is pretty and has white tablecloths. Dishes cost about 13 euros. Food is served on very elegant plates with a gold Baroque design. Service is friendly and good. The food is excellent. The restaurants opens for lunch at 1:30 pm.
My wife had the salmon with orange sauce and I had the bacalao a la Vizcaina. Both plates were excellent.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Next to the castle”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Ordered fish. Nothing special. Cost per person approximately 20 Euros with one appetizer and water. Fish was too bony for our taste. Service was none, found the olive oil and balasamico myself.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well Worth The Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

We went one evening in February and were the only diners. We were made more than welcome and had a really good meal. Service from Adrian was faultless and his recommendations were excellent. They had our favourite 'Rioja' which was nice. Really good meal, excellent location reasonable price.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 61MikeC2014
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East Midlands
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Scenic location after historic tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Great staff interaction regarding recommendations; fine dining as well ac tapas and snacks.
Atmospheric and good outdoor location amid the towns fortifications and historic church/cathedral.
Wonderfully local fare at a very reasonable price given its stunning situation.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ricoh8
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