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“Very Good Food and Wonderful Views”
Review of El Higueron

El Higueron
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Ranked #93 of 700 Restaurants in Benalmadena
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Alcobendas, Spain
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very Good Food and Wonderful Views”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

It is a mixed Spanish (Asturiano from Asturias in the north of Spain). You can eat the best "fabada" ever. The restaurant in a hill and you can see a nice coast and sea view.
It is expensive but there is a good good value for money.

  • Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“FANTASTIC SPANISH FINE DINING AT ITS BEST IN SPECTACULAR SETTING”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We usually dine at this restaurant once every visit. It's spectacular mountain side setting combined with superb top quality Spanish cuisine make this a real treat to visit. This time we were seated outside (you can also dine in the typically styled Dining room indoors) and we were able to enjoy the panoramic views of the coast.

The food, as ever, was truly superb. I enjoyed a wonderful crab mousse style starter which was really vibrant and complimented by a balsamic reduction. Main course was my usual- crispy suckling pig shoulder which was deliciously moist yet crisp and tender. What surprised me on this visit was the quality of the desserts. Whilst not being a usual dessert eater, given it was a treat, we all enjoyed the most deliciously appealing dessert. My chocolate parfait sprayed with gold to look like a gold bar was remarkably light yet chocolately at the same time. The wine list here is extensive and caters to both the very high end €250+ but also caters to the more budget conscious. All our wines were a real treat.

Whilst this place is not cheap. It is a proper treat and in my opinion does represent value given the quality of the food and the location.

  • Visited July 2013
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1,699 reviews
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“Top class restaurant. Amazing views.”
Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is probably the best in the area, tho only accessible by car. A warm greeting on arrival an courteous attentive service throughout. Quality food and well presented. Good choice of wines. All comes at a price but it does represent good value for quality food. Views from the restaurant are probably the best along the coast. Wide range of clientele. Many local Spanish people use the restaurant which is a good sign! It is advisable to book a table in advance.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Paulsmithcasty
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Englishman on the Move
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“A great surprise”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

The restaurant sits above the motorway Malaga - Fuengirola by Bendalmadena and we have always driven past because of its very severe, concrete aspect from the motorway. We went after a recommendation from friends and once inside it is a very pleasant surprise both from the interior decoration and the superb view over the whole of the coast.
We were met on arrival and guided to a table with a crisp, white cloth . Friendly, helpful and attentive waiters served us and offered advice. The menu was traditional, very good but not exceptional. The wine list is good, reasonably priced with some excellent national wines and well-worth browsing before choosing.
Expect to pay over Euro 50.- a head but worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Loafingalong
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London, United Kingdom
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“Propper Spanish food with the best view if the coast and my favorite lunch or dinner spot”
Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

Look and see its the best viewed on the coast period. The octopus salad is to die for. The chorizo and flava beans I've never had anywhere like it the bread is warm the service is perfect . I've never rated a restaurant so perfect even if they have stars

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Gregory R
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