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“Definitely worth a treat!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Higueron

El Higueron
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Ranked #92 of 674 Restaurants in Benalmadena
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a treat!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

In a rather random location kind of overlooking the highway but don't be put off...the food is superb!!

Four of us had what could only be described as a banquet of food. Shared about 6/8 starters and a main each of incredible meat, plus a few bottles of very nice wine and it worked out to €80 per head. For the quality of food and wine that we had, I found it very reasonably priced.

I should add that they have some very good affordable wines. Highly recommend the Naia (white) and the Habla del Silencio (red)...you won't believe what good value they are!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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El Higuerón R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Higueron, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
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Hola Alex:
Muchas gracias por tu atención y por dedicarnos tiempo con tu opinión. Valoramos todas las opiniones y te animamos a que continues visitándonos y ayudandonos a mejorar con tus comentarios.
Saludos cordiales seguimos en contacto.
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Benalmadena, Spain
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Almost the best meat I have ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We went for Valentines Day - it was super romantic and the service was awesome :) We ordered meat a la plancha, which is meat served with hot plates, so that you can finish cooking the meat on your plate. The meat is SO GOOD :) I can def. recommend El Higueron, whether it is for dinner, tapas or just to have a drink in the bar :)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AlicjaKeyz
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El Higuerón R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Higueron, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
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Hola Alicia:
Muchas gracias por tu atención y por dedicarnos tiempo con tu opinión. Valoramos todas las opiniones y te animamos a que continues visitándonos y ayudandonos a mejorar con tus comentarios.
Saludos cordiales seguimos en contacto.
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Spectacular views needs advance booking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Easily accessible from the motorway (exit 217), ample parking and friendly staff. Probably best to book a table in advance and ask for the terrace (terraza) to ensure you can make the most of that spectacular view. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful. We had sliced octopus served on boiled potatoes with a dollop of mustard (15e)- excellent. The jamon was overpriced (23e) and although good, was a bit hard for my liking and not really up to scratch. We shared a succulent 400g fillet steak (35e) served on a hot plate (not hot stone) which finished us off!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JohnPaulGibraltar
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El Higuerón R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Higueron, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
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Hola John Paul:

Muchas gracias por tu atención y por dedicarnos tiempo con tu opinión. Valoramos todas las opiniones y te animamos a que continues visitándonos y ayudandonos a mejorar con tus comentarios.
Saludos cordiales, seguimos en contacto.
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Malaga, Spain
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211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

I live close by, and pass this establishment lately daily. It has a huge parking, and what I find surprising, is that is always full - on fancy cars. From outside it might even look like a very good kept secret.

But it is not just worth of what it looks it is. The views are amazing, no arguing there, so go there in summer, they have a beautiful terrace and enjoy the cooling night with a drink.

Dinner or lunch - I wont return. I've tried it, and I did not like the food, and many people say the same, the kitchen is not up to any standards.

The service - you are not warmly welcomed. I've visited on different occasion, just to have a drink and I've never seen a smile.

The price - I guess you can guess already.

Maybe it is a place for some special people that I am not, because as I said in the beginning the parking is full, always, no matter the day or time of year.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Antoanna888
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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522 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Great food, fabulous view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Had a lovely meal here with friends. It is easy to get to and there is plenty of parking. Staff are not over friendly but tend to warm up as the evening goes on. It is expensive but portions are large and, depending on your appetite, it may be better to share a starter. Our party had the crab pie, which is a pate/mousse, el Higueron salad, octopus salad, though it states squid on the English menu, and prawn and clams. All were first class. This was followed by suckling pig shoulder, suckling pig leg and suckling lamb leg, grilled veg and chips. The only disappointment was the veg. An extensive wine list catering to all budgets bearing in mind this is not a cheap place! Large bottles of water and lovely bread. Well worth a visit and great for a special treat/celebration.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JWMW101
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