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“Excellent”

The Lounge at Pinoccios
Ranked #4 of 694 Restaurants in Benalmadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$17
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: All our food is prepared fresh for each order and as many of our dishes as possible are made on the premises. We offer a range of tapas comprising typical Spanish and contemporary British dishes. We also offer a range of light bites (sandwiches/wraps, omelettes, baked potatoes) and more substantial snacks such as fish & chips, etc. We also have a menu of the day offer from 8.70€ for 2 courses (3rd course available) and offer a bottle of house wine/cava with this deal for just 5.50€ Our opening hours vary by season which reflects how busy it is in our locality and demand for our services. We highly recommend booking for larger parties and for all tables during peak season evenings (june-sept). We also host private parties and would be very pleased to discuss your requirements.
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

My partner and I just got back home after a wonderful afternoon, topped off by a visit to this bar. We read about this place on TripAdvisor and in all honesty I was a little dubious because of a couple of negative posts saying the food was all bought in and the service was lacking and rude.
As soon as we walked on the terrace we were greeted by a lovely lady, all smiles and very friendly. We were served for the rest of the meal by an equally friendly guy, and to say we looked quite scruffy after an afternoon of walking, they were both really lovely to us! I had the carrot and orange soup - probably the best soup I have ever had in any bar or restaurant, and the pasta with meatballs which were homemade and delicious. My partner had a fresh Caprese salad and a very juicy cheeseburger with chips and salad. Because we were unsure about ordering the garlic bread or not, the guy brought us out a couple of pieces anyway just to try which was really nice. For 4 very decent sized portioned meals (I couldn't finish mine), 2 small beers and 1 pint it was only 21 euros. To have such delicious food and friendly, quick service whilst overlooking the sea - really just a wonderful place! We will definitely be coming again, I imagine the restaurant at night with a cocktail or wine is an even better experience :)

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Gluten Free”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I stayed in Benalmedena in March and i must say this restaurant is an excellent all rounder! Great food at a very reasonable price! All items on the menu state if they are gluten free and the owner also adapted other items to ensure they were suitable for my requirements. Unlike other restaurants, most of the menu was actually gluten free which meant there was a large variety to choose from and i didn't have to eat the same thing every day!! Friendly, not rushed service with beautiful views over the sea! They also stock gluten free beer which is a rarity! :) definitely made my holiday more comfortable and would highly recommend!

Looking forward to going back this year! Thanks!

  • Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“You need to try this place!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Second time here and food even better than we remembered. Beautiful views over the ocean, great attentive hosts and amazing tapas.
Will be back soon!

  • Visited April 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“best meal of the week, worth finding”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Hidden up a flight of stairs its easy to miss this excellent place. Its closed Tuesdays and opens to 1830 daily 2030 weekends during low season. On third attempt managed to eat here. There is a great view from the terrace where we ate. The restaurant inside is very nice but outside looks a bit run down. But the food, wine and service was excellent. We went for the tapas and weren't disappointed. The tapas is adjusted for British palates so English black pudding rather than Spanish morcilla but that's probably why we enjoyed it so much. Great views and cheaper than many other places. Worth finding. Just after Benys Bar on sea front and 5 mins from the marina. Up a flight of stairs so look out for the sign.

  • Visited April 2014
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Wow! This has to be the best tapas I've ever had. Really delicious food. The place doesn't look that good from the outside so don't be put off. Lovely interior, English owner who is very nice. The food is delicious. So so tasty. When in benalmadena, you must visit this place. You won't be dissapointed.

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