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“Great new Argentine Grill in Calahonda”
Review of El gaucho

El gaucho
Ranked #203 of 472 Restaurants in Mijas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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“Great new Argentine Grill in Calahonda”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Firstly, it's not where Trip Advisor says it is. It's much further up the road. Take the Jose Orbaneja road and cross over the toll road and it's in the development there, next to Miel y Nata.

I've been to very many Argentine grills around the world. 4 continents to be precise including Argentina itself and this is up there with the best.

It's very similar to the El Gaucho in Puerto Banus and Sotogrande, so maybe it has something to do with those places..

The food we had was perfect. Argentine Chorizo (more like a proper sausage) and empanadas to start with and then a bife de chorizo (like a T bone without the bone) and a bife de lomo (fillet). cooked medium rare - crispy on the outside succulent in the middle.

Washed down with a very nice bottle of 22 euros wine our bill came to 80 euros which I thought was excellent value for money.

The service was nice and friendly and i can recommend it to everyone who likes a top notch steak. I really hope they're successful as I want to be using the place a lot!

  • Visited June 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Intimate Restaurant - Enormous portions!”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Friendly service, excellent food, pleasant ambience, reasonably priced! If you want to dine inside, best book as the number of tables is limited. Both the starters & mains are enormous - not for the feint hearted! Couldn't manage a dessert but they looked scrumptious! Next time we'll share a starter! Well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“New place”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Over in Calahonda for a week and restaurant is open near complex, went therev3 nights and foods is super, staff are very good and value is best. Try the prawn crepe for starters band any steak for main. Meal for 2 incl wine 50 euro.

  • Visited April 2013
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