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“Fine food, friendly service and a bonus. Proper tablecloths!”

La Taberna del Sacristan
Ranked #3 of 59 Restaurants in Frigiliana
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Malaga, Spain
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“Fine food, friendly service and a bonus. Proper tablecloths!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Now you may only eat out in Spain for a week or two once a year. We have lived in Spain for ten years and travelled all over the country.
We use to live in rural, inland Andalucia. It was smashing but it was very much 'spit and sawdust' when it came to eating out. And consistency was a stranger to many of the restaurants there. And when it came to the extras, it was paper napkins and, if you were lucky, a paper tablecloth.
So imagine our delight when the first time we dined out in Frigiliana it was at this restaurant and the ever charming Guillermo put a tablecoth in front of us that was made of, well, cloth!. Not paper. And napkins that were also 'the real thing,' Frankly, after that shock, he could have fed us almost anything and we'd have still been in 7th heaven.
As it was the food was fantastic. As was the house wine. For once, I will not go into detail about the food on that first visit. Not least because I can't remember what we had! But it was memorable at the time.
The plaza opposite the church is obviously a popular resting point for tourists who have walked the village streets and want to rest their weary and sunburnt limbs.
But it's a great place to watch this little world go by. The church offers a picturesque backdrop and the sport of watching big cars wind their way through the little streets is always entertaining.
I know. For I am often one of those drivers and, believe me, it's better to be a spectator than a participant.
Go to this restaurant for quality food, served well, presented beautifully and, of course, for those extras that make you feel you're dining at a proper restaurant.

  • Visited February 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

We have never eaten here as we had (incorrectly) assumed it relied on tourist trade due to it's location on the church square.
A surly waiter had not endeared himself to us whenever we had stopped for morning coffee.
We are however very glad that we tried the restaurant and in fact returned so, two visits this March.
Both visits we were mostly attended to by a very pleasant waiter with a lovely smile who more than made up for his more serious colleague, by attending to us with (to what we felt was) a great balance of attentiveness without overdoing it. Good food, great vegetables (thank you particularly) and nice house wine at a very good price. We will return.

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“Excellent service to go with the excellent food”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Brilliant place and will be returning year on year. There are excellent places to eat around the Nerja region but the excellent professional waiters here make it a very enjoyable experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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Frigiliana, Spania
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“pate de duck”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This is a very nice and beautiful place in Frigiliana , Spain Malaga province.. the best service,ever... from everyone ... thank you for a nice day or evening , everything is very good. regards from Mimmi and poul.. <3

  • Visited January 2014
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Leyland
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“Unbelievably good!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Wow! Starting with very friendly, knowledgable and attentive service staff. Onto steak of a quality I didn't know it was possible to achieve. My husbands stroganoff was equally as good. Nice deserts. The perfect setting and end to our holiday. The only disappointment is that we went for the first time, on the last night of our holiday. The best meal we have ever had, by far. Don't miss out.

  • Visited October 2013
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