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“Same same as last time” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Chaleco

El Chaleco
Ranked #5 of 256 Restaurants in Almunecar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$23
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The restaurant "El Chaleco" Bib Gourmand Michelin specialising in French cuisine are located in Almunecar. We will be pleased to invite you to a quiet and accessible atmosphere. Lydie, Renaud and their team will be happy to give you an idea of the little extra touch of French living. Opened in 1997, "El Chaleco" has tempted their customers with their dynamism, seriousness and pricing policy for many years. Indeed thanks to our professionalism, we can offer you for only 21,95 €, a first course, a main course of meat or fish with bread and a nice dessert as well. All selected to your own taste from the menu and without any additional charge, even the taxes are included. Almunecar possesses an exceptional climate and an..... El Chaleco restaurant.
Norway
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Same same as last time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

First time at this restaurant was very nice and it must have been some 15 years ago. Been there 4-5 times. The owner is very kind and gives you a warm welcome, but the pace of innovations equals zero. Belive it or not but the meny haven't changed since 15 years ago. Honestly. . That is not good. Too booring will never go back.

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5 Thank Brattlisand
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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Dear Mr Brattisand,
I wish to acknowledge your comment concerning your recent dinner in our restaurant El Chaleco.
First I would like to assure you that we constantly strive to achieve only the highest levels of quality, service and hospitality and I truly regret that we fell short of our goals. I would like to extend my most sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced. I really can understand your frustration and disappointment, as we hope to regain your confidence
Thank you again for your feedback which we take very seriously.
Postscript: Our menu changes completely Thursday, June 19, 2014
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Bolton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent meal and very good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We visited the restaurant with friends who had recommended it and which we thoroughly enjoyed. We chose the fixed price 3 course meal which was freshly cooked and very nicely presented. I would class this restaurant as sophisticated elegant dining at a reasonable price in my view. There was no rush to the meal and the hosts were very attentive but not obtrusive. My only very slight criticism is there should be more distance between the tables. Overall we had an excellent night out with our friends which concluded a very good holiday in Spain.

  • Visited April 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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14 Thank les a
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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thank you Mr. Les A
Thank you for the time taken for your positive review. It is always a pleasure to have the opinion of an expert
It is with joy that we welcome you to El Chaleco and we thank you for your loyalty we will always do our best to serve you better.
The team greet you,
Lydia, Renaud, Carmen, Stéphane.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of the very best restaurants around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We are regulars here. We come at least 8-10 times a year.
In all this time we have never been disappointed - Truly excellent.

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14 Thank Ron B
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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Hello Miser Ron B.
Whole team of El Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us
We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time.
Any team thanks you again.
Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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231 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice, fresh food at very fair prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

The food is very good, freshly made. Pleasent people running the restaurant. Nice selection of wines at fair prices. We have been to El Chaleco several times and we will be back. Very recommendable.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 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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12 Thank Anders C
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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Hello Mister
We were very happy to receive your message on Tripadvisor all the staff of Chaleco thank you for your positive opinion and hope to see you soon.
Any team thanks you again.
Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane
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Almunecar, Spain
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Very nice food, was pleasantly surprised. Nice fresh vegetables on the side too. Would be very happy to return again soon.

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12 Thank SianBurton
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LydiaElchaleco, Propietario at El Chaleco, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Mr. Sian Burto
Thank You for your good review,we hope you review the El Chaleco starting from the month of February.
The whole team wishes you a good 2014.
Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane.
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