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“I love this place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Muelle de Arriate

El Muelle de Arriate
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Arriate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant "El Muelle de Arriate" is located in the trainstation of Arriate, one of the White Villages close to Ronda.A tapas restaurant with quite a range of tapas and plates. As we work with fresh ingredients many times we also offer a new "invention" wich you will not find on our menu. We take special care of your children and with us you can have an early dinner if you like.In summer with spectacular views from the terrace along the railway line towards the mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves. In winter close to the fireplace. We are open for lunch and dinner.
Olvera, Spain
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“I love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Full disclosure: I have reviewed this restaurant before. However, because of a really nice night last night with twenty friends, I thought an updated review was in order. Because of closed roads due to a film crew, our group was half an hour late for our reservation. Five more people showed up than had indicated were coming. Frank and Isa of El Muelle nonetheless welcomed us with graciousness and efficiency, and everything was perfect. (not that I recommend showing up late with extra people, this is rude, but nonetheless...) Our food was, as always, beautifully presented and sizzling hot, garden-fresh and TASTY. The ensaladilla rusa was prepared in the classical way, but just BETTER than everyone else. Our other dishes were variations on classic Andalusian themes---more cosmopolitan and more interesting while still relating to local cuisine. Frank and Isa could not have been kinder or more gracious with our very large group, and everyone left happy. As the other reviewers have mentioned, it is a really beautiful place, too. You can go to El Muelle with confidence to have a lovely time and really nice food.

  • Visited July 2014
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Leusden, The Netherlands
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“Again in heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

For the second year we went again to our favorite restaurant. If you want the best food and the best services in a wonderful environment, don't hesitate but just GO !!!
On a nice terrace with the most beautiful sunset of Andalusia, they serve you outstanding various tapa's, delicious salad, perfect main course and final the best desert, all with beautiful Spanish wine.
The quality and the prices are not in balance. To be frank, it's rather cheap compare to all
they serve you.
El Mueller de Arriate is really The Feel Good restaurant in Andalusia.

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic food, great service and a breath taking view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

A group of ladies, we got the train from Gaucin to El Muelle de Arriate for lunch after an evening in a hotel celebrating a friends birthday. The owner was so friendly and attentive and made fantastic food suggestions. The atmosphere was great and the views breath taking. The food was beautiful and so well presented. We had a fantastic lunch to finish off a brilliant couple of days. The only downside is that we don't live nearby. If you're ever near Ronda you have to try it.

  • Visited July 2014
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Malaga, Spain
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“A Little Gem Of A Restaurant To Suit All Budgets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Wonderfully unique position, with an excellent atmosphere and service. All the food we sampled was exceptionally well presented, innovative and delicious.The varied menu included tapas, starters and/or main course selections which could be shared to suit all budgets.The owner Frank was extremely helpful in helping us to select the type of food we would enjoy and other regular diners even gave us some great recommendations! We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal and excellent, good value, house wine, which is always a sign of a good restaurant. We also felt that Frank was more interested in ensuring we had a lovely meal than lining his own pocket, since he recommended good value options e.g. the house wine and starters to suit our taste which meant that our main course could be shared (also at his suggestion).He even went out of his way to provide a reduced size portion of a different main course, just so that we could sample it without having to pay the full portion price. He was also very attentive to our young son's needs and tastes and made sure he felt as special as we did.We had a wonderful meal to be remembered which will be difficult to beat. We would love to return with friends and share the experience and would highly recommend anyone to visit and enjoy this little gem.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank JillGreg
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Ronda, Spain
2 reviews
“Excellent food, great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Me and my family spent a great night there few days ago, with some fantastic food, great wine and super customer service. We will definitely recommend this place to all our friends.

  • Visited June 2014
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