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“Just as good as we remembered!”

El Muelle de Arriate
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Arriate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$38
Cuisines: European, Diner, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Just as good as we remembered!”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We reviewed this lovely restaurant 2 years ago not long after it had opened. We were back in Ronda last week and our first port of call from the airport (with two very hungry teenage boys) was at Frank's for lunch. He was his usual relaxed self, happy to chat and take us through the menu. As we remembered, it was all freshly cooked and absolutely delicious. We returned later in the week for dinner and were reminded just what a lovely spot this is as the sun set over the hills opposite. Again the food was excellent. The boys would have eaten there everyday given the chance! Thank you, Frank, once again not only for your food knowledge, but for your tips for places to visit in the locality. Hope to see you again soon. By the way, they now have a card machine - it was just cash when we visited 2 years ago.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stavanger, Norway
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5 reviews
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“Spectacular meal - I want to go back!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Just got back from lunch here and have to sing this place's praises - best food I've had in Spain. We popped in for lunch on the way to a winery and wanted to order everything on the menu, but managed to limit ourselves to 7-8 plates of tapas to share. First off, everything on the menu sounded great - fantastic variety and definitely something for everyone. When we got the food, we realised that whoever is in the kitchen really knows what they're doing, and uses ingredients of a great quality. Standouts of the meal was a spectacularly flavorful gambas al ajillo made with delicious prawns, artichoke with foie and a pork dish with brandy sauce. A neighbouring table ordered one of the salads which looked great, too. We'll be coming back for sure, and I'd recommend it to anyone. Friendly people and nice atmosphere also.

  • Visited July 2014
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Olvera, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“I love this place”
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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8 reviews
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“Again in heaven”
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
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“Fantastic food, great service and a breath taking view.”
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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Thank JD1718
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