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The Lounge at Pinoccios

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Avenida Antonio Machado 57 | Cj Las Gaviotas 31-32, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 56 19 89
12:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a meal here at this lovely restaurant in Bellmadena round by the harbour area on the Costa Del Sol . Spain. The food was lovely I give it 10/10. The meal was quite expensive but delicious. One of the best restaurants on the Costa Del Sol. Mariazooloo

Thank Maria H
West Yorkshire
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here many times before and always loved it but this last visit I was disappointed. The food was still good but for the price it's no great value but I never minded paying more for the whole package. This time though the service let it down, I know they are busy but so are lots of places... More 

Thank KLP1122
benal-si, Owner at The Lounge at Pinoccios, responded to this review

We are sorry that we were busy with other things that meant we could not devote as much time to you as you wished. We usually like to spend time with people when we are able but good service is not just about speaking with people. If we remember you correctly, you mentioned that on your previous visit you had... More 

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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend The Lounge at Pinoccios, enough! We'd popped in after a walk along the beach for a drink and a few tapas but were blown away by the quality of the food and stayed much longer than we'd planned. We ordered the tapas, housewine deal - wedges, fish in oil, ham with cheese and some bread and oil.... More 

Thank Badger B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled in off the sea front. We had a couple of beers then picked tapas from the menu. We were offered tapas from the special menu for the day. Outstanding food, piping hot served quickly. The owner was chatting to us during our meal too what a nice bloke he is. This one is not to be missed the... More 

Thank Richard F
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue was reserved for a private party of 30 which delivered an organised start on the terrace and a quickly re-arranged move to inside owing to a rain storm. The food served was exceptional, freshly prepared and served like a military operation. All very positive comments from the diners, and probably the best food in the area.

Thank MandyR28
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from 6 days to benalmadena and had lunch here every day.. Prawn pil pil to die for..As are Thai fish cakes, black pudding with mustard sauce, spicy wedges,meatballs etc Fab selection of tapas to choose from.. Spotless clean and very reasonable prices.. Have been coming here for years and it is still as good as ever.. Simon... More 

Thank Fiona H
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this place many times in the past when in the area and have usually enjoyed the food. I have given a positive review before. On this occasion we were made to feel very unwelcome by the owner. The place was quite busy and the owner approached us and asked if we would be wanting food. When we... More 

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benal-si, Owner at The Lounge at Pinoccios, responded to this review

We are obviously disappointed that you felt you needed to leave these comments. When anyone arrives and we are busy, with a likely wait, we prefer to inform people that there will be a wait... it then allow them to decide if they want to stay on that occasion. You asked me how long the wait would be and I... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been here quite a few times ,the tapas are to die for !!especially the prawns pil pil, lovely clean place with plenty outdoor seating with beautiful views right along to the Marina .Well worth a visit .

Thank bossWash
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Well worth a visit,dined here a couple of times on our holiday, food and tapas good portions, lovely views,nice friendly staff.

Thank Lcfcmike1
Callington, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Go to Pinoccios whenever we go to Benalmadena. The food is always wonderful and Simon is the perfect host. Elaine's cheesecake is wonderful and is always the perfect end to a lovely meal

Thank sandwichman2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Mediterranean, European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Antonio Machado 57 | Cj Las Gaviotas 31-32, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Benalmadena
  • Phone Number: +34 952 56 19 89
All our food is prepared fresh for each order and as many of our dishes as possible are made on the premises. We offer a range of tapas comprising typical Spanish and contemporary British dishes. We also offer a range of light bites (sandwiches/wraps, omelettes, baked potatoes) and more substantial snacks such as fish & chips, etc. We also have a menu of the day offer from 8.50€ for 2 courses (3rd course available) and offer a bottle of house wine/cava with this deal for just 5.50€ Our opening hours vary by season which reflects how busy it is in our locality and demand for our services. We highly recommend booking for larger parties and for all tables during peak season evenings (june-sept). We also host private parties and would be very pleased to discuss your requirements.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?