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La Escalera

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Calle Almendro 2, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
+34 952 85 52 35
12:30 - 00:00
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With the cool evening, it was wonderful to stand for a brief moment by the wood burner in the entrance before getting to our table. I had the soup of the day, which was lentil, would suggest that the vegetarians amongst you need to check with the staff before ordering as this had chorizo and black pudding in it. There... More 

Thank moonclanger
Franschhoek, South Africa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so unusual, to find somewhere that you feel right at home in, as though it is your favourite restaurant for all your special occasions - it was our first night in Benahavis, a beautiful mountain village, after a really long drive , and we just happened to walk into this restaurant. There were two birthday celebrations during the... More 

Thank carolbhickman
Benahavis, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Manolo and his team are always tip-top. The menu offers great choice and the food is very good. The atmosphere is always fun. It remains a firm favourite.

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45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here as a family in March 2016. Only negative point would be the steep flight of stairs to enter it. That said, its superb! The staff are extremely polite and very attentive. Very Spanish surroundings. All of our meals were superb but the sea bream was out of this world. We actually told our waiter that it was... More 

Thank julieb_10
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place while hungry in Benahavis. There were 4 of us, all found our food delicious. The service was truly excellent, with the waiters taking a real interest in us and very happy to explain the menu options. My sister described her fish dish as the nicest dish she had ever eaten in Spain.

Thank Stephen W
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing meal at this restaurant. We visited for a friends birthday and the staff could not have been more helpful. They made us feel very special and the food was great. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Benahavis

Thank belfastgirl09
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today (Sunday). We were a group of 11 with no booking but they quickly accommodated us comfortably. The restaurant wasn't full of people but I think that's down to the weather. Restaurant was warm and cosy and had a good atmosphere. We ordered our starters and mains which came reasonably quickly. Omg how tasty! The steak de... More 

Thank Stephanie P
Lymington, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant had the rare combination of great food, great atmosphere and great service. We came here for Sunday lunch in mid-February on a wet afternoon and could have stayed happily for hours! The meat was yummy (lamb and suckling pig), the vegetables weren't overcooked and the wine was good. We will be going again DEFINITELY.

Thank NessandDorma
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We first visited La Escalera 10 years ago while on a day trip to Benahavis. The restaurant is quite charming and what a treat we had!!!! There were 4 of us and all of our dishes were prepared just to our taste The owner, Manolo , is quite a character and during our first visit came overgrown our table to... More 

Thank alallsopp
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant for around 7 years & always enjoyed the food & the staff are friendly. The owner Manolo is a character & lovely man. Our daughter is now 3 1/2. Last week on arrival in Marbella my daughter asked if she could go eat at Manolos. She loves going to eat here as the owner is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Almendro 2, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Benahavis
  • Phone Number: +34 952 85 52 35

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