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Meson El Coto - CLOSED

Ctra Ronda, S/N | Opposite Urb. El Madronal N°3, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
+34 952 78 66 88
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“beef fillet” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“hot stone” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Ctra Ronda, S/N | Opposite Urb. El Madronal N°3, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Tried and tried again. St the main waiter in monte halcones who said it had closed nit had lost its way in my opinion but it was great about ten years ago and we wanted to give it another try. Great views but closed doors

4  Thank Bugsie M
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lovely setting but just got the impression not really firing on all cylinders at lunchtime. Service was slow and somewhat sporadic. My prawn and avocado salad was probably something I could have knocked up myself. There was a larger group with a big grill order...More

1  Thank ontoeat
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

That is one of the best restaurant in Marbella . Excellent food and service . Very good wine selection . If you need a family dinner or quiet place to enjoy conversation with a friend , that is right place. Try meat on the stone...More

Thank Анжелика Щ
MesonElCoto, Public Relations Manager at Meson El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear Анжелика Щ, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We're pleased you enjoyed the quality of our food & service and look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Elise

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have a holiday home near to this restaurant, so should be a regular dining place for us every summer. Unfortunately, we have been sadly disappointed by the dreadful lack of attention and service one too many times. The waiting staff never seem to know...More

1  Thank Sharon W
MesonElCoto, Public Relations Manager at Meson El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear Sharon W, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm sorry you've been disappointed by our quality of service but I do hope you enjoyed your meal. Sincerely, Elise

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 22 we have previously visited El Coto so booked due to the location as it was close to the villa we were staying in. We booked via email which wasn't a problem when we arrived the table was all prepared....More

Thank FamilyFrame
MesonElCoto, Public Relations Manager at Meson El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear FamilyFrame, We appreciate the wonderful review, thank you so much! It was a pleasure welcoming your group and we'd certainly be more than happy to have you back! Sincerely, Elise

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant location helps me decide that this review is Average as opposed to Poor. Not acknowledged by approx 3 waiters whilst waiting to be seated. Any one of those guys could've given eye contact and even raised a finger to indicate they'd be right...More

1  Thank jackthebiscuit010
MesonElCoto, Public Relations Manager at Meson El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear jackthebiscuit010, Thank you for taking the time to post this review, I'm happy your kids enjoyed their meal. I apologize for the inconvenience regarding service and I'm sorry you felt it was too pricey. That said, our prices are quite standard for the area,...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016

I read the TA reviews and so had mixed expectations after being recommended this restaurant to stop at en route to watching the perseids meteor shower in the mountains (we did see some shooting stars later too), however, I can firmly recommend this restaurant. We...More

Thank Foodie0505
MesonElCoto, Public Relations Manager at Meson El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear Foodie0505, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We're pleased you enjoyed the quality of our food & service and look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Elise

Reviewed 3 August 2016

El Coto is located on the road to the ancient city of Ronda coming from San Pedro de Alcantara. The restaurant is located on a hillside and the terrace area is overlooked by a huge cork tree, reportedly around 200 years old. It is a...More

Thank SMV5
MesonElCoto, Public Relations Manager at Meson El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear SMV5, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We're pleased you enjoyed the quality of our food & service and look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Elise

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Our party of 8 was unanimous in its praise of the food and the service. It is principally a meat restaurant and the steaks were succulent and the sauces delicious. Our favourites were the hot stone steaks and the beef fillet flamed with black pepper...More

Thank Hamid V
MesonElCoto, Public Relations Manager at Meson El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear Hamid V, Thank you for the wonderful review, I'll make sure to forward it to our team! We're happy your group enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Elise

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This was not a good experience ! The waiters greeting us seemed confused and showed us to a table at the end of a very empty restaurant in July ! That says it all ! The menu is huge so obviously can't be cooked fresh...More

Thank Sharon345
MesonElCoto, Public Relations Manager at Meson El Coto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Dear Sharon345, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit, I can assure you our dishes are made with fresh ingredients. We have two options for the Hot Stone dish, beef fillet and sirloin, so perhaps...More

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ctra Ronda, S/N | Opposite Urb. El Madronal N°3, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Benahavis
  • Phone Number: +34 952 78 66 88
  • E-mail
Description
Meson El Coto is a longstanding favourite restaurant for grilled meat & fish lovers based in Marbella wishing to escape from the busy city. Located 7km up on the road to Ronda, near the exclusive Zagaleta & Madronal urbanizaciones, Meson El Coto benefits from a lovely setting in the corktree hills overlooking Marbella, with extensive seaviews from its beautiful terrace. This atmospheric restaurant serves exceptional meat specialties including chateaubriand on the grill, filet on the stone, suckling pig and exquisite fish dishes like seabass baked in salt. A three course set menu is available for lunch (€19.50 +VAT) & dinner (€22.50 +VAT). Meson El Coto has a magnificent wine cellar with a wide range of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rueda wines. The maitre d', Paco, and all the staff would be pleased to welcome you for a friendly and enjoyable lunch or dining experience.
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