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“Excelent Tapas - Exceptional Steaks - Amazing”

Restaurante Venta El Charco
Ranked #67 of 2,441 Restaurants in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We stayed in Los Romanes for 2 weeks recently. Yes this restaurant is in Los Romanes NOT Vinuela !. We ate here 5 times in that time. One Tapas lunch (wish we'd had more) and 4 dinners. Each visit seemed to get better than the last. It culminated in us both having a 'special'. Something they called a 'Veal Chop'. Let's just say it's not a chop. Think large part of a very large dinosaur. Something the size of what Fred Flintstone gets at the beginning of the Flintstones titles. Its was a slab of meat about two inches thick and filling the plate. They even had the cheek to serve it with a side plate of fries for us to try to eat as well ! Needless to say the fries were virtually untouched as eating the most succulent and tasty 'chop' we've ever had was sheer heaven and totally filling. You just had to hold the knife against the meat and it virtually cut itself, so tender was it. We're back in Los Romanes in September. I know where we will be eating, possibly every day. Working our way through the menu. The house red is also VERY drinkable and only 8.50 a bottle in June 2015. It's a locally sourced granache/syrah blend. We returned to what we thought was our favourite Spanish restaurant for a meal while we were here. (Table Mountain, near Comares). It was still very special, but El Charco knocks spots off it !. I would recommend booking El Charco, especially for a Thr, Fri and Sat night. Roll on September. It can't come quick enough.

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Reviewed 10 May 2015

El charco is in a lovely location with plenty of parking and has wonderful views of the mountain and Lake. It is rustic and spacious. They are famous for their steaks of which there are many different varieties. The steaks are of very high quality and are always cooked to perfection. Also there is a big variety of other dishes if you are not fond of meat. The wine selection is good. If you still have room at the end of the meal the irish coffee is a must. According to my husband there is nowhere else that can make them like they do here. Best time to go is mid evening when the charcoal grill is sizzling hot and you will get the best cooked steak.

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Reviewed 1 May 2015

I love this restaurant. The best tomato salad starter. A friend and I just fancied a steak and we went to El Charco last Sturday. We hadn't booked, it was busy, but they fitted us in after a short wait. The steak was cooked to perfection and the best I have had for a long time. A lovely restaurant, great atmosphere, a mix of family groups and friends. Service is not the fastest, but I am never in a hurry when in Spain!

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

I visited El Chaco recently with friends. Right from booking a table for 4, the welcome, the service and food, everything was perfect. Highly recommended if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Really enjoyed the food, service rather perfunctory.
Very popular with locals and local Brits it would seem.
Certainly would go here if I was in the area.
Steak excellent.

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