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“STILL EXCELLENT -- PROBABLY THE BEST IN THE AREA”

Restaurante Venta El Charco
Ranked #55 of 2,400 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 30 December 2017

Have been back a few times since my last review, and had such an excellent lunch today I thought it was worth confirming that nothing has changed, perhaps indeed slightly improved. Food was excellent.. after the stuffed red peppers with cod (pimientos de piquillo) we opted for braised pork cheek in red wine (carrillada). Outstanding. Wine was served in generous sized glasses, and if anything is better quality and better value for money than before. Service professional but friendly. They have enlarged their tapas/bar snack offering, which I shall try shortly. Plenty of other people there on what is a slackish day, the Saturday before New Years Eve, which tells you that the restaurant continues to enjoy a good following.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Had another lovely evening here,food wonderful,staff very friendly and good fun.I had a steak and it was cooked to perfection,you are shown a chart of how you would like the steak cooked,such a good idea as everybody interprets rare and well done differently.Will definately visit again when we are back in the area.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

For the last day of our holiday we decided to choose this restaurant again to take our hosts where we are staying out for a meal. The place is in an amazing location high up above the lake. The views are amazing especially in the evening as the sun is setting. The restaurant is excellent with a good varied menu and the food is cooked to perfection. We ordered our main courses to share so we could have a taste of everything - they were delicious especially the steaks and the oxtail. Also make sure you order the onion rings - but to share!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We went to El Charco on the last night of our holiday, but we wished we'd found it sooner. Staying at La Vinuela, this is the closest restaurant and well worth visiting. Definitely the best restaurant in the area.

The service is frantic, friendly and efficient. The menu is varied and very reasonable. It's tasty simple Mediterranean food, as they haven't tried to make every dish all gastro or fusion... Portions are huge and I'd recommend the lamb cutlets and the tiramisu. Gluten free is well catered for. The house wine is excellent and the whole meal inexpensive for what you get.

The location is on the hill to the side of Lake Vinuela, which is a interesting drive back in the pitch black!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We came here today, arrived early as the restaurant opened at 1pm. Thank goodness we did, as by 2.30pm it was full, and so noisy you couldn't really have a conversation. The restaurant was full of Spanish people which I take to be a good sign. We had the steaks, cooked to perfection. I can highly recommend this restaurant, the house white at 9 euros a bottle is delicious. Try this place with great views and fabulous food, the staff are helpful - we will be back.

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