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El Riu

Carretera Callosa d'En Sarria, 03510 Guadalest, Spain
+34 965 88 05 07
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quail” (4 reviews)
“garlic soup” (4 reviews)
“lamb chops” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carretera Callosa d'En Sarria, 03510 Guadalest, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have visited the Motor Cycle Museum you have to dine here, just the smell of the wood burning BBQ makes your mouth water,

Thank milinian
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

great bbq restaurant. I had the lamb chops which were delicious, but I'm sure everything would have been a good choice. decent price quality ratio as well. Lunch started at 13u.

Thank ihadthetimeofmylife
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Surroundings very nice, setprice meal OK. Famous for rabbit dishes but set meal including rabbit rather disappointing. Our friends who had visited many times in the past kept saying it was not as good as it used to be. Suppose all restauraants change.

Thank 604maureenr
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Visited without reservation today and was seated, but recommend booking in holiday season. Excellent and sufficient 3 course menu, plus house tapas appetisers. Plentiful main course of meat cooked on huge outside log fired BBQ type grill. Drinks included in the price. Staff friendly and...More

Thank sergeant5
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This restaurant is on a little plateau above the river about 7-10km short of Guadalest - depending which road north you take - the wider road was blocked because of land slippage caused by a storm a few days earlier, so we had to take...More

Thank Tropicus
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The staff were very polite and friendly and was found to be a family that had it for 30 years. Cooking was done over a wood fire outside and done to paerfection. Our friends who were with us tried the rabbit caught locally. Stated it...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

T-bone, solomillo, octopus, rabbit liver, jamon, lamb: all perfectly prepared. If you like grilled food this is a must visit. Just plain honest food. Owner has been collecting motorcycles for 40 years which you can see in his museum. Just go and check it out,...More

Thank jvanvers
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Dejar espacio para Los postres. Buenisima seleccion casera. Excellente servicio. Rica comida. Buen calidad precio. Al lado del museo de vehiculos. Una super agradable sorpresa. Wonderful service and friendly staff. Leave space for the homemade desserts! BarBQ- all kinds of meats. And as a vegetarian,...More

Thank Pilarcity
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Had menu del día for 13.50 which for the quality was over priced . Bread was nice. We ordered grilled chicken which was dry. Garlic chicken which was just bones. The salad was dry, olives extremely bitter. Not good. If you are going there eat...More

1  Thank souxie999
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I visited expecting something extraordinary but was met with an average meal in a very busy and noisy environment; so noisy in fact you couldn't hold a conversation with others on your table. Also 10% service charge is added to the advertised menu prices.

Thank Esparqui
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Callosa d'En Sarria, 03510 Guadalest, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Guadalest
  • Phone Number: +34 965 88 05 07
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