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Carretera de Cadiz km. 218 | Playa de la Viborilla, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 951 13 71 31
01:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely sirloin steak here cooked on the hot stone and the Hake was also ok. Only disappointed with the service which was slow and they never brought our change even though service and Tax were included!

Thank Greg L
Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

As Polish family we visited this nice looking restaurant last week. We were very surprised that locals received better looking food then us. We know spanish cuisine pretty well and pulpo a la gallega was not fresh, gummy and had plenty of spices on it. Paella was not good because except for being cooked on fish broth it was based... More 

Thank Mvg12345
Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great place for views. Food was nice but nothing spectacular except tapas. Popular for having parties for bigger groups.

Thank Juuso R
Valencia, Spain
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

If this restaurant was in Marbella, it would be full!! I can´t understand why its not, it serves fantastic food, has good service and great views. The price is very reasonable as well. They desperately need to employ a good marketer as this restaurant should not be empty, especially on a weekend during the summer

Thank Benwa1
Elembarcadero R, Director Comercial at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

Thank you for your five-star review, The Embarcadero is located in Benalmádena and we're very happy with our situation. Thank you for your references to our good service and excellent views that we have a unique "environment". We adjust our prices offering the best quality at reasonable prices. Usually on the weekends we have a good level of occupation, being... More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very delicious meal and very pure service , amazing sea view, for special events, but needs to increase service level

Thank Irdanik
Isle of Man
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was a one-off pre-wedding meet of Brit and Spanish families. HIGHLY successful as our tastes melded in all senses, service helped by Spanish connection is has to be said. Wonderful food including beef for a non-fishy daughter, so everyone happy. Bottle of Cava brought to table too, in celebration MIL birthday. Parking AOK at lunch, o idea if easy... More 

Thank SeaRider
Province of Malaga, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Have been to this place many times over the years. This place is just beautiful and the views are amazing. I believe there is no better scenary in almost the whole costa del sol. However, it has been almost 2 years since we have not gone there until we knew a new owner had taken over last month. We decided... More 

1 Thank David S
Elembarcadero R, Director Comercial at El Embarcadero, responded to this review

We are pleased that your kind comments about our restaurant, food and service. As we know the best setting to enjoy unique moments. We're proud of our Mediterranean cuisine and our friendly and efficient service. I invite you to visit us for any event or celebration. Regards. Jesús Tejedor. More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I feel very strongly about my experience at this restaurant and the majority I have to say is not a positive one. Disappointed as took my father in law and my girlfriend to what we hoped would be a special occasion. Firstly I will firmly state that I will never venture to this restaurant again, sadly. I live locally. The... More 

Thank Luke 'Luka' H
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I took my father and my partner here for a special dinner to celebrate us moving to Spain. The staff were rude and dismissive, the food was very mediocre and the attitude when we complained was uninterested. We paid over 100 euros for a terribly ordinary meal with a beautiful view. This is the only saving grace! Would not return... More 

Thank Kaylizzy72
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The view is Great, the Food is fine. But the service was terrible. When we first entered, no one came to greet us, though 2 waiters, doing nothing at the time, saw us come in. During the dinner getting service was a struggle, and they generally seemed to not want us around. To conclude it all we had to wait... More 

Thank Aleksander R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
01:00 - 00:00
01:00 - 00:00
01:00 - 00:00
01:00 - 00:00
01:00 - 00:00
01:00 - 00:00
01:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera de Cadiz km. 218 | Playa de la Viborilla, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Benalmadena
  • Phone Number: +34 951 13 71 31

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