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El Pilon

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (8 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 23:00All hours
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely restaurant hanging onto the hillside in central Competa. A very short walk up steps from the main car park. The menu is good and varied. The quality of food is high and well presented. A special mention to the lovely waitress Lolly who...More

Thank crhardy1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location with excellent views from the terrace. Nice and clean with great staff, the food was superb, l ate roasted vegetable & goats cheese bruschetta followed by grilled fish which was beautifully cooked and served with a really fresh salad, all followed by a...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favourite places from our visit to Competa a year ago. Having returned, a year later, we chose El Pilon for our first dinner of the holiday... and it didn't disappoint. I had the barbecued skewer of pork, black pudding, chorizo, onion and...More

Thank Hemley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with good service, nice food and wine, and a lovely view. You get value for money here.

Thank Maticasen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my third visit to el pilon,in the last few years. Unfortunately it has got steadily worse. The views are still spectacular and to be honest this is its selling point. The food was average I can honestly say the restaurants in the square...More

1  Thank stephen g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There it was, down a few steps and into a gorgeous restaurant, with marvelous views and superb food. There are several restaurants in Competa but this one was so good we had to go twice. Don't miss it

Thank Basia1947
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hosts Jo and Graham at La Vista. We had already eaten several tapas earlier in the day so just opted for mains and a wonderful bottle of vino Tinto 'Habla del Silencio' from Extramadura region. I had...More

Thank WillTracy
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A firm favourite restaurant for myself and friends visiting from the UK. It was a busy Friday evening with one large group but the service as always, superb. Dani and his team looked after us so well. The food as always, delicious: full of flavour...More

Thank cindyjones19
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

A large group of us had dinner there - we had pre-ordered so were fairly easy for them to manage. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was good. Drinks were very reasonably priced. Would recommend.

Thank BizzyB9
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I have been an off and on patron. Never since turning vegan a year and half ago. It has changed owners in past 5 years. Lots of BBQ. Service is generally poor and depending on who serves you, even rude. I will never go there...More

Thank Stefan R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs on your outdoor patio (if you have one)
31 May 2017|
Response from Tom S | Property representative |
No sorry we haves problen before thanks. Regards Dani El Pilon.
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Claire S
Are you open at lunch time
5 July 2016|
Response from Redlad1968 | Reviewed this property |
It opens from 7 in the evening . Best to book a table ( this is ensure you get a table on the most upper floor for the best views). It does have it's own website if you want to check out menu etc. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Competa
  • Phone Number: +34 952 55 35 12
  • E-mail
We are located in an old carpenters workshop, built into the rocks over 200 years ago. We prepare all food freshly and to order so if you are in for fast food, El Pilon will not suit your needs. We source as much of our food locally when possible. El Pilon is a relaxed kind of place where you can enjoy the views, a bottle of wine, and conversations with friends and family. We also have Wi Fi. If our service and food does not satisfy you please advise rus and we will always do our best to rectify any problem immediately.
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