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USD 87 - USD 174
CUISINES
Fusion, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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El Lago boasts a stunning location on a relaxing golf course opposite a man-made lake. The renovated modern dining room, with its large windows, also f...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere immensly. Great service, we adored the intresting array of Amouse Bouce. At the end of the menu we had enough, portion sizes are good. Loved each course!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2021 via mobile

The place is amazing and the food will blow you away - I have been in other Michelin stars, but the flavours and food here is just from another world - would recommend without a doubt. The Chef, Fernando Villasclaras and his team get things...right and the experience is just fabulous, being the highlight the regional food and its preparation. Thank you for such an amazing experience. We will be back!!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Very disappointing. We had the big tasting menue, but none of the dishes was good. Actually really bad. We left the restaurant without finishing the dinner beacause it was so bad...

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

In August 2019 I was very dissapointed with food and service -although I came many times before- I wanted to test again this 2020. The food was very good ,as in the past, however something is still missing in the service for such a restaurant...-Michelin star- I woukd say a maitre is missing. Hopefully it recovers its top quality.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 August 2020

Lovely outdoors location (terrace overlooking a small lake), great service and delicious gastronomic experience. Fine cuisine based on local dishes and ingredients with a "modern" touch. I would strongly recommend the wine pairing of "local wines" (all from Andalusia - most of these wines are...not widely known and yet there are true gems). Special thanks to the extremely friendly and attentive service. Excellent value for money. I recommend the restaurant without hesitation! Looking forward to going back some timeMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020

This is a fantastic restaurant, the welcome is warm, the small details such as the olive oil, the salt, the bread are all well thought through and set the standard from the beginning. The champagne was perfectly chilled from the first moment without having to...wait for it to get cold as in some places. My wifes pork dish was tender but lacked taste, all the other dishes were cooked to perfection such as my lomo alto, the fillet steak and the tuna tartar. Excellent wine recommendation at reasonable prices. You get what you pay for and leave with a smile.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Ugly worthless interior! The food was less than nothing. In addition, the price of a star restaurant. Incredibly bad!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

The food, service and location is absolutely one of a kind. Not expensive at all for this kind of restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 November 2019 via mobile

One of our favorite luxury restaurants in Marbella. The food is very expensive but delicious. We ordered the evening's 7 course menu. Very small dishes, but irresistibly good. However, something to be improved for the wine menu on an I-pad is cool but was confusing....Also too many uninteresting wines and too few French, and as a high Quality restaurant they should have had some white and red from Burgundy also. We ordered the wine package and were also disappointed that it contained exactly the same wines that we received 12 months ago when we also ordered the wine package, so they should also renew the wine package and not only the menu. High class restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

This was our second visit and as first we had the seven course gourmet tasting meny at € 82 incl selected vine package at €29. Great home backed bread. 3 hours 30 min of fantasic wine and food, excellent seating outside on a round table....Explanation of dishes and wines was a bit quick and diffucult to understand. Slow down, normally no rush. Some adjustments and you will have I would love to come back another time.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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It depends if you go for day or night, its different but you don´t have a dresscode. If you want you can phone to the restaurant and ask anything to Antonio. It is for me one of the best places to go in Marbella
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Restaurante El lago is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5