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El Pilon

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (11 reviews)
“mixed grill” (6 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
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International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
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1 - 10 of 447 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You are not spoiled for choice of restaurants in competa but if you only visit one, this one has it all - great traditional food, lovely staff, cracking views, also very accommodating to the two young children we had with us though wouldn't have been...More

Thank Rosegannon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food, great view, you need to book. A must try, some excellent dishes . Made a birthday celebration special, fireworks and a free carva

Thank Kes S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top class food 🥘 deep fried camabert followed by steak kebab with chorizo and black pudding !!! Very special restaurant in a very special setting with amazingly food !!

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Asparagus with Jamon to start with , followed by the rack of lamb, which was cooked to perfection , and washed down with a few glasses of Ribera del Duero . A great Restaurant and setting . lovely friendly staff all made...More

1  Thank ab2pcs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat there twice and loved everything about the place. From the quaint setting to the rooftop dining experience. We ordered over the 2 visits, fish, chicken and lamb. The starters and main course options are excellent. Wine on offer is all local and compliments...More

Thank ml0brien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is was the first restaurant I enjoyed in Competa in 1997 and is just as good 20 years later. We visited twice during our holiday - it's our 'go to' place. First visit was for Noche Del Vino and while the place was...More

Thank ecallaghan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

my parents have a house in competa and each time we go over,we always visit 2/3 times ...more. staff are friendly,helpful,all speak English,and always smiling which is lovely. menu is extensive with a steak you will absolutely die for along with the rack of lamb...More

Thank jo19732008
Tom S, Gerente at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit to Restaurante Pilon, we hope to see you really soon! Regards from Dani.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit El Pilon when we stay in Competa. The foods is excellent, a great choice on the menu. The service is relaxed and friendly. Ask for a table on the terrace and get a great view over the town. It was so good...More

Thank Lynn1138966
Tom S, Gerente at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Restaurante Pilon, we hope to see you soon! Regards from Dani!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great night lovely restaurant in a great old fashioned Spanish setting , all the food was superb and its probably still one of the best restaurants in Competa . The staff are brilliant

Thank Gemma B
Tom S, Gerente at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Resturante Pilon, we hope to see you soon! Regards from Dani.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Speculative walk in or should I say climb in to this amazing little gem of a restaurant. We are staying in the wild remoteness of the mountains somewhere near Sedella and decided to take an evening trip out and find some other human beings. We...More

Thank griffam_10
Tom S, Gerente at El Pilon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Restaurante Pilon, we hope to see you soon! Regards from Dani!

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3 August 2017|
Response from Tom S | Property representative |
No sorry.
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1 June 2017|
Response from Tom S | Property representative |
No sorry we haves problen before thanks. Regards Dani El Pilon.
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6 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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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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