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El Muelle de Arriate

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Estacion de Arriate s/n, 29350 Arriate, Spain
+34 952 16 63 70
13:30 - 18:00
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Sun 13:30 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 13:30 - 23:00
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Province of Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is indeed one of my favourite eateries in the whole of Málaga Province. Host/Owner Frank is just one of the best and Chef Isa delivers her own special twist on a vibrant and always seasonal menu celebrating the rich tapestry of our fabulous local produce. The entire menu is novel and exciting although I am a stickler for two... More 

1 Thank MalagaFoodGuide
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Even though I'm Dutch I decided to write the review in English, hoping guests from other countries will experience this great place too! The host/owner of the restaurant was really hospitable. He gave us a menu but came to the table to tell us about all the dishes they offer. I must admit, all the dishes sounded quite good! During... More 

Thank Fabian v
Province of Cadiz, Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

As always a great atmosphere, and fantastic food! We had the steak which was great as always, and a new addition toi the menu, monk fish, superb!!! Couldn't resist the choc brownie dessert!!!

Thank baz r
Bali, Indonesia
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

"El Muelle" or Franks as it is affectional known came highly recommended.I visited twice during my stay in Arriate and won't disappointed at all. Dinner with friends and lunch solo.The welcome is warm and genuine and a homely atmosphere.The menu is in Spainish but Frank and his staff are always on hand to assist.The seafood salad and steak on my... More 

Thank stretford79
Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Our hotel recommended that we try this restaurant, and we're glad we did! Frank, the owner, was welcoming and very helpful with translating the menu for us. There were a couple vegetarian options on the menu, which was something we had a hard time finding elsewhere in Spain. The food is not only delicious, but it is also presented in... More 

Thank Lisa K
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We visited this memorable restaurant twice during a recent holiday and can report that the extraordinarily high proportion of "Excellent" reviews is fully justified. Located next to Arriate station in an interesting building, there was a lovely log fire to warm us up. The owner Frank is quite idiosyncratic, explaining aspects of the menu in great detail and occasionally returning... More 

Thank David S
Province of Cadiz, Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

As always a great atmosphere, and fantastic food, we had the steak and a new dish stuffed Guinea fowl, great house wine, and frank was enjoyable company as usual.can't rate this place high enough!

Thank baz r
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This restaurant has to be one of the best I've ever eaten in. The service was brilliant.Sharp but not fussy. The food was exquisite. A great selection of food from the surrounding countryside and extremely well presented by our host Frank. The ambience in the place was warm and cosy and we received an very friendly welcome from Frank and... More 

Thank Patrick O
Ronda, Spain
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

It was lovely to visit this fantastic restaurant again with a group of friends. Tasty food, great service, nice ambience. As good as we remembered it!!

Thank FlumpyRonda_Spain
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Local people told us that "Frank's place" was the best place to go and so we did! we very much enjoyed the food, but what makes this special is Frank's hospitality and welcoming, patient nature. He will translate the spanish menu, make recommendations and accommodated all of our various requests. it was a very enjoyable meal, and quite reasonable as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic
Open Hours
13:30 - 18:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
13:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estacion de Arriate s/n, 29350 Arriate, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Arriate
  • Phone Number: +34 952 16 63 70
Restaurant "El Muelle de Arriate" is located in the trainstation of Arriate, one of the White Villages close to Ronda.A tapas restaurant with quite a range of tapas and plates. As we work with fresh ingredients many times we also offer a new "invention" wich you will not find on our menu. We take special care of your children and with us you can have an early dinner if you like.In summer with spectacular views from the terrace along the railway line towards the mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves. In winter close to the fireplace. We are open for lunch and dinner.

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