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Restaurante El Escribano

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Plaza Escribanos 11, 29200, Antequera, Spain
+34 952 70 65 33
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Closed
Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:30 - 20:30
Wed 10:30 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely setting with dismissive and impersonal service. 2 hours for one course then we left without further orders as we had no will to continue waiting. I will not go back.

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Thank Katherine S
Allenheads
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely setting just outside the Alcazar. Food was lovely, prices reasonable (for a tourist hot spot). But the service was truly dreadful. Rude, slow, surly... we eventually guessed what our bill would be and left the money - after waiting nearly an HOUR! Steer clear.

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Thank gillypost
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped off at the restaurant by chance, and enjoyed a lovely day. My Dad had the hake in a gorgeous white-wine/cava sauce and it was delicious. I had the special of dorada, which was again lovely. Reasonable price too, approx. €30 for two mains and two soft drinks.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Took 2 hours to get food and drink with only 8 outside and 2 inside tables being served by one waitress and occasionally the cook. Price was not expensive but we, and another four couples/families that we observed while there were charged for items they had not received. Waitress was lovely but clearly it was a bad day. Sitting in... More 

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Thank fitzzz2015
Teddington, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is my favourite place for tapas in Antequera. Conveniently situated by the Moorish Castle known as Alcazaba and the Royal Collegiate Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, it is a great place to relax and have a bite to eat and some refreshment before or after visiting the Castle or the Church. There is a lovely selection of delicious... More 

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manchester
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

a great little bar that serves wonderful food and has special offers on tapas, try the fried fish. Eat outside and enjoy the wonderful views.

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Thank dave040
Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Excellent food, a unique setting, and a fantastic view on the surroundings. Watch the sun go down while you order some Porra, and have a great dinner after. Many photographers stroll in the area. Every time we are in the neighbourhood we stop here.

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Lancashire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Had lunch on a very hot day after going around the fort. Disappointed as I had read the reviews and thought it would be worth a treat. Everything was OK, restaurant upstairs pleasant but food very average for the price. Not bad enough to complain but not great. Overcharged on the wine so we didn't leave a tip. Couldn't be... More 

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Wirral
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with great views of Antequera nice food and friendly service,good for a full meal or drinks and tapas. Bit of a climb but well worth it.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My friend Begoña from Antequera took me to El Escribano. The porras we had were the best salmorejo I have enjoyed in my life. It is a cold soup made with bread and tomato and sprinkled with jamón ibérico. The waiter was super nice, and the location is espectacular, you can see the whole city from the square. Don't miss... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$64
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:30
Monday
10:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:30
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Escribanos 11, 29200, Antequera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Antequera
  • Phone Number: +34 952 70 65 33

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