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Restaurant El Castillo - CLOSED

Entrance at Calle de Pilar | Villacana, 29689 Benahavis, Spain
+34 681 29 84 42
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good5%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
17 Oct 2017
“Would give more than five if I could!”
4 Apr 2016
“Great food, Great Service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Entrance at Calle de Pilar | Villacana, 29689 Benahavis, Spain
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This restaurant is absolutely amazing. SO delicious. I had a Pizza Serrano topped with fresh arugula and parmesan that is easily the best pizza I’ve ever eaten. My wife had wild boar goulash, while mama had Languistino and papa had mussels. We ALL thought our...More

Thank nHolmberg
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Loved this place, food cooked in a lovely wood oven, best Lasagne I've had for years and the pork my wife had tasted good too, service was excellent, will be going again

Thank Vistaro
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The name has changed...El Cordero. Went for lunch with two couples after wandering the town. We both had the wood fired oven leg of lamb, and it was the best lamb I have ever had. And we are lovers of lamb. Cooked perfectly, and the...More

Thank H2O_log
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Recently went to this restaurant whilst staying in the town. Often walked pass this place but never tried it. More fool us, it was stunning. Lovely setting of an early evening outside which was a great place for our party of 8. All of the...More

Thank mgrt09
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Everything was just perfect! The atmosphere. The decor. The vibe. The staff. The owner. The taste. The pairings. The service. The humor. The stories. Everything. This was a magnificent experience, on all levels! We were blown away by the food and drink, but most importantly...More

2  Thank leliachristine
Reviewed 25 October 2014

AFter sitting down in what appeas to be a converted circus tent, we were given a rather strange menu of 12 dishes all with the same price. We ordered a couple of them, as per recommandation, but what we got is more a joke, then...More

4  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Once again we had a fabulous meal, perfectly cooked and presented. Very sad that this may be the last evening we experience this lovely restaurant. Benahavis will be a lesser place for not having Pernilla or her restaurant, she has bought us, as well as...More

Thank Frances H
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Been to this places loads of times, and it's been incredible, but this was the best meal ever! We loved the food, which, considering the quality, is incredibly cheap. The atmosphere was, as always, amazing. Pernilla just makes everyone's night so special. The langoustine soup...More

Thank Jackh1985
Reviewed 17 October 2014

ohhhh my God !!! i can honestly say that the food we had here was one of the best meal i have had. The Welcome was outstanding and the location was stunning. Cannot really praise it enough, will be returning there every time i am...More

Thank KIKI22332014
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We sadly fell trap to this restaurant, as it was a rather quiet evening it seemed. Now we know why. It started off with a very loud and bizarre behaving waitress, who kept on barging into our personal conversations and thought it was very funny...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$35 - US$59
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Entrance at Calle de Pilar | Villacana, 29689 Benahavis, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Benahavis
  • Phone Number: +34 681 29 84 42
  • E-mail
Set in a historical setting, beneath the old Castillo is this Swedish owned restaurant El Castillo. With views over the mountain or the square, you can always find a table for your occasion. International food, cooked on local produce which follows the season. A restaurant which understands the importance of all three senses, a casual fine dining atmosphere.
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