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Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa, Spain
+34 952 55 35 12
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Sun - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

There it was, down a few steps and into a gorgeous restaurant, with marvelous views and superb food. There are several restaurants in Competa but this one was so good we had to go twice. Don't miss it

Thank Basia1947
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hosts Jo and Graham at La Vista. We had already eaten several tapas earlier in the day so just opted for mains and a wonderful bottle of vino Tinto 'Habla del Silencio' from Extramadura region. I had the NZ rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection and my wife had the... More 

Thank WillTracy
Competa, Spain
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A firm favourite restaurant for myself and friends visiting from the UK. It was a busy Friday evening with one large group but the service as always, superb. Dani and his team looked after us so well. The food as always, delicious: full of flavour and piping hot. We enjoyed the extra benefit of Iive music from Oliver who was... More 

Thank cindyjones19
Boston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large group of us had dinner there - we had pre-ordered so were fairly easy for them to manage. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was good. Drinks were very reasonably priced. Would recommend.

Thank BizzyB9
Competa, Spain
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been an off and on patron. Never since turning vegan a year and half ago. It has changed owners in past 5 years. Lots of BBQ. Service is generally poor and depending on who serves you, even rude. I will never go there again. Rude waitresses, Spanish or not, should not be allowed to roam free in this... More 

Thank Stefan R
Lier, Belgium
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here 2 times because the food was great, the staff very friendly and efficient. Their selfmade limoncello (on the house) was absolutely delicious.

Thank Lien V
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited El Pilon during our stay in Competa and were not disappointed. I regret I was there only once as the food was simply delicious! The stuff and atmosphere was great. We was lucky as it was first Thursday the restaurant was opened. As for starter we get the Pil-Pil Gambas and Fried Goat's cheese and the main courses... More 

Thank Herczegh T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful evening, food was amazing and staff were lovely. A true gem of a restaurant and will definitely be going back.

Thank Samantha1915
Playa Blanca, Spain
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Pilon is simply fantastic. Great food, great views, great hosts. Can't recommend this place highly enough!

Thank Simon D
Elderslie, Scotland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at El Pilon on the recommendation of our hosts at La Vista and were not disappointed. The food is lovely with a good vegetarian choice and the host Loli makes you feel very welcome. The views of the village while enjoying the food added to the experience.

Thank CharlieD28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?