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“wow didn't expect that!”

Restaurante El Pilon
Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Rascafria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were travelling back to the uk from the costa del sol via santander. We don't like a rush so a stop over was required and we found a dog friendly hotel in Rascafria (hotel marcus). So took dog for a walk and first restaurant we found was El Pilon they explained they were open tonight but closed at 9pm.

We went back at 8ish. They were quite busy. We hadn't booked but a table for two was found. 5 months we were in Spain and this on our last night the best meal we had. My wife's pork cheeks were sublime. My steak was bbq,d to perfection. Jamon to start excellent. The smoked salmon starter was just so full of flavour. My thanks to the chef for a job very well done.

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My memory will be filled with the friendly, expert, service we recieved. I'm overjoyed to have found this wonderful place and I will return.

Thank you El Pilon

Ps wine fantastic! was told not to order the expensive stuff but to try something else. Just loving El Pilon. xxx

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank 312DavidN
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

We somehow managed to get a table in the bar area even though the place was packed with people. We ordered 4 different plates of tapas as we just wanted a “small lunch” but they were anything but small these plates. No chance that 2 adults and 2 children would manage to eat it all. This is quite a basic place but the food was good and it was well priced and service was fast. It was very loud in there but that was to be expected as we were eating in the bar area.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ulrikljungberg
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Reservamos uma mesa para as 15:30. Nos sentamos somente as 16:15. Depois de sentados, era difícil conseguir a atenção das garçonetes. A comida estava deliciosa. --------- We booked a table for the 15:30. We were only able to seat around 16:15. After seated, it was hard to get the waitresses' attention. The food was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank PhotosTripsandMarco
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We had the opportunity to stop here on a motorcycle ride through the mountains. We ordered the menu of the day where we enjoyed a delicious salad, strip steak, vegetables and melon for dessert. No one spoke English but we had a brief explanation of what we were ordering and used google translate to help us decide what to order and we were not disappointed. The waitress was very kind and patient with us and did her best to help us navigate the menu. The food was really quite good.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Ellen G
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

After a nearby walk in the countryside our stomachs were craving some great pub food and we didn't have to travel far to this place. We were lucky to get the last seat in the bar. The restaurant was full all afternoon! We choose the menu del día for €22,00 pp for a 3 course. A colourful prawn & avocado salad was followed by a succulent sirloin steak served with sautéed potatoes & green beans finished with homemade profiteroles. Coffee & a drink included.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank alirish
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