El Embarcadero

Price guide: Mid-range

Carretera de Cadiz KM 218, Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, 29630

Price guide: Mid-range

Terrace at night

By George Prior, your Benalmadena expert

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#4 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Benalmadena
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
3.8
3.8
Service:
3.5
3.5
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of El Embarcadero

Perfectly placed to serve its customers with the best and freshest seafood.

Owned by a renowned family of fishmongers, this is one of the best-loved restaurants in town and offers finger-lickingly good food. For me its location is what truly puts it in a league of its own. Set on a promontory above the sea, there’s a near-permanent salty zing in the air and 180 degree views along the coast.

Their dinghy service, bringing people on passing yachts to the restaurant, is a special touch. Just give them a ring and they’ll zip out and collect you.

Food and drink: 

The family has been in the fish and seafood trade for decades so you’ll get the best of the best. They also have a fine selection of red meats and game, as well as a selection of gourmet Iberian hams and cheeses. Naturally, there’s a phenomenal selection of Spanish wines.

Ambience: 

Are soft live piano music, a candle lit, reclaimed-wood terrace and uninterrupted views of the fishing boats bobbing around as the sun sets romantic enough for you?

Service: 

The staff are friendly enough but could take their time more to give a more personal service.

Location: 

It's on a small headland above the beach in the Torrequebrada/Carvajal district.

Price advice: 

You’ll be looking at around 40 euros a head with half a bottle of wine.

More information on El Embarcadero:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Seafood, Spanish, Steak
Address:
Carretera de Cadiz KM 218, Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, 29630
Telephone:
+34 952 440 456
Website:
http://www.restauranteelembarcadero.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun lunch from 1pm-4pm; dinner from 8pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to El Embarcadero? Would you recommended it?