La Sarten

Price guide: Mid-range

Avenida Andalucia 4, Benahavis, Estepona, Costa del Sol, 29679

Price guide: Mid-range

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#2 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Estepona
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
4.2
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Service:
4.2
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Location:
4.3
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Value for money:
4.2
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Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Great views / scenery

Expert review of La Sarten

A scandalously good ‘grill’ restaurant in a gastronomic hotspot.

La Sarten is one of my favourite restaurants in Benahavis, a quaint village which clings to the hillside near Estepona. Benahavis is known as the gastronomic hub of Andalucia as there are more gourmet restaurants in this white-washed pueblo than anywhere else. What keeps me coming back to La Sarten (which means ‘the frying pan’) is the unfeasibly high quality of the food, especially the meat, and the make-yourself-at-home atmosphere.

Food and drink: 

Where to begin? The stuffed roasted peppers (which are served in a frying pan) are always a good bet. I normally follow them with a tender steak served with a hearty jacket potato and fresh vegetables. There’s a standard and a specials wine list to choose from.

Ambience: 

There’s a chatty vibe as guests relax on big wooden chairs, around generously-sized oak tables in the rustic-style dining room or on the roof terrace.

Service: 

It’s a family-owned affair and the waiters, most of whom have been here since it opened, make you feel part of their inner circle.

Location: 

It's in the heart of the village of Benahavis. It’s well signposted from Estepona and takes about 10 minutes by car.

Price advice: 

Depending on what you order, a two-course meal with wine will cost about 40 euros a head.

More information on La Sarten:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Steak
Address:
Avenida Andalucia 4, Benahavis, Estepona, Costa del Sol, 29679
Telephone:
952 855 575
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Lunch Tues-Sun 1pm-4pm; dinner 7.30-11.30pm. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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