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Calle Felix Rodriguez de La Fuente 11 | C/ Felix rodriguez de la Fuente 11, 11688 Zahara de la Sierra, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Spain
+34 956 12 30 32
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Columbia, MD
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116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a near-perfect dining experience: the restaurant at the foot of the town of Zahara has a lovely, small, tastefully appointed ambience - rustic with class. We were warmly greeted by the owner who graciously excused both our unfashionably early arrival and very limited Spanish. The menu was broad and varied with abundant offerings of starters- so many good... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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356 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending nearly 3 months in Andalucia it was really different to have Spanish/International food cooked by an American Chef, Stefan Crites. His dishes packed more flavour/punch than you normally find in Andalucia, which we really enjoyed. We all had individual starters with mine being Onion Soup - fabulous! The mains were Lamb & Couscous, Seared Tuna Loin, while I... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Having travelled the 2 hours from the coast on several occasions, it's always worth it. This time was Christmas lunch. Excellent food, good service and atmosphere. American chef with flair. Views over a stunning turquoise lake.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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368 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We arrived here only to find it really crowded but were able to get a table outside. It started to rain so the staff was nice enough to move us indoors. We loved the tempranillo that was served as house wine. Made the view over the lake even better. We tried the cheese tray, veggie pizza and the artichoke, shrimp... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Has a lovely position overlooking the lake and though you can't appreciate this on a Winter's night, the intimate atmosphere makes up for it. Both staff and the owner, Mona are very friendly and welcoming I have to say that the food was OK but not extraordinary so this aspect was slightly disappointing considering previous reviews. Vegetarian 'paella' had by... More 

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped for the adorable Christmas market held outside. Went with a group of 6 (one child 5yo) the atmosphere was warm, the waiters were kind a day the food was good. Word of caution don't go hungry I'd you're ordering a pizza (took 30 minutes, however the was delicious) the view is spectacular, a great day trip town and a... More 

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Lexington, Massachsetts
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Two dinners at Al Lago—overlooking the surprising and beautiful reservoir/lake below Zahara de la Sierra—were excellent in every respect: delicious, inventive food, beautifully prepared; attentive service. Way beyond our expectations. At the outset of an On Foot walking trip through several Andalucian "white villages," we stayed at nearby Los Tadeos (Al Lago has rooms, too), but dined here. The first... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Our booking was managed efficiently in english. There are only 6 rooms and they are wonderfully appointed. Everything was done to make our stay a pleasant and enjoyable one. A permit was obtained for us to access the Garganta Verde. Breakfast was fine. Packed lunch is also available for purchase - 9 euro. While adequate you could get better value... More 

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MonaAC, Owner at Al Lago, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time and meals and did just want to point out that a 2 course dinner with wine at 21.00 euros or 3 courses at 26.00 euros is not that expensive, for as you say, high class cuisine (including tax) Our picnics at 9.00 euros include... More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Al Lago is a lovely restaurant set in the lower part of Zahara de la Sierra. You can park right opposite with ease. We chose a table outside for a luchtime meal under the cover of some trees which afforded us a nice shady dining experience. The food was excellent and really beyond any meaningful critiscism and is certainly amongst... More 

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Misgav, Israel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We stayed at the Al Lago hotel and ate dinner in their restaurant the first night, thinking we would try something else the 2nd night; the food was so great, we ended up coming back the second night. Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared and presented. My wife enjoyed the fish dishes and I had the duck one day and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$49
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Felix Rodriguez de La Fuente 11 | C/ Felix rodriguez de la Fuente 11, 11688 Zahara de la Sierra, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Cadiz  >  Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park  >  Zahara de la Sierra
  • Phone Number: +34 956 12 30 32
Wonderful Terrace overlooking the lake, serving contemporary Andalucian cuisine with a focus on local produce, organic wherever possible, vegetarian choices, home made desserts and a winelist filled with regional and other Spanish wines. Daily Specials board with salads, fresh fish and barbecued meats in summer, in winter braised and roasted meats and locally caught game. Lunch and dinner aswell as tapas and cakes.

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