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El Candil de San Pedro

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Calle Andalucia | local 11-18, 29670 San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
+34 658 96 22 70
19:00 - 04:00
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant, but for spanish standard expensive and nothing special. Extra to the menu they offered asparagus; we got 4 sticks of asparagus and a bit of mayonaise for which they charged EUR 15. For the main course we choose the pork iberico, but we were disappointed. The meat was not tender as the iberico pork normally is, it was... More 

Thank CorinneNetherlands
Dudley, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted a real taste of Spain in a genuine tapas bar so we googled tapas in the area and this came out as one of the best. We walked down and were immediately greeted like we'd been there before and seated outside. There's no menu, no wine list, the owner just suggested what we might like and what complimented... More 

Thank Alexandra J
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Always a wonderful evening here with Alfonso and his staff Consistently great tapas and wine. Atmospheric and friendly Highly recommended

Thank carol a
Estepona, Spain
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Good tapas here, the owner was very enthusiastic and wanted us to try everything, so we pretty much did! He kept bringing dishes of tapas until we had to say no more. Worth a visit for sure. 6 of us ate, 2 bottles of wine and waters all round, came in just around 20 euros a head....

2 Thank GiniKW
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A wonderful evening in the care of Alfonso. A authentic Tapas bar, with a warmth and charm. I visit San Pedro several times a year and now that I have found this lovely bar I will be back. See you later this year Alfonso. David.

1 Thank David L
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this authentic Spanish tapas bar when strolling around looking for somewhere to eat. Alfonso, Carmen and the team were very hospitable and went out of their way to explain the different tapas on offer. The dishes were brought out quickly and there was a good variety, prawn pil pil, serrano ham, Russian salad, frittata, chicken with peppers, tuna... More 

1 Thank Lisa H
Puerto Banus, Spain
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Small and cozy Tapas restaurant run by the owner. Good ambiance and acceptable prices. Much of the offered veggies are home grown. Recommended.

2 Thank ylegler
Marbella, Spain
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433 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a very nice place for some iberian ham, tapas or bigger portions. Very nice, friendly professional service. Good music upstairs and fantastic drinks at the bar.

Thank Eatthemeat
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Sinceramente uno de mis sitios favoritos para ir a cenar y tomar unas copas!!! El sitio es encantador, típica bodega con decoración andaluza y unos dueños fantásticos, Alfonso y Carmen, que te hacen sentir como en casa. Recomiendo el jamón que es de primerísima calidad y el tomate con melva; buenos vinos y a un buen precio! Recomendable 100%. This... More 

1 Thank sofiasaavedrafarmer
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very Spanish with great food great wine and even a Spanish singer thrown in. Thoroughly enjoyed it. We arrived fairly early but later on it got packed out mostly by the Spanish which is a good sign.

1 Thank Pauline B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Andalucia | local 11-18, 29670 San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  San Pedro de Alcantara
  • Phone Number: +34 658 96 22 70

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