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El Lago

9/10
236 reviews

Average price €80

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

El Lago’s standout feature is its location on a relaxing golf course opposite a man - made lake. The contemporary - style dining room, enhanced by a ...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Fernando Villasclaras Arce
  • Average price €80 Special request
Roasted jig-caught squid with bordelaise and pine nuts
€35
Roasted sea bass with emulsion of its bones and basil pesto
€36.5
Skate with black goat butter, pickles and saffron
€33
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User photos

Dessert
Kalbs Tartar mit Trüffel
2. Gang
Vorspeise
Ceviche de verduras

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 236 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Liana K.
    Liana K.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Small strangers expensive portions. Deserts are not delicious. Uncomfortable chairs. Uncozy space.

  2. Eugene N.
    Eugene N.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fabulous restaurant!

  3. Frances T.
    Frances T.
    • 4 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food lacked a bit of inspiration for a One Michelin restaurant ( some of the dishes lacked seasoning as well)

  4. Neville D.
    Neville D.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent, as ever.

  5. Allister W.
    Allister W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely outstanding food, wine and service. I can’t recommend it highly enough. The food shows great skill and imagination, whilst the wine list is both extensive and reasonably priced. The service is exemplary.

  6. Gilly B.
    Gilly B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service and the food as always superb, creative, delicious and beautifully presented.

  7. Karen B.
    Karen B.
    • one review
    8/10

    Food amazing as usual. Service poor - long wait for drinks and dessert menu and asked for the bill twice, poor for such a Michelin Star restaurant.

  8. SS K.
    SS K.
    • 16 reviews
    6/10

    This restaurant is described as one of the best in the region, even with a Michelin star. It does not live up to that expectation. The staff is friendly and service is good though an empty aperitif glass remained on the table a while after it finished, we had to ask for the bread, no one offered a wine list or even asked whether we wanted to order wine. The restaurant is also in an isolated area so not much in terms of atmosphere. The food was fine but nothing memorable.

  9. Andrea M.
    Andrea M.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food and excellent service. We will be back.

  10. Neil O.
    Neil O.
    • 35 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent

  11. Eric A.
    Eric A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everything was great; this is a really nice place.

  12. Trevor J.
    Trevor J.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a delicious meal. Real fine dining with a Spanish flare. Service was great, excellent choice of wine and the tasting menu was superb. We opted for the gormet menu, which although a little more expensive, I feel offered good value for money. Delicious

  13. Eric R.
    Eric R.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Intriguing and very cost-effective tasting menu based on local ingredients. I agree with many commentators that the wine pairing (maridaje) is the way to go, with several interesting, mostly local, offerings presented with helpful descriptions. Service is entirely charming and attentive.

  14. Phil B.
    Phil B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really really great food and service, the rosemary custard was just stunning!

  15. Horacio H.
    Horacio H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Absolutamente recomendable

  16. Rose G.
    Rose G.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Best chef in Marbella. ????

  17. Neville D.
    Neville D.
    • 25 reviews
    9.5/10

    Brilliant

  18. DAVID C.
    DAVID C.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Personal verdaderamente profesional y una experiencia gastronomica excepcional. Recomendable a paladares exigentes.

  19. Aasmund R.
    Aasmund R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We have been to El Lago several times. In our opinion this is a hidden gem. The tasting menu combined with the local wine pairing is a fantastic experience - and provides excellent value for money. The service is impeccable and the lakeside location really is the icing on the cake!

  20. Dave B.
    Dave B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Superb !

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More information

Opening time

Cena: De 20:00 a 23:00 (todos los días)

Closing time

Segunda quincena de julio y agosto.

How to get to the restaurant

Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. De Las Cumbres, s/n, 29604, Marbella, Spain

Public transport

No

Directions to get there

Situado entre Fuengirola y Marbella en la salida de Elviria

About the restaurant

Inaugurado en Julio de 2000, en Marbella. El Lago, supuso toda una apuesta de un grupo empresarial, por crear un restaurante diferente, provisto de campo de golf, con una cocina atrevida y un servicio personalizado.

El restaurante se encuentra situado en la casa-club Greenlife Golf, entre los hoyos 1 y 2. Ofreciendo el marco incomparable de un lago.

Presenta una decoración contemporánea, destacando su terraza, considerada una de las mejores de su entorno.

El Lago desarrolla una cocina moderna con personalidad propia, basada en la gran calidad de sus productos, en una buena técnica de elaboración y toques de creatividad.

Todo esto se ve reflejado en la estrella Michelín que el local recibió en 2005.

Features

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