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open from 11.00 to 15.00

for our lunch menu click here

In the evenings we continue to provide our established restaurant menus.

(for evening menu click on the "Menus and Wine" link above).

Welcome to El Lateral
El Lateral Restaurant is situated in the centre of the stunning pueblo blanco of Gaucín in the Serrania de Ronda, Andalucia. We specialise in Mediterranean cuisine with influences of traditional cooking from the North of Spain. The restaurant has a terrace for alfresco dining, overlooking a pretty plaza with fountain. This is the perfect place to be to soak up the atmosphere of the village. For cooler evenings we have a warm and stylish inside dining area.

All our dishes are available to be enjoyed at home.

We would also be pleased to cater for your private celebrations at the Restaurant.

As our diners have said in tripadvisor reviews.....

“Delicious Food, well presented, friendly, excellent service, nice atmosphere.”

“A true gastronomic delight.”

“I would come back to Gaucin purely to eat here again.”

“A great taste of Spain.”

Opening Hours

We are currenty closed but will re-open for the Festive Season on Friday 20th December with a new menu. We will be closed on 24th and 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.


Reservations are not always necessary but are recommended especially during high season.

Please phone or text (SMS) (0034) 695 007 119.

Email reservations can also be made in advance to ellateralgaucin@hotmail.com, but if booking on the day please phone or text (SMS)

Exhibiting Art

The restaurant is used by local and regional artists to display their works. The artist currently exhibiting is Alberto Gasol from Malaga.

Wheelchair access and disabled toilets are available. (Please note that there are 2 small steps before the entrance to the restaurant)