El Cerdo

El Cerdo

Spanish Restaurant, Italian Restaurant, and Nightclub$$$$
Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
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  • Karen
    "Pork shoulder steak and signature pork ribs are heavenly delicious !"(15 Tips)
    Jo C.
    "Delicious oyster Kirkpatrick and the slow braised pork knuckles."(10 Tips)
    Jun Wei L.
    "Visit here for the best pork in kl! Iberico ribs are awesome!"(4 Tips)
    Adrian C.
    "Iberico pork ribs are a must and definitely the roast piglet."(5 Tips)
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  • El Cerdo
    El CerdoOctober 21, 2015
    We would like to congratulate Dining In The Dark KL for being the only 2 restaurants to represent Malaysia and Top 25 in the whole of Asia in Tripadvisor's Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2015. Well done!
  • Aem W.
    Aem WongMay 1, 2016
    Food was good. Pork knuckle came with sauerkraut, salad, and "dumplings". Brown sauce and the memorable apple sauce😂 service was superb, which includes the valet. Def coming back for more 😍
  • Ria 리야 A.
    the ambience is perfect... the staff are very nice! enjoyed the superb food esp. the roasted suckling piglet, and most of all, thrilled to have performed the plate-breaking activity :)
  • Jo C.
    Jo CSeptember 29, 2015
    Delicious oyster Kirkpatrick and the slow braised pork knuckles. Definitely coming back for suckling pig and the rest. Dessert of chocolate dream is the bomb! Excellent service from Jason and James!
  • Icydiamond
    IcydiamondSeptember 24, 2014
    It's well known for the pork dishes. Apparently their Spanish whole roasted baby lamb leg is awesome too!! Juicy meat with minimal "lamb smell". Fantastic!
  • Su Ann L.
    Su Ann LimMarch 7, 2015
    always, always a pleasure to dine at El Cerdo, where everything on the menu makes delicious sense and the service is warm and intuitive. love the crispy pork knuckle and the oxtail stew
  • Angeline Y.
    Angeline Yu TongJanuary 8, 2016
    Suckling pig! So crispy at the outside and so tender on the inside. Archie is the best server! Overall it was a great dining experience.
  • Lee C.
    Lee Chong HanMay 9, 2016
    The piglet and pork shoulder are the best I tried!!! Must try for 1st timer. Appetizer are awesome too especially bacon and mushroom soup~
  • Alexander J.
    The small ritual (history of the pig and plate breaking) was added some extra atmosphere to the existing great food. 4 thumbs up(incl.toes😋)
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WongAugust 22, 2015
    Food, service and ambience is great and impeccable. Must order: suckling pig, seafood spaghetti, iberico ribs and cold cuts. Suckling pig abit oily and fatty tho..
  • Renee W.
    Renee WaiApril 12
    Service here is excellent! Although 2 of us only order paella, but they give the best service still~ thumbs up!
  • Larissa T.
    Larissa TanMay 8, 2014
    If u like parma ham with melon, u'll be totally blown away with the iberico ham with melon coz it's way better! The pork shoulder is also a must try!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeFebruary 25, 2016
    Food is relatively good and staff is very attentive. Love their spicy pork sausage and pork collar. Delicious!!
  • Ai Phing G.
    Ai Phing GohAugust 31, 2016
    Amazing pork-y dishes, and super prompt service. Loved the plate breaking ritual... definitely added a dash of entertainment whilst dining in a group!
  • Matthew Ethan L.
    Matthew Ethan LeeJune 14, 2016
    Food is excellent and service staff is good. However lunch serving time is a little long as they says it's under staff during lunch
  • Jovan T.
    Jovan TangDecember 15, 2013
    The best is the suckling pig! A definite must try. Oh, and the Happy Birthday song was fun too!
  • Vivian C.
    Vivian CheahOctober 13, 2015
    Excellent service! The food is good too. I've tried portobello as appetizer, traditional mixta paella, as andrew's special. All are great.
  • Karen
    KarenFebruary 3, 2015
    Pork shoulder steak and signature pork ribs are heavenly delicious ! Will come again for sure
  • Mitchell S.
    Mitchell SebastianAugust 13, 2013
    Roasted Piglet Spanish Style + learning the Spanish tradition in chopping the piglet using a plate and then break it. Why not? Is FUN!
  • Issey C.
    Issey ChongJanuary 2, 2016
    Porkielicious! The iberico spare rib is very good and follow with el cerdo pasta is just nice, highly recommended for pork lover!
  • Shan Shan W.
    Shan Shan WongApril 12, 2014
    Nice environment ! Thumbsup for their food ! Especially grilled pork shoulder and seafood spaghetti ! Will visit again for sure 👍👍👍
  • Joanne Low
    Joanne LowNovember 17, 2013
    Highly recommended 👍 thumbs up for food which is yummilicious beyond words and great service which surpasses some fine dining restaurants.
  • Eng Zhi C.
    Eng Zhi Ch'ngFebruary 11, 2014
    Amazing food,nice serving with good attitude.Recommend to people who haven't try before the suckling pig ribs and paella seafood mixta
  • Sebastian K.
    Sebastian KwanNovember 22, 2014
    try ask them for special dish which is off from the menu! great service!
  • Jy L.
    Jy LimMay 13, 2015
    The pork knuckle is good, the skin is so crispy ! Enjoy the ambience here. Thumbs up and the service was excellent too
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChanAugust 19, 2011
    Iberico pork ribs are a must and definitely the roast piglet. Special desert are on offer for birthday boys and girls. Just tell the owner.
  • Baby S.
    Da food is so d*** good here! And da service is awesome too. Highly recommended!
  • Sara F.
    Sara FooNovember 24, 2013
    Their home made chocolate ice cream is d best... Better than HD! 😘 i love it..
  • Yilong N.
    Yilong NgJanuary 18, 2015
    You have got to try the suckling pig for the plate smashing experience but my favorite is still the seafood paella. Sedap!
  • Wendy L.
    Wendy LohJuly 14, 2011
    Awesome suckling pig, pork shoulder steak and tapas, especially the one with tomato jam, everything is fantastic. Will definitely come back again! :)
  • Nicholas Chong H.
    The ribs is a must try!!! Excellent service, very friendly and professional staffs. Very fun plate breaking ritual !
  • fundamentallyflawed
    If you're sharing the pork knuckle between 2, please do bother to order starters. Massive portions
  • Letchumi C.
    Letchumi CSeptember 18, 2012
    Lovely tapas and white wine sangria! The ribs and paella are nice too but the roast pig a bit too cute to eat.
  • Lynn T.
    Lynn TengNovember 26, 2015
    Once in a while is fine. The suckling piggy is really oily for me. But the lamb was good! :) plus point for the birthday service ;)
  • 陳玟成 Edwin D.
    陳玟成 Edwin DingNovember 12, 2014
    Grilled pork shoulder is a must try here. You won't regret !
  • Yishen K.
    Yishen KohDecember 13, 2012
    Good service!! Fresh and nice foods . Will come back again and try another dishes!
  • Super
    SuperNovember 11, 2015
    Yummy. Lively. Welcoming. Fun. Paella and piglet. Must try. Awesome. Children friendly. Free meal for baby and is very delicious.
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NOctober 15, 2013
    White wine and pear sangria is great. Also try the pork belly pasta. Suckling pig was smaller than expected.
  • howee s.
    howee szeSeptember 30, 2015
    Try the bacon roll and the twin rice. The half pig portion actually is good up to 6 person
  • Wendy T.
    Wendy TanNovember 5, 2011
    Boquerones is nice! Werner's special is highly recommended for dessert. Good service and chef werner is friendly too ;)
  • Kathryn
    KathrynAugust 23, 2014
    Lovely ambiance sitting outside. such a festive feeling.Suckling pig is really good today. Nicely roasted & succulent piglet
  • Baby S.
    This "Shoulder Pork Steak" *signature* is really good! Recommended!
  • Jasmine L.
    Jasmine LewDecember 13, 2010
    Nice ambience! The pork steak is nice but a lil bit dry! Will definitely come back again! Imma gonna try their mini sausages sound tempting!
  • Rynz C.
    Rynz CarynNovember 1, 2015
    Their service is excellent and the food is very good! Pork shoulder steak is really good!!
  • yuri l.
    yuri lyeJune 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    June 2011 - order the Seafood Cataplana with chorizo and iberico ham.. (portugal's most famous national dish) highly recommended ;)
  • Mango Y.
    Mango YeeMay 17, 2015
    Pork shoulder steak!! Must try! Good service and friendly staff. Definitely come back again
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LeangNovember 14, 2015
    Pork pork pork, chop the pork with plate, make a wish and drop the plate on a bin.
  • Eve F.
    Eve FanJuly 18, 2016
    Go for the lunch promotion of free flow of cold cuts and salads for RM 28++
  • Jin Qi Y.
    Jin Qi YapJuly 3, 2015
    Superb food and friendly staff. Surprisingly affordable. Unique celebration for anniversaries and birthdays.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 2, 2015
    Great environment & good food! Love their ribs!
  • Stewart T.
    Stewart TanMay 12, 2016
    Pork knuckle was good, but you'll need 3 persons to finish it. The service is top class, would return here again.
  • Yeyee
    YeyeeJuly 19, 2015
    They serve good food and good service here! 👍 pork shoulder are juicy 😍
  • Lyn
    LynJuly 13, 2012
    Jockey service available - RM10. Nearby radius hotel is RM4 for first hour and RM 2.50 for subsequent hours. If you're staying for more than 3 hours - jockey service is worth it.
  • $h@w|n 🎸
    $h@w|n 🎸March 13
    Grilled Pork Shoulder Fillet is not bad & worth a try 👍🏼🐷
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChanSeptember 27, 2013
    If you like pork, this is the place. Spanish Iberico pork all the way. Specialty is roast piglet
  • Lin M.
    Lin MaJuly 21, 2015
    Paella not great but roast pork is fantastic, perfect with weissbier on tap
  • Natalie W.
    Natalie WongJune 21, 2014
    Awesome food, great service... all in all, a wonderful dining experience!!
  • yuri l.
    yuri lyeApril 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    the salad & cold appetizer buffet is recommended.. with all the different slices of good hams served, value for money ;)
  • Mark H.
    Mark HMay 30, 2015
    It's been a while since I came here and the previous experience was good. However this time the ribs were dry and the pork knuckle was bloody at the core which was disturbing. We had diarrhea after:(
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ChanDecember 9, 2010
    Nice suckling pig, and great moist chocolate cake. Most important, service is great and prompt. Friendly. Well done!
  • Edward B.
    Edward BrownAugust 30, 2014
    Piglet and all things pork, gorgeous (but ask for the salad to be undressed)
  • Jose A.
    Jose AlvarezMay 25, 2010
    Pork Knuckle in a jagermeister sauce completely amazing sign up to get sms info on seasonal products my favorite place to eat on Changkat
  • Aeon L.
    Aeon LooDecember 30, 2011
    Came here for dessert. Heard its good. Ordered the rum and raisin pancake; waited for over 30 mins and they served me bloody chocolate caramel banana.had to wait another half an hour..disappointed..
  • yuri l.
    yuri lyeMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    try the pork ribs stew ;) the new chef's recommendation; start today!!! for only rm 28++
  • Kiki O.
    Kiki OngApril 20, 2014
    Order the suckling pig... half pig is just nice for 4 pax
  • Kiki O.
    Kiki OngApril 20, 2014
    Order the suckling pig... half pig is just nice for 4 pax..
  • Chien H.
    Chien HuiMay 19, 2014
    Having language barrier with the waiters, almost bang my head on the wall trying to communicate with english.
  • Julian T.
    Julian TaySeptember 8, 2011
    Order the roast pig n get a chance to break a plate! Service is tops here!
  • Arthur A.
    Arthur A.January 29, 2016
    Everything is perfect to chill out with friends and family
  • Samantha Y.
    Samantha YongApril 20, 2012
    The pork shoulder steak is really good! Do try it out (:
  • Alex L.
    Alex LingApril 11, 2012
    Nice environment for diners. Entertaining servants, dish breaking ceremonies, great pork dishes!
  • YL P.
    YL P.May 22, 2012
    the salad bar is superb so do the marinated pork shoulder steak.
  • TM O.
    TM OngFebruary 8, 2016
    Roasted suckling pig & the pork knuckle shouldn't be missed!
  • Jaclyne T.
    Jaclyne Tong YinJuly 4, 2016
    Great hospitality!! House pour wine was just too awesome!
  • Hui Ven
    Hui VenDecember 7, 2013
    Pork belly pasta was so so.. Go for the ribs!! Excellent service!
  • Victor L.
    Victor LyeFebruary 24, 2013
    Black iberico pig slices great starter
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine ChongJuly 17, 2011
    Pigs for all =D Service was good. *Two thumbs up!
  • Lyn
    LynJuly 14, 2012
    Pity they don't serve simple plain water even when each one orders a drink. They only sell pellegrino water. Service is good although it can be a bit hectic.
  • Shi Mei Y.
    Shi Mei YengMarch 18, 2014
    Good services, especially Terrence. Worth to make a return
  • Charllene A.
    Charllene AndriaJune 15, 2012
    Greattttt food and the place offers an interesting plate breaking experience ;)
  • Benjamin T.
    Benjamin TanJune 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're not sure what to order, ask for recommendations. The staff will stop you if you've ordered too much
  • Aija K.
    Aija KārkliņaFebruary 7, 2015
    Excellent service and indeed kids-friendly. Till 6 years dinner for free.
  • soolee c.
    soolee chuaAugust 23, 2011
    Very good service! Try their melon & marinated dry meat!
  • Sandra Y.
    Sandra YamAugust 24, 2014
    The food was mostly a hit or miss. Roasted piglet was great but the sangria was a disappointment. Service was excellent!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LohJanuary 2, 2015
    Parma ham & rock melon! Oh yummmzz!
  • Eri K.
    Eri KusnadiAugust 28, 2012
    you have to try the suckling piglet... fantastic...
  • Alexander J.
    Ribs, knucle, and roast pig of course...🖒😍🖒
  • Hunt C.
    Hunt ChuaOctober 13, 2015
    Something different. Food is okay. A little pricy But worth the experience.
  • Marina K.
    Marina KhongMay 28, 2011
    The traditional paella with seafood & pork is super yummy!
  • Eng Hoo L.
    Eng Hoo LimOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Set lunch is so worth it! Lots of choices and buffet salad incl.
  • nickjgordon
    nickjgordonJanuary 4, 2012
    Possibly more the area than the restaurant but the rat that just wandered over my foot very nearly put me off an otherwise good meal
  • Kathryn
    KathrynFebruary 24, 2013
    Iberico ham- yummy with beer!
  • Jun Wei L.
    Jun Wei LamMarch 5, 2011
    Visit here for the best pork in kl! Iberico ribs are awesome!
  • Mei K.
    Mei KeiMay 20, 2015
    Wonderful suckling pig 🐖 , good service and nice environment 👍
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe ChehJuly 12, 2016
    Iberico ribs is the bomb
  • Soo L.
    Soo LimApril 9, 2011
    Back here after one year with some friends and this place changed a lot but in a good way :) nice
  • Jane T.
    Jane TanApril 27, 2014
    Full of anticipation. Recommended place to be First bad impression cockroach at d table!
  • jeroxie
    jeroxieOctober 8, 2012
    Suckling pig was a tiny tiny baby. We used a plate to cut it!
  • Symone Y.
    Symone YeohMay 12, 2013
    Suckling pig was amazing, but iberico pork ribs was rather oily
  • Lee G.
    Lee GuowenApril 2, 2016
    Great food and good service..they provided valet services
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