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Paseo Faro del, 2, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928142068
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for fresh fish, paella and the sea view

A very good restaurant right on the picturesque seafront situated on the walkway from the lighthouse towards the dunes at Maspalomas. The menu is varied and had a selection of seafood. There is a large variety of paella available in a range of prices; we tried the one with lobster and langoustine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Jon_Janet
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Dublin
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I just enjoyed a beautiful evening here with wonderful food. Having eaten here a number of times I wasn't disappointed this time either. It was wonderful. The seafood we both enjoyed was delicious and we rounded off our evening with cocktails to the sound of the waves brushing the shore but feet away. Heaven!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Also a good lunch spot - especially if you sit right by the sea. Pricey - but usually very good. Sizzling prawns in garlis are excellent - and the service is very quick and efficient.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were in Gran Canaria last year and went to El Senador three times, including for my birthday dinner. The memories of those meals were a big part of our decision to go back to the same resort this year, which we hardly ever do. It's so lovely sitting right on the beach, drinking Torres wine and eating lovely seafood.... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A very good restaurant right on the picturesque seafront situated on the walkway from the lighthouse towards the dunes at Maspalomas. The menu is varied and had a selection of seafood. There is a large variety of paella available in a range of prices; we tried the one with lobster and langoustine. This was nicely cooked. We also had anchovies... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

The middle aged owner ruined the atmosphere. He was grumpy and rude for no reason. It was the only place we refused to tip. Even though we were very polite to him he continued to act as though we had murdered his granny. The elder owner, who I assume was his father, was very friendly and kind to our son,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The restaurant is very close to the famous lighthouse and is in front of the beach. We sat at a table placed near the promenade and the beach, surrounded by a lovely sun: that is worth the money paid for the bill! Fish cuisine is pretty standard with overall high prices. Food is Spanish local we tasted several fish dishes... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Rude waiter! After being ignored for 15 minutes - finally got served - asked to share a pizza - waiter not happy!! Grunted and walked off - asked for the bill - was given it with 2 euros added - for extra plate!! Queried this only to be argued with 'you share you pay extra'!!!' Was disgusted - they are... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The only negative thing I can think of about this place is the price. The prices of the drinks are expensive but considering where this is, it is not suprising. It is pretty much as close to the beach and sea that it can get. They play live music which is tasteful and classy. Each time I come to Gran... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have been two times at El Senador. We ate twice fishes, it was very good. Service is ok. The situation is wonderful a long the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ate here at lunchtime. I had the sole and it was absolutely huge. My partner had the hake and said it was very good. The service was prompt and friendly. I love the papas arrugadas here (salted potatoes in the skin with a red mojo (garlic) sauce. Good value too.

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Additional Information about El Senador

Address: Paseo Faro del, 2, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: +34 928142068
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Maspalomas
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Faro del, 2, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Maspalomas
  • Phone Number: +34 928142068
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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