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Paseo Faro del, 2, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928142068
Today
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 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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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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England
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178 reviews 178 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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Luxembourg
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Gibraltar
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I never review but in this case I must. We arrived and were totally ignored by the waiter who then came over and basically hissed at us. We ordered a mojito and a sangria. The mojito was made with dried mint yes that's right dried mint it was undrinkable. The waiters couldn't care less about us or what we wanted.... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a wonderful day was spent in Maspalomas! We decided to go to this restaurant along the beach, and the Paella was delicious. The service was also great. If you want to have a spanish Paella, I would totally recommend this restaurant

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Had lunch here. The food is excellent and generous, and the Sangria is epic. Great for people watching. Empty in the evenings.

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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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