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El Salsete

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Secundino Delgado Edificio Jovimar | Local 4-5, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 77 82 55
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet evening and SUPERB dining

My wife and I were fortunate to visit Gran Canaria recently and we radomly selected El Salsete to dine one evening. Admittedly the restaurant is a little difficult to find but it is truly a hidden treasure! The hospitality, the atmosphere, the wine selection and OH MY GOODNESS...the food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Chris S
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I were fortunate to visit Gran Canaria recently and we radomly selected El Salsete to dine one evening. Admittedly the restaurant is a little difficult to find but it is truly a hidden treasure! The hospitality, the atmosphere, the wine selection and OH MY GOODNESS...the food was delightful. I don't know when or if I will have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited this restaurant on recent visit based on reviews here. It is extraordinary ordinary in every sense even though as it has good reviews here. It has a tired appearance with food and food of a bygone era with a traditional Canarian menu. Both started and main courses of fish dishes were dry and bland and poor value. Don't... More 

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Roskilde, Denmark
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

El Salsete is the restaurant to go for if you are looking for authentic Spanish food of high quality. The restaurant is situated a 5 minutes taxi drive from the Playa Ingles hotel area in an alley at the San Fernando area. I would not be able to find the restaurant myself. The restaurant room is comfortable and spacious with... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We ate in some really good restaurants during our stay in Gran Canaria and this might well rate as our number 1! Away from the tourist traps in a residential area, El Salsete was a real treat. The restaurant is fairly basic but spacious, the menu is varied, the service was good and friendly and the food was just excellent!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

definitely worth the (sorta hard work to find) but a taxi and google maps should sort you out. worth going off the beaten track. we found this through trip advisor and was so glad we went. the food was phenomenal and the hosts lovely. its definitely a local place but we couldn't have been happier with the food and wine!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We decided to try a more local meal, and we're recommend El salsete by the hotel staff. Upon arrival there is a feeling that you have escaped the hordes of tourists. The staff were all very friendly and we were given a chance to try the local wine - it wasn't to our taste but was very nice to be... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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27 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very friendly staff, but the tuna was grossly over cooked, grey and sad, and the meat was raw and could not even be cut with the steak knife. The liver was chewy, but the pimientos were nice. Good wine.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were told this was a place frequented by locals so thought it would be worth a try and we were not disappointed. The grilled rabbit had to be tasted to be believed. It was so good we went back to try other menu items. Very popular so do book a table, particularly for evenings. Service was friendly and efficient,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went after being recommended by the Lonely Planet book about the Canary Islands. Nice atmosphere, service-minded staff, good food. The only thing we didn't like was the fact that they charged us for an aperitif they offered without us asking at the start of the meal. A bad practice, if they want more money, they can turn up the prices... More 

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Paris
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with a traditional cuisine and fresh ingredients. Service is perfect. A must do

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Secundino Delgado Edificio Jovimar | Local 4-5, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Maspalomas
  • Phone Number: +34 928 77 82 55

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 54
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?