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Avenue de Gran Canaria, 23, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
928767028
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good local steaks

We go to El Carreton on almost every visit to Gran Canaria. The restaurant is clearly popular with locals, and isn't aimed at tourists. It has it's quirks (such as a fridge balancing on a stool), but is always busy when we go for dinner, and the food is well worth visiting for. Food portions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was opposite our hotel and seemed to be well visited. We got fed up with all inclusive good and popped in one evening. It was busy around 30 people and the meat literally is hanging by the door. You decide what steak you want and it is chopped off there and then. Massive T bone steaks and we... More 

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Holland
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42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Four of us are here Thursday for dinner. Lovely place and great quality steaks for a good price. Two of us had a sirloin steak for €10.50 each what value. Great prawns to start with 15 for 8.75. Service in friendly and professional . Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We go to El Carreton on almost every visit to Gran Canaria. The restaurant is clearly popular with locals, and isn't aimed at tourists. It has it's quirks (such as a fridge balancing on a stool), but is always busy when we go for dinner, and the food is well worth visiting for. Food portions are large, the steaks are... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had the fortune to meet up with some younger members of our accommodation who took us to this Restaurant. They had been told to ask for the Local's menu, the food and wine was great and only cost 9euros per couple 😃 we love these places👍

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We dined here for our last night of our holiday. They offer a good selection of foods including pizza, steaks, fish. There was six of us and had a variety of meals. We had garlic bread for starters but advise to have this to share as its too big for just one person. The steaks were cooked perfectly. We all... More 

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HULL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ate twice here, first time my husband had the steak and I had chicken, wasnt disappointed lovely food and fine wine. Best chips too, more like homemade than the fries you usually get. Great atmosphere and staff very welcoming. Our last night we had the fish Paella, freshly cooked, but have to wait half an hour for it, but... More 

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manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My fiancé and I went here for a meal last night and I have to say it was the nicest steak I have had in a long time, lovely atmosphere and free Ron Miel on the house after the meal, even left the bottle so we could help ourselves to more! Lovely restaurant and a must to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

4 adults eating meat. All the meat was very well prepared, but i think the chefs understanding of medium is another that mine. The chateaubriand was very not medium in the middle. But, hey, the portion was so big that it was ok, the rest of the meat was delicious. Good wine and service. + For taste + For spicy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We walked past this place on the second day of our visit. Lovely smell of bbq could be felt all around on the street when you passing it. We decided to walk in and see how does it look like and there was surprise inside. Restaurant does not look impressive and it was full of locals, exactly how we like... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First things first: the meat here is amazing. AMAZING. We found this restaurant by accident, just walking around one evening and we were back before our week was over. It's a very rustic-looking little restaurant that stands by itself on a main road surrounded by big package-holiday hotels, which does mean that dinner times can see it filled with tourists,... More 

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Address: Avenue de Gran Canaria, 23, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
Phone Number: 928767028
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Playa del Ingles
Average Prices: USD 21
Cuisine: Barbecue, Spanish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue de Gran Canaria, 23, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Playa del Ingles
  • Phone Number: 928767028

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

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