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El Carreton

Avenida de Gran Canaria 23, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
928767028
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $21
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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wales
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went there for a meal as we always go out once or twice while on holiday and all I can say is what a meal I had the t-bone what a size and the wife had the Sirloin in a mushroom sauce both were cooked as we wanted will go back there next time we are in Gran Canaria... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After reading that the waiters say stuff like "I keep the wine list in my head" I just knew I needed to try this place! Our food was good. The service was good. The waiters are all over the place and I never needed to wait for anything. But the tables are almost on top of each other. I had... More

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Sheffield United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

while staying across the road at the Riu Papyas we decided to try El Carreton as it always seemed a lively restaurant. They did not disappoint at all, myself with a really tasty sirloin steak in peppercorn sauce and my wife an excellent fillet. OK no wine list on offer but you can get a glass of wine with your... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The best steaks we found, excellent value. A great atmosphere, the whole place was like having a meal with friends, the staff were so friendly. But be prepared to wait if they are busy its worth it!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I loved the great views over maspalomas, plenty locals, good menu. I enjoyed: "bistec" alla Peppercorn Sauce Canarian salad Garlic Prawns their homemade desserts: "panacota" & "flan" if you want boiled potatoes instead of fries, you must let them know. :-)

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had walked past several times as our hotel was opposite but it hadn't really caught our eye but we decided to give it a try one evening...and we are glad we did! Excellent value steak house (although like a lot of local restaurants they also do other dishes such as pizza's etc) and superb flame/charcoal cooked steaks! Superb food,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Food OK.service appalling. No wine list ,when asked head waiter he replied he keeps it in his head. Staff too rushed got order wrong. Will not return.

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Gran Canaria, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

El Carreton reopened in late December under new management. As a local who had eaten in it many times I was very surprised when it closed a few months ago as El Carreton has always been the favoured Steak House of regular visitors and locals alike. I went to the reopened El Carreton a few evenings ago with a little... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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340 reviews 340 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Could not believe it, but the restaurant opposite the hotel Riu Papayas is now all in darkness, in the past when we have stayed near here, the restaurant always seemed to be full of diners and doing a good trade, perhaps new owners might be found, I look forward to the return of the Cow statue that used to stand... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Value for money, best steak ever and very friendly service. I don't normally like steak but the steak here has changed that. Huge tasty steaks for 15 or less euros. Absolutely awsome food and the wine is very good and comes in a glass that can only be described as being as big as a fish bowl. The locals use... More

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