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

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  • 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
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visit this steak restaurant whilst staying in Jardin Del Sole as it is about 100 years away from the complex. We were not disappointed as both the service and the food was really good. At first glance it does seem dark and dingy but once inside it is bright and cheerful - but not too bright - in fact... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The chicken was partial raw, the french fries were cold, the sauces looked like vomit, the T-bone steak was full of fat, the only eatable thing was the vegetable, but also not very good... Don't eat there!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The staff welcomed us in and told us about the specials of the day. They were friendly and spoke very good english. We decided to go with a meal that we both (calzone) enjoy however my partner isn't too keen on Tuna and Mushrooms so asked for them to be removed from the dish. The dishes came and my partner... More 

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Troms, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Loved this little restaurant. El Carreton have good food, to nice prices. We went here several times during our vacation, and when I come back to the canary island I will certainly be back, that's for sure. Thank you for fantastic service every time we came to your restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by Dobrin, our tour rep, well we called here for a treat, we were not disappointed, the service is excellent, i asked the waiter for the tbone and my wife had the fillet, we were shown our cuts of meat , my tbone could easily feed a small family, we were recommended the wine... More 

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Northants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about El Carreton

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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Restaurant Details

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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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