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

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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 24
    Poor
  • 18
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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
Excellent steak

Very friendly staff and great food. I ordered a T-bone steak for 15 euros and it honestly would of fed three people. Great atmosphere and fantastic food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Just182rf
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great meat feast. Beautiful steaks and mixed grills with delicious sauces. Brilliant waiting staff who were attentive and humorous without being annoying.

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Caerdydd, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Twice we ate at El Carreton and found the service outstanding. our meals were cooked to perfection and there was no waiting around. My son couldn't finish his pizza it was promply put into a pizza box to take home without asking. Staff were lovely and the chefs cooking was amazing. Will be visiting here next time we are in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Doesn't look much from the outside but this is a brilliant restaurant. I can honestly say the paella I had was the best I have ever tasted. You have to order it an hour in advance which right away tells you it is made properly. The steak my wife had was huge and perfectly cooked. Waiting staff were very friendly... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Very friendly staff and great food. I ordered a T-bone steak for 15 euros and it honestly would of fed three people. Great atmosphere and fantastic food.

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Devizes
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338 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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60 reviews
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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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Kenfig Hill, wales
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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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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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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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