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El Puerto Restaurant

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Marina, Penarth CF64 1TT, Wales
+44 (0)29 2070 5551
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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic!

Well, having lived locally for years, often walked past Tis place and wondered about it but never been until tonight. Came with friends and was completely wowed. Surely one of the best restaurants locally. Bigger and much busier than expected, even for a Friday. Great ambience. The place where you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Simon_Hiscocks
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We use this place a lot. The food is consistently good. The steaks a cooked to perfection and the choice of fresh fish cooked to order is excellent. Sunday lunch is good value too.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Well, having lived locally for years, often walked past Tis place and wondered about it but never been until tonight. Came with friends and was completely wowed. Surely one of the best restaurants locally. Bigger and much busier than expected, even for a Friday. Great ambience. The place where you go and choose your meal at the counter. Superb range... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited El Puerto many times with work and I wanted to leave a 5 star review however there was one thing that is stopping me. The waiter. I love the food and the atmosphere, a great jostling place which even when busy you feel like you can talk and enjoy your meal in comfort. One of my visits,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I arrived with friends to find there was no record of my booking, which made me feel I'd let the party down, even though I had definitely booked, so a bad start. The restaurant was busy with rugby fans out for a pre match lunch so we were given a table in what seemed to be the coldest un-lit part... More 

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Cardiff
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This use to be a go to destination for food! Having eaten here many times in the past and had excellent service and food, its safe to say im getting less and less impressed with the place. On the last seating here - we were shoved in a room with so many other people you really had to be careful... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Last night with the kids away we decided to treat ourselves at El Puerto's. The place has got it all. Fantastic staff, service and the food is on another level. The fish starter was perfectly cooked, the main of fillet steak and the must have pepper sauce was top shelf. A bottle of Alan Scott polished a top night off.... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Custom House is possible the best restaurant in Wales, wonderful Fresh Fish and beautiful Steaks, always served hot and with sensational Chips and vegetables. I have been to the Custom House many of times with my partner and the girls and it has been spot on every time. Service from the staff is 5 star every time , nothing is... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This year I decided to save on the chocs, cards, flowers & lingerie budget & invest it all in a slap-up lobster lunch for my wife of 53 years. Anticipating they would be catering almost exclusively for couples El Puerto had removed all the large tables & used the space gained to lay out well spaced rose decked tables for... More 

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Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's always a pleasure to return here for a special meal. Food is ever up to scratch, service excellent. Why go anywhere else? Upstairs at La Marina just about beats it for me.

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't booked and it was a aturday but they were able to accommodate us. Lovely looking restaurant and the table we were sat at, very nice. We ordered up at the counter where all the food is on display ( all looked fresh and delicious ) . I had the calamari to start and the herbed rack of lamb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marina, Penarth CF64 1TT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)29 2070 5551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 67 - 67

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