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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 30
    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
Most recent review
Valentine's Day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
David V
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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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Wales
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This establishment is in a wonderful position overlooking the marina but once inside only the window tables have any view. There is ample parking. We went as a family party of ten for Sunday lunch. One had to go to the counter to choose from the lists above the counter to give the orders. I had difficulty here because of... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Absolutely love this place, love the atmosphere, the staff are brilliant. You do order food at the counter where you can pick your meat/fish etc., tell the guys exactly what you want, they are not mind readers! If you want vegetables, fresh salad, additional sauces, items cooked in a particular way etc., then say so. The guys on the food... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

The setting of this restaurant and the building itself are both great, but unfortunately the food doesn't live up to the setting. It's a strange set up. You have to visit the counter to choose your meal. The quality of the fish and meat was good, and the service ok, but it's all a bit confusing with so many options,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been a regular customer at El Puertas for many years and, generally, have always enjoyed the experience, so much so, that I am frequently given gift vouchers as presents. With the intention of using one such voucher for £80 I and 3 friends decided to have lunch at El Puertas on New Years Day. Having looked on the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Have visited before & each time I want to love it, but on every occasion I leave feeling a bit cheated. Good wine list, not too pricey & attentive service at the bar. The food is the disappointment really - order at the chiller cabinets, where the salad has been out all evening(yuk) & where half the menu isn't available.... More 

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Penarth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My family and I visited this establishment to celebrate a special birthday. On arrival I asked if we could sit at one of several large , unoccupied, tables with a view of the marina. We were told they were reserved for large groups. We were a group of 6. We sat in an area that can only be described as... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We booked at short notice and had no problem booking a table. On arrival they couldn't find our booking though....asked to order a drink at the bar while it was sorted out. Luckily we were soon seated at a table and our order taken....they had run out of a few things on the xmas menu but all that we choose... 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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