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AVENIDA CENTRAL 90 | CALAN PORTER, Cala'n Porter, Minorca, Spain
0034971377809
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good meal

Had a lovely meal at Big Al's during July. Five of us had amazing food but the sixth person choose chilli and was bitterly disappointed with the taste and small portion size (all of the other meals were huge!!). Service is a bit patchy for example the owner wasn't sure if she could do a table for 6... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
carinaanddavid
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hertfordshire
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Wigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal at Big Al's ,nice food and atmosphere. Good value for money, polite and helpful staff.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Just visited Big Als tonight. Have been to a few places around the island but must say that for burgers or steak they are one of the best. The restaurant had a nice feeling too it with excellent decor. The staff are really friendly and great to have a laugh with. They treat the children brilliantly and a are very... More 

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hi Gary D Thank you for great review and your recommendation for people to try Big Al's. It is enthusiastic reviews like this that make all the hard work that goes on in both the kitchen and front of house worthwhile. Linda and the staff look forward to your next visit before you leave the lovely island of Menorca. More 

hertfordshire
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal at Big Al's during July. Five of us had amazing food but the sixth person choose chilli and was bitterly disappointed with the taste and small portion size (all of the other meals were huge!!). Service is a bit patchy for example the owner wasn't sure if she could do a table for 6 despite the... More 

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hi Carina and David Thank you for visiting Big Al's and taking the time to post a review. I'm sorry the chilli was not to your friends liking, it is in fact one of my favourite dishes when I eat at the restaurant and to date I have always found it to be very tasty. I do accept that compared... More 

Pontyclun, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Had 3 excellent meals, the last one being a Ranch burger properly the best i've had. The staff were very friendly and helpful will definately be recommending them to our guests . Many thanks Mark and Jackie Thomas

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hi Mark and Jackie Thank you for visiting Big Al's and your very positive comments and recommending your guests to visit. Linda and her staff hope to see you in the future. More 

Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We came as a family of 6 for a meal on the last night of our holiday and had an 'awesome' (the kids words) meal. The decor is a bit 'naff' but the food is good and the service was excellent. The lady who served us was fantastic with the children and nothing was too much trouble. The portion sizes... More 

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hi Nicky thanks for taking the time to review Big Al's. It is great to here that your kids thought the meal was awesome, and the staff were great with the kids Just a shame it was the last night of your holiday. Thank you for the recommendation. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Went in here one morning for a breakfast. Food was ok, but service from Glaswegian waitress terrible. Treated our children with disdain and was really unwelcoming. Place really tacky as well. Much better places to go in Cala En Porter.

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hello GAitchy There are several statements in your review which are untrue and misrepresentative of your visit. I would have thought that someone from Dundee would be able to distinguish between a Glaswegian accent and that of someone from Falkirk. I understand that only your children ate and therefore I am somewhat at a loss how you can state the... More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our family visited here before and the improvements are massive. The food was excellent, tasty and good portions. We all had different dishes and all really enjoyed the food and experience. The staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you. We have eaten out for 10 days and this was easily the best food we've had. Prices are... More 

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hello TheUnderCarriage Firstly I am pleased that you were prepared to give Big Al's another chance. Since taking over we have made several changes which I am delighted seem to have met with your approval. Your comments were passed onto the staff, and they asked to me to pass on their thanks. We look forward to seeing you on your... More 

Witham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lovely food good service typically British though. Hamburgers were some of the best we have tasted. Good if you have children.

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hi Jan H Thanks for your positve comments and adding non British dishes is something we do keep under review and your comments in this regard is good feedback. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a good meal here, albeit we had to wait a while for our food to be served as it was very busy. In fairness the waiter had warned us of about a fifteen minute wait for food but it was nearer 30 minutes. It didn't matter though, we are on holiday and we weren't in a hurry. Good... More 

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hi Amanda We appreciate you taking the time to review Big Al's, and thank you for your favourable comments and your recommendation. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went to Big Ales while having a fantastic holiday with friends. Food is great and reasonable priced. You are made to feel very welcome by the staff. I would recommend a vist to see for yourself 😊

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JIM S, Owner at BIG ALS, responded to this review

Hi 19Dreamer1963 thanks for your good review, even though you had to wait longer than advised. I trust the wait was worth it and as you say when you are on holiday there is no point in getting upset. Notwithstanding this we are reviewing our procedures to try and avoid customers waiting longer time than normal for their meal. More 

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Address: AVENIDA CENTRAL 90 | CALAN PORTER, Cala'n Porter, Minorca, Spain
Phone Number: 0034971377809
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Minorca  >  Cala'n Porter
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: AVENIDA CENTRAL 90 | CALAN PORTER, Cala'n Porter, Minorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Minorca  >  Cala'n Porter
  • Phone Number: 0034971377809

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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