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Avenida Central 90 | CALAN PORTER, Cala'n Porter, Minorca, Spain
34971377809
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 100
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday celebrations

We visited for my Daughter's 1st birthday and the kids loved it. Staff were extremely helpful, restaurant was busy and really good fun & burgers were tasty. Well worth a visit if you want a burger and some fun for the kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Steven C
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I cant begin to praise this restaurant enough. Me and my friends visited about a week ago. From quality staff to quality food. It is absolutely the best restaurant on the island. Although the waiters seemed young, their enthusiam and determination to provide every customer with the upmost best service was incredible. The young lads working there are a great... More 

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

Hi robertandselby Thank you for your very enthusiastic and positive review. Not all our customers notice that the waiting staff are young and learning and your comments are much appreciated. Your comments re the timing are also very welcome as at this busy time of year it tends to be the wait that people complain about which gives a very... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited for my Daughter's 1st birthday and the kids loved it. Staff were extremely helpful, restaurant was busy and really good fun & burgers were tasty. Well worth a visit if you want a burger and some fun for the kids.

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

Hi Steven C Thank you for reviewing Big Al's, and I am pleased you and your kids enjoyed the restaurant and thanks for the recommendation. More 

Bathgate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had both breakfast and dinner at Big ALS , both were exceptional good. Great value for money , quality of meal was great along with big portion sizes. The staff are superb and very attentive. We got told that there would be a wait for our meal however by ordering a starter together with a kids meal the wait... More 

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

Hi Andy W Thank you for your enthusiatic response and I am glad that you have confirmed that despite being advised there may be a wait your meal was served timeously. We also appreciate that you not only visited for breakfast but dinner as well. Linda and the staff look forward to yoU visiting again. More 

Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited Big Al's when we were staying in Calan Porter. The service was very slow and we had to wait about 1hr30mins for our food to be served. The music was very loud and quite annoying. The staff however were very nice and didn't mind talking to you. The food was good but I do not think it was... More 

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

Hi Emma C Thank you for submitting your review and I am sorry you were disappointed with the restaurant. There are however some points I would like to take the opportunity to respond to. I assume the restaurant was busy when you visited and I do appreciate you would have had a wait, however it was not 1hour 30mins as... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went for a simple meal with our girls. After over an hour waiting for food we walked out, which is something we dont do, but the service was really poor and we feel they just lost our order, but my daughter was really disappointed as she chose the restaurant for the night. You can do better Big Al!! We feel... More 

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

Hi andyms999 I get very frustrated when people post a bad review and do not detail alll the facts. When the restaurant is busy we are aware that the meals will take longer, as we cook to order, and we inform customers that they may have to wait or suggest they could book a table for another night. I have... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited Big Als 3 times in two weeks. The food was really good and made my Daughter Lydias birthday very special. Will defo be back next year, need to try the breakfasts next time.

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

Hi karen f Thank you for your kind words, and it is very pleasing to read a review where the reviewer appreciates the effort put in by Linda and the staff to make someones day that little bit more memorable. We look forward to you all visiting next year. I am not usually a breakfast person but would recommend the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went on Family holiday last August and visited Big Als 4 Times Staff were great and the food good the Grand kids loved it and the lady who was in charge was from a few miles from us in London ( east ) so we had a few nice chats about the old days

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

Hi paul m I am pleased you enjoyed your meals and chat at Big Al's and thank you for visiting 4 times. To keep you up to date the lady you spoke to is no longer anything to do with the restaurant. I hope this will not stop you from visiting us again the next time you are in Menorca. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A friend and I returned this year to the Ranch for a meal. We both had steaks and were not disappointed. The quality steak was cooked to perfection, exactly as we had asked and the fries, onion rings and salad were equally enjoyable and tasty. I had noticed the odd review before visiting which mentioned a wait, but the friendly... More 

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

Hi Jackie F Thank youfor the very positive review, and as a returning visitor, it adds weight to your review. As you visited very recently you would have experienced how busy the restaurant can get and I appreciate your comments re the long wait as not all visitors have your appreciation of this. Linda has passsed on your comments to... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good variety of meals to choose from and they also do cakes for special occasions which is one of reasons we went back on my brother in laws birthday. The cake was great as was the food and service on both occasions. Linda was very helpful when I was looking for a local Internet cafe so I could print my... More 

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

Hi Leigh M Thank you for reviewing our Restaurant and I am pleased that you enjoyed the experience on both occasions. Linda and the staff, the majority of whom are residents of Calan Porter, do wherever possible try and assist visitors with advice on the resort, on places to visit, where to buy things etc.we see this as just trying... More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Can't praise Big Al's enough......The food is gorgeous and great value for money. The atmosphere is lovely and everyone is friendly. Nothing was ever too much trouble., right down to making sure we had our taxi booked for our trip home. All of the staff were friendly and made sure we were happy with everything. The restraint is very popular... More 

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

Hi Alice C Thanks for the glowing review of Big Al's, and as I have said on several occasions it is reviews like this that make all the effort Linda and the staff, both front and rear of house, put in well worth it. I hope you will return and visit the restaurant in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 34971377809

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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