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“One of the best !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Condor Restaurante

El Condor Restaurante
170 Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
(06) 757 5436
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Ranked #20 of 123 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“One of the best !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My partner had the good fortune to find El Condor while working in New Plymouth. It became a firm favourite and visited at least twice a week for the two months he was in New Plymouth. He couldn't praise the food and lovely staff (Paul and Cath) high enough. So when I had the opportunity of travelling to N.P. with him on a return visit it was the first restaurant he took me to. He was absolutely right........Friendly staff and super freshly cooked food...I couldn't find exactly what I wanted on the menu, Paul was kind enough to prepare a pasta dish especially for me, and it was delicious. Needless to say we went back 3 times in our 10 day stay.

Fabulous atmosphere, small and cozy great, food and lovely people who work very hard to make sure your time spent is memorable. Would rush back in a heartbeat, but sadly we are based in Singapore and there is nothing that comes even close here.

Thank you Paul and Cath for great times and great food. Such a pleasure, fondly remembered.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Dead as a door nail!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Interesting reading other reviews because you wonder what happened on your night. We were the only patrons dining in. Food acceptable - good pizza and an outstanding ice cream sundae with Bailey's but oh the service. 2 staff - a woman on reception and a man cooking. The woman spent the more than 1/2 hour on her cell phone and left the man to cook, answer phone and take orders from customers wanting take aways. She was upstairs peering over the balustrade to seeing if he was attending to phone etc.
It would have been too bad if we wanted anything or if we were not happy with our food because no one was interested in us at all.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Get in early”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Small and often booked out. Nice food, pleasant service, limited menu but still nice, only two staff

Visited December 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“A credit to the owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I travelled to New Plymouth from Christchurch. While there I dined with my sister at El Condor. I can't praise the owners enough. The atmosphere:cosy, warm, inviting, VERY friendly, the second your'e inside the door, all your stresses simply disappear..so relaxing. The food: well the food was out of this world for the price you pay...well worth every dollar. I'd dearly love this establishment, with the hubby and wife team to be in Hornby...I'd be there every day. Congrats Catherine and Paul....PLEASE bring El Condor and yourselves to Hornby.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Gluten Free Pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Condor makes lovely, interesting gluten free pizzas on a tasty crust. Each pizza is a little highly priced in comparison to other, fast food pizza but for a treat, it's nice that someone is making gluten free pizza for those of us who need it.

Visited September 2013
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