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“good service and excellent food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Ceibo

El Ceibo
C/ Ramon De Moncada, 24, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
971694036
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Ranked #11 of 116 restaurants in Santa Ponsa
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Liverpool
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“good service and excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

food was fantastic, but you have to make a reservation.When you do make a reservation it may be wise to select your table if you want to eat outside, as we had to eat inside which can get quite hot.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“good food , poor atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

good food , especially the steaks.However we have often gone to this restaurant and they seem to make a point of not recognizing you, and are always rushing you through your courses, this does not make for an enjoyable relaxing evening.

Visited September 2012
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Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The Original and Best Grill In Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Some reviews look for flaws in grills, not great veg, lack of choice and that's the beauty of a forum like Trip Advisor. I'm not one of them.
A grill is about meat, which is after all why you choose to go, so let's concentrate on that. From a variety of Uruguayan cuts to locally sourced rabbit, El Ceibo with it's open wood grill and vibrant atmosphere is a real treat for carnivores of all nationalities and one I'll go back to again and again for the Skirt Steak alone.
Is it great for veg and sides, no, but it's truly great at what is does best. Meat.
With a really nice wine list (try the Macia Batle from the Island) to boot, it's as good now as when I first went 20 years ago.
As a tip though, try to book early and get a seat outside. Their method of cooking makes it a bit uncomfortably warm inside.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A big disappontment.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Dined here for a special occasion but were very disappointed. Appalling service, average food, mediocre wine list and we were rushed in and out the door in one hour.We were served by the oldest waiter there and he was rude and dismissive. We left no tip and didn't pay the 10% service charge which he said was a government tax- nowhere else in Santa Ponsa asked for this. Will not return there again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Monaghan, Monaghan, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Meat heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Gorgeous steaks could serve vegetable instead of salad! Very busy every night most of staff friendly can be a bit pretentious but have become less so over the years .Will go back

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