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“Seafood platter for two was awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Carreton

El Carreton
Avenue de Gran Canaria, 23, 35100 Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain
928767028
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Ranked #102 of 304 Restaurants in Playa del Ingles
Price range: $1 - $21
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Seafood platter for two was awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

QWe walked down to this place from our hotel and what a gem. we loved this place. they took very good care of us and recommended wine. We shared a seafood platter and liked everything they brought us. the platter was clean in the end. we topped it off with ice cream and left with full bellies. Excellent choice.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“The worst service we have ever experienced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The service at this restaurant was disgraceful. The guy with the glasses treats tourists with complete disdain. When we asked for the menu del dia (which we heard about from 2 other holiday makers, who also commented on his bad attitude) he literally threw them at us saying loudly "only in Spanish". He would not help in any way explaining anything on it. We know he spoke good English since on the previous night, he had served us from the a la carte menu and was able to discuss items on it (he did not tell us about the much cheaper menu del dia however) He was surly that night too! The food was ok. We would never go back because of the appalling attitude of the waiter. If he is the owner, he obviously has too much money. If he is an employee there, then the owner needs to know this guy will eventually close the place down, unless of course they do not rely on tourists to keep them going.

  • Visited November 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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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canarias, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“how is this place in business??”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

just back from el carreton and its a place i wanted to visit for a while as always a few in it and a great smell of chargrilled steaks comming from the open front but what a mistake!! the waiting staff were all acting like it was there first night and no organisation just random waiters flapping about. ordered garlic bread for starters which didnt come and when our two well done steaks arrived they were sent back as soon as i could get some attention as med-rare was the correct description and who serves steak with rice and chips and mixed peas carrots and pasta pieces! the fillet itself was of low quality very chewy and texture was not what you would expect from fillet steak and as for the peppered sauce dont make me laugh not one peppercorn more like a thick mushroom soup! if that all wasnt enough a had some random lad walk in from the street and play an accordian in my ear, dreadfull place please avoid.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Malmo, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Abysmal service, we left.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Tried to get some food here on a business trip the 10:th of november. The seven of us were shown to a table situated under the air conditioning unit which was loud enough so that speaking to each other was difficult. Me being a vegetarian we asked the waiter what veggie options there were. The waiter suggested (at least I think he did, he only seemed to speak about 2 words of english) the salad from the starters menu, and when I asked if there was nothing else available he promptly disappeared from view and after feeling that we've been ignored for another few minutes (and getting seriously tired of the AC noise) we decided to leave.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“The best steak we have tasted on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had great steaks here, well cooked. The staff are lovely. If you want to see the whole menu (for those who don't just want the steakhouse) then look on the boards outside and ask for the menu you want as when you get in as otherwise you will just get the steakhouse folder of international menus. The Roquefort sauce was a bit heave by the end of the meal, but the steak was lovely and they are always surprised I think that not all British want their steaks incinerating!
Well worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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