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El Fraile

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Calle Santiago | Los Nietos, 30383 Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 13 33 80
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Really good Sunday lunch , we visit the village 3 times a year and the food here is always good , but a couple of beers and a roast, it doesn't get much better.

Thank kevinbL6256ZP
Oldham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Excellent Sunday Lunch. Excellent Fish, chips and mushy peas every Friday night. Great food, great service and good value for money. Highly recommended.

Thank Edith F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Good quality food, and lovely bar / food service staff. We went on a road trip around this area. First time doing this so didn't know what to expect, I'm so glad we found this hidden gem because I myself am a fussy eater. Nothing was to much bother to the staff and it was family run so you could... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Having eaten here a few times over the past 5 year, the place is now under new management. In many ways thing have got better, the place is certainly a lot cleaner and the staff are both helpful and pleasant. However the food is not of the same standard provided by the previous owners. This may change over time, but... More 

Thank Ingy56
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

Whilst holidaying in La Manga again we went to El Fraile to reserve Sunday lunch, but was told there had been a change of management and chef/cook. As it was Friday we thought we'd try their fish & chips, but unfortunately it was mediocre, so didn't bother ordering for Sunday as they weren't serving carvery. Pity!

Thank Alexandra W
La Union (Southampton)
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went to bar recently and found that Hue and Carol have gone back to Ireland. New owners seemed OK, as they were quite busy we waited to order food. When our food arrived to be honest it was awfull. I think they will have to up their game to try and get even close to Hues cooking. Went back last... More 

Thank DaveandIrene10
Cartagena, Spain
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a lovely little bar to sit outside in the sun and have a drink.The Sunday Lunch here is one of, if not the best, in the area.Well worth a visit.

Thank willko699
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2014

This seems to be a little hidden gem, although it is british cooking, all the same it is excellent prices, portions, food & service. Hope the present owners continue to stay.

Thank Carol P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not only Sunday Lunches up to usual standard but also the meals during the week including the bbq first class , keep it up Huw and Carole

1 Thank ArthurGV
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

After more than 60€ of bill eating and drinking with a dozen of friends the owner refused us to charge our tablet for 5 min... Not one smile or not any friendly signs.... This establishment is not worth it at all. We came for a week and never had any sign of good willing... Run away from it !

2 Thank jvdv88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santiago | Los Nietos, 30383 Cartagena, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Region of Murcia  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +34 968 13 33 80

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?