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$23 - $70
Mediterranean, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The food was delicious! We had lobster, paella and a tomahawk steak. My son got to grill his own steak and the lobster was to die for. The service was friendly and relaxed. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: August 2021
MIQUEL, Propietario at El Viejo Gallo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad to know that you liked the food and that yuou were well attended. Thanks very much por your opinion. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a joke! Sizes at "The Old Cock" do matter as the dishes are very well served! The food is classic Spanish food and the hot stone meat is fantastic! watch out when you order as you will for sure be full on your way...out! The staff is super friendly, and parking is very easy.More

Date of visit: August 2021
MIQUEL, Propietario at El Viejo Gallo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We try to put our grain of sand in the preservation of our traditional cuisine and we greatly appreciate your friendly comment. Hoping to see you again ....Thanks very much.

Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

Went here last night with the family, really lovely food and sangria so glad we chose this for my husbands birthday dinner. The food is lovely and the portions are massive, I ordered the seafood platter that could easily have fed two, my daughters fillet...steak was amazing and my husband had the acorn fed pork which he loved. Thank goodness we only had the bread and aioli to start! Good kids menu as well. The restaurant is really pretty inside with lots of plants and greenery. I’d defiantly go back and would recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
TRESM1512 P, Propietario at El Viejo Gallo, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2021

For our effort to achieve the satisfaction of our customers, we greatly appreciate your comment. Thanks very much. Hope to see you again

Reviewed July 22, 2021

Great menu and waiters, went twice as food really good. Steak and duck on a stone amazing. Lots of choice and complimentary shots at the end too

Date of visit: July 2021
TRESM1512 P, Propietario at El Viejo Gallo, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2021

We thank you very much your comment. We always try a correct attention and serve the best proximity products. Hope to see you again. All the best.

Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

Nice place with huge variety of dishes. Very large portions which make a goof price quality ratio. I don’t give 5 stars because we had to wait for more than 1 hour for the food.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed November 9, 2019

If you want to get an amazing grilled octopus and nice seafood this is the right place. I was just a bit disappointing with the service since the old man who seated us (Ahmed?) was a bit rude and very unwelcome but in the end...the order was fast and all the rest was good so we will come back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Had not been to this restaurant for two years. Food was very disappointing, two of us had lamb chops served on a cold plate and cold chips, no salad or vegetables absolutely no flavour from the meat. Service was ok., but very rude waiter. Some...of these waiters should not be serving food, it's like throwing food on to a conveyor belt instead of being friendly with the paying customers. Shall not be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019

Ahmed was friendly and greeted us warmly. From there our evening was amazing. He recommended a fantastic wine, which became 2 bottles very quickly. We ordered the fillet steak with a roquefort sauce. The steaks were some of the best we've had. No fat, big...thick chunky steaks cooked to perfection. Recommend this place to everyone. It caters for families, couples and everyone in between.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

Attended this restaurant as it looked lovely and the reviews were good. The setting is nice but I have no idea why the reviews are good. The moment my wife and I walked in we were left waiting for a table for 5 minutes without...any staff speaking to us. We should have walked out at this point. The place was half full so I’m not sure what took so long. Eventually we were shouted at from across the restaurant and a member of staff pointed at a table for us to sit at. Again another sign we should have left. We accidentally sat at the wrong one since he did point at it from a distance. We were told to move, again not sure why as it was full. It felt like we were an inconvenience for some reason. The lobster paella was ordered with dry rice. The gave as the wrong rice and the lobster was tasteless with little to no meat. It was dished for us with the rest being left on another table behind us, unable to reach with no staff coming over to provide us with the rest of our meal. The overall service was terrible the food was horrible. €60 for what was basically salty rice in gravy with a small amount of lobster. Would in no way recommend and will never return.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Superb food and service. Portions are very generous even had a starter as a main and was more than enough. Would totally recommend the goats cheese salad and ham croquettes. The specials are a must try too as one of the party had the lobster...which was amazing. Is a busy restaurant so would recommend booking in high season we were lucky to get a walk in table.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from welshtraveller007 | Reviewed this property |
We were literally staying a few hundred yards away -so if you are much further away I would be inclined to maybe ring them when you arrive on the island.
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El Viejo Gallo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5