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“Nice place, good food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Estribo

El Estribo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Argentinean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Granada Nicaragua
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290 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Nice place, good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a meat place. I had the lamb chops and done to perfection....and a lot of it too. Good appetizers and salads as well.

Service got off a bit slow, but then was fine...may have been we just had a big rain storm and they needed to reopen outside. Waitstaff I had spoke English, but the menu is also in English.

I did not even look inside as nice day and watched the strollers and the water at an outside table.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Southend on Sea
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Super steaks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

We first visited here in April 2013, then September 2013, and then most recently in April 2014...each time we have been i have had the fillet and it has been superb! The ambience, atmosphere and decor of this restaurant all add to the experience - the staff are willing and attentive while not intrusive - and the food is great. I particularly like the creamed spinach and creamed sweetpotatoe. Most definitely worth a visit, we will certainly be going back when next in Sabinillas :)

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Binfield, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Everything about this restaurant is perfect from the table in the centre of the window providing a wonderful view over the sea to the amazing food and the excellent staff who conducted themselves in a thoroughly professional manner and at the same very friendly. We revisited this restaurant for a second night in a row as the first night was amazing and I'm glad to say it didn't disappoint!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tallinn, Estonia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“High prices for average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Lets start from positive.
This restaurant has an astonishing interior design. It doesn't feel at all that you are in Sabinillas! It offers very romantic ambience and is super stylish. Personnel was very friendly and attentive at the same time.
Ok now lets go to bad sides - food was not very good for the price we paid. My Argentinian pies were very dry and lacked any taste, the main course (chicken filled with plum) was extremely salty and despite me being hungry and massive portion, it was impossible to eat due to saltiness.
The dessert (ice cream) tasted synthetic due to cheap syrup which was used on top.
Thats a shame, as it could have been much more better...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“Tough Fillet Steak”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

We ate at El Estribo last Wednesday night. I started with Gambas Pil Pil which was very nice. I then ordered a Fillet Steak because I like my Steak to be tender and no fat. The Steak was tough and chewy and still had some fat attached. I have eaten Fillets in various steakhouses around the Coast and can honestly say that this was the most disappointing. How can Fillet be tough? Unless it was some other cut of meat! Lin had a Pasta dish that she said was excellent. I will not be going back here for a Steak.

Visited December 2013
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