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“The Original and Best Grill In Town”
Review of El Ceibo

El Ceibo
Ranked #21 of 171 Restaurants in Santa Ponsa
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Original and Best Grill In Town”
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
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Cork, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A big disappontment.”
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
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Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Meat heaven”
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

Visited September 2012
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County Durham
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“great”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

great food excellant service unless you got the old man he was miserable think he forgot customers keep him in a job!we went back twice

Visited September 2012
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Recent Visit”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

My wife and I dined here on my birthday. This is a fantastic south American style eating venue that specialises in tasty steaks. It is a little more pricy than the average nearby venues but worth every euro. It is very popular and we noticed it was full every night we walked past. Good quality Uruguan wine as well.

Visited September 2012
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