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Review of Cancha II

Cancha II
Ranked #3 of 58 Restaurants in Sotogrande
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Marbella, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Lovely setting, nice ambiance and very polite and friendly staff but the food and service were disappointing. We ordered 3 steaks and 1 rack of lamb. First, we were left at the table with menus and wine list for over 30 minutes and had to call one of the few waiters over to take our order. Two of our three steaks came overcooked. The first was well overcooked and returned immediately. The second was just acceptable but poor quality steak and mostly left uneaten. They did not even ask how the lamb rack was to be cooked and it just came well done - grey rather than pink. Once the meals arrived we had to then search for a waiter to bring basic accompaniments such as mustard - all the time steaks going cold and frustration rising. During the meal and after finishing no one asked if we were happy or why one person had left most of his steak. My impression was that they had too few trained staff. This is surprising given the excellent reviews on this site and the fact that dinner here is more expensive than at many other restaurants. Perhaps we were just unlucky or they were having a staff problem.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Mike W
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great food ”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

What a superb restaurant right on the Cancha. A really excellent choice of starters, steaks and wine. The steaks cannot be bettered and the staff are extremely attentive and helpful. Whether an evening or Sunday lunch you will not be disappointed

Thank Bedeboy
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Miami, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I was in sotogrande to play polo. The city is wonderful for this . This restaurant is perfect after a polo cup. Perfect service , true asado and nice location . Taste local wine. Right price for a good diner

Thank marc r
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Sotogrande, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love ! Love ! Love !”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been both on a Sunday afternoon and on several evenings. During those occasions I had fantastic meals. The staff are very welcoming and great with my children (I took them on the Sunday for lunch). The venue is enchanting, especially at night - set looking out over the polo fields, floor to ceiling glass curtains. Gorgeous ! The food is amazing. For those who don't wish to eat a (very tasty!) piece of meat, there is always a variety of other dishes to choose from. My favourite starter to date is the tartaki tuna (seares tuna with ajo blanco) . The bife de chorizo is my favourite cut of beef and the most stunning (even in its simplicity) and delicate dessert I have ever eaten hands down has got to be the raspberry sorbet with cinnamon foam. Love love love this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Lovesteaksoto
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous food, service & location”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We went here on the last evening of our holiday. What a superb setting with beautiful views over the polo ground. The restaurant itself is lovely, with a great atmosphere. The staff were wonderful: attentive but not fussy & the food was sublime. Cannot recommend this place enough. Thank you Justo and the team.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Pantz1
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