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“A unique restaurant it's almost like family :)”

Restaurante El Golfo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 24, 2013

So, it all started almost 40 years ago when my dad-in-law began to visit Puerto del Carmen with his family. There they met Santi and Maria, the owners of 'El Golfo' and my dad-in-law became so fond of this place that he's been going there many times a year for...yeah, almost 40 years now. I met them for the first time about 4 years ago and immediately fell in love with this restaurant. The atmosphere is something special and the decor is very unique. You can spend hours looking at all the plaques hanging on the wall which they've received as gifts from happy customers from all over the world. Santi and his wife Maria are so heartwarming, so nice and friendly. In Denmark we would call them 'hyggelig' :) the food is very nice, I enjoy a 'grilled sole' every time we go there. Their meat is also very tasty. And as you may guess, the service is friendly and warm :)
Price, quality and quantity go good together, overall this is a nice little family business with the most loving hosts - looking forward to see you again, Santi and Maria :)

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Thank Gitte V
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our family loved this restaurant which is run by a family...They are so nice and polite...Nothing was too much trouble for them. We ate their 5 nights out of 14 which shows how much we enjoyed it. The Steaks are to die for....There is a 3 course meal which is served with Water or Wine for 12.50....Very affordable....Loved it. We'll be back next year...Bon appetit

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

What a hidden gem this place is - Situated on the road down from biosphere shopping centre to old town on left hand side. There is also a sign that says Santi's. We ate here 3 times on this trip and could not find fault in any of the food. This is a family run business and has stood the test of time due to the hospitality shown- no need for a tout on the pavement says it al to me! Put this little gem on you list of places to eat you will not be disappointed.

1  Thank Cazza3O
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great local place, cheap, friendly family owned. Try the specials! There's a reason they've been there 37 years.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

just back last night. We have been using this restaurant for over 20yrs and are well known to Santi, Maria and Renata. Although Pepe has taken over from Manolo as Head chef the standard of food is always 1st class. Agree with all other comments below and El Golfo is a significant reason for us to come back year on year. If you haven't already tried the mixed fish platter, do yourself a favour you wont be disappointed! Enclose a picture of the "boss"

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