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“Wonderful restaurant, just "the wrong side of the church"”
Review of Restaurante El Paso - CLOSED

Restaurante El Paso
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Banstead, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant, just "the wrong side of the church"”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

After several visits to Altea, we reckon this is our all-time favourite restaurant, at least in the Old Town. Most of the tourist trade gravitates (deliberately or not) to the better-known restaurants 'downhill' from the church, such as Oustau (great but pricy) and d'els Artistes (over-rated), and El Paso definitely suffers from its location. We've never known it fully-booked, even in high season, so no need to pre-book unless you want to check on a particular dish. The food is magnificent, and the service impeccable: nothing is too much trouble, and the lady proprietor is one of the nicest restaurateurs we have ever met. You leave feeling like a friend rather than a client. She generally has some unusual dishes, such as game, but even the mainstream ones are cooked to perfection. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank John B
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Attentive service”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Limited menu choice and street side restaurant, but excellent food and service at a reasonable price

  • Visited July 2012
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nothing special and the beef tenderloin was from uncastrated bull.”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

We had a table on the street which was ok since it's a nice pedestrian street leading to the church. It all started well with a lobster salad that was really nice. Two of us had ordered tenderloin and one thought it tasted a little like liver. When we complained they tried to convince us that it was nothing wrong. Finally they admitted that it was from uncastrated bull which may taste a little like liver. They did however remove the tenderloin from the bill and somewhat helped themselves from a total disaster.

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1 Thank partybanan
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preston
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“masonic ten”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

having been to el paso restaurant on a previous occation traveling with the masonic ten. we were pleased to go back and sample the wondeful food Anna prepared for us. service100% food 100% wine 100% a must for anybody wanting to eat and enjoy a superb evening.
A recomendation not to be missed.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank mayrenparty
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preston
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“MASONIC10”
Reviewed April 5, 2011

a wonderful place to visit , the restaurante is awondeful experience the food is magnificent the service is second to none the owner and the girl who served us were brilliant .I would recomend this restaurante to anybody.

  • Visited April 2011
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3 Thank mayrenparty
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