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Steakhouse, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

Great neighbourhood restaurant, lively buzz and excellent food, great menu and wine options too. Service is friendly and efficient - a new favourite place!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

Popped in without a reservation (not the best idea) but the lovely lady at the desk helped and got us a table. Very pretty restaurant / tables very well presented. From then on it was really wonderful food (fillet steak / chicken tikka) and superb...service from 3 young fellas ... lovely way with them all. A cracking night / will be back ... thank you all !!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024 via mobile

Chateau briand - as tender as it gets Steak and fries, sauce bernaise and a salad on the side. All super well prepared. A bottle of Matarrromeo on the side - amazing. Super friendly and humorous staff

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening at this lovely cosy restaurant. The menu is great value and the food is top quality. We had delicious vol au vents then great steaks and mushroom stroganoff. The wine was well priced too. I highly recommend this lovely local...restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

Luxurious and tasty steaks. The restaurant is well decorated with a nice atmosphere. Plenty of choice on the menu as well as side dishes to go with your steak. There are also other options for for those wish not to opt for the steak option....I would recommending booking in advance as it tends to book up quickly.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

What an absolute pleasure it was for us to visit Justine and her team of wonderful staff . This hidden gem offers the best steaks , wines and service you could possibly wish for and all priced well within reason. We spent the whole evening...with them and didn’t want to leave , in fact , we were the last . We can’t recommend this place highly enough and the setting / atmosphere was absolutely fantastic. If you’re in and around this area you must visit ! You will be amazed. Ps tell Justine , Pamela and the boys, Ricardo sent you .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

The food was terrible! We have been there several times and each time the food was getting worse. Yesterday for dinner it was absolutely a disgrace! As starter we ordered mixed Tempura and the cook has no clue how to make a tempura, it was...like concrete!!! Never saw a thing like this!! For main course we ordered entrecot and the meat was without any flavor and the sauce Bernaise was disgusting! Bad Industrial! And the salmon was totally dry!! The steak tartare was without any flavor or salt and the meat was chewy! We had to give it back! The deserts industrial, but totally artificial. I don’t know, because it was Monday, might be that the chef was not around?? The service staff were friendly but the lady called Director was a waste of time and professionalism, she should better change the job, no idea about food and customer service!!! Never again!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

The food is good, but the service is BAD! The waiters appear once every 20min, without any particular interest to you, forgetting what you ordered. They don’t bother to ask how your experience was, rather, they are ready to bring you the bill but even...that lasts forever. If you don’t have a reservation, you will be seated somewhere in Siberia and neglected. How is that even possible that the restaurant with such long history has such a lousy service? Not going back!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Management response:Responded 9 September 2023

We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience. We try our best to give the best service we can. We always ask our clients if everything is going well and try to take care of everyone as best as we can, so we...More

Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

Reserving a table here is essential because this is a very popular Steak House. Located in Cancelada. Freiendly staff. Professional service. Opting for the three course menu for €24,50 is a good choice. For starters I would recommend the Chicken and Mushroom Vol au Vent...or the Chicken Wings with Curry Mayonnaise. For mains, the most popular choice was the Entrecote Steak that come with one side like chips or vegetables and one sauce like Black Pepper. Very nice indeed. The homemade desserts include tiramisu, cheescake and pancakes with icecream. We also ordered a nice chilled bottle of Savingion wine for €19,90. A very enjoyable evening. Gracias.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Great place to have lunch or dinner in the Marbella/Estepona area. Had a lovely lunch there in the patio full of plants. Food was great, included some vegetarian options, service was excellent and the atmosphere in general just perfect. Would really recommend going here!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023 via mobile

Tucked away, but so glad we found it, beautiful garden restaurant setting, great service and lovely food. Chicken wings to start followed by steak! Absolutely delicious. Will return.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023 via mobile

We went to el carnicero for Christmas eve and the food was amazing from the salmon carpaccio to the best meat on stone I have ever tried. The waiters were also very friendly and fast. 100% recommended.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 9 December 2022

We ate here on the 7th December and before we arrived I read some of the reviews on Tripadvisor which were far from complimentary. I can only write about my own experience, when we arrived we were greeted with a warm smile and quickly shown...to our table and throughout our meal ALL the staff we came into contact with were exceptionally friendly even walking us to the door as we left. Service levels were very acceptable and the quality of the food was excellent. We ate from the fixed menu at euro 23.90 for 3 courses which I might add does include steak, I would challenge anyone to show me a restaurant of this calibre at these prices. I might add that if as some have suggested this establishment is so poor how come it is still very popular some 30yrs since it opened? doesn't make any sense to me. We are all experiencing higher costs in fuel and food items, staffing must be a nightmare so why not cut them some slack and recognise their good points. By the way I have just asked for a reservation for the 10th DecemberMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 8 December 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at this restaurant. Reception staff was pleasant. We walked in without a reservation. She got us a table on this busy afternoon. Wait staff were friendly, efficient and attentive. We opted for the 3 course lunch special. The pate and prawn salad...with avocado were fresh and delicious. Mains were beef tenderloin and ribeye for a few extra $$. Both were tender, juicy and cooked as we requested. Generous portions. We ended our lunch with ice cream and tiramisu. Service was excellent. Staff cleared plates as needed and checked to make sure we were ok. Overall, a great lunch. We will be back for more.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2022 via mobile

Incredibly disappointed by the staff and service food was exceptionally good Where in particular headwaiters and staff absolutely ruined everything for evening

Date of visit: November 2022
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EL CARNICERO, Cancelada - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, El Carnicero offers takeaway services.

Yes, El Carnicero is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

El Carnicero is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4