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Restaurante El Cactus

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Paseo del faro, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. This place always looks busy so we were expecting good things. Waited 10 minutes for a table and once seated our order was taken quickly, for me medium rare steak and for boyfriend grilled fish. Within 10 minutes the completely wrong order arrived, sent back and we waited and waited and waited. During the 50 minutes we waited... More 

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Thank Debs111111
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another so-so average restaurant getting passing people in. The food is OK but nothing to get excited about. I cannot see it getting a lot of repeat business. There are better but if this is your thing give it a try.

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Thank derek61
Staines, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was OK, no more. Service was slow, restaurant not that busy. Had to repeat asking for missing items. On leaving having paid bill, we were chased down street for cost of missing glass of wine not appearing on bill. OK glass of wine had been missed, but surely it is down to the restaurant to get the bill correct,... More 

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Thank cliveh0lmes
Helsinki, Finland
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had a dinner at Cactus. Food was OK - nothing special, but it tasted well. One big plus is the location and view. You can enjoy your dinner/drinks etc, while watching beach and ocean waves.

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Thank Ardi O
Houston, Texas
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162 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stopped here on the way back from a long beach walk along the front, all the way from Maspalomas to San Agustin. Overall, this place was nice - good location, good service, with reasonable prices. We didn't eat here, but those that were eating appeared to enjoy their food. Our drinks were cold, fresh and delicious. Coffee was good... More 

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Thank Matt_UKTX
Leicester
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427 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We have called in here a few times when walking the beach. Drawn in by the friendly staff so been going back. We found it good for drinks but have not eaten there. Plenty of people having daytime snacks.

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Thank JBG1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Pleasant staff and food good,clean plates and cutlery and staff remembered you ,paella was good and mixed grill also a good selection

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Thank 305gill
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The worst paella of my life... Vomited all the night ! A real shame for a spanish restaurant. The service is also very slow.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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887 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 550 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is one of three restaurant/bars we like to frequent when walking along the Paseo Canaria down near the sand dunes. It has a really good location on a sunny corner where you can while away some time watching the world go by whilst enjoying a drink. Well worth a visit.

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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Thought I could not go wrong ordering paella unfortunately I did not enjoy the meal. It was made with american quick cooked rice. Very disappointed. Front of house staff work so hard to give a great experience. Make u comfortable and ingredients let them down. The meal would have had 4 stars if rice was correct....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo del faro, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Maspalomas  >  Playa del Ingles

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?