El Puerto Restaurant

El Puerto Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 16:3018:00 - 0:00
Mon
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 0:00
Tue
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 0:00
Wed
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 0:00
Thu
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 0:00
Fri
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 0:00
Sat
12:00 - 15:0017:00 - 0:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2018

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Local cuisine, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British
Is this restaurant on the water, or waterfront?
About
EL PUERTO RESTAURANT Perfect for lunch or dinner, especially on Sundays. A wide range of wine and beer at our 45 foot long bar. Overlooking the sea, with an enviable sun terrace, El Puerto is ideal for couples, families and friends alike. Full a la carte menu available, plus our great value fixed price lunches and dinners. Serving the finest locally-sourced seasonal ingredients cooked and finished in the perfect Galician style.
PRICE RANGE
£20 – £48
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Family style
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles660 reviews
Excellent
295
Very good
143
Average
91
Poor
69
Terrible
62
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Andrew
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Turned out to be a very expensive lunch. Over £40 a head with nothing but water. Assumed salad bowl came with the £30 lunch but charged £5 per bowl.
Written 29 March 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Review
Dec 2023 family
Nice historic Docks Building, which is a lovely setting for a restaurant with very good food. This was a Friday afternoon visit. It was very busy, we hadn't booked, but they managed to find us a table. The tables are quite close together where we were. This is a brasserie, so you go up and order from the board. I chose the monkfish with chilli, garlic and olive oil £20. We chose a side order of pots and brocoli, which were £4.50 each. The presentation was very good, cooked just right and tasted delicious. We chose a bottle of the Otonal Rioja white £22 which complimented the meal well. For desert, choose the cheesecake £7.50. The presentation was again very good, prepared just right and tasted very nice. The service was ok.
Written 20 December 2023
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Daydream167392
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
We are regular visitors. Atmosphere, food, and staff always fulfill expectations. Exceptional service from the manager, the waiters, the sommelier. Always impressed by the knowledge and friendly service of Darren behind the meat and fish counter!
Written 2 March 2024
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Wendy H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Darren on the food counter in El Puerto is absolutely excellent. He is very knowledgeable about all of the dishes and he is very polite and professional. I highly recommend Darren. He always gives 5 star service. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 1 March 2024
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Go690679
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Fantastic food as always - staff were very helpful, in particular Darren who took our order with a smile. Always very helpful when we are considering what to order.
Written 28 February 2024
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Jennifer W
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Fantastic staff and fantastic food. Darren, behind the counter, always recognises us and knows exactly what we like - a very warm welcome and food is exceptional.
Written 26 February 2024
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steve g
Penarth1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
El Puerto: Exceptional Customer Service by Darren and Bruno Darren always delivers exceptional customer service with a personal touch. Alongside Bruno's attentive care, each visit is a delightful experience. It's the perfect blend of culinary excellence and top-notch service, making Custom House a standout choice for dining."
Written 25 February 2024
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Gareth C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
I have always enjoyed the "counter" where you can view a fantastic delection of fresh produce, went for something different! Darren knowledge , advice and service was first class.
Written 20 February 2024
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Richard L
Bridgend2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
It's always a treat coming here. The food selection is amazing for all tastes, staff attentive always happy to oblige, love what you do..keep up the good work.
Written 17 February 2024
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Nathan E
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
For £34 fillet steak ordered medium I expected this to be properly cooked, not raw. As I had poured the sauce, realised halfway it was raw.
Written 16 February 2024
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Jason Mc
Birmingham14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
A really interesting restaurant. We were a bit cautious as it has had some negative reviews, however our experience was excellent. The restaurant was busy on a Sunday evening but we had booked in advance and were offered a couple of options for tables. The maitre de asked if we had been before and then explained the concept. It is pretty straightforward, your table has a number, you don’t get a menu, you go up to the fresh food counter and the menus is written on the boards, but more importantly you give your order and you pick you food from fresh, that piece of steak, those vegetables etc, they are then taken and cooked for you. You see exactly what you are going to eat, no vacuum packed ready meal here. The wait staff are attentive providing drinks and keeping on top of service. We had Lamb noisettes and the Veal, both with buttered potatoes and veg. The meals were well presented, piping hot and extremely tasty. A good portion size combined with quality food and great cooking, you can’t ask for more. We followed these with cheesecake and a sticky toffee pudding, again both were excellent. Is it cheap, no, not in comparison to a chain, but it’s not that much more and is really worth those extra few pounds. We would definitely come back.
Written 14 February 2024
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georgi66
Nes17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Used to be a go to place for us, food dishes have gone downhill in our opinion. Pork chops dry and half chicken was awful. Won't be returning again.
Written 8 November 2023
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Sarah T
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Head waiter so rude we left before ordering.Have eaten there before, no great shakes. We moved on and had a lovely evening. I am 56 and never had any cause to complain about a member of waiting staff before.
Written 30 August 2023
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mrs m
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Very good food and lovely staff and service. Every dish we had was beautifully cooked and the staff were welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed.
Written 27 August 2023
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bronwenseldridge
London34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Fantastic location in beautiful building, with a great buzz. Unfortunately the food didn't quite live up to expectations - the fish soup was bland and the hake nothing special, although the pork belly was very good. One of the party didn't receive their meal in time, but to be fair, their meal was refunded. Go for the fun and location - not necessarily for top notch food/value.
Written 28 July 2023
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