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El Carnicero

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews steak chicken tikka chateaubriand crepes set menu value for money great value last night top class plenty of choice quality of food visited this restaurant recommend this restaurant nice restaurant stone meat starters
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

We visited El Carnicero in Cancelada on the road to Estapona Spain last Friday evening. The staff and the front of house were extremely professional and polite the service was excellent . The food was amazing the meat was the best I have had in...years top class , thank you El Carnicero and the staff for a amazing evening and in these times you did a wonderful job , will be definitely returning.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2020

Thank you very much for your fantastic comment, better impossible, thank you to appreciate our restaurant, we do our best to give satisfaction to our clients with hight quality products at the best price. Thank you for trusting us in these difficult times for everyone....More

Reviewed August 9, 2020

Have been to this restaurant a few times and every time it gets better! It is however always busy...so best to book a table first if you can. Any form of steak is always a good option!

Date of visit: September 2019
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2020

Thank you for your fidelity, and for your very nice comment. Very good comment, better impossible. We hope so see you again soon

Reviewed August 5, 2020

Visited this restaurant on recommendation from our hotel staff. Wow what a find. The food was absolutely delicious, the best steak we have ever eaten. A really comfortable and chilled out place to go and eat. Staff very friendly and everything in place with social...distancing, cleanliness and hand sanitising. We felt very safe and well looked after. We will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2020

Thank you very much for your fantastic comment, better impossible, thank you to appreciate our restaurant, we do our best to give satisfaction to our clients with hight quality products at the best price. Thank you for trusting us in these difficult times for everyone....More

Reviewed March 10, 2020

We were a party of 8 that were on holiday to celebrate the 50th Birthday of one of our group. We had booked the restaurant before we flew out from the UK and had asked if it was possible for them to provide a birthday...cake. We were certainly not disappointed with the gorgeous cake/dessert that was provided. The meal was fantastic and the staff so helpful in every way. We were so impressed that we went back for dinner before we flew home again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Directeur général at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Hello Babs 1946, Many thqnks for your fantqstic coment, better impossible , it was a CHALLENGE to come back a the same day for the dinner , is is not usual : Brqvo !! Note to our clients : A nice place for the birthdays,...More

Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

I visited the restaurant to get a specific table, no 18 for a special occasion with friends visiting from the UK. Booking the table 30 hours beforehand for 8pm Tuesday 3rd March. On entering the restaurant at 7.55 pm on Tuesday evening I was informed...by a waiter that I could not have the table as the “boss” wanted it. Despite showing him the confirmation in his reservation book he refused to let me have the table. The restaurant had my telephone number so if there was any mistake with the booking they could have contacted me beforehand. I have been coming to Cancelada for the last five years and have had problems with this restaurant before, namely with indifferent service and incorrect billing. On this occasion, the issue with table 18 I can only describe as an appalling experience. We left and walked to El Legado, the service and food were excellent. Other places I have used are Cats Kitchen and La Casa de mi Abuela in Estepona, both of these provide good service and excellent beef. I have been involved in the hospitality business for twenty years and never experienced something like last night. I suspect some feeble excuse of communication error, nothing can be further from the truth, it certainly felt like an owner putting themselves above their customers! We’ll never go back there.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us. So it is sad to write that our experience wasn’t good the food was rushed and very overpriced. I ordered steak that was battered within an inch of its life and had no flavour, just came with a few...chips. Hubby order chicken tikka, why try and do something that Indian restaurants do perfectly. We left paying a very large bill for awful food! I would not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Director General at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

We love this restaurant with its “stone cooking” of steaks and chicken tikka and the lovely tempura prawns and vegetable starter. The wine is good and the staff are lovely. It’s a real treat every time we visit Cancelada and stay in Estepona. Their cold...meat platter starter is a wonderful sharing platter. Gets really busy at weekends with locals and holiday makers - booking advised!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Director General at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

Hola Karen B Thank you for your fidelity, and for your very nice comment. Very good comment, better impossible. Better to reserve, it is mose safety, including in the winter !! Thank you again for the details in your opinion. We wsh you a very...More

Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

We came here for dinner on our way back from Gibraltar. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were served with great care and experience. The food was spectacular. We had the Rib Eye steaks and we could have cut them...with our forks they were so tender and delicious. The crepes Grand Marnier for desert was also delicious. We’ll definitely be back to try other dishes before we leave the area. Thank you all for a wonderful gourmet experience👍❤️More

Date of visit: January 2020
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2020

Hello Big John Thank you very much for your fantastic comment, better impossible, thank you to apreciate our restaurant,, we do our best to give satisfaction to our clients with hiht quality products at the best price . We hope so see you again soon...More

Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Excellent meal once again. Quality of food and succulent steak never disappoints. Great value for the amount of food you get and have been coming here now for past 3 years and always impressed. Great service, nice atmosphere. Definitely a meat lovers paradise. Truly can...cut your steak with a butter knife. Birthday cake and song as well always a favorite with kids for celebrating a birthday. Gluten free friendly dining as well.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2019

Hello Rocky 27, Fantastic comment for us, many thanks to use your time for us, We are happy to see that you are coming for several years, thank you for your fidelity and also to apreciate our way to work. we do our best to...More

Reviewed December 12, 2019

A really lovely restaurant which is slightly more expensive but worth every penny. We opted for the set menu at 21.50 euros as this was superb value.Wine start at 20 euros a bottle though there was a fantastic selection.The food we chose was all wonderful...and I have rarely been so full but it was too good to leave. On leaving we were given a bottle of rose wine because we paid in cash.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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CARNICEROCANCELADA, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2019

Hello Keith h Many thanks for your fantastic comment. We are happy that you apreciated our restaurant so much and our fantasctic menu at 21.50 €, a 3 courses menu with a lot of choices , more than 20 , please note that all the...More

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Response from M1558VM | Reviewed this property |
Try The Robin Hood at el Pilar. I think they do one
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You should have insisted & asked for the owner or chef to come to the table.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Carnicero

  • Yes, El Carnicero offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, El Carnicero offers delivery 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: 3.5