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Paseo Faro del, 2, 35100, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 14 20 68
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go to the el senator each time we are in Gran Canaria (Faro) and always enjoy the food. The 'sizzling prawns' were stunning as a starter. The Wok Thai (chicken and prawn) was seriously tasty from start to end. Service was attentive and friendly. With a nice bottle of Rose white the bill was €98 (without desserts). Nice food... More 

Thank Philip N
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical Canarian / European Beach restuarant, but it does it rather well, standard of food Good, Tappas selection Fantastic and all with the waves lapping around you, we always start and finish our holidays here.

Thank Gordon L
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar is in a fabulous location overlooking the beach and sea, we had an amazing afternoon enjoying the sunshine and having a drink. Yes the bar is busy but the staff are very friendly and work very hard and lets face it why would you be impatient when you are sat in a beautiful place on holiday and there... More 

Thank wayside059
Devizes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location by the sea, clean but service very disappointing it's as if we were Invisible and the restaurant only had a few people there. No contact whatsoever I won't be going there again!

Thank janlovelock
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this bar, always busy, great sunsets. Staff a bit stressed at times as Bar always busy. But great vibe . Never ate here ,just cocktails every day of holiday.

Thank Neil B
Frankfurt, Germany
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the kids were going through their first surfing lesson on the beach next to the Faro Light House ( Maspalomas ) we popped into the El Senador to chill and have afternoon drinks . The place had loads of staff buzzing around the place serving the trade as it was coming in off the beach. Service was very quick,... More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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221 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in for lunch to this place. Had to spend some efforts to get some one to place the order, decided for local tap beer for drink. I got a flat beer, probably the barrel was open for some days!! Left with out having lunch!! Location - 8/10 Staff friendliness- 5/10 Quality of drink - 2/10 Service attitude- 3/10 Return... More 

Thank Anand R
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had a decent meal here with generally very good service. Some of the younger waiters were very friendly and helpful. However when we came to tip, we left a very generous tip for the younger waiters who had served us. But when a senior waiter came with the payment machine, he then snatched the tip off the table. He... More 

Thank Sandwellman
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Very bad service ... Will not return 😕 food not good ... Drinks full of ice .... Had to ask to order .. Waited ages for main course and then asked for bill and waited along time. Way nicer places to eat in front of Lopesan Costa Melonaras ...

Thank Kateanna1980
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a meal whilst on our Honeymoon. We were staying All Inclusive but like to go out for meals as it can get a bit boring eating in the Hotel every night. Unfortunately, the only good thing about this restaurant is the location - it is close to the beach with lovely sea views. However everything else... More 

Thank Kelly S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Faro del, 2, 35100, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Maspalomas
  • Phone Number: +34 928 14 20 68

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