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El Puerto Restaurant

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Marina, Penarth CF64 1TT, Wales
+44 29 2070 5551
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please be aware, the Turbot is not filleted, and is full of bones making it very difficult to eat. This is the one dish I would not recommend, However it did not spoil a fabulous lunch with good friends and wonderful service.

Thank Sharon W
Penarth, South Glamorgan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant! Its always our first choice for birthdays and special occasions. We would go more often if had the chance. The atmosphere is always lively and the food excellent. Pick your own piece of meat/fish from the counter, excellent quality foods, great blackboard menu choice and fabulous salad cart. I've never had a steak anywhere that beats... More 

Thank Joanne J
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of meat and fish. Went with a couple of friends and had a great evening. Food was awesome as usual.

Thank cymrumat
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last weekend for a birthday. The atmosphere was lively and the waiter we had was brilliantly funny! The food is great and the service is equally as good. It can be expensive but they have a two course offer in the evenings for £17 which is great! The restaurant is a bit out of the way but I... More 

Thank JessChong
Pontardawe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place with great views overlooking the barrage and Cardiff bay. The food was excellent, we had Sunday lunch - 2 beef dinners, 1 lamb and 1 chicken. The service was good, a little slow bringing the jug of water to accompany our glasses of wine. We'll definitely return!

Thank WTh0mas
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are fans of this restaurant and regularly go on a Sunday. However we have noticed that customer service is generally not as good. When asking for a table for two,we were told we would have to go upstairs as there were no tables free. There were an abundance of free tables and we didn't want to... More 

Thank iwilliams4
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

An extremely warm welcome awaited us on this quiet Friday lunchtime and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We were a pretty awkward lot, but we still had service with a smile. The food was excellent, based heavily around a fresh fish offering, but it isn't cheap. You're better off going for the set menu, which is OK... More 

Thank Lamabads
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Spacious rooms no menus you just go and select your food meat or fish very little choice of vegetables but food is excellent. Serving staff pleasant but not overly intrusive to a point of not being that interested but that was fine a like pricey but for special occasions great

Thank bl0ndie1962
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Another fantastic lunch, outstanding restaurant, Top service and amazing food and very reasonable priced for such quality food. I had the beef and a few had lamb 10/10 for all dishes. There was a table of 11 of us 4 of them were children, the reason I am writing about the children is due to a previous review stating about... More 

Thank 685ellie
Newport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited recently for Sunday lunch and I must admit the food was excellent. The only disappointment was that the service was very slow. We were told that the time of our booking (3pm) was in the middle of second service which was unfortunate. Fifteen minutes to wait for drinks alone was not good but it improve a little as... More 

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$67 - US$67
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina, Penarth CF64 1TT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2070 5551

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