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El Cantal Restaurant

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Calle Isla de Formentera 16, 03710 Calpe, Spain
+34 965 83 28 30
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Stratford Upon Avon
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Nine of us visited El Cantal for a birthday celebration and all of us thought the food, wine and service was excellent, despite the place being full, we cannot fault anything!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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180 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Spanish restaurant where you'll find a lot of spaniards. The food is outstanding and the view over the mediterranean and harbor are priceless.

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Thank DCalexandre
ElCantal R, Gerente at El Cantal Restaurant, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, le agradecemos que haya dedicado unos minutos de su tiempo para compartir su experiencia junto a nosotros. Nos... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you are close to Calp, definitely try that nice restaurant. You can park your car on the street easily. There is no parking place 😐. But reaaly nice view you can find and also great delicious foods. Pls have a reservation for window tables

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We shared a lobster and chicken paella which was cooked from scratch and more than enough for two. It tasted excellent and had a very nice bottle of white wine to go with it. Only small downside was a couple small pieces of the lobster had fallen into the paella but nothing really to worry about. The views were fantastic... More 

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Hola Peter! Nos alegra leer su crítica, gracias por dedicar unos minutos de su tiempo para registrar un comentario tan... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We visited three times in two weeks. The food was simple but very well cooked and was delicious on all of our visits. The Iberia ham and the calamari were great starters. The grilled sole was lovely with the curried rice and the entrecôte steak well seasoned served with chunky chips. The waiter was knowledgeable on the best wines, and... More 

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Thank Jackie M
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We have an early start tomorrow so didn't want to be late. However we thought there would be some other diners at 8pm! Not so in Spain. We went a la carte, my friend ordered garlic prawns and I had grilled squid. Warm rolls and alioli at no extra cost. Mains were sole meunière and sea bass stew with poached... More 

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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in here recently we started with a tasty mixed salad followed by lobster stew with potatoes it was really tasty we would definitely eat here again service was good

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Good quality fresh food served expertly. Book at weekends or you'll be disappointed. The octopus carpaccio is a dream. Recommended

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Poole
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The menu is mostly seafood but they do know their stuff. Food was amazing, lovely views, good service. It should have been packed! It was a Wednesday and off season though.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Husband not a fish lover so he chose restaurant. He had pate foie gras I had squid, followed by Pork fillets and Duck. The fish menu looked fab ( I was going to try that weekend) Sooo much delicious food but managed to squeeze in deserts, the wine was excellent service was excellent. Only disappointment was they were fully booked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Isla de Formentera 16, 03710 Calpe, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Alicante  >  Costa Blanca  >  Calpe
  • Phone Number: +34 965 83 28 30

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?