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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

cannot fault the service the food the wine the atmosphere or the price will be going again very soon

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 1 November 2019

Once again we have been to our favourite restaurant. We have eaten all over the world in lots of different places, this is the best. Food is a very high standard and service excellent. It is incredible to watch the speed and professionalism of the...waiting staff. Whenever we have visitors, this is where we take them and we go as often as we can in between. As others have said, it’s a little difficult to find the first time but don’t give up, it’s worth it!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 October 2019

Food very good, LARGE RANGE OF TAPAS friendly helpful staff, very clean. Very large Restaurant, ideal for parties

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 9 October 2019

This one of our favourite restaurants. Genuine Spanish tapas cooked to order from the menu. 64 dishes to choose from! Mainly Spanish customers so you know that it is good quality and value for money..

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 24 July 2019

El Trovador was recommended to us by ex-pats. It took a little finding and isn't in the centre of Cartagena but is well worth seeking out. The decor is maybe a little past its best but there is plenty of space and a warm welcome...from the staff. Tapas is the order of the day and our waiter, Antonio, helped us choose the right selection. There was certainly enough dishes to satisfy everyone and even with a fussy eater we ate well. The tapas dishes were certainly authentic and definitely tasty. By the end of the evening we were all absolutely stuffed. As we left to walk back to the car the conversations went along the lines of "we'll go back there again!" - a great recommendation and we can only pass it on.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Staff are knowledgeable and attentive. Food very good and quick service. Reasonable costs. Love it and will come again soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Many locals were here, and I can see why. The food was very good, the prices were fair, and the service might have been the friendliest we had anywhere in Spain on this trip. Good variety of traditional Spanish food here, so you can't go...wrong.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

A nice spanish restaurant with tasty food and wine. Full of spanish eaters to confirm the quality of the food. The dishes are between 8 and 12 euros mostly. A place I would come back to if in Cartagena.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Can’t beat it, ask the Maitre d’ and he’ll send the Tapas & drinks over, agree the price and even sends me a cake, no stress and great food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The food was to notch here, friendly atmosphere, excellent portions and staff. La comida era de primera categoría aquí, ambiente agradable, excelentes porciones y personal. Gracias x

Date of visit: March 2018
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El Trovador is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4