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El Cantal Restaurant

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Avenida Isla de Formentera 16, 03710 Calpe, Spain
+34 965 83 28 30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank DCalexandre
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

Thank Jackie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank 1964SM
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Kirthster
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Donna L
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended so we decided to eat here despite it not having a terrace (in my mind a big negative) Service was extremely slow. Asides from that the paella didn't disappoint. It was not the best I've had but the rice was cooked 'al dente' and was tasty. Prices reasonable

2 Thank Sandra L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?