The best comments from our customers
Very nice meal and friendly staffSeen on the internet
It was my first time in Estepona visiting some friends and they recommended me El Carnicero. I'm glad they did! I really much enjoyed the entrecote black angus - high quality meat. My friend ordered the menu which was very worth it with nice shrimp croquettes and great steak with black pepper sauce. We enjoyed the lovely atmosphere in the terrasse. The staff was very friendly and recommended us good Spanish wine! Would definitely recommend and hope I hope to go back soon.
DeliciosoSeen on the internet
A wonderful restaurant. We passed early in our week away, and made it the destination for our final meal. We weren’t disappointed - great food, great service, and the sangria was amazing. Thank you to the kitchen staff and the front of house staff.
The best grill for steaks in andalucia Seen on the internet
Fantastic night out with our family, great service, great food, and a tremendous atmosphere. El Carnicero gets five stars from me.
Trip Advisor recommendations brought us here.Seen on the internet
Having seen the various reviews on Trip Advisor, we were expecting something special, and it was. It is very unassuming in its location, Cancelada is not a very picturesque village, and El Carnicero looks rather plain as a building. Inside it is very welcoming and elegant with that bit of luxury which promises something special. Parking outside is easy, though getting into Cancelada off the main road is a bit difficult at first. We had Tempura Gambas (Prawns and Vegetables deep fried in Tempura batter) with dips....delicious. Our Angus Chateaubriand was cooked on a stone and was absolutely perfect. Service was friendly and attentive, without being obtrusive. We went for a rather expensive choice from the menu, but there are more reasonable items. I can heartily recommend this restaurant. Couple June 2019, e116.00 including drinks, dessert and coffee.
Great food and great serviceSeen on the internet
We visited the restaurant as a party of 12. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend a visit if you're in the area.
A wonderful findSeen on the internet
Went there on our last night's holiday. We had struggled to find a restaurant that did not mainly concentrate on Fish which I don't eat and had really not enjoyed the meals during our holiday so to find this restaurant was a god send. Set menu (3 courses) for less then 20 euro, excellent choice, beautiful food.. portion sizes very big but I'm sure that suits many although no way we could eat it all! Lovely restaurant and staff. Would highly recommend
Great steakSeen on the internet
Had chateaubriand. It was great..Lovely place.friendly staff 12 of us and everyone loved food..management brought us some shots which was nice touch..thankyou
Beautiful foodSeen on the internet
Lovely setting outside, fast wait service, beautiful food, great price, €19 per person for 3 courses and they were lovely, I would only say, they bring you bread and dips which We assumed were free but unfortunately they are not, because you get so much for the starters and mains I would next time say no thank you to the addition as you won't need it, we were full by finishing the starter and main course. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, I don't don't why it isn't No1 in Cancelada Karen
Hidden GemSeen on the internet
Through the gates of this rather unobscure restaurant in a random location is a proper gem. This is a neat lovers paradise. BBQ inside. Top quality for everything we had. There was a big group of us and the meal, the wine and the service were excellent. We will build a holiday around returning to this restaurant. Can’t wait to go back. They’ve been doing what they do for over 20 years if I remember the signage correctly. I hope they don’t change anything. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.
Still greatSeen on the internet
5 stars - been going for years and still every time I go I love it more and more. Service and food is excellent and best of all the atmosphere.
Fantastic FoodSeen on the internet
We have eaten here on several occasions and we have not been disappointed. The food, service and atmosphere is lovely. The table d'hote (traditional) menu is well priced with a great choice to suit all tastes. I booked on-line through their Facebook page. They were very quick to get back to me with a reply when booking. All in all a great time.
FantasticSeen on the internet
Visited this restaurant last night after having booked online. I have been several times before but it must be 3 years ago since I was last there. The meal was fantastic we all chose from the a la carte and had starters and main courses. The portions are huge and next time we will have 2 starters between the 3 of us. We asked for a wine recommendation from the waitress and it was perfect and not the most expensive at all. It will become a regular restaurant again for us as we all enjoyed it so much. The staff are lovely and friendly and you are not rushed at all with tour food. A very pleasant evening. See you again soon.
Rigsby’s Favourite Seen on the internet
Came here with friends for the traditional evening set menu which was magnificent value for money at under €20 for 3 courses and great choices takes some beating. Lovely atmosphere good wine choices and all in all wonderful evening out.
Christmas daySeen on the internet
This was the ideal place to visit, whilst away from home. Could not fault the service, the food and kind hospitality. The food was exceptional and very reasonably priced
Tip topSeen on the internet
The hotel at Villa Cana recommended that we cross the A7 to Cancelada, as there were a few good restaurants there. The first time we visited a good restaurant, but as I only tend to leave reviews for particularly good (recommends) or particularly bad (warnings) restaurants, as, for better or for worse, we visit many many establishments featured on TripAdvisor, and I quite simply don't have the time to review them all, However on the second night we visited this fine restaurant, and all I can say, that if this isn't THE best value for money place we've ever visited, I am struggling to think of where beats it. Sometimes 'value for money' may mean damning a place by faint praise, but with great food, great staff, and a lovely atmosphere this would be excellent at any price. I was impressed by the fact that the waitress, when asked, recommended the cheapest Ribero Del Duero red on the list, and it was fantastic. We had the 'on offer' Chateaubriand for two, which you get to cook and season on a hot stone, accompanied by jacket potato and salad; absolutely superb. Everything else (fabulous bread, free digestives, etc) contributed to a wonderful dining experience, and, whilst we aren't on
Still fab after all these yearsSeen on the internet
Remember El Carnicero from 20 years ago and still think it's the best restaurant in the village. 19.95€ menu is brilliant and I still can't manage all 3 courses but the Irish coffee is a great substitute for dessert. Had the steak last night and it was perfect. If you like it on the med rare side ask for it done poco, it's just right. Look forward to many more visits
AwesomeSeen on the internet
Absolutely fantastic restaurant. I’ve been lucky enough to eat in some marvellous places over the years, and this is up there with the best. Warm welcome, great service, lovely ambiance, fantastic food, and all round awesome experience. And great value, too. We went twice during our 5 day stay, and if we come back it’ll be the first place we go. Can’t recommend highly enough! Special mention, by the way, to Souleymane, our waiter on both visits - top guy, and very good at his job.
FantasticSeen on the internet
Absolute brilliant restaurant who believe in ensuring the customer is well satisfied Fantastic service and brilliant food this place is a must My steak last night was absolutely stunning cooked to perfection and I reckon they gave me a fillet instead of a sirloin the taste and meat was that good a quality This place is an absolute must and the prices are super reasonable with the set menu including steak in it at 19.95 euros for three special courses Brought my sister and her friends . Visit to this place an absolute must Thanks for making our night last night
Family mealSeen on the internet
We visited the restaurant twice in September. Food amazing. Staff very efficient. Lovely setting. Will go again next year when we are back in Estapona.
Very goodSeen on the internet
Very good restaurant with an attractive menu suggestion for a good price. Perfect service in a nice pace for everyone. Recommended to make a reservation.
Another great visitSeen on the internet
Ive been here countless times and it's fantastic every occasion. This time a couple of us ordered from the set menu, great value and delious food. Great wine, fantastic service. Can't wait to go back. Get the carpaccio!!
A Gem in CanceladaSeen on the internet
Regularly visit El Carnicero and this time it was as good as always. The staff (Inez, Pamela, German to name but a few) were attentive and friendly and the food and wine were excellent. It is superb value and never disappoints! The Chateabriand is our favourite but all the meat dishes are fabulous.
The buffysSeen on the internet
NOTE TO THE BUFFYS . If you had the set menu then . I don’t know how you can criticise the meat . where else would you get a set menu for 20 euros . I hope you do stay away it leaves more special food for the more appreciative people
Fantastic Food and ServiceSeen on the internet
Table of 6 adults and 2 children, so we will start with the children's meals which we asked to come out with the starters and did so in good time we ordered them two spaghetti Bolognese one Bolognese could have fed 3 children the portions were Massive! which is always a good start. 3 had the wings with the curry sauce which were excellent 2 had the Spanish ham boards which were also massive and i had the gambas croquettes which were OK too much mash potato in them for me if im brutally honest but the flavour was still there. For our mains we all had the aberdeen angus steak which was sublime and perfectly cooked see included picture! for deserts we had 2 gran marnier 1 coffee 2 cheesecake and 1 ice cream all of which were spot on! All courses were fantastic and i cannot recommend this restaurant enough! If you get chance come and eat here!
Special occasionsSeen on the internet
We have lived in Spain for nearly 2 years and this is the place we head for on a Special occasion, or when we have visitors over. Our favourite is the Chateaubriand for two on the stone.
The buffysSeen on the internet
NOTE TO THE BUFFYS . If you had the set menu then . I don’t know how you can criticise the meat . where else would you get a set menu for 20 euros . I hope you do stay away it leaves more special food for the more appreciative people
OutstandingSeen on the internet
After reading some of the reviews we were a little apprehensive before visiting, but so glad we visited. This is a proper restaurant with linen napkins, table cloth not the paper ones you find in most. The service is fantastic, the food is superb and yet some how able to offer a varied set menu for only 19.90 euros. We could not fault anything and spent a lovely evening last night. We chose the melon and chicken croquettes for starters, both had the steak with cognac and peppercorn sauce and for dessert the lemon sorbet with cava was a perfect ending along with the free schnapps offered by the restaurant (nice touch). Yes there is a charge for the bread and olives,which maybe isn't for everyone but we've found this happens in many places and it is clearly mentioned on the menu and tbh it's a nice start to the meal. Don't hesitate and book yourself a visit, you will not be disappointed.
Lee LeatherSeen on the internet
A little more expensive than other restaurants but worth every penny. Don't cook at home but you cannot come here and not cook your own steak on the hot plate.. Superb restaurant
Consistently excellentSeen on the internet
We have been to this restaurant a few times over the last year, it never disappoints. The restaurant has a lovely ambience, great choice of food, really good value and efficient service. Friends who stay with us are always impressed.
Fabulous placeSeen on the internet
Dined here last night. Both chose set meal. Excellent quality and big portions.lovely fresh warm bread,fantastic attentive service, wonderful ambience. Would definitely recommend.
Best Little RestaurantSeen on the internet
Cannot sing its praises enough. This is a great restaurant for value and quality. Aged Iberico ham starter is fabulous. Steaks are amazing. Irish coffee and a bottle of vino to go if paying by cash. Amazing for c. Euro 20 per head.
Delicious food, excellent serviceSeen on the internet
Really lovely setting and excellent food. Pleasantly surprised with the pricing, we had a 3 course set menu for 20€ which was delicious. Big portions and wonderful service. Will definitely go again.
Great steakhouseSeen on the internet
This place offers a good menu and also has separate kids portions which is hard to find in nearby restaurants. The steaks were nice and the presentation is also very good. Felt being rushed though due to high turnaround of people coming in. Nice food anyway.
Amazing experienceSeen on the internet
Overall amazing experience at El Carnicero Grill. Went to have dinner there with some friends and ordered the Steak on Charcoal Grill which was 10/10. The sides and wine were also really good and the service was top notch! Super attentive and assertive the entire night. Highly recommend this place if you're looking for a nice dinner.
Great Food and ServiceSeen on the internet
Found the place very pleasant, especially if you dine outside on the patio. The three course meal was excellent value. Good selection of foods. The Angus Steak was really nice and good quality. At times the ingredients used on set menus aren’t the best quality, but not here. Staff friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this place.
Steak night in CanceladaSeen on the internet
A little gem. Fillet steak as you want it. Entrecôte good too. Butchers Choice starter scrumptious. Nice atmosphere, clean, friendly, all round nice evening had. Others had the chicken tikka - very tasty and well cooked and salmon. Even the Sangria was a bit interesting - nice and fruity! Easy to park - try it!
Great placeSeen on the internet
We went on Friday with another couple who had been before Absolutely loved the place We had the set menu which is great value for 20€. Note that bread is extra but is freshly baked Had avocado and prawns to start and I then had the entrecôte and my wife had the fillet which was a supplement of 5€ Finished off with a cheesecake You get complementary drinks at the end The food atmosphere and service were great and thought the night was good value Can’t wait to go back
Never disappointedSeen on the internet
As always we went for the thinly sliced filet steak. It is brought to the table raw and you cook it yourself on a hot marble stone brought to the table. Fantastic
GREAT FOOD !!! GREAT STAFF !!!Seen on the internet
We had 3 types of steak all cooked different ways everyone enjoyed them . I had a bbq fillet steak it was one of the best fillets I had . Good food good wine and lovely staff . We did not book I think it was lucky we were there just before the rush . It was my first and wont be my last time here . Prices are not the cheapest (for the area) but for the food you get its well worth it .
Simply the best restaurant in the Estepona areaSeen on the internet
Our 8th or 9th visit to El Carnicero. Had a Lovely family meal. Recommend the meat on the hot stone, not cheap but well worth the money.
Birthday mealSeen on the internet
I spent my birthday night here and we all had a fantastic meal. The restaurant has a lovely outside eating area. We all ate of the summer menu which was 3 courses for 20 euros. The food was amazing and we could not believe the value of this offer. I cant recommend this restaurant enough!
so good, we went twice on a three day visit!Seen on the internet
This was a lovely restaurant we were suggested to try during a three day visit to Costa del Sol while travelling through Spain and Portugal for a month in May. On arrival the four of us were welcomed (without a reservation) and offered a wonderful large round table tucked into a nice little corner on the patio, surrounded in lovely greenery, and with lovely crisp linens and comfy chairs...we marvelled at how we had gotten so lucky to have gotten such a nice table... and the restaurant was full! We then proceeded to thoroughly enjoy a magical night under the stars. We were offered a three course menu for 20 euro per person, and the selections were extensive and top end. Everything we ordered was fabulous, and then they topped off our evening by offering us complimentary digestifs to accompany our sublime dessert offerings. What a magical night under the stars! Wonderful friendly service from a great staff. We enjoyed it so much, that in trying to decide where to eat on our last night...
Saturday night mealSeen on the internet
Great value great food lovely staff. Best meal of the vacation so far. Have been before with wife but without child and really enjoyed. Tonight we had our 7 year old who only had some bread and a dessert. She very much enjoyed it too.
everything is true - great placeSeen on the internet
Bust during the week which is always a good sign especially in February We went for the set meal - one paid extra for the steak and what a good move that was - the best I have ever had Others had pasta and salad and all agreed the food was fantastic - house red was great Will definitely go back
ExcellentSeen on the internet
My sister and brother in law have be going to this restaurant for many years, Its my first time and there not wrong the service and the food is out standing, I sent my complement to the chef and am sending them again Thanks Chef.There were four of us and we all said that that was excellent food.The staff were very helpful and friendly
Fabulous food, fantastic atmosphere and service Seen on the internet
Visited with my husband and friends who had been there before. Lovely outside area with fairy lights and a lovely atmosphere. Very good value for money with a set menu for €19.50 for three courses. Includes steak. Desserts were fab too. Well worth a visit.
Great for a carnivoreSeen on the internet
Perfect evening for two of us. My third visit. I visit at least once a every time when in these parts. Loved the stakes & the wine. Appreciated the complementary lemon-cello/schnapps at the end of meal. The only reservation was artisan bread & dips were charged & delivered automatically without being asked. But overall experience still great.
Great midweek dinnerSeen on the internet
Lovely food, staff efficient. Good value for money. Enjoyed the carafe of limoncello and apple schnapps. Paid cash but didn’t get free bottle of wine ;0(
An Excellent Meal - so good we went twice!Seen on the internet
We were staying at Macdonald Villacana but the on-site restaurant was closed so we had to go 'out-side' to eat. The food and service here were excellent with a large and varied menu - the steaks are delicious!
So good we ate here twice!Seen on the internet
I don’t have a bad thing to say about this restaurant. The atmosphere was fantastic, the staff were efficient, helpful and charming but not in the way. They all appeared to work like a great team. The food was exceptional on both our visits(only 2 days apart)! The set menu of 3 courses offers a great variety of choices and the servings are large. At 20 euros a head it’s almost unbelievable that such great food can be done for this price. (Make sure you are hungry when you go)! A good selection of wine to go with the meal at a reasonable price. I had the entrecôte steak which was incredible. ( having since returned home and spoken to my brother in law, he said he had eaten here many years ago and it was his best steak ever)! I think that says it all. My mother had the salmon and said it was the best she had ever eaten. Don’t miss the opportunity to eat here. In fact if you can go twice!
A double visitSeen on the internet
This is a really good steak restaurant,but much more. The service was VERY good and attentive to the dinners dynamics,polite and inconspicuous. A 3 course menu offer for under€20 is a brilliant choice for those on a budget: the chef's knew how to cook a good steak,there is a good choice of other dishes as well.very busy at weekends so worth booking in advance.
Great RestaurantSeen on the internet
Enjoyed a lovely meal here and will go back for sure. Fillet steak and beef stew highly recommended. Great service and very relaxing. Well done!
Shame I had to shareSeen on the internet
Delightful restaurant. We visited with our son and daughter in law and I shared a chateaubriand with my son. It was delicious but felt obliged to let him have a bit extra. The chicken tikka my husband ordered exceeded expectations and the pork filet was also a big hit. We appreciated the carafe of limoncello and the free bottles of wine to take home too. Perfect evening Thank you
Very good. The steak wins everything! Seen on the internet
Absolutely loved this restaurant. The decor, the food the staff the wine. Just incredible. I had chicken wings to start which were different but tasty and then I had the steak with chips which was just divine. My partner had prawn pil pil which was not great, loads of big juicy plans but not hot and lacking in flavour. He had the salmon for mains which was tasty. The mains really made up for the not so amazing starters, but everything else was so great we left happy. The decor is fab also. Definitely will return.
One of the bestSeen on the internet
One of the best in the area- ive been eating here for 20 years and never once had a bad meal.. service is top class also. The steaks are to die for- we often go for the hot stone option, always good fun!
Enjoyed it very muchSeen on the internet
The staffs, the food and the ambient all are very good. on top of that you get a bottle of wine if you pay your bill in cash..
Family MealSeen on the internet
We used to visit the restaurant regularly, but the last few years the service and food seemed to have declined, however on this visit we decided to give it one final go. There seems to be new faces and the service now seems to be very good, the staff were very friendly and more than happy to help, service was attentive. We all chose different meals and were all very happy with our choices. We even received a complimentary bottle of wine at the end of our meal.
Simply stunningSeen on the internet
We have eaten here at least once every time we stay in Villacana. It is simply stunning and a carnivores heaven! The range of steak is stunning and always cooked to perfection. The set menu is incredible value at 19 euros. The staff are warm and attentive and knowledgeable on best cooking for your meat and happy to recommend when asked. There is also a great wine list too! We ate the butchers selection of dried meats, followed by a T-bone steak and piece of sirloin with baked potato. Daughter had the chicken tika with rice. To finish a shared tiramisu and cava lemon sorbet. Limoncello on the house to finish off a lovely evening! Thank you so much! Would recommend booking unless you don't mind sitting inside as this is always busy but worth it!
Great time with familySeen on the internet
We have been here for summer holidays with my family and we have enjoyed the meal, the ambiance and the great wine. The lamb and the angus steak, top 5 in this holidays
Great foodSeen on the internet
Steaks were really good and kids loved it too and when paying with cash they gave a decent bottle of wine to take home too
Great place to eat.Seen on the internet
Went here with family while staying in the area. Was very nice, great environment and staff were helpful. Good value preset menu and delicious steak. Good for children also. Recommended
It IS all about the foodSeen on the internet
Excellent service, great wine (need a decent red to appreciate the meat) but the food is excellent. Looks nothing from outside but as you walk in you enter a foodie oasis. A must
Good food for normal priceSeen on the internet
Food is good. Cambas pil pil is exellent, the best that I have ever eaten. Service is good. White table clothes make the place pretty but the atmosphere is relaxed. Allready second visit on this trip. Good place for friends, couples and familys.
Omg!!! The meet was amazing!Seen on the internet
highly recommend this restaurant. It is specialised in grilled meet hence its name. I got a menu for just 19 eur and was surprised to get such a delicious food for such a low price. The entrecôte I got was cooked to the perfection. The setting and the service were quite nice too.
Evening MealSeen on the internet
Excellent restaurant hidden away in a cosy little town. Don't be fooled by the exterior which could be taken as a little tacky,go inside and enjoy a wholesome value for money meal and excellent service with a little surprise at the end if you pay cash. We had Prawn avocado salad, chicken croquettes, Salmon/cream dill sauce,beef stew.
Good SteakSeen on the internet
First time on holiday in the Costa del Sol and have thought the reviews on TripAdvisor somewhat too good to be true. We decided therefore to give this place a try and weren't disappointed. The restaurant was modern and stylish and found the service very good too.My wife, daughter and I had the fillet steak with baked potato and pepper/bernaise sauce. and my son had the chicken tikka. The steaks were very good, not the absolute best I've had but good. We shared a couple of portions of cheesecake and it was very nice as well. Bill wasn't too bad but wasn't expecting a cheap meal having viewed the menu beforehand. I recommend giving this place a go if you fancy a good steak in stylish restaurant.
Great food.Seen on the internet
I go here quite regularly as I live locally and I have never been disappointed. The steaks in particular are fantastic.
A triumphant returnSeen on the internet
After a break of nearly 10 years from our previous visit to El Carnicero, it was an absolute pleasure to return. The restaurant now provides a set menu with a fantastic selection of dishes. Our party of 8 all found what they were looking for and that included the children. Great service, lovely evening setting and a complete pleasure. We will be back.
Worth a visit if in the areaSeen on the internet
I used to frequent this restaurant years ago but the service and value declined so I stopped. I heard things had changed so decided to see for myself. The staff were really friendly, the food was excellent. Note they do a 3 course menu for 19.50 which is really good value for money with a huge range to choose from. 1 word of warning drinks and extras are on the pricey side. You will be given bread and olives..these come in at eur 2 a head. A big bottle of water is about eur 6. G&T eur 9...
Great Great GreatSeen on the internet
We called here for dinner on the first night of our holiday and enjoyed it so much we returned a second time in 5 days the service was very good but the food was one of the best meals we have had in Spain.
Brilliant!Seen on the internet
Excellent, friendly service with a lovely ambience. The meat was exquisite, very nice wine and scrumptious desserts. Also good value for money if you opt for the set menu which includes a delicious array of dishes to choose from for only 19.90 euros. Definitely recommend! :)
Everything we expectedSeen on the internet
We all went for their 3 course July/August menu and were not disappointed. Good meat; steak, lamb, chicken were excellent. Good service and a great atmosphere. I'd recommend to everyone.
Pleasant decor & ambianceSeen on the internet
Very nice place found on TA. Not as traditional as some of the other local restaurants, I would say a little more upmarket. A very pleasant meal, good food & sangria. Good steaks. There is a meal deal of about €20 with a good selection of dishes. We sat outside, tables were smart & lighting gave a pleasant atmosphere. Worth a visit.
Simply a nice restaurantSeen on the internet
My girlfriend, daughter(3 years) dinner at El Carnicero. Very nice restaurant, great service and very tasteful food. I had black Angus Entrecot and cheese for desert. Steak perfektly cooked and tasteful. The cheese was good and suited the wine very good. They serviced us all very good. Would recomend this restaurant for anyone looking tasteful dinner at a nice location.
Birthday celebrationSeen on the internet
Very welcoming. We dined on the terrace which was most relaxing. Excellent menú as was the meal. We were served by very attentive and smiling staff. By paying cash and not credit card we were presented with a bottle of wine. Nice touch !
Great FindSeen on the internet
Only came here because the restaurant we were looking to visit was closed but so glad we did. Fantastic black pudding starter and the avocado & prawn salad was good too, the steaks were amazing and the lemon & cava sorbet a dream. A little pricey but well worth it. Service attentive but not hovering, patio dining romantic and cool. Could have done without the smokers whilst eating.
It's about more than food.Seen on the internet
A good restaurant is about more than good food, it's about food and ambiance and this place has both. Lovely food, all of it, and lovely staff make this, a bit out of the way restaurant well worth your visit. PS; the value of their set menu is outstanding.
great tapas lunchSeen on the internet
we came in for lunch, not so many people mid day, but nice relaxed atmosphere. we choose some random dishes from the menu and they where all great.
Superb RestaurantSeen on the internet
What a great little restaurant. Great ambience with really good food. The 3 course menu at 19.50 Euro is especially good value the Jamón de Reserva y Pan con Tomate is exceptional. Ate here a couple of times on my last visit to the area and will certainly return.
Simply magnificentSeen on the internet
This restaurant has always been one of my favourites since it first opened in 1993. The plus points: . Fantastic relaxing ambience . Extensive covered terrace ideal for al fresco dining . Attentive and friendly waiter service . Extensive a la carte menu . Good value 3 course menu of the day for €19.50 with plenty of choice . Fresh home-made bread straight from the oven (cover charge of €1.80/person) . All meat, poultry and fish courses cooked to perfection from the griddle . Generous portion sizes The negative points: . Lack of vegetable or salad dishes accompanying main course . Jug of sangria well over priced at €17
Food is so good went twice In a 5 night staySeen on the internet
Location, Food, Service, Value all 5 star. Been to this restaurant on many occasions and always perfect. Ribeye on the hot stone is the best steak on the planet.
THE SCOTTISH GLOBETROTTERSSeen on the internet
My wife and I ate here this evening for the first time. We did not have a reservation however the restaurant was not busy early on so we got a table without a problem though by the time we left it was filling up. Our order was taken quickly and I opted for the 3 course special menu at €19.90 while my wife had just one course from The a la carte menu. She chose the salmon in a dill sauce which was really tasty, well cooked and seasoned. My starter was the avocado and shrimp salad which was excellent. My main was a chicken curry with rice. The curry was rather bland with hardly any curry flavour and the chicken was dry. The sweet was ice cream with strawberries which rounded the meal off nicely. With one small beer and a Coke the bill came to €43 which was good value. If we are in the area again we would probably return.
A mustSeen on the internet
Excellent restaurant not just for beef but for everything on the menu.. A must when in the area, house red is the top! Unfortunately no longer offers typical after dinner liquor :-( but worth the visit regardless.
“Great value and great atmosphere”Seen on the internet
We have now been to this restaurant twice and on both occasions service has been very attentive and food excellent. We booked this time as it was a Saturday night and sat outside where the atmosphere was great. A mixture of families, couples and groups and despite it being a busy Saturday night, it was comfortable and the service was excellent. The 19.50 euro menu is excellent value and portion sizes are good. I am sure we will be back in the summer.
“A-MA-ZING!”Seen on the internet
Chateaubriand was on offer and it was AMAZING!!!!! The quality was fabulous and the service most friendly and we truly felt welcome! Many locals there too... You can sit both inside and outside on a beautiful courtyard terrace... What a GEM!
“Restaurant ”Seen on the internet
We arrived to the restaurant as we sow it on our way. One of the best surprise that I have had. I could definitely say that I eat the best meat dish I have ever had and the price was reasonable . Highly recommended restaurant.
“Holiday with the girls ! ”Seen on the internet
I went here with a few friends for dinner. The atmosphere was really nice, food was great, excellent value! The service was brilliant too, very friendly and helpful
“Quite possibly the best food I have ever eaten!”Seen on the internet
We arrived late on a Friday night without a reservation. The place was buzzing and thankfully they managed to fit us in. We chose a glass of the house sauvignon blanc and it was beautifully refreshing. The waiter brought over some beautiful crusty bread with olives and some tapinade. All were excellent I had the cauliflower soup, my husband had the french onion soup. Mine was definitely the winner. As was my main course, the poached seabream. I have truly never eaten such devinely cooked ever. Beautifully poached and seasoned. My husband had the entrecote and pronounced it very good. We had the tiramisu for dessert and it was lovely & light. All round, a fantastic find and very good value for money. I will definitely return when next in that part of the world!
“Never fails to deliver”Seen on the internet
The team at this restaurant are a delight. Om top of that our meal was delicious. The Creme du Dubarry (cauliflower soup) was beautifully served. The warm fresh loaf of bread soaked up what I couldn't scoop up with a spoon. As it was included I even had the tiramisu which was lovely & light but could have done with a bit more coffee liqueur.
“Great meal and wonderful atmosphere ”Seen on the internet
Three of us enjoyed a fabulous 3 course meal that was well-presented and perfectly prepared. We agreed that the Entrecôte that we all had was one of the best steaks we had enjoyed in a long time. Great staff in a busy place.
“Great Evening”Seen on the internet
Six of us were accomodated despite not making a prior booking on what was a busy evening. We all ate from the €20 set menu. 6 or 7 choices of starters/mains and sweets, prefaced by warm bread (gluten free for one of us). The friendly service, quality of food, and reasonably priced wines made for a great night out, and we will definitely be returning again & again.
“Estepona”Seen on the internet
Very good food and wine that we have really enjoyed. Friendly ambiance and pricing that make the place attactive!
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“Dinner 3 times in 1 week”Seen on the internet
I am embarrassed to say that we went to this restaurant three times in six days due to its convenient location relative to our hotel. Specialised in steak which is fantastic. I'm from Scotland so I'm no stranger to good beef but this is very good. The Iberico ham was delicious. Service was consistently good. Very friendly and efficient.
“Chateabriand ”Seen on the internet
We called here on are from the Airport. From October to March they have a good price on Chatuexbreind The Meat comes seared and then sliced at the table and you cook it yourself on a Hot plate it is gorgeous, the over all experience is fantastic. We enjoyed that much we went back on Thursday for the Rib eyed Steak done the same way.
“Fantastic Food”Seen on the internet
I have seen some of the ratings saying this place is expensive & there are cheaper places close by. We arrived on a Saturday night without a reservation, we were found a table straight away. Service was professional & efficient. Varied menu, both in terms of food & prices. You could get a 3 course set menu which included steak for 19.90€ We opted for a shared starter, fillet steak & sirloin steak & my Husband had a dessert. We also had a nice bottle of Rioja reserva. The food was Devine! Tasty, well presented & good portions. Definitely worth a visit!
Always openSeen on the internet
There are equally good restaurants in the village of Cancelada but some of them shut in the winter, or for this or that bank holiday. You can always rely on the Carnicero to be open and to provide good food and good service. Open late and no fuss even if you want to eat at pm. The steaks are really good.
Best in townSeen on the internet
Love the Carnicero! Always good food. Great steaks and delicious bread to all plates. Last time I was invited to a free dinner with Couscous Marrakech.
Always excellentSeen on the internet
We have been coming here for 18 years and we went last night and always service ,food and wine fantastic and great value. Lovely place always warm in the winter,friendly staff. Can recommend beef stew and flan de la Casa absolutely superb
A regular eating place when in townSeen on the internet
What can you other than the food says it all. We have used this place every years since we started using our timeshare form across the road. The food is excellent no matter what you choose, its specialism in my eyes is its steak but also you have to mention the fish. Salmon with Dill sauce is excellent. My only critisim if there is to be one is one member of staff needs to understand she is part of a service industry and being offhand with clients is no way to build relationships.
Most amazing SteakSeen on the internet
We were staying close by and honestly were not hopeful on a Monday night in such a small town. How wrong could we be! Had an amazing steak and also a very reasonable set price menu with nice house wine. We were so impressed we booked to come back on Wednesday as we then realized that there was an offer for Chateaubriand for 2 on Monday to Wed at only €18,50 each! and the best part was - you could cook it yourselves on a hot stone so it does not matter if you like it cooked differently! Lovely atmosphere and very nice staff too
Delicious Steak and Romantic SettingSeen on the internet
Really lovely meal in the outside area (try and book an outside table in advance if you can, much nicer!!) which had beautiful twinkling lights, beautiful trees .... a truly romantic setting. My husband and I ordered the black pudding and scallop starters which were very tasty, although my husband did say the black pudding was much better at Bogeguita Santa Maria which is located in the centre of Cancelada. We both obviously ordered steak for mains although there was plenty of choice if you wanted something else - fish, chicken, pork ..... We didn't order additional sides and we were glad as the portions of meat were more than adequate and we finished our meal absolutely full to the brim. Service was quick, polite but not overly friendly. Presentation was very good. There was a good sel
Great local, with good prices and fab food.Seen on the internet
As you walk in you are greeted buy a wonderful wine rack enclosed in glass. The restaurant is warm and cosy and with an open grill to one side of the restaurant you can see all the meat cooking action. The waiters are friendly and attentive. If the guests next to you order the meat you cook on the stone...... it can get very smoky and a bit smelly, but looks and sounds like they had fun. The set menu is great value and their is something for everyone ( veggies might struggle) but the clue is in the name it is a meat place. We will for sure be going back as everything was good and our old nanna only wanted one course as she does not eat a lot and she loves the French onion soup and they were happy to oblige.
Dining at El Carnicero.Seen on the internet
My wife and I really enjoyed our experience so much. We had a beautifully cooked dinner. It was all so well presented and served by a very attentive staff in such a gorgeous setting. We loved it and we will be back. Sadly, a three hour flight is required!
First class steakSeen on the internet
We went to this restaurant by accident as the other one we planned to go was not open on a Sunday. We didn't regret at all as this restaurant had very cozy atmosphere/ deco, first class steak, decent size too. We didn't manage to have dessert as it was too late for the kids but apparently from what we saw from the next tables they were delicious. We will definitely go back next time. Only down side was its a bit understaffed, but the staff were very friendly so I still give them 5 stars.
Great steaks, Great ambiance.Seen on the internet
A lovely restaurant with great ambiance, good food and service. A must for a good evening family meal. Gets five stars from me.
Perfect Sunday lunchSeen on the internet
Loved the place pretty garden great food, Sunday lunch you can have a "Sunday roast" if you wish. Not cheap but great quality
A wonderful indoor outdoor eatery service with great foodSeen on the internet
From entering to leaving this reataurant we were looked after in a grand manner without overpowwering us they wre just first class. The food was really good and reasonably priced and the wine cellar was amazing, I think they covered any type or alcohol percentage from 12.5 to 14.
Evening meal near Villacana timeshareSeen on the internet
This is a particularly pleasant restaurant/grill offering a quality choice set three course meal for less than 20 euros between October & May. All the staff were attentive and very professional. The quality of the food was second to none. We would strongly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.
Simply FantasticSeen on the internet
Ate here on the final night of our long weekend in Spain and it was simply fantastic. All of the boxes were ticked! It is a little more expensive but you get what you pay for. It was no dearer than a meal out in London. I can thoroughly recommend the the Ribeye on the hot stone. It was amazing.
Lovely Setting, Friendly StaffSeen on the internet
Had a nice lunch here choosing set menu, 3 courses, €19.90. Gazpacho was a highlight, and the prawn and avocado starter wasn't bad either. Our mains of sea bass and steak were cooked perfectly. We ordered a kids meal, chicken Milanese, but I'd suggest that young kids (18 months) could probably eat your meals. Staff was very friendly and super cute to the kids/toddlers in restaurant. I was looking forward to crepe with grand marnier, it was barely edible, over powered with alcohol. Chocolate mousse was yum. Coffee a bit pricey for spain.
Brilliant foodSeen on the internet
Lovely food! Incredibly tender meats - we had the 3 meats for 2 people cooked on lava stone! Wonderful food. Best steak ever.
Great mealSeen on the internet
We had the 3 course set menu for 19.50 euros. Starters were huge. The mains were really good. We had entrecot steak which was excellent and pork in roquefort also v good. Desserts equally good. Overall an excellent meal, good value and very good quality.
Fantastic Seen on the internet
Went for a fantastic meal with my partner enjoyed everything the food was heaven and the staff where the best I have ever seen the location is beautiful excellent service
Great atmosphere , lovely setting, worth a visitSeen on the internet
Visited El Carnicero twice on our recent break. Outdoor patio area is a really enjoyable place to dine at this time of year. Both times restaurant was busy, but service was good and attentive. First time we visited we both went for fixed price (19.50e) menu, get starter, main, and desert. Fresh bread whilst we picked from the menu was really fresh and tasty. Both had steak which was good size and good quality, came with fries or jacket. Would have been better if something else had been served with the dish to accompany the steak and fries. Starter of cold meat and bruschetta was superb. However, good value and enjoyable. Next time we both went from main menu and chose steak on hot stone. Great experience cooking from fresh, and, stone cooked meat piping hot and to our liking...
Fantastic eveningSeen on the internet
First impressions as we arrived were very good. We ordered from the three course menu at 19.50 Euros. We were so pleasantly surprised. The quality and quantity was excellent. I had avocado and prawn salad which was worthy of a main course. To follow the local beef stew with vegetables. Probably the best meal that I have had in Spain. A few extra little touches made for an excellent visit. The staff seemed a little aloof to start with but in actual fact were very attentive and helpful.
Recommended and so glad we were! ExcellentSeen on the internet
A friend regularly uses this restaurant and recommended us to visit and soooo glad we did. Delightful setting inside (although not obvius from outside), such attentive staff, helpful but not OTT. such lovely service. The menu.... well what choices! We opted for the set menu, which was such excellent value and again a vast choice - delicious. Definitely visit, we will visit again for sure. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Fantastic food and serviceSeen on the internet
The service was friendly and attentive. The food was great and also very reasonably priced. The interior decor is very cozy. It's a hidden gem. Fantastic dining experience!
Posted on our FacebookSeen on the internet
Cosy ambiance all year round, friendly staff, good variety of food overall and spectacular meat prepared on charcoal grill. Correct prices and attractive wine cellar at democratic prices. Always a relaxing place to go to for dinner or lunch. A true value in Estepona.
Axel Van Hellemont19/04/2016
Another great mealSeen on the internet
Re visited The Carnicero again on our last night in Spain we sat outside in the garden, food was lovely and the staff were great, attentive and professional, they gave us complimentary drinks and also a bottle of wine for paying cash, could not fault it well worth a visit.
Excellent SteakSeen on the internet
We visited last Saturday evening, the atmosphere is inviting, the staff are friendly but very professional. We chose the 19.50 euros menu, Gambas al pil pil, entrecôte steak with a fluffy jacket potato, followed by the most delicious homemade chocolate mousse, which I couldn't finish....truly amazing restaurant!, Definitely recommend it, thank you, we will re visit soon!
Great food in lovely surroundingsSeen on the internet
Fantastic food, great service and great value, we visit every time we are in the area. We find the reception is always friendly and the food is consistently good. The outside seating area is really nice and they cater well for large parties. There always seems to be a large group or two when we go. We stay in Albayalde just across the road so we can walk easily but if you drive its easy to find and there is lots of parking.
What a delight!Seen on the internet
we were staying at an expensive hotel nearby but had a wander out. What a find! I was drawn in by the pretty gardens and courtyard full of fairy lights. Inside (it was cold weather) was just as beautiful. The whole experience was faultless. I'm going to tick fine dining prices but you get what you pay for here. Romantic and delightful. excellent food and wine. A shame it's not in fuengirola near my apartment.
"WOW Delicious" !!!!Seen on the internet
Fantastic food, Super service, Great value. Within a few minutes our drinks order had been taken and a delicious loaf of bread and dips had been served. We had the special 3 course menu for under 20 euros, gambas pil pil to start followed by Chicken Tikka on a stone with rice and to finish sorbet with Cava for desert, in all it was delicious and the chicken Was so tender, highly recommend this. We would definitely return. This is the best restaurant we have been to while staying in the area.
Genuin food experiencesSeen on the internet
This is a genuin Spanish food experience. Not only perfect meat but also chocken And other dishes. Wonderful fresh bread are always served.
Lovely food great staffSeen on the internet
We stayed near by for Christmas and found this gem! Menu 3 courses €19.90 great value for money, we came here twice. First visit we had onion soup and pil pil prawns as starters lovely, both had entrecôte steaks which were fab ! Irish coffee and ice cream, second visit I had chicken tikka which was amazing as was the grand mariner crepe! All in all a jolly good restaurant
Consistently goodSeen on the internet
Went to this lovely little restaurant twice this summer and enjoyed great food and really nice friendly service. Tried the steak on the first visit and the melt in your mouth beef stew on the second. It was unusually cold so we eat inside and the stew was very welcomed. Superb food all round well done El Carnicero!!
Excellent mealSeen on the internet
Unbelievable value for superb food, stunning, tasty and very well presented. With attentive staff without being in your face. All round fantastic evening thanks so much!!
As good as it getsSeen on the internet
We first visited El Carnicero in 1999 and I can honestly say we have never been disappointed. This visit was no exception, the steak was perfect, the staff attentive and sitting out in the patio area was just magical. This place is great for couples, friends, families and even a solo diner. Great value for money and I would recommend it to everyone.
good food but rude staffSeen on the internet
the food was quite nice however upon or arrival we asked for a table for three and was instantly told in a rude manner to go over there and wait. Then rudely marched over to a table. the food was good but the younger staff were quite rude chatting and laughing with each other and when my daughter asked them where the toilet was they just burst out in a fit of giggles. the older lady was polite and attentive but was having to do the work of the others chatting. even though the food was nice we will not be returning
Very goodSeen on the internet
Nice setting good quality food. They offer a value menu 3 courses, good steak and nice fish. Nice traditional Spanish and European cuisine.
Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere very attentive staffSeen on the internet
Me and 3 friends recently visited El Carbicero for my birthday meal. The food was just wonderful and the staff were so lovely and attentive. We all had the set menu which is incredible value at €20. We all decided to share starters and we all decided that the gambas pil pil was our favourite. It was delicious. We then all had steak for main and they were equally as great. Only down side was their size. They were huge! This was only a down side ad we'd filled up on the bread and starters that we'd had before. Whilst waiting to order pudding the waitress had obviously overheard us talking about it being my birthday. She came over with a tiramisu with candles in and her and some of the other
Had another very nice evening lovely hidden gemSeen on the internet
Had a lovely time before so I thought we would try again. Very pleased that we did. The food was very nice, the service was very good, the food was very nice. The restaurant was nice and clean. Very reasonably priced menu. Well worth a visit and we will definitely be back again for more.
Excellent mealSeen on the internet
We have been to the Marbella area many times and eaten in a variety of restaurants, we found El Carnicero by chance and had one of the best meals we have ever had . Great 3 course meal for €19:50, pil pil prawns to start followed by Chicken Tikka on the stone with rice and sorbet with Cava for desert, in all it was delicious and the chicken Was so tender, highly recommend this
Family favouriteSeen on the internet
As a family we visit this restaurant every time we are in Cancelada. We have always been very happy with their service & food. On this occasion, a Monday night the restaurant was quiet busy & the service reflected this. We were a party of 7 all ordering from the set menu so pretty straight forward but our daughter seemed to be constantly forgotten & we had to remind them 3 or 4 times to bring her her order. Having said that the food is exceptionally good value, tastes lovely & is always hot. We will be back!!!!
Worth a visitSeen on the internet
Great restaurant we enjoyed a lovely meal here, service and food very good. The chateaubriand was one of the best we have had and the creamed spinach was fantastic
Excellent.Seen on the internet
I have been coming here for years and it never fails to impress. Excellent quality food,presented beautifully. Excellent service too. You can choose from the a la carte menu or they have a set menu for about 20€ which is great value for three courses. The outdoor seating area is lovely or you can sit in the air conditioned restaurant if it gets too hot! Thoroughly recommend it!
Great meat as alwaysSeen on the internet
We went with the intention of having the mixed meats which you cook on the table yourself. We looked at the menu and ordered what we thought was the Irish beef option of that. What we got was a beautiful chateaubriand cooked rare with a stone to cook a bit more if wanted. It was brought to the table on a mini charcoal burner. It was great and we would thoroughly recommend it. We had gamba Pil Pil to start which was medium spicy. Just nice. We always go once while we are here and have yet to be disappointed.
Always GoodSeen on the internet
We went there twice during our week in July. We have also been a few times before in previous years and it was pleasing to go back to and to find that it is just as good as it always has been. This place is a meat eaters heaven in this town. Now I like my vegetables and have even been known to shun meat for several weeks but this goes out the window when you get here. The first meal I had was from the A La Carte menu which was Suckling Pig as the main and morcillas for the starter. This is what pigs are born for! We returned 2-3 days later and I had a steak. For this one they offer a 3 course cut down menu for 20 euros per person and that is astonishing value I can assure you. By the way the wines are good too.
Consistently good food over the yearsSeen on the internet
Well worth a visit ..extensive menu .. Great set menu Beautiful outdoor seating And now very good service Meet in the stone is always popular with my family !! Also the White lady dessert Great after dinner drinks in the house too!! Make sure you book
FaultlessSeen on the internet
A return visit and no disapointment - standards have been maintained. The menu is extensive and excellent. The recommended wine on the table was a perfect accompaniment to the meal. Service is just superb - friendly and efficient with warmth. Value for money is still surprising - a three course meal from the a la carte menu with wine and coffee is less than 50 euros per person. Looking forward to the next visit already!!
Excellent restaurantSeen on the internet
Very good food and service. The special menu st €19.50 is excellent value. We have booked to go again this holiday.
Yummy food and lovely settingSeen on the internet
This is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting. It has a very good for value 3 course menu for approx. 19 euro. However we did find out after this does not include tax and that is added on at the end. Still very good value for money. The food was very very tasty though with very good portions and plenty of choice. The service was excellent! Would highly recommend!!
Lovely restaurantSeen on the internet
The food is totally amazing - can totally recommend the steak. It's a bit pricier than other restaurants in the area but is totally worth it as the quality of food is amazing. Great service and a varied menu to choose from. There's also a seating area outside for the warm summer months.
Meat lovers place!Seen on the internet
Love the black pudding here and of course the steak-bit too hot inside in the summer-don't like to eat inside when it's hot
As good as always - great foodSeen on the internet
The set menu is excellent value but stops us having the great steak! Lovely outside sitting area. Nice wine, nice staff.
Nice foodSeen on the internet
we were recommended to to to this restaurant by other locals. Nice deco, good homemade bread. Nice food. The other reviews talk about this being a chain and that the food is made in a factory. Well for two menus and a bottle of wine , which was very nice for €70 including the tip. I would go again, as the food was good, hot and tasty. As you know what you will pay you can go or not.
Great meatSeen on the internet
We went on a rainy afternoon nice warm atmosphere cosmopolitan clientele very good meat. Wil definitely go again