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El Cartel

9.5/10
223
R. de São Paulo 27, 8100-687 LouléSee map

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Preset menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

Preset menus and drinks not included.

Available on the booked timeslot.

Restaurant menu

Chef Fabio Araujo
  • Average price €15
    Special request
Frango
€11.5
Yucatan
€14
Chilli Carne
€13
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Nuggets De Pollo
Starter
Tabla del Pablo
Trilogia mexicana
Tabla Diabla

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 223 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Charlotte S.
    Charlotte S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent night as always! Atmosphere, service and food fabulous and the margaritas went down so nicely! Thanks again for a fantastic night. We will be back again soon.

  2. Alex E.
    Alex E.
    • 18 reviews
    10/10

    First time trying El Cartel. Food and service were fantastic. Very authentic Mexican. Will definitely be returning.

  3. Dorothe S.
    Dorothe S.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Very nice atmosphere service perfect and the food very good. Something different then the portugees food what is good to but a change is what you need. I definitely come back.

  4. Julie R.
    Julie R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Very nice food, good choice and friendly service!

  5. Meghan B.
    Meghan B.
    • 5 reviews
    6.5/10

    The food here is, in my opinion, just average. It's definitely not what I would call 'authentic' Mexican food, however, it is well prepared and tasty. If I were to give some constructive feedback: homemade tortillas (corn tortillas) and tortilla chips and more seasoning and Mexican flavors (cilantro, jalapeno) would elevate the experience. Our favorite thing we ordered was actually the cheesecake - very good! As starters we had the tortilla chips and ceviche tacos. The tortilla chips are most definitely from a bag. The ceviche tacos were very vinegary, unfortunately. I ordered the shrimp enchilada as my main and enjoyed it (although I had to add my own hot sauce for more flavor). My margarita was just ok, it needed to be sweeter. My boyfriend didn't enjoy his chicken burrito, saying it was just average. The service was pretty good overall. The décor and atmosphere were what you can expect from your typical Mexican restaurant.

  6. David M.
    David M.
    • 8 reviews
    10/10

    Lovey night there. We went on a Monday when most other restaurants are closed, lovely atmosphere

  7. Julia L.
    Julia L.
    • 24 reviews
    9.5/10

    They knew immediately that we had made a reservation. The food was very good and the service was excellent! We will come back. Our friend who never had Mexican food were delighted.

  8. Lee D.
    Lee D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Really enjoyed the food and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. We had a great night thank you.

  9. Csaba L.
    Csaba L.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    Actually, this restaurant offered the best experience I have ever had through this app. Both the food and the service were outstanding. The shrimp dishes - the starter and the main course - are equally delicious. The tequila is really good quality as well. My overall rating is 10. I will definitely return to this place. Thanks guys!

  10. Wendy E.
    Wendy E.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Really friendly staff , efficient and helpful

  11. Tom L.
    Tom L.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great service, friendly atmosphere, good food. Worth paying a visit.

  12. Carla P.
    Carla P.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Local agradável. A repetir.

  13. Lindsay M.
    Lindsay M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Despite being in a Covid situation and we were wanting to eat early at 7:30pm there were still a fair few people and it made the atmosphere really nice. We could not have been welcomed any better and were looked after really well. The food was good, although I have had better, but at the price point was really good value for money. Will definitely go back and would; certainly recommend for couple (like us) or families.

  14. Margaret C.
    Margaret C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Our first time at el cartel in August 20, and as Mexican’s go this is top notch. Quality ingredients with great nachos, fab enchiladas, best ribeye since I got here and best the Mexican beer (Pacifico) and margaritas. All served by Fabio who is attentive and pleasant when answering specific questions from a foodie. Will be back many times! David

  15. Joana S.
    Joana S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, with excellent staff! Very good experience! I really recommend it for everyone who loves mexican food! At the end, they offer the best tequila shots ever! A perfect ending for a perfect night

  16. Ana Luisa G.
    Ana Luisa G.
    • 13 reviews
    10/10

    The food was tasty, have a mix starter that allows to taste different things! the margaritas are well done! The price is acceptable taking in consideration the quality and amount of food!

  17. Charlotte S.
    Charlotte S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Busy but safe distancing atmosphere and the waiter was very pleasant. Food as always exceptional and the margaritas were fabulous! One of our favs. Great value for money! We will be back again soon!

  18. Charlotte S.
    Charlotte S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Had a lovely meal and considering the current situation with covid-19 we felt very relaxed. Food was fantastic, service was very good and everyone was spaced out and distanced well. Highly recommend ????

  19. Pedro P.
    Pedro P.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Just go!!! Don’t waste any more time!!

  20. Margarida S.
    Margarida S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, great service and simple, but super atmosphere. Totally recommend ????

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More information

Opening time

Quarta a Segunda das 19:00 as 22:30

Closing time

Terça

How to get to the restaurant

R. de São Paulo 27, 8100-687, Loulé, Portugal

Features

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