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El Carbon - Latin American Fusion and Chargrill Restaurant

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by Outrageous Jones (subscribe)
but you can just call me Ray. My life is full of great experiences, made better for sharing.
Published March 4th 2017
Pristine blue ocean view to ease the soul
Iberian cuisine finds its way to the prime position at Holdfast Shores.
El Carbon, Spanis, Restaurant, Glenelg, Holdfast Shores, Patawolonga
Pristine Blue View

A new Spanish Restaurant has been open for two months in what I consider the top position at Holdfast Shores at Glenelg on the leeward side of Sammy's iconic Fish Restaurant.

That means it is away from the prevailing winds, which we all know can be brutal in Adelaide, if taken over the whole seasonal year, and yet still facing north to gain a pleasant view of the coast, and the traditionally fascinating entrance to the Patawolonga.
El Carbon, Spanish, Restaurant, Glenelg, Holdfast Shores, Patawolonga
Patawolonga Entrance

El Carbon has fine wines, and expansive menu, and excellent, attentive staff willing to meet your every request.

I chose a good Beach Road Fiano and the Beef Skewers. The wine was dry, flinty even but entirely representative of the Fiano style.
El Carbon, Spanish, Restaurant, Glenelg, Holdfast Shores, Patawolonga
Tasty Spanish Cuisine

The food was good, not great, but I chose a lower priced item. It was tasty, and there was plenty, but the beef portions were a little too big, and not completely tender. But the presentation with rice and a Jalapeno Mustard dressing was lovely. I think next time I will choose something a little more Spanish, perhaps the Chorizo or Seafood.

And did I mention the view, gently shaded setting on the marina side of the restaurant strip, looking north along the pristine blue coast with the occasional motor launch in the channel on its way home?

So the verdict is I will be back, to find better menu options, and to enjoy the ambience of perhaps the best restaurant location in Adelaide.
El Carbon, Spanish, Restaurant, Glenelg, Holdfast Shores, Patawolonga
Extensive Menu Options

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Why? Spanish Food
Phone: (08) 8350 9574
Where: R02/12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg SA 5045
Cost: Mains $25-$45
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