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Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford

4.2
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£25 and under
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Spanish

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Carmona is an open-plan Steak and Tapas Restaurant , the perfect spot to stop for lunch or dinner to enjoy the best, authentic taste of Spanish cuisine this side of the Mediterranean, and Argentine Steaks. Experience a ‘bite’ of Spain and Argentina in Guildford.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 113 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
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4.0
ambience
3.9
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Franki
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great. The food maybe came out a little too quickly but otherwise the quality and taste was brilliant. Highly recommend going - and get the Sangria too!

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Surreygardener
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, steaks cooked to perfection. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Restaurant was almost empty, so I hope the same would be possible if it was more busy! But certainly look forward to going back.

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Jrb399
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went on the extended Eat out to help out. The steak was lovely but only came with one side so either chips OR salad which I felt was not good value. The chips were poor quality kebab shop type ones. There was a large group blatantly altogether split across two tables with a small gap between, one of whom was coughing a lot and kept wandering around to go outside for a cigarette. Service was good. Would not return without the deal as despite lovely steak would be too expensive for me and sadly not covid safe. Whilst much of the problem lies with customers not playing by the rules, the restaurant could have done more.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steaks, we had the platter with various steak types. Perfectly cooked, we like medium rare and they were all cooked to perfection. Only down point was no draught beers/lager, but that was probably due C19.

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food with excellent service, particularly the young chap who served us, as he was happy to be serving post lockdown.

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EmmaF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was great and enjoyed a perfectly cooked steak and the churros were delicious too!

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Responded 5 days ago

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RoryH
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was even better. The lamb cutlets were sublime!!!!

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Responded 5 days ago

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NickH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food in a relaxed environment. Highly recommended.

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Responded 5 days ago

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GlasgowCeltic
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great selection. Great service. We will definitely be going back.

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AnnaJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and delicious food yet again! Love this restaurant.

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Responded 5 days ago

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NicolaC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food, great service... decor a bit iffy but we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food was perfect! We both loved it will be returning!! Staff were quick and really nice

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FSJo
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went here during eat out to help out. Very good service originally, but went down a bit when it got busy and had to keep catching people attention. Two of us shared some tapas and the other three had steak. The steak was great, and cooked as requested. We weren’t a big fan of the tapas, calamari was originally over salted and over cooked but was quickly replaced when we complained. Tapas was ok, but would be better at a tapas restaurant, think here is better for the steak. Overall was an ok evening, but thank you for your hospitality.

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Robertb
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was not great, price very high for what it is, better tapas in guildford around the corner

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JaniceH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We have been to Carmona twice since lockdown finished and both times the food has been very nice but the service is WAY too slow. Last Friday, we booked a table at 6pm, ordered food at 6:15pm and we got our food at 7:05pm. The waiters are lovely but the kitchen is far too slow, they need to get much better at managing time. It's only half full at the moment because of social distancing restrictions so there is no excuse to be so slow. It's a shame because the food is really good.

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 25, 2020

thank you for your comment : specially for the social distancing and all safety precaution we take for delivery nice fresh and safe product to your table , the service can be slower than before , that is why we ask all customers to have patience and enjoy your stay in the table with the people you love. all our dishes are have fresh ingredients and cook on time to the table .

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askabusyperson
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well organised. In the current climate, we felt safe & suitably away from other diners. The waitress was very helpful & explained how we should order tapas (never having had it before). Food was delicious. We actually ordered too much, so will know to order less next time, but it was really lovely. A most enjoyable evening.

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 25, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

nice atmosphere and good food, really nice for a date.

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 25, 2020

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Alyapp
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing steaks! Not cheap dinner but well worth money..

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 25, 2020

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BrunoC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We decided not to go as the staff were not wearing face masks. This is a concern during a pandemic. One of our favourite restaurants in town but will not attend anything establishment if not Covid Safe. Best wishes

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 19, 2020

Dear B: We are taking all precaution in the restaurant , sanitising everything is touchable , with disposable elements , menu, condiments, etc, our staff has daily control of temperature and social distancing in the work place. plenty of alcohol in gel for every single area in the restaurant , face coverings are not required in restaurants with table services as you will have in a room with other 50 with mask . We have great spacious , with a very tall roff and great ventilation system .

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FionaC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here and our waitress was charming. All the food was delicious and well cooked and presented. It was at 5pm so quiet but I imagine with the great music it would be a lot of fun later in the evening.
We will be returning ❤️

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 19, 2020

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More
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Better steak at Aldi and the wait for food was over an hour. Really poor. Cau was better.

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Mark
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Table booked at 8pm. They sat us down at 8.15pm and gave us menus. No drinks until we asked to be served at 8.50pm. Ordered. They forgot the water with the order. Had to ask again for the food. This was around 9.30pm. The issue was that they were trying to keep the labour cost low by only getting two waiting staff but kept on seating people. Most people we noticed were moaning about the wait. Food was OK but very overpriced even with a £40 discount. This is yet another average restaurant who think they can take advantage of you because its Guildford. My advice is there are so many restaurants in Guildford that do focus on service that makes them (not necessarily cheaper) but much better value for your money.

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 19, 2020

Dear Mark : due the circumstance with covid-19 and social distancing we have limited staff and ask for customer patience during service, from arrival , we are not taking any advantage , and the promotion is 50% up to 10 per person , y you spend more your top will be 10 per person in your case 40.

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vipAnna
Surrey
34 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and the restaurant was fully booked
Food generally good
My chicken salad a little dry but the flavour was nice
Everything else delicious

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MarkT
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent. We got seated by the front door which was a bit rubbish, felt like the tables could have been slightly further apart. We got a platter of four steaks. I think they missed a trick by not labeling which was which. Tasted Brilliant though

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 19, 2020

thank you Mark for the suggestions .

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Weens
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Greasy oversalted food. Polite and helpful waiting staff but only 2 of them, so a long wait for food.

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RenTrey
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely visit monday 5pm, at first I was surprised and scared there was no waiters no other customers but we were greeted by chef and served by chef who I have to say was excellent and so was his cooking. Couldn’t have done better

Will come back soon

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 19, 2020

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Monica
Querétaro
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent steakhouse with lots of FLS our and tender meat! Will definitely come back. Only thing that would change is the reggaeton music

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matthewb
Jersey
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Second or third time there.

This is a better place than my last experience suggests. It was just a bit lacklustre. Food was ok but it was average. I wonder if they were having an “off day.”

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AncaA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food in a nice atmosphere in the heart of the city.

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on August 19, 2020

thank you !

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MmmmmSteak
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious steak, tasty churros, highly recommended

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VICTORIAR
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful, dirty, small portions, waiters not obtaining 2m distance. No PPE worn, no hand washing seen by any staff. We left half way through meal.

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LaylaH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful food, very fast service. really enjoyable

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on July 25, 2020

Thank you ! nice to have you here too .

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MattD
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to go out after all this time

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on July 25, 2020

Thank you , it was lovely to have you too .

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing ! But the service was very slow , u had to call the waitress over just to get a menu , but other than that would definitely recommend

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford
Responded on July 25, 2020

Thank you for your visit, we are trying to speed it out with new guidelance and keep your safe in place.

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JohnP
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The restaurant was quite dark and the lack of music (although it was government guidelines) made it feel quite empty.

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AlisonW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Tapas!
We had 5 dishes to share between two of us and they were all so tasty and filling! Washed down with a lovely glass of red. The staff were very attentive and the food came out quickly.
We had churros for pudding which were wonderful too!
Would thoroughly recommend this place and hope to visit again when we're back in the area for sure!

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Leahcim
Surrey
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food. A great time had. Will come back again.

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Teresaw
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food !! Excellent fillet steak, great chips and the best pepper sauce !! Definitely will be going back x

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vis1974
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good combination between Spanish tapas and Argentinean steak

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LeeH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mostly burnt. Waited a very long time for a drink too!

FAQs

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01483 207432.

Carmona Steak & Tapas - Guildford is rated 4.2 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

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