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marky

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« on: October 21, 2006 »
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  • just returned from my third holiday in Puerto De Santiago and would like to recommend the following restaurants. San Franciscos - Excellent food and value for money (8.10 euros for 3 course meal including glass of wine. Chicken Shack - very tasty food and a great atmosphere, Steve makes everyone welcome. El Pescador - great food and well looked after by Oscar. I am sure there are many others in the area that are also good but I have returned to these three a few times. Also very reasonably priced drinks in Francys Bar next to Route 66 ( 2 glasses of wine and a pint of lager 5.10 euros).

    Leigh

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    « Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006 »
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  • I recommend El Meson  ;)
    « Last Edit: November 12, 2006 by GiGi »

    toshie

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    « Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 »
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  • My wife and I are just back. Now sitting in Ayrshire with central heating and a fleece on  :(  In the week we ate at a number of restaurants we hadn't tried before, including Asturias in the Square which did a lovely shoulder of lamb, then the Indian, (Krishna's) which was ... all right... then the French restaurant Nova Bleue, which was lovely, if a little expensive. Also followed advice on this forum and went to El Guanche. Nice food but again expensive and a horrendous 50 MINUTE wait for the first course. If we'd been in the centre of Los Gig we'd have walked out. Tried Jessi's for the first time and enjoyed it. Good food, reasonable price. Last night was the Pizzeria on the harbour which, to my mind, does the best king prawns in the resort. Arrived back in Scotland at 5am and feeling REALLY sorry for myself. Can't wait to get back.

    tlg

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    « Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006 »
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  • WHICH PIZZERIA ON THE HARBOUR ?? THERE ARE A COUPLE. THERE IS THE ONE AT THE BEGINNING AND ANOTHER SORT OF IN THE MIDDLE. MY SISTER CAME BACK A WEEK AGO AND SHE SAID LITTLE ITALY HAS VASTLY IMPROVED SINCE WE WERE ALL THERE IN JANUARY- SHE SAID THE STEAKS WERE SUPERB. SHE ALSO SAID TORREON BAR (OPP BARCELO HOTEL) DID THE BEST BREAKFAST SHE HAS EVER HAD (AND SHE'S TRIED A LOT OVER THE YEARS !! SHE LIKES HER SAUSAGES) OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS ARE BEECHES (SANTIAGO) AND PESCADOR (THE ONE IN LOS GIGS). SHE ALSO HAD HER LITTLE BOY WITH HER AND SAID THE PLACES SHE ATE DID 'PROPER' FOOD FOR HIM (NOT JUST NUGGETS, BEANS, CHIPS ETC ETC). WE ARE BACK OUT IN JAN AND WANT TO TRY THE NEW PLACE NEXT TO EL TIMON - HAS ANYONE BEEN THERE YET??

    toshie

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    « Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006 »
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  • tlg: the first one. nice waiting staff including the girl from Doncaster who has a great manner

    RoyL

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    « Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006 »
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  • Agreed. The lass from Doncaster made us feel really welcome when we were there a couple of weeks ago and the food was excellent. We had a sort of shared steak thingy. Looking forward to the next one! San Francisco was also excellent, went there a few times.
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    Offline el presidente

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  • El Guanche gone!
    The 'lass from Doncaster' & hubby have left the Island.

    Offline Edward Bear

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  • El Presidente are you sure as I saw Brian yesterday.

    alex

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    « Reply #8 on: November 22, 2006 »
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  • Yes  they  are  still  here,  The  rest  closes  this  saturday,  its  the  last  night.  Then they  are  leaving.
    So  many  people  come  and  go ??? ??? ??? ???
    If  you  want  to  make  a living  here  in tenerife, you  have  to be
    ready  to  work  hard  and  give  it  100%  otherwise
    you  will  fail :o :o :o
    So  a  big  goodbye  to  el  guanche,  and a  big  hello  to  a  new  rest  in  a few  weeks  time
    with  some  new  owners ;) ;)

    Offline linda

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    « Reply #9 on: November 22, 2006 »
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  • another one bites the dust :)

    pedro

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    « Reply #10 on: November 22, 2006 »
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  • fishermans  inn  has  changed  hands  too,  another  one  gone

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    « Reply #11 on: November 23, 2006 »
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  • fishermans inn is in a great spot!!!  if whomever gets that does decent food (unlike last couple) it could be a goldmine! especially now the walk way is complete and the harbour has been done up.  i would go there, i went once before, a scottish couple had it and the food was so boring and basically awful, we never went back!!  it would make a lovely early doors tapas bar!!

    psychocat

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    « Reply #12 on: November 23, 2006 »
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  • I have eaten everywhere around here and in my opinion, the best food I have tasted is at Restaurant SISSI, which is situated above Transito, San Francisco. The Sirloin Steak is unbelieveable. Its a 5 minute taxi ride away, and whats more is they will give you the 5 euro's to cover the taxi fare from and back to the village. Its run by an Austrian couple, with a full international menu. ALL the food is cooked fresh, as you wait, and the terrace has a lovely view across the new housing development, towards La Gomera. Its nice and relaxing and a real  undiscovered gem. Once you have been you'll be a frequent returnee, like me !!!

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  • Hello Psychocat,
    Agree with everything you say about Sissi.
    I did hear that they are closing down in March???
    Hope I am wrong.
    El Presidente

    pedro

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    « Reply #14 on: November 24, 2006 »
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  • yes,  i  heard  that  they  were  clossing  too.
    you  have  too  look a round  the  area, it seems  its  only  the  good  value  and  good  food  places  that  survive here.
    will  someone make  a list  of  all  the  placed  closed  or  are  going to  close  or  they  think  they  will  close  soon.
    I still  prefere  to  drive out  abit  up  the  mountains  and  enjoy  good  food  ant  good  prices   in a  good  run  resturant.

    rugbyref

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    « Reply #15 on: November 24, 2006 »
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  • Just back from 2 wonderful weeks (again!). Shock to the system when we left the island it was +26'b0, arrived at Glasgow to -2'b0 brrrrrrrrrr!

    Without shadow of doubt THE best food in the area to be had at Juan Lanos in Arena (opposite perfumery). Went twice during the stay - a friend described the food as "so good you don't want to swallow"!!!!

    Worst ever (on all our travels) was in "Old Mexico" - disgusting!

    Worst service at El Timon - we paid for our drinks and left after waiting 45 mins only to be told our order hadn't even reached the kitchen.

    Great food and service at El Pescador II - ask Pepe to sing - it's a hoot!  

    Best pasta at Little Italy and enormous portions!

    What we did notice was the pricey corkage - E3.95 for a bottle of Sangre de Toro in Transito costs E15.00 in most restaurants.

    sebastian

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    « Reply #16 on: November 24, 2006 »
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  • How many times do you people have to be told BUYING WINE in a restaurant is always over priced but the same is true whatever part of the world you come from so please stop MOANING as you live in the UK (WHERE EVERYTHING IS OVERPRICED) SHOP at the MERCADONA

    sebastian

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    « Reply #17 on: November 24, 2006 »
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  • THERE IS ONE RESTAURANT THAT NEVER GETS MENTIONED ON THIS WEB SITE AS IT MAYBE TO GOOD FOR YOU TO REALISE THAT "FISH&CHIPS WITH MUSHY PEAS' WENT OUT WHEN JESUS WAS AN ALTERBOY IS "JUAN CARLOS". THOSE OF YOU WHO APPRICIATE FOOD WILL ENJOY AND NEVER MIND THE PRICE (ITS STILL CHEAPER THAN YOUR CHINKY ON FRIDAY NIGHT IN UK)

    rugbyref

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    « Reply #18 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • Hey, Sebastian..
    "you people", as you refer to, just happen to be the ones who plough good money into the island's tourist industry and hence the overall economy.
    Get off your high horse son!
    We enjoy good food and not "British" slop as is served in some "British" pubs, all day breakfast and fish & chip establishments.
    If you miss such delicacies (sic) so much, stay in the UK !

    sebastian

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    « Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • dearest RUGBYREF,
                                Dont live in UK,and i agree that your right that it increases the profits of the tacky standard of food provided such as "sunday roasts" "fish & chips" "pizza" all traditional SPANISH MEALS?????????? NOT
                                You get a grip!!!!!
                                   REGARDS
                                    SEBASTIAN

    RoyL

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    « Reply #20 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • We all have different tastes, fortunately. Have you never heard "one mans meat is another mans poison" Some of us enjoy a wide variety of food from all corners of the globe, others are not so adventurous and prefer to stick with what they know. What does it matter, so long as they enjoy it?
    It is foolish to suggest that we should all eat the local Spanish meals all of the time just because you happen to be there.
    To each his own.

    sebastian

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    « Reply #21 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • Roy again Is Los GOGANTES in Spain or ENGLAND/ITALY/CHINA or even INDIA?????
    When  you get a life let me know. Sebastian

    RoyL

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    « Reply #22 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • Sebastian, I dont really understand where you are coming from with that response.  ???

    el observador

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    « Reply #23 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • Sebastian, you have stirred the proverbial hornets' nest !!

    My only wonder is that do you have to eat Canarian / Spanish food every day, day in, day out, just because you live in Tenerife ?

    We all like a bit of variety in life ! I can only eat so many tapas and so much gofio (well, not much gofio to be honest)

    I've done England, Italy and China whils out there but you forgot the visit to Mexico !!

    Keep smiling.

    alovebreed

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    « Reply #24 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • My previous name on this website was GHOD and i got struck of for telling someone to get a life so lets see what happens now  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

    el observador

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    « Reply #25 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • Crikey !
    And I thought Sebastian might have been ghod's new name.

    (Hola alovebreed, we won't even start on the rugby or cricket - please !)

    alovebreed

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    « Reply #26 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • Hi el ob dont want to talk about rugby (disaster) but what  about celtic giving man unt a lesson on how to play football ;D ;D ;D

    el observador

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    « Reply #27 on: November 25, 2006 »
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  • Oops, we've gone off subject here again so lets get back on track. Had a very nice steak with blue cheese sauce in Bar Dorta. Not terribly Spanish I know but the cook was Canarian !  It was delicious.

    garlicbread

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    « Reply #28 on: November 26, 2006 »
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  • OK Mr Boring (or is it Ms/Mrs) tell us where you are from then, you don't sound bright enough to be a Canarian.

    bambi

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  • well done, Mr. Garlicbread!