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Offline cs

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El Estero
« on: October 11, 2012 »
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  • Apologies first if the name isn't quite right, it's the restaurant near the roundabout

    After visiting LG for many many years we finally visited this restaurant last night and can say that if you like a good steak go there.  We both had a fillet steak and it was excellent as we're the accompanying vegetables.

    What we didn't enjoy however was the loudmouth in the party of 6 at the next table who very loudly told not just his table but every other table on the terrace how he'd once found cats ripping a rat to pieces when he was on holiday in Majorca and how how saw a cat run over and what happened to it.  Why his fellow diners didn't tell him to shut up is beyond me so if your reading this (you ordered cod in garlic) please think in future not everyone what to hear about rats being ripped to pieces while they are still alive neither do they want to hear you so turn the volume down

    magsnmike

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    « Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012 »
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  • I cannot work out where this restaurant is???
    Be there in 10 weeks and fancy trying it out  ::)

    Offline losjack

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    « Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012 »
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  • Go up cardiac hill to the Fisherwoman's roundabout, turn left as though you are going out of LG. El Estero is 100 yards on the right. Good Lamb as well.

    Offline Mary

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    « Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012 »
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  • Had a meal on New Years Eve here last year before heading to the square, and it is a meat eaters paradise. I dont know if they still do it but we also had several tapas lunches there as well.
    Wont be out for Xmas or new year this time for the first time in over forty years, but we are coming on Jan 3rd and will be using this restaurant along with several other favourites and of course Jasons for brekky.

    Offline cs

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    « Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012 »
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  • Mary - have you tried Funky Chicken (Jason's) for Friday night fish and chips or Sunday evening Roast Turkey dinner. We tried both this time as well as breakfast and all were really good. Jason & Sheila are so welcoming and the food is good quality and well presented. We're back in December and I want to try the Steak and Kidney Pie and Lasagne and (if I've managed to persuade Sheila to make it again) Baileys Cheescake

    Offline Mary

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  • Not had any of above, although we have had various things over time, we usually call in to have something at least four times a week, but also try to eat as much Canarian as we can, after all we come for a change.
    Have known Jason for many many years and am so glad he has finally got a place to call his ( and Sheila's) own, after years of bringing in custom for other establishments.
    He is such a hard worker and an alround good guy, which is the reason we patronise him, and of course his sense of humour knocks me out.

    magsnmike

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  • Where is Funky chicken?? 

    Offline amibovvered

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  • Where is Funky chicken??

    It's on the Marina 8) 8)

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  • Beware of Panga. always ask what type of fish is being served.
    1. Pangas are teeming with high levels of poisons and bacteria. (industrial effluents, arsenic, and toxic and hazardous by-products of the growing industrial sector, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDT and its metabolites (DDTs), metal contaminants, chlordane-related compounds (CHLs), hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs), and hexachlorobenzene (HCB)). The reasons are that the Mekong River is one of the most polluted rivers on the planet and this is where pangas are farmed and industries along the river dump chemicals and industrial waste directly into it. To Note: a friend lab tests these fish and tells us to avoid eating them due to high amounts of contamination. Regardless of the reports and recommendations against selling them, the supermarkets still sell them to the general public knowing they are contaminated.
    http://www.dietmindspirit.org/2008/01/30/why-you-shouldnt-eat-this-fish-pangas-pangasius-vietnamese-river-cobbler-white-catfish-gray-sole/

    Offline cs

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    « Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012 »
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  • would you be the customer that asked for cod by any chance?

    Offline Jodie

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  • Re: Panga, most restaurants are selling this, I even buy it, it is okay, you can not get cod in restaurants unless it is frozen.

    Funky Chicken is the best fish and chips, roasts and breakfasts, and they also have a range of sandwiches and snacks, inc. homemade burgers, chilli and curry you must try it, but book for Fridays fish night

    Offline ANGIE

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    « Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012 »
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  • Beware of Panga. always ask what type of fish is being served.
    1. Pangas are teeming with high levels of poisons and bacteria. (industrial effluents, arsenic, and toxic and hazardous by-products of the growing industrial sector, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDT and its metabolites (DDTs), metal contaminants, chlordane-related compounds (CHLs), hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs), and hexachlorobenzene (HCB)). The reasons are that the Mekong River is one of the most polluted rivers on the planet and this is where pangas are farmed and industries along the river dump chemicals and industrial waste directly into it. To Note: a friend lab tests these fish and tells us to avoid eating them due to high amounts of contamination. Regardless of the reports and recommendations against selling them, the supermarkets still sell them to the general public knowing they are contaminated.
    http://www.dietmindspirit.org/2008/01/30/why-you-shouldnt-eat-this-fish-pangas-pangasius-vietnamese-river-cobbler-white-catfish-gray-sole/


    Oh dear, just enjoyed it for my tea and now feel quite sick! How are the retail trade able to sell it for human consumption or restaurants able to have poisonous food on their menus? This, if true, is frightening stuff surely?

    magsnmike

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    « Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012 »
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  • I don't eat fish but as my family do, intrigued by the reports.  Have had a look around the internet and found another blog.

    http://moonrakermorsels.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/to-eat-or-not-to-eat-panga/

    Offline Edward Bear

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    « Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012 »
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  • cs I do not risk fish and chips in LG. So up yours.

    knightrider

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  •    6 Questions for Edward Bear regarding your statement on Panga.
    Do you have a PhD in toxicology?
    If not, what is your level of expertise?
    Can you tell us which is your favourite place to eat in Los Gigantes, apart from
    Krishnas who donít sell fish & chips?
    Hexachlorobenzene has what effect on the human body?
    Ever been to El Estero?
    And as cs asks, are you the said person?
    Dearest regards, Knightrider.

    Offline Edward Bear

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  • 6 answers to smart arse.
    Q1.no
    Q2.The Internet
    Q3.don't eat in LG
    Q4.carcinogenic
    Q5.yes
    Q6.no
    now myob

    Offline losgiganteskid

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    Re: El Estero
    « Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012 »
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  •  Pangas are teeming with high levels of poisons and bacteria. (industrial effluents, arsenic, and toxic and hazardous by-products of the growing industrial sector, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDT and its metabolites (DDTs), metal contaminants, chlordane-related compounds (CHLs), hexachlorocyclohexane isomers (HCHs), and hexachlorobenzene (HCB)).

    agreed but delicious with tomatoe sauce !!

    As an alternative why not try Basa (a type of catfish) or to give it it's proper title Pangasius Bocourti which also originates from the Mekong Delta Valley - it is used by the likes of Findus, Youngs etc and is a substitute for cod which is apparently in short supply.  I've eaten it for ages now without any side effects whatsoever.

    Apart from

    severe diarrhea,
    splitting  thunderclap headaches,
    memory loss,
    confusion,
    changes in mood and personality,
    inability to string two words together,
    insomnia,
    and worst of all a tendency to log into Los Gigantes website forum and post - come to think of it, it appears that a lot of other posters on this website must be eating the same fish   ;D
    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

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    Re: El Estero
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  • Hello losgiganteskid,
    Ive often suffered the same side effects as you but I've always put it down to the drink!

    Asturian

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  • Please help  Ihave just eaten catfish and now i keep getting chased by dogs,any advice. ;)

    Offline dablar

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    « Reply #19 on: October 18, 2012 »
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  • What have the last few postings got to do with that very good restaurant El Estero ? Could they be transferred to a  " Grumpy old men " thread ?

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  • Thanks for the warning Edward.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18291528

    Offline Edward Bear

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    « Reply #21 on: October 20, 2012 »
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  • To keep things in context El Estero is a carnivores paradise.

    Offline Edward Bear

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  • Also forgot to mention they now have a fantastic garden where you can go and just enjoy a drink.