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brunel400

Marlin - Playa San Juan
« on: May 13, 2008 »
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  • Hi,

    for once we are enjoying lovely weather in the UK, so I'm not QUITE as jealous of you residents as I normally am!

    Wonder if anyone can help?  I've seached the Forum, but there seems to be little on the Marlin at San Juan.  We are coming back in July for a special occasion and were considering both there and Masala, but the mixed feedback has put me off the latter.

    If anyone can share their experiences of the Marlin, I would be grateful. (Also all contributions for any other special venues gratefully received, but must not be longer than a fifteen minute taxi ride!  Limiting I know!)

    Many thanks

    amunette

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    « Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 »
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  • Hiya,  where re you staying(re 15 mins taxi) and what food do you like? Not ate at either you mentioned, but maybe able to help on an alternative. :)

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    Re: Marlin - Playa San Juan
    « Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008 »
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  • Hello brunel400,
    Been there a couple of times. Could not fault the venue, service, food (mainly fish).
    No doubt one of the top restuarants in the area........for a special occasion.
    But..........VERY expensive !!
    For much better value and equal quality fish restaurants try Casa Juana (Alcala), Sauco (Varadero).
    I am 'resident' and have tried them all !!!
    Hope this helps.
    El Presidente

    brunel400

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    « Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008 »
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  • Thanks for your replies, it's good to know there are alternatives!

    Sorry - I'm staying just outside Los Gigantes.  We had considered La Caleta or Los Abrigos but really didn't fancy the taxi ride back.

    I think if Juan Carlos had had a change of menu recently that would have been our choice, but although I love the restaurant, it does seem to be standing still.  Does it still get very busy?




    t l c

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    « Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008 »
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  • can anyone tell me the name of the other restaurant owned by the same company just along from the Marlin,  I think it specialises in meat and grills, the name escapes me, it begins with 'M' as well.  Has anyone been, it's my friends birthday and we'd like something different but not fish.

    I had a look at the restaurants in Abama, The Pampas and The Veranda and they both looked great BUT San Juan is more convenient for us.

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    Re: Marlin - Playa San Juan
    « Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008 »
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  • It's called the Marsala and belongs to the same group as the Marlin, as does the "cafe" on the front facing the harbour.

    Sorry I wouldn't recommend it, the last time I went, earlier this year, the food was very poor and the staff were not at all concerned.  I knew it was expensive before we went the last time but there really is no excuse for poor food or staff behaving badly.

    t l c

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    « Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008 »
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  • Thanks for that - is there any where you would recommend for meat lovers - we've been to Las Galletas (think that's the name in Guia Tajina) and that was great but we wanted a place that actually looked nice as well and that had a nice ambience. I've also heard good reports about a French restaurant that is  within the curved shape residential block out towards Abama, think it's called Paraiso Del Sol - anyone heard of that one. We want something quite up market, with good service etc etc but not too far away, Marsala would have been perfect if the food had been good.

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    Re: Marlin - Playa San Juan
    « Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008 »
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  • Maxims, which offered French style cuisine has moved out of Los Gigantes onto the main road near to Varadero where El Guanche was once. It was well loved for quality and service and had background piano at weekends etc.....

    I believe it reopens in its new location in the next week or so, might be worth a look.  There is a website but I wont be allowed to post it on here!  Google should find it though if you put maxims los gigantes in the search...

    « Last Edit: May 31, 2008 by Mr Max »

    t l c

    Re: Marlin - Playa San Juan
    « Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008 »
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  • Thanks Mr Max but that's not the one I mean (sorry I didn't like it when it was in LG - maybe it's better now) the one I am trying to fnd out about is based in the crescent shaped  residential block that stands on it's own, I'm not sure of it's name. Other than that can anyone recommend something a bit upmarket, a little different. If not I will try Abama and report back after I've been.

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  • what about juan llamas in lg very nice or was a few months ago

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  • there is a new restaurant next door to juan llamas, i think it is called retro.  very nice staff and good food. i think it is owned by the ex-chef from pilgrims diner. we had a lovely meal there, probably better than juan llamas!  worth a try!

    wags

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    « Reply #11 on: May 31, 2008 »
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  • The place beginning with M try MacDonald?s loads of meat dishes in there

    Enjoy T L C

    t l c

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  • sorry none of these are 'special' enough - they are nice for an ordinary meal but not quite what I am looking for, thanks anyway for the suggestions ...........well apart from the last one (tut tut  Wags !!!)

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    Re: Marlin - Playa San Juan
    « Reply #13 on: June 05, 2008 »
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  • we're just back, we ate at Barco de Nino twice during the 2 weeks we were there, we couldn't fault it, the food service and setting were all really good.  We've stayed in thea rea several times since  Barco de Nino opened but never eaten there, we'd heard that it was pricey (and had never actually checked) and had also heard a few poor remarks about the food - we found neither "facts" were true now, whether they ever were I don't know.   It's certainly a venue I would chose for a special occasion and I don't hesitate to recommend it. 

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    Re: Marlin - Playa San Juan
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  • sorry none of these are 'special' enough - they are nice for an ordinary meal but not quite what I am looking for, thanks anyway for the suggestions ...........well apart from the last one (tut tut  Wags !!!)

    Then if you are looking for something special try here
    CHEZ BEBERT in frontline complex El Beril, Costa Adeje, next to Altamira (between Fanabe & La Caleta).

    CHEZ BEBERT offers a three course meal for a set price in a very attactive setting. It does not have an extensive menu, but all three courses are delicious and you most defenitely go away feeling full, so despite the presentation being very French there is still plenty to eat.
    For reservations call: 922 719074.
    Closed wednesdays.

    However if you want to stay in Los G try Nova Bleue, 7 course "menu de degustation" for 32 Euros

    sossmalley

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    « Reply #15 on: June 07, 2008 »
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  • We have been coming to Los G for 11 years now and our favourite restaurant is Juan Carlos.We also like Mirandas.  Where is is Nova Bleue, I have never heard or seen of it.  Tell me more.

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  • It?s right at the top where you come into the village next to the building work that?s been going on for years. If you walk up the zig- zag path you come out opposite it 
    EVERYDAY WHEN I WAKE UP, I THANK THE LORD I'M WELSH

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    « Reply #17 on: June 07, 2008 »
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  • next door to mama lucia's the italian restaurant.  which actually is very nice for a quick bite too!

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  • We have been coming to Los G for 11 years now and our favourite restaurant is Juan Carlos.We also like Mirandas.  Where is is Nova Bleue, I have never heard or seen of it.  Tell me more.


    If you like Juan Carlos you'll definitely like Nova Bleue but another one you could try is the recently opened Maxims in Cuevo del Polvo

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