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Paraiso del sol
« on: April 09, 2010 »
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  • We have just returned from our first visit to Los Gigantes and whilst we realise times are hard and everybody is touting for business, the lady pouncing on people outside this restaurant was a little over enthusiastic!  We stopped to look at the large picture menu outside and she immediately offered us a free glass of sangria and she should then have left us to browse the menu but she went on and on and on and in the end we just walked away whereas otherwise we probably would have decided to eat there.  She was at it every evening hopping backwards and forwards across the road trying to lure people in to the restaurant. It obviously wasn't working as it was empty most of the time.........

    It was the same with boat trips. You couldn't take two paces near the harbour without somebody trying to get you  on a boat!

    big john

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    « Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010 »
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  • yes i agree, with you 100%

    The PM

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    « Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010 »
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  • Hi all, I have recently had to remove a post from this string and the poster has be warned. now on the subject of PR's I for one am not fan of this type of marketing, but can see that it works and if the PR is enthusiastic and lively as well as as attractive, I can see this being even more successfull I wish had someone promoting my business as enthusiastically as this restaurant. if you are not interested all you have to say is no thanks, I do it all the time and as I know the lady in question personally, I know that is all you would have to say, unlike some PR's this one has good manners and is polite, I have frequently, in many locations around the world met the other sort who and both surly and aggressive. PR's have a tough job and usually only get paid on results, judging by the number of full tables last night I would have to say that this PR is doing a great job for the Establishment. That said wether or not you are satisfied with the meal and service that is another matter.

    springishere

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    « Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010 »
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  • Hi PM, I take on board what you say and whilst I am sure the lady in question is absolutely lovely, I think she needs to restrain herself a little. As I said, in our case we had barely paused to look at the menu before she started and I think she should have let us peruse the menu and then, and only then, if we showed signs of walking away, she could then have approached us.  It was the mad hopping backwards and fowards across the road to try and nab people that was so funny!!  This is not really PR, more pestering! In spite of what you say, it was very hard to escape from her without being rude!

    However I am pleased that the restaurant has been full as every time we walked past  during our stay, both day and evening, it was almost empty.  I think the problem is the same in many resorts in Spain, the recession, the poor Euro and people generally feeling the pinch, competition is fierce and some of the restaurants could do well to consider this in their pricing policy.

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010 »
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  • When will posters get it into their heads that it is not the Euro exchange rate that is "poor" it is the value of the pound against it.

    Prices here are much higher than they used to be, of that it is certain, but think about it.....

    If a restaurant supplier charges 10 Euros for a particular item, the owner has to pay 10 Euros for it.  Just because it costs you more to buy 10 Euros with your own currency today than it used to, why should the restaurant owner drop his price to 8 Euros to compensate you????

    (dollar to euro rate excluded of course!)




    springishere

    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010 »
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  • Mr Max
    Alright clever clogs, you know what I mean

    Yes I know what you are saying, why should owners drop prices?  However have you heard of supply and demand?  Judging by the lack of custom in many restaurants and shops last week when we were there, it is just one thing business can do to try and attract customers in difficult times.  We have sales all the time in the UK don't we, when business drop prices to try and attract customers?  My local restaurant here in the UK does 25% off food at certain times (no, it is not a Harvester!).  I never said it was the restaurant owners fault that the value of the pound is poor! 

    Maybe reducing prices rather than having "PR" people pestering people to come in would do the trick!

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010 »
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  • Mr Max
    Alright clever clogs, you know what I mean

    Yes I know what you are saying, why should owners drop prices?  However have you heard of supply and demand?  Judging by the lack of custom in many restaurants and shops last week when we were there, it is just one thing business can do to try and attract customers in difficult times.  We have sales all the time in the UK don't we, when business drop prices to try and attract customers?  My local restaurant here in the UK does 25% off food at certain times (no, it is not a Harvester!).  I never said it was the restaurant owners fault that the value of the pound is poor! 

    Maybe reducing prices rather than having "PR" people pestering people to come in would do the trick!

    Supply and demand is actually the root cause of the problem.

    There are some 20+% less people (tourists visitors AND residents) here at the moment than say 5 years ago and those who are here have significantly less available cash to spend,  yet in general terms there are about the same number of restaurants and shops plying for business.

    This is why many resort to using PRs which in turn drives people away, reducing the number of potential diners and the circle continues.

    Supply and demand it is, too many restaurants, bars and tat shops and too few people to support them all

    simples innit

    Caroline

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    « Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010 »
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  • I know the restaurant in question and when I was there last year and the year before there was a PR person outside, who I might add was extremely pushy (but in a friendly sort of way) - it was a man on these occasions though.  I'd like to add my 2 penneth in on this if I may - I really don't think this is a successful way of luring people into a restaurant.  I have never eaten in this restaurant because of the PR presence outside - I like to make up my own mind and don't like being badgered into anything (I also walk out of shops when the sales person pounces as soon as I walk through the door). I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that it can sometimes have the opposite effect than the one intended.  It's a shame as I'm sure it's a nice restaurant.

    Mrs Mac

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    « Reply #8 on: April 24, 2010 »
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  • Lets give these people a chance in a difficult climate.  Maybe it's not everyones cup of tea to be pounced upon by a PR lady, but we found her very friendly and after all she is just doing her job.  We all have a choice in life, either you decide to eat there or you don't! :D

    Caroline

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    « Reply #9 on: April 24, 2010 »
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  • You're absolutely right, she is just doing her job but I don't think any of this is personal towards her or anyone who gets paid to do this kind of thing.  The owner of the restaurant has made the decision to pay someone to lure people into his/her establishment.  You are again right when you say that we have the freedom of choice to spend our money where we choose, and I for one choose not to eat anywhere that employs these tactics as it makes me feel uncomfortable.

    Sweeney Todd

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    « Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010 »
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  • If Paraiso del Sol were to bring back Jan (the brilliant singer and keyboard player) on a Saturday they would be full as they were a few years ago and have no need for a PR person on a Saturday. We had to always book on a Saturday evening to get a table

    divan man

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    « Reply #11 on: May 01, 2010 »
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  • Forget about PR people and get yourselves to Los Arroces de Besay above Los Gig,no PR people ,and the food is excuisite,home cooked there and then .My good friends ,myself and my wife had a meal for 80 euros,you may say WOW thats expensive,but we had 12 beers ,4 bottles of wine ,starters for 4 ,main courses,and sweets,plus the customary freebies. We will always eat in that place.' Comida excellente' . ;D

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #12 on: May 01, 2010 »
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  • Forget about PR people and get yourselves to Los Arroces de Besay above Los Gig,no PR people ,and the food is excuisite,home cooked there and then .My good friends ,myself and my wife had a meal for 80 euros,you may say WOW thats expensive,but we had 12 beers ,4 bottles of wine ,starters for 4 ,main courses,and sweets,plus the customary freebies. We will always eat in that place.' Comida excellente' . ;D
    Where is it, more details please

    t l c

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    « Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010 »
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  • can someone tell us where this is please, when you say above Los Gigs do you mean where Mama Lucias is ?? or higher up than that?

    divan man

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    « Reply #14 on: May 04, 2010 »
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  • Its above Mamma's on the main road..Edificio Eva.

    Sweeney Todd

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    « Reply #15 on: May 04, 2010 »
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  • Where is Mama Lucias? Can you give me a landmark please, as I do not know Edificio Eva.

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #16 on: May 04, 2010 »
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  • Edificio Eva is the apartment block higher up the hill from Colonial Park, just before the entrance to Los Gigs.  It has the row of shops on the ground floor.  The restaurant is next to the paint shop.

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #17 on: May 04, 2010 »
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  • Totally agree about restaurant Los Arrocces de Besay.  Really good home cooked food and really nice people that run it.  We went there two times on our last visit over Easter and will definitely be back there. 

    big john

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    « Reply #18 on: May 04, 2010 »
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  • yes agree 100%
    4 of us went there and had a great meal, also went to casa Pepe in P.S.
    that was great too.
    great value and great food at the both places.
    we are packing our bags now, going back this Friday :(
    will miss tenerife

    divan man

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    « Reply #19 on: May 10, 2010 »
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  • Please,please,please.......become a scout and investigate the area. The best kept secret is in Cueva del Polvo.I cant tell you too much because i dont want too many people spoiling the local canarian bar food.I want to keep it to myself ,but that would be selfish.The food is grrreeeaaatt. :-*

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #20 on: July 19, 2010 »
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  • We went here on Saturday and they now have an irish man on the organ which is very good, free sangria, and a good meal

    Tony plays at the Paraiso del Sol every Thursday and Saturday from 7pm - 10pm.  DD
    « Last Edit: July 20, 2010 by Dolly Diver »

    amunette

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    « Reply #21 on: July 21, 2010 »
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  • Did it used to be Vista Hermosa?

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #22 on: July 22, 2010 »
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  • No.  Restaurant Paraiso del Sol is on the left just before Tamara and the marina.

    amunette

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    « Reply #23 on: July 23, 2010 »
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  • Sorry Dolly, meant is Los Arrocces de Besay where Hermosa was!

      As for Paraiso del Sol it always seemed to do pretty well when I was over there, never noticed any probs with over-zealous PR's anyway!!

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    « Reply #24 on: July 25, 2010 »
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  • Correct amunette.

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #25 on: August 08, 2010 »
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  • We had a brilliant meal here last night, real chips and entertainment mmmm

    Sweeney Todd

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    « Reply #26 on: August 09, 2010 »
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  • Is there now music at Paraiso del sol on a Saturday night? If so do anyone know who it is?

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #27 on: August 09, 2010 »
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  • He's called Tony - can't remember his surname.  He plays keyboard and sings.  Although I have never heard him I have had good feedback.

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  • He his irish and very good with the crowd, good to listen to, and you can have a dance

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    Re: Paraiso del sol
    « Reply #29 on: August 10, 2010 »
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  • what sort of music does he play?