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Offline cs

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Re: Restaurant recommendations.
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2007 »
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  • what a great area that will be to eat Nikki - has the mexican tucked away round the back of route 66 closed now that the new one has opened

    Falstaff

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    « Reply #31 on: September 10, 2007 »
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  • Borris and Dorris endash  what a great idea and a great help for holidaymakers looking for reliable reviews. 

    The Borris and Dorris guide is well written and covers all the salient features of a good restaurant guide including details of typical  prices. But I think one or two contributors will not like the idea at all that someone is capable of writing a better review. Maybe we should all use a similar format when posting our own recommendations. 


    quondam

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    « Reply #32 on: September 10, 2007 »
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  • Borris and Dorris endash  what a great idea and a great help for holidaymakers looking for reliable reviews.  

    The Borris and Dorris guide is well written and covers all the salient features of a good restaurant guide including details of typical  prices. But I think one or two contributors will not like the idea at all that someone is capable of writing a better review. Maybe we should all use a similar format when posting our own recommendations.  



    No arguments with that Mr Falstaff, however, B & D need to tell us WHICH of the TWO "restaurants" in Fonsalia they mean.  I'm fairly certain they've been to El Barrero which is the first place you come to in Fonsalia, although they didn't mention the "camp" waiter.  Maybe they went to the second one Los Tarajales.  I look forward to their report on the one they haven't yet visited.

    leo_london

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    « Reply #33 on: September 11, 2007 »
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  • Yes, a great idea.  :)
    Borris and Dorris have got off to a flying start. No reviews of restaurants actually in Los Gigantes itself yet ?..still, its early days.
    I hope they do post a few contrasting opinions from members, eating out is such a subjective experience. I also hope that they dont pull their punches if they themselves have a less than happy experience. So far all the reviews have been positive...perhaps because they are starting with places that are tried and tested personal favourites ?

    bambi

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    « Reply #34 on: September 16, 2007 »
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  • And what about all others restaurants?

    Offline Dolly Diver

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    Re: Restaurant recommendations.
    « Reply #35 on: September 17, 2007 »
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  • The restaurant mentioned in Fonsalia is La Barrera, the report has been modified and thank you to Edward Bear for bringing it to our attention.

    Borris and Dorris will be covering a restaurant every week. however they are on holiday until the end of the week.

    They have had several email responses which will be added to the reports when they get back.

    Quondam.  The ldblquote campdblquote  waiter you mention.  He seems like a nice boy!  He is always polite, takes time to chat to customers, always makes me laugh, and is a very good, hard working waiter, certainly entertaining, but Borris and Dorris review the food not the entertainment. 
    « Last Edit: September 17, 2007 by Dolly Diver »

    NikkiGQ

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    « Reply #36 on: September 18, 2007 »
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  • Hey when Borris and Dorris are off the rock ! Do we get to stand in and have the meals paid for ?????

    Just tryin it on Dollykins !

    Ciao xx Nikki GQ

    blue

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    « Reply #37 on: September 19, 2007 »
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  • Nice restaurant.El Sueqo think thats how you spell it.In El Varadero across from the laundrette.Mostly fish but the freshest i've had yet lovely setting & the chef comes to take you food order.It used to be Cocoas.
    well worth a try.

    Offline Edward Bear

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    « Reply #38 on: September 19, 2007 »
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  • One Restaurant you might try is the Varadero about three doors down from the Transito in Varadero.
    Not particularly inspirational from the outside however well worth a try from the inside. Food very good and the staff and owner very pleasant. The LG golf society went there last Sunday and it was excellent

    Hi Blue I mentioned this some time ago. Tried it and it was very good. 

    poolepirate

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    « Reply #39 on: September 24, 2007 »
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  • A quick snack and cold Dorada at Ocean Drive (opposite Little Italy) does me just fine.

    Claire and Richard simply the best.

    youngman

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    « Reply #40 on: October 01, 2007 »
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  • Coming out in October, where's best place for a brekkie in Los Gig?

    Offline linda

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    « Reply #41 on: October 03, 2007 »
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  • bar la sangria good real fresh orange ,coffee and not bad brekkie comfortable chairs

    tlg

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    « Reply #42 on: October 04, 2007 »
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  • also best for brekkie is Ocean Drive, Cafe Arena (opp the beach in Playa Arena) and Pilgrims further along. I agree with Linda about Bar Sangria, nice coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice.

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    « Reply #43 on: October 04, 2007 »
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  • Totally agree about Pilgrims. You can have any mix that you want. It is reasonably priced and well cooked.

    sunshine

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    « Reply #44 on: October 04, 2007 »
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  • The Friendly Dolphin is the best for breakfast, tapas, and freshly cooked meals.
     :D

    Offline linda

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    « Reply #45 on: October 04, 2007 »
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  • have to say pilgrims good for brekkie but coffee is a bit weak!!.as i said ar la sangria gave the best overall value but also ocean derive not bad !! enjoy

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    « Reply #46 on: October 04, 2007 »
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  • Linda, you should really be having freshly squeezed orange juice with your breakfast.

    Offline linda

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    « Reply #47 on: October 05, 2007 »
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  • i do have freshly squeezed orange,but then o like a cortado to finish. :)

    leo_london

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    « Reply #48 on: October 28, 2007 »
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  • Having started the thread, I thought it only fair to come back with my personal restaurant experiences.
    We arrived back on Tuesday to the cold and grey of london after two weeks in the gorgeous sunshine of Los Gigantes.
    We didnt venture any further than LG when eating out..so, in no particular order:

    Little Italy.
    Ate there twice. Attractive setting, good service.
    It serves the usual English dishes with the addition of pizzas and pastas. The pizzas are large, more quantity than quality. The canelloni, lasagne etc are ok but certainly not exceptional. Not a " real " Italian restaurant but reasonable value for money.
    El Pescador.
    Went there twice. Service was excellent, not a great setting, but after dark who cares ? Huge portions and very good quality..their speciality lamb dish was delicious. Unfortunately, they were very busy on the first night we went so we were seated near the back..it was like a sauna. No complaints though, great value for money.
    Mistingette.
    A little more up-market. No outside tables on the night we went. The manager was very attentive but we thought his lady assistant was a bit off-handish ( perhaps it was just an off-night ? ) Superb steaks, lovely house wine. Probaby worth that bit extra but we didnt really test their cooking skillls..I can do a decent steak.
    Juan Carlos.
    Considered the jewel in the crown by many. Attractive courtyard setting, superb service. The presentation is really first class with surprising little extras that will impress your girlfried or wife. I found it a little pretentious, but that could be just down to the other diners on the night we went.
    The food was very good, I wouldn't say great..you are paying for the dining experience, which is a little more special than other establishments.
    Asturias.
    Not much mention of this one on here. Nice location in the square, ideal for watching the world go by. We ate there twice, probably out of laziness having just had a few drinks in Luis bar opposite. Having said that, we were not disappointed. Friendly service, good food and value for money.
    CK's Bistro. ( I think thats the correct name ? )
    Surprised at no mention of this one. Its just up the steps from it's more illustrious rival..Juan Carlos.
    The outside tables are on the steps, but this made for interesting entertainment, watching people go by.
    Its very English, with specialities like steak and kidney pie, cottage pie, cumberland sausages etc..but all very tasty. Friendly service and very reasonably priced..I imagine the Enlglish breakfasts should be excellent.
    The Oasis.
    Not strictly a restaurant I know. This is the pool complex where we spent several very happy days.
    However, we found the service so friendly in the adjoining cafe/restaurant that we ate lunch ( kitchen closes at 5pm ) there about five or six times. Lovely people, good food and excellent value. We even received our first hand-written Christmas card when leaving, a nice touch even if it is done for all visitors.

    That's about it really. Our only poor meal was at the Austrian bar in the marina on the night we arrived. Our own fault, we had a couple of drinks and were too tired to look around any further..its clearly more of a drinking than eating establishment.
    I hope this may be of some help to potential visitors, and look foward to another holiday in LG to widen our scope of eateries.



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    Re: Restaurant recommendations.
    « Reply #49 on: October 28, 2007 »
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  • last time we went into little italy (only 3 weeks ago) it was dreadful!  and that dodgy thin waiter who was at 'sinatras' before it closed has been given a job there.... that put us off straight away....

    fishermans inn = great food, how poor charlotte goes on without a commis chef i do not know. the wait for the food can be long but, the setting is worth it!

    panchos.... gone back up in our estimation.

    juan carlos = we can never find fault, and the night we went many of the other diners were from 'abama' and were eating there as the food is supposedly really bad at the hotel.

    Offline losgiganteskid

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    « Reply #50 on: October 28, 2007 »
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  • I keep telling you El Pescador takes some beating.
    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

    Offline linda

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    « Reply #51 on: October 28, 2007 »
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  • suprised you didnt visit bar jessis

    marie

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    « Reply #52 on: October 29, 2007 »
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  •  went for a meal at Juan Lanas (next to what used to be harrys bar) with friends the other night, very, very nice, the food was excellent, with good service, sat outside got a bit chilly later but with a couple of bottles of wine down your neck you dont notice it much, anyway well worth a try, they have a 3 course special on every night, or eat from menu, very good will be going again.  :) :) :) :) :) ;) ;)

    tlg

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    « Reply #53 on: October 30, 2007 »
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  • I agree,  Juan Llanas it is for me and Pescador in Los Gigs - they may not be the best food but they are always consistent and good service.

    Sorry but I'm not a big fan of Juan Carlos - have been twice and each time found it just OK - maybe I've been to too many of the same type of eateries in the UK - they are a bit old hat now (the cooking concept is nothing new) - I'm finding more and more restaurants back home are actually going back to rustic home cooking, buying fresh, high quality local produce and cooking them properly.

    Offline linda

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    « Reply #54 on: October 30, 2007 »
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  • have to agree juan llamas is good but also salsburg further down is excellent.
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    toshie

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    « Reply #55 on: November 19, 2007 »
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  • Just back after yet another fabulous week. Top of the restaurants for us was Maxim's. Although pricier than others, the quality was superb and we ate there twice out of seven days. The pianist on Friday night was a nice touch. Front of house is the chap who used to be at El Guanche. Other good meals were at the restaurant/pizzeria at the corner of the harbour (great prawns and huge chops) and El Barco de Nina just past Barcello Santiago. Again dearer, although the posh wine we bought to celebrate a friend's birthday may have had something to do with it. Fantastic ribs at Miranda's, so meaty I couldn't finish the last one. Most evenings were rounded off with a large malt at Bamboo Bar and a slightly weave-y path to the apartment  ;)