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Offline Julie Scott

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Your favourite places to eat?
« on: May 19, 2009 »
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  • Hi everyone,

    Coming over in 7 weeks and want to try different places to eat? We all have our favourites but would like to know other peoples, just for an idea where to go?

    Is there any gems hidden away down some back street? Any places that look rather shabby/run down that has fantastic food? You know the thing?? 

    I hope this post doesn't cause friction on the message board. I know everyone has their favs and everyone has their opinions.....fingers crossed x x

    Regards

    Julieann x x x x :-*

    « Last Edit: May 19, 2009 by Julie Scott »

    amunette

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    « Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 »
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  • Depends what you want to eat!!

    For snacks, try Oasis Bahia(? nevertook much notice of the name), down the side street by Bar Central in Puerto Santiago, by the supermarket. Lovely food, very reasonable prices. Both Bar Central and Camber are good too.

    For mains, try restaurante Aires del Sur or Vista Guama in Tamaimo, just 15 mins up the hill from LG, or further afield, restaurante Llorovitsta(excuse spelling!) on the way out of El Tanque, on the left. All serve excellent Canarian food, again at reasonable prices for the quality and portion size.

    swede

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  • My personal favourites at the moment are the 2 restaurants that are adjacent to one another in Santiago (if you are looking straight at the hotel they are on the left). The one on the far left (el barco de nino??) is wonderful , especially at sunset. However, i tend to change my mind from year to year.  My parents love having a drive up to Tamaimo as they like the restaurants up there, but i haven't tried them yet.

    We have been coming to LG for almost 20 years now and now i have 2 small children we look for different things in a restaurant than we used to!

    I had to laugh when you said you didn't want to cause friction. Saying the pope is catholic would cause a full blown riot on this board from what i've seen!!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday. We are over in August and i am so looking forward to it x

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    Re: Your favourite places to eat?
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  • My personal favourites at the moment are the 2 restaurants that are adjacent to one another in Santiago (if you are looking straight at the hotel they are on the left). The one on the far left (el barco de nino??) is wonderful , especially at sunset. However, i tend to change my mind from year to year. 

    there is a 3rd restaurant there now, la pergola. it is good if not better than the other 2.

    grockle

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    « Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 »
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  • El Timon (upstairs next door to barco del Nino) is very enjoyable.
    We looked at the prices for La Pergola but unfortunately that is as far as we got. I am sure the food must be good.

    We, as a family, still enjoy El Meson, the Fettuccine, Bar Dorta, the Plaza Restaurant at Puerto Santiago and the Bar Hamburguesa Playa situated opposite the plaza - which does very nice good value food as well as the burgers.

    As Swede says though, let's not argue about it.  :)
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  • If you and your family are carnivores you should go for a short car journey . Go through Piedra Hincada to Tejina and you will find LAS GOTERAS run by Alvaro. Wonderful meats at very reasonable money. Closed on Mondays. Children ,well behaved, are welcomed.

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  • My recent favourites are el meson . the plaza ,the restauraunt that used to be la masia, salzbourg, bar jessies for fish.Then alcala there are a few good tapas places in the square.Tipsy terrace for lunch
    have fun cant wait to get back in couple of weeks :)

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    Re: Your favourite places to eat?
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  • If you and your family are carnivores you should go for a short car journey . Go through Piedra Hincada to Tejina and you will find LAS GOTERAS run by Alvaro. Wonderful meats at very reasonable money. Closed on Mondays. Children ,well behaved, are welcomed.

    That's me out then

    ps. it's closed for vacation at the moment

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    Re: Your favourite places to eat?
    « Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009 »
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  • Thanx everyone so far.. have took a note of where places are etc....  we all have your usual ones which we will be going to but it's always nice to try somewhere else... we normally stick to the same old same old so said to my hubby we are gonna try alot of different places this time. We love a wide range of food and will try anything(!!) so keep them coming if u wouldn't mind.  I will print this thread off when we go then i can peruse them at leisure and hopefully work our way through the list.

    We are coming back over at the end of sepetember for my 40th... just for 5 days......  so can carry on the list then too.

    Thanx again for everyone who has contributed so far.

    Regards

    Julieann x x x

    babe

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    « Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009 »
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  • They have re opened the restaurant in front of Gigansol, just before the turning into Los Gigantes (sorry the name just wont come to me at the moment), they have a small garden area so the kids have a little freedom without bothering diners, the food is beautiful and the cheif is very friendly.  Also Casa Juana in Alcala has lovely food although kids are more restricted.

    joey

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  • But what about all the places IN Los Gigantes, do they not get a mention??

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  • But what about all the places IN Los Gigantes, do they not get a mention??


     ???not if they're not good enough  ;)

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    « Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009 »
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  • Re: Los Gigantes....  I have my favourite ones too... CK's, Krishnas, Juan Carlos.... haven't tried the Jardin del sol yet, heard mixed reports about it... but it looks nice??? Arch's too, so might have to try them....

    Again don't really venture much further than the ones mention. A friend mentioned that the Fish restuarant next to Los gig beach, name escapes me at the mo, is really nice.

    She also mentioned the Fishermans Inn  is Puerto Santiago....  she ate there a couple of times. Had to wait for the food to be cooked fresh, but she that the wait was worth it.... so another there to try....

    Hopefully by the end of this thread i will have my 2 weeks sort of mapped out?? 

    Thanx again

    Julieann x x x :-*

    grockle

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    « Reply #13 on: May 21, 2009 »
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  • Tasty lunchtime tapas at The Friendly Dolphin down at the marina when we do venture in to Los Gigs itself.

    orange

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    « Reply #14 on: May 23, 2009 »
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  • If you do go to the Fisherman's Inn.

    Don't take children who get bored by waiting.

    Take a book or a game.

    Freshly Cooked should not take an eternity...
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    freddy

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  • the toilets in the central bar and bar camber  are a disgrace, i would never eat there.
    My favorite place is the new garage in alcala, great tapas and great prices

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  • Freddie, sorry if I am being mischievous but why do you have to eat in the toilets at the Bar  Central and Camber Bar ?

    amunette

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  •  :D @ Edward Bear!!

    freddy

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  • eddybear, its well known, if the toilets are clean, so is the kitchen,  and there for the over all hygiene of the place is good.
    I'm sorry but i will not eat in a filthy place. that's why we have in England health and hygiene inspectors.
    they would probably close half the places down over in tenerife if they had the same laws as England.
    That's why i mentioned it that's all, sorry if i like a nice clean place to eat

    amunette

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  • Tee-hee Freddy, what a load of rubbish!!  Camber and Central are dated, certainly, but not particularly dirty. Plus they get loads of use, unlike many around LG at the moment!!   If a toilet was pristine then that would ring alarm bells as to why they have so much time to keep it that way(lack of custom!).

    I can assure you, the way a toilet looks is not always a good indicator of a kitchen's standards. Any restaurant that will not let you view the kitchen is more of a worry.

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  •  I agree with that in greece you can go into akitchen and the food is great but the toilets are basic :) as for uk health and safety well thats another thread loll!!!

    magsnmike

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    « Reply #21 on: May 25, 2009 »
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  • The comment that the toilets were a disgrace, is different to the toilets in Greece being basic.  Basic but clean in my experience.

    I tend to agree that if the toilets are minging, then it does reflect on the restaurant, regardless of where you are in the world.

    The worst bathroom situation is in Puerto Santiago, when you have to go downstairs to really minging loos near Route 66, not Route 66 as they have their own!!  I know this straying off fav places to eat so sorry.

    Favourite place for us El Timon.

    We were taken to a restaurant by some friends on our last visit, thru Arena beach and past the supermarket then on the right hand side. That is lovely. Sorry to be vague but lovely food. I am sure someone will know.

    Chrissi

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    « Reply #22 on: June 05, 2009 »
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  • I think the restaurant you are refering to is Meco's in El Varadero. Fabulous restaurant good food and Meco is a great guy, host etc., nice decor inside and terrace.

    Offline ANGIE

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  • Yes it is Meco's and we use it after dancing lessons when about 10 of us get together there sometimes and he is always very helpful.

    Have you tried the new Flor de Drago, used to be Vitamar?, on lhs just past Playa Arena Hotel and down the hill, it's on the corner in front of Ana's hairdressers.  They have the most fantastic organic wine there, are eager to please and although the menu is not huge, the food is of a very high standard and presented beautifully.  Also the toilets, as the rest of the place, are spotless !

    We like El Timon's atmosphere very much and the family are very welcoming, but have found this last year that value for money there is not what it was.  El Barco de Nino is fabulous, but not for the cheap-hearted, although you certainly get well looked after.

    Why not try La Caldera, opposite the Bomberos/ police station up on the top road ?  Excellent value for money, spotless, and lovely lady who looks after you very well.

    Of course, if you want aREAL treat , then the place to head, with car obviously, is above Villa Flor, called Hotel Alba.  Casa Rural with the most authentic Canarian food, awesome scenery, menu to die for, surroundings very old Canarian beautifully restored.  However, this is a place for a ONE OFF treat as it is expensive.  Wedding anniversary, special birthday.  Excellent.

    kazmataz

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  • can some kind person tell me what time Jessis stop serving food on a Friday night,

    Thank you

    cheekygirl

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  • After the write ups on  this site I've eaten at El Dique on the marina. What a refreshing change; fresh fish (and meat for the carnivores), friendly staff and down to earth, inexpensive prices. Wow, and that view on the marina; cliffs, boats ....shame about the cars! Can't the council concrete the pool in The Lido(El laguillo) and provide parking instead or is that too political?

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  • last time i came out it was my 50th birthday .El meson did great sukling pig. the one that used to be la masia up the hill opposite gigansol was fantastic.also the plaza .bai uve. salzburg. jessis and a taps bar in playsa de arena. tipsy terrace for lunch.plus a few iun alcala and san juan sad thing is that lg itself doesnt have to much to offer at night :)

    Chrissi

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    « Reply #27 on: July 14, 2009 »
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  • Some of you guys need to get yourselves up to Tajinaste Restaurant, hey a Pork chop and all the trimings for 5.50 cant be bad. Lovely restaurant, superb terrace, great atmosphere. and only about 3.50 euros in a taxis. Great venue. Try it and print your views on this site.

    mariner

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  • We're coming out to LG on Friday, and having read the good reviews of Tajinaste would like to give it a try.
    Two questions .... is it advisable to book in advance, and are children welcome? We have a 9 year old daughter with us.

    poolepirate

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  • We have just been asked by friends if Tajinaste has any vegetarian options. Your answer would be appreciated.