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Title: Juan Carlos
Post by: pilgrim on February 16, 2020
Although we have been coming to LG all these years, we have not eaten in the Juan Carlos Restaurant.
It has always been busy when we have wanted to go. So this year just after Xmas I tried to book for valentines, but alas it was busy. But managed to get a booking for this coming weekend. So I am wondering what it is like! The other night we sat at a table outside CK's Bistro and tried to establish if it was even open!
Could see no lights on and not even a menu in the window. But we did see a group of 4 Spanish enter, and about half an hour later another Spanish group of 4. So even though it looked desolate and closed, it was in fact opened. Anybody got an experience of the place, or recommendations of what to eat!
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Davymar on February 17, 2020
Quote from a review.
A 1* star Michelin restaurant in Los Gigantes? Yes, there is and it is worth a try. In its category it is inexpensive, we had the full, 15 courses tastingmenu and the full, 12 glasses winemenu. I will not disclosure so much about the menu, but it is very creative and innovative. The menu in total was 185€ pp, which is very reasonable.

For that sort of price i would expect to have bought the table and chairs, plus all the cutlery.! :o
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: pilgrim on February 19, 2020
Yes, it does seem costly! But am approaching a Decade Birthday, so what the heck!
Will post and tell you how we got on and at what cost!
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 19, 2020
We go most years but very expensive and well worth it

The outside seating is very romantic so go for it

The food and wine are excellent and a great experience
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Davymar on February 19, 2020
Yes, it does seem costly! But am approaching a Decade Birthday, so what the heck!
Will post and tell you how we got on and at what cost!
I noticed they did a six course taster, i think that was 155e, we have tried to visit a couple of times but it always appears closed, to be honest i am glad, after seeing the prices ;D, i simply cannot believe any food could be worth that price, i could be called a cheapskate, but i can live with that :) I hope you enjoy it, it would be interesting to hear your views.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 19, 2020
It is very expensive but excellent for a true experience

You have to go
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Davymar on February 19, 2020
It is very expensive but excellent for a true experience

You have to go
Georgie, you do realise the price was 188.50,  not 18.50!
for someone who posts about cheap accommodation, and takeaway meals, i doubt you have even been near the place, never mind had a meal there!  ::)
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: pilgrim on February 19, 2020
Yes, Davymar I was wondering that also! Guess Georgie talking about outside seating must mean CK's Bistro to one side, or to the Asturias bakery the other side. Not quite the same! Unless Juan Carlos has started doing bacon Baguetts.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: pilgrim on February 19, 2020
Anyway the wife says she wants a new dress for Juan Carlos dinner this weekend, the cost is going to get stupid. She is insistent!
I suggest that nice white one I always liked.
Apparently there is a rip in the veil!
Their never happy?
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 20, 2020
We do treat ourselves now and again and I rather pay for good cheap accommodation that is clean and spend the money when going out

The only course that was a bit too much for me was the pig cheeck
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: unhappy on February 20, 2020
Flor Del Drago do a similar tasting menu with a wine expert now and again for a lot less money, always fully booked and is the best value for money restaurant in the area with a chef not a cook.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Davymar on February 20, 2020
It is very expensive but excellent for a true experience

You have to go
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Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: VictorM on February 20, 2020
Flor del Drago does not now do the wine tastings. They now offer a monthly Gourmet Menu of about 5 courses - and you choose and pay for your own wines etc.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 20, 2020
Don't worry everyone you can also have a ordinary meal from the menu which is expensive but lovely and  the under 185 euro which seems to have gone up since our last visit of around 120 euros
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 20, 2020
Just found out from a friend that it is 90 euros a head for excellent different food which to be fair is only 40 euros more than a average restaurant so give it a go and don't worry about me hiring cheap accommodation you need to enjoy
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 20, 2020
If you are worried about money try the lovely la pergola restaurant where the food is lovely and the wine is excellent

That is why we choose value for money and clean accommodation
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: pilgrim on February 20, 2020
When booking you have to add your bank card details before. Got an email today saying that should we fail to turn up or cancel they will deduct 50 Euros per person. There is still no menu in window or online.
Have they been reading this forum!
When we looked through the opaque windows today, we saw a pentagram on the wall.
This place is getting dodgier my the minute.
Georgie you seem the most alert and smart person on this forum.
Can u txt me say every 10 minutes after we arrive at 8pm, and I will respond with an OK!
And should I fail to do so,you can immediately contact the local Police.
Would really appreciate this favour. Would even treat you to some Pigs cheek or a Bic Mac.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 21, 2020
What a weird response

What is a big mic

Something you sing into
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: pilgrim on February 21, 2020
I agree Georgie, it is all the stress of this big meal coming up. We have been starving all day, and won't be eating anything until the big meal tomorrow! Taster menu comprises of 6 main courses! So we need to make lots of room!
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 21, 2020
That is a better response but make sure you have breakfast for your blood sugar level

Have a great time and I am jealous
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: angiebabes on February 21, 2020
‘Ow much? I couldn’t get the money out of my sporran! Just had stew and tatties - lovely! Cost? Less than €2 and loved it.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 21, 2020
Nice 1

It's not the cost but how lovely it is

Did you have wee scotch
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: angiebabes on February 21, 2020
Aye a wee dram!
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 22, 2020
Nice 1

Did you hear the story in the news about that bottle of selling for thousands in the week
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: pilgrim on February 23, 2020
Juan Carlos review sort off!
There is only the tasting menu. Which was 95 Euros each. And I had to ask the price as it was not stated.
We had a cheep bottle of wine, which was 49 Euros, and 2 medium bottle of Still water at 5 Euros each.
They had a wine course, that is 6 small glasses, different depending on what food they bring out. That was 60 Euros, or 12 glasses one for each food item at 90 Euros. I asked if my wife and I could share the 12 glasses as that would be nearly 3 bottles. They said sharing not aloud and in quantity as they are taster wines quantity is less than a bottle.
There are 20 covers in the restaurant and 3 waitresses. The whole thing from sitting down to leaving was a little over a Hour and a half. The bill came to 256 and we gave them 270 Euros.
It was fine, but you must be ok with just or barley cooked, sqid, oyster, pigeon mackeral etc..
If you are a sweet person you will be in Heaven.
I would not go more than once a year.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: SandyLea on February 24, 2020
Completely out of our league and we wouldn't want all that wine anyway. The food you've mentioned, eg pigeon, oyster and squid not for us either. Will give it a miss. I do think these Michelin starred restaurants are a rip off.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Davymar on February 24, 2020
Thanks for the review Pilgrim, should our paths ever cross, i will buy you and yours a drink!  i feel that your write up has stopped me from being reckless and taking my friend the wallet to the place! ;D I simply do not think that i could have justified spending that amount of money on food and Wine, especially as we can buy wine from the supermarket on heartbreak hill, very good wine for under 10 euro, the wine at Bodeguita is quite cheap also, we shall be sticking to other restaurants on our March visit. 8)
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 24, 2020
Sandylea I agree with you that is why we travel cheaply

But it is a experience and you can have the main menu

Especially if you sit outside
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: pilgrim on February 24, 2020
Hi Georgie, there is no outside seating and never has been. Not that type of Restaurant?
And there was no main menu?
I would have preferred a regular menu, with full main dishes as you have some control on what you prefer.
Before you call me a Philistine, I have had the taster menu at Nathan Outlaws starred restaurant in Cornwall, and at a very disappointing Savoy Hotel Park lane.
Maybe my palette is not as sophisticated as some others!
---NO MORE TASTER MENUS---
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Georgie on February 24, 2020
Pilgrim thanks for your excellent feedback but we have sat  outdoors by the cactus plant surrounded by the brcik structure
Maybe you are right that they have stopped outside dining within the last 12 months
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Davymar on February 24, 2020
Georgie, you have Never been able to sit outside!
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Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: frogeddy on February 24, 2020
Davymar ..... You're quite wrong ... until four or five years ago there was seating available outside. Not sure why they stopped but suspect it had something to do with the staff having to carry plates of food up and down three fairly precarious steps ....This was also before they got the Michelin star. A little apology to georgie might be appropriate ...
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: cs on February 25, 2020
Thanks for the review Pilgrim, now we know For certain that we don’t need to add it to our list of places that we must go to one day
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: losgiganteskid on February 25, 2020
Davymar ..... You're quite wrong ... until four or five years ago there was seating available outside. Not sure why they stopped but suspect it had something to do with the staff having to carry plates of food up and down three fairly precarious steps ....

.........and the fact that the area where the seating was seemed to be used as a dogs toilet during the daytime !!
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: linda on February 25, 2020
We sat outside quite a few years ago now.
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: Davymar on February 25, 2020
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Davymar ..... You're quite wrong ... until four or five years ago there was seating available outside. Not sure why they stopped but suspect it had something to do with the staff having to carry plates of food up and down three fairly precarious steps ....This was also before they got the Michelin star. A little apology to georgie might be appropriate ...

I still never remember the seating outside, never the less, in true repentant fashion, i shall flail my back with a rusty toilet chain! :)
Title: Re: Juan Carlos
Post by: janey on February 26, 2020
There was always dining outside at juan carlos until he got his michelin star.  it then became indoors only. i think he got his star about 4 years ago.