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Offline White Rose

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Asturias restaurant
« on: February 17, 2013 »
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  • I went for a meal yesterday and it was awful. My steak had a huge piece of grizzle hidden by the mushroom sauce. The veg was cold and tasteless and certainly didn't look like fresh vegetables, tinned by my guess. The chips were hardly a mouthful.
    The service was slow and the staff weren't the most sociable i have ever met. I certainly will not go again. :(

    Offline Davymar

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    « Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013 »
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  • I notice you only have two posts, it seems strange that you would register simply to complain, a bit pardon Dollyish. I have been here for six weeks and noticed that although empty in the evening (like a lot of places) Asturias has been very busy from late morning untill evening. Our meal there was quite passable although nothing special, the service did not warrant a complaint. Perhaps you should have complained and allowed them to redress the balance?

    In my opinion the Tipsy Terrace gets the biscuit for being the most pretentious, overpriced place, full of poseurs who dont own a halfpenny to scratch their arse with! ;)

    Offline pilgrim

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    « Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013 »
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  • We find the snack menu at Asturias fine, but gave up having dinner there a couple of years ago. The service though is excellent, I think the owner (bald spot) is possibly the best waiter in the area, most definitely professionally trained. His son (the heavier one) is also good and speaks a little English unlike his father. No, definitely cannot find fault with the service there. Maybe you had a problem as owner has almost no English.
     Regards Tipsy, Have been there on two occasions for sunday evening roast. Both times I popped in at around 4 pm to book a table for 7 pm. And each time when we arrived for dinner, the same lady whom I booked through a couple of hours earlier said "have you booked" I said "yes, with you a couple of hours back" I then go on to suggest that tablets are available for this condition, but of course she would have had to remember to take them.
    When seated another lady comes to take the drinks order, but you cannot order food from her.
    So the food lady arrives, and my wife orders her choice of roast, then when I am prompted I answer "ditto", This totally throws her, and unless she's a great thespian - she has absolutely no Idea what Ditto means.
    The lady on the piano is great and a real charmer, not the least pretentious - like the staff.

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    Re: Asturias restaurant
    « Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013 »
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  • I didn't register to complain i registered to pass a comment on the path to Alcala, i didn't realise i could only say nice things and not how i actually found the food to be.
    I'll know for next time won't I.

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    « Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013 »
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  • Don't worry White Rose, carry on, your comments or opinions are as valid as a newbie, as they would be from an old (fart) hand (and there's quite a few in the village as well in the cyber (space) village).

    Offline losgiganteskid

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  •  Asturias fine for morning coffee - not so good for meals.  Has to be my No 1 restaurant for providing the very worst vegetables I have ever had the misfortune to taste.  Mine, Mrs Kids and a whole lot more plates going back to the kitchens with the veg virtually untouched, yet they still don't seem to get the message.
    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

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    « Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013 »
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  • When seated another lady comes to take the drinks order, but you cannot order food from her.


    This is annoying  - last week wanted to go to one of our favouite restaurants but found it to be closed - thought we would give San Remo a third try - alas, still no improvement - after waiting an age a waitress finally recognised us as potentially paying customers and came to take our order, we ordered our drinks and as we had been sitting there reading the menu over and over again from cover to cover (even the Chinese version) when we told her we knew what we wanted to order she said, sorry, I only take the drinks.  I sent her away to send back the waiter who takes the meal orders - and after another good 10  minutes he finally arrived - kinda doesn't set you up for a good dining experience - the meal wasn't up to much either.  Will I be returning - not on your nelly
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    Offline Edward Bear

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    « Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013 »
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  • LGK  are you sure that you have not got the restaurants mixed up. Have been many times and have not been served by a waitress. Jose, the owner, is most attentive and usually takes your order. Definately one of the best restaurants in the area .

    t l c

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    « Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013 »
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  • Yes there is a waitress in San Remo sometimes, usually Jose's daughter. I agree with earlier posts about Asturias, awful, no matter what time day or night. San Remo can be a little hit & miss, more hit though than miss. As I've said before on these subjects no where is ever consistently good, which is a shame. Recently we went to Lupulo in Alacala, (3rd visit now) 1st time fab, 2nd time OK, 3rd time food great BUT cold !!

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  • LGK  are you sure that you have not got the restaurants mixed up.

    Positively not -
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    Offline Davymar

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    « Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013 »
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  • A couple of restaurants we found worthy of mention are Casa Pepe at Puerto Santiago, exellent food and service, plus a bit of live music (Saturday evening) plus the one at the end of the harbour (Rincon) I think it was called. Parasio served a good breakfast, and Oasis a nice lunch (never been in there before).

    The ex Little Italy, renamed Tamara, cobblers! it is still all the same people as before, just renamed rubish.

    I think that all the restaurants are quiet in the evening now, I remember years ago when Parasio had music on, you could not get in unless you booked, not so anywhere now. What we found annoying was going out for a meal and finding them shutting up before 10 pm, and this is supposed to be peak season.
    I think we shall stay towards the playa arena area next visit, for a change.

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    « Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013 »
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  • Hi, think maybe you mean 'Casa Pedro' not pepe, only say that as I couldn't think where it might be. Yes, one of our favorites. They are always pleased to see you, and we have the 'Canarian Stew' at least once while we stay. It is always a little different, please try it - you will like it!

    t l c

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    « Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013 »
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  • Pilgrim there is also Casa Pepe - it was in Santiago but has now moved to Playa Arena and food is good there also, you must book at this time of year as it's always packed. I agree about the Canarian Stew in Casa Pedro, it's really good.

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    « Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013 »
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  • Oh! well that will be another one to try, always like a recommendation.

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    Hi, think maybe you mean 'Casa Pedro' not pepe, only say that as I couldn't think where it might be. Yes, one of our favorites. They are always pleased to see you, and we have the 'Canarian Stew' at least once while we stay. It is always a little different, please try it - you will like it!




    Yes you are quite right, my mistake ;Casa Pedro: it was! the one next door used to be ok, but not tried it this year.
    I have found some of the touts a bit tiresome this year, touting for boats all arount the harbour plus a couple of restaurants touting outside, allmost remenisant of the timeshare days! :)

    magsnmike

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  • I love the setting of Asturias.  Able to sit in the square under the palm trees people watching and enjoying the warm air.  They seem to have missed out on this, the food has never been great and the waiters are always so miserable.    A few changes and they could be so successful.

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    « Reply #16 on: February 22, 2013 »
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  • I think your right, the menu hasn't changed since we have been spending time in LG, Maybe 7-8 years. It is a poor dinner menu with poor vegetables. They really need a rocket or a re-branding. It should be a gold-mine. What about a co-operative, we could take all chip in and take it over. No maybe not, you would all be moaning to much!

    Asturian

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    « Reply #17 on: March 06, 2013 »
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  • We used to eat there regularly when conchita and her husband owned it,food was always good in general but the veg were always tinned or jars.
    Fabulous setting to watch the world go by,but we only have a drink there now and the occasional pizza,the staff we find very pleasant the tall waiter with glasses has been there years.
    But i totally agree it needs a rethink,shame really was our favourite place.
    Conchita was fantastic with kids,she often took our son with her and bought him back with an ice cream or toy or sweets all no charge.
    Sometimes things change for the worse a real shame.