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Offline Chiquita

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El Rincón de Juan Carlos
« on: July 16, 2012 »
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  • As it would seem that some would like news of what is happening in the area I am attaching a review from my friend Jack (a bit of a foodie and all round nice guy - but tells it like it is)  This is a few months old now but maybe some don´t know about it.

    I've not been YET but it looks lovely Rincon de Juan Carlos

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    Re: El Rincón de Juan Carlos
    « Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012 »
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  • Lovely food however they do not have mortgage facilities.

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    « Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012 »
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  • this is odd, i posted a post in reply to chiquita stating how lovely juan carlos restaurant was - and i dont think it is overpriced for what you get and it has disappeared..........

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    « Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012 »
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  • this is odd  it has disappeared..........

    What - the post or the restaurant !!
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    « Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012 »
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  • slip of words there, the restaurant fortunately has not disappeared.  i would urge anyone to go - it really is wonderful. 

    and, juan carlos's brother has the tapas bar in the square where luis bar used to be - bar 123 and the tapas are excellent and good quality wine by the glass. 


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    « Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012 »
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  • I would agree on both counts, the prawns with ginger at the tapas bar are superb, and good wine , an excellent place to people watch.

    t l c

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    « Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012 »
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  • Yes both excellent, and I agree with Janey, not overpriced at all, normal price for that standard of food. For those who like fine dining I would also recommend Lupulo in Alcala, it's in the square, food is excellent (it's under new owner/chef since Nov last year)

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    Re: El Rincón de Juan Carlos
    « Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012 »
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  • My favorite restaurant

    The food and wine are excellent and the 2 young ladies are very professional and always seem to be happy.

    I always book from the UK using their website and get an instant reply.

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    « Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012 »
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  • message for juan carlos. love your restaurant/food/atmosphere/staff, but please can we have a change of menu now as we have had everything on it.  even just one new dish?

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    « Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012 »
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  • CLOSED  AT THE MOMENT  BEING DONE UP  SO YOU MIGHT GET SOME NEW FOOD TO TRY, REALY KNOCKING  IT ABOUT 

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    Re: El Rincón de Juan Carlos
    « Reply #10 on: September 12, 2012 »
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  • Could I suggest the addition of one  my favourites- pastel de carne de cerdo.

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    « Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012 »
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  • of one  my favourites- "pastel de carne de cerdo".

     The translation is "beans on toast"
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    « Reply #12 on: September 12, 2012 »
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  • Falstaff, as this is an English message board,albeit in a Spanish province, why did you not call it pork pie.

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    « Reply #13 on: September 13, 2012 »
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  • Edward, having clicked the link and read the flowery review it was an attempt  at  humour but I was beaten to the punch line by the Kid (again).

    When it comes to food I am a self confessed philistine and  I find eating out reviews very tiresome. My idea of eating out is a pork pie on a park bench.

    If you want an explanation for the joke, the only thing I can say is - discretion is the better part of valour.

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    « Reply #14 on: September 13, 2012 »
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  • CLOSED  AT THE MOMENT  BEING DONE UP  SO YOU MIGHT GET SOME NEW FOOD TO TRY, REALY KNOCKING  IT ABOUT 

    that is great. looking forward to it. the restaurant interior did let them down somewhat, the outside dining is lovely, inside - no thanks, so we shall now be able to dine during the winter there.

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    « Reply #15 on: September 13, 2012 »
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  • Falstaff, you are right there. Nothing wrong with a medium sized Melton Mowbray.

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    « Reply #16 on: September 13, 2012 »
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  • With English mustard

    t l c

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    « Reply #17 on: September 13, 2012 »
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  • I used to wear a pork pie hat but the gravy kept running down my neck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    « Reply #18 on: September 13, 2012 »
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  • Should we discuss Scotch Eggs :(

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    « Reply #19 on: September 16, 2012 »
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  • Hands up those who do NOT rate this restaurant

    Thought so - seems like i'm the only one.

    Poor value for money

    Not enough food on plate

    Whilst chef may have concocted a "pictorial work of art" with a sprig of cauliflower, sliver or two of carrot, half a scoop of what I guess is potatoe, small portion of meat with a carefully balanced sprig of greenery  on top, and gravey zig zagged across the plate from side to side - does not in my book constitue a filling meal.

    Also recall sweets were unusual to say the least - strawberries in vinegar - tasted as bad as it sounds.

    The courtyard where the outside tables are situated seems to be in the daytime the dogs toilet area

    Still, if that's what diners want, so be it.

    Just saying it as I see it !

    Tin hat at the ready
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  • Hands up those who do NOT rate this restaurant

    Thought so - seems like i'm the only one.

    Poor value for money

    Not enough food on plate

    Whilst chef may have concocted a "pictorial work of art" with a sprig of cauliflower, sliver or two of carrot, half a scoop of what I guess is potatoe, small portion of meat with a carefully balanced sprig of greenery  on top, and gravey zig zagged across the plate from side to side - does not in my book constitue a filling meal.

    Also recall sweets were unusual to say the least - strawberries in vinegar - tasted as bad as it sounds.

    The courtyard where the outside tables are situated seems to be in the daytime the dogs toilet area

    Still, if that's what diners want, so be it.

    Just saying it as I see it !

    Tin hat at the ready

    Still not managed to get to this restaurant and after your comments and hopefully others honest input I will wait before wasting money on something that is trendy rather than quality.   No tin hat needed as far as I'm concerned, best to tell it as it is rather than promote because 'friends' expect it.

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  • Hands up those who do NOT rate this restaurant

    Thought so - seems like i'm the only one.

    Poor value for money

    Not enough food on plate

    Whilst chef may have concocted a "pictorial work of art" with a sprig of cauliflower, sliver or two of carrot, half a scoop of what I guess is potatoe, small portion of meat with a carefully balanced sprig of greenery  on top, and gravey zig zagged across the plate from side to side - does not in my book constitue a filling meal.

    Also recall sweets were unusual to say the least - strawberries in vinegar - tasted as bad as it sounds.

    The courtyard where the outside tables are situated seems to be in the daytime the dogs toilet area

    Still, if that's what diners want, so be it.

    Just saying it as I see it !

    Tin hat at the ready

    Still not managed to get to this restaurant and after your comments and hopefully others honest input I will wait before wasting money on something that is trendy rather than quality.   No tin hat needed as far as I'm concerned, best to tell it as it is rather than promote because 'friends' expect it.

    your loss chiquita :(

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    Re: El Rincón de Juan Carlos
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  • Hands up those who do NOT rate this restaurant

    Thought so - seems like i'm the only one.

    Poor value for money

    Not enough food on plate

    Whilst chef may have concocted a "pictorial work of art" with a sprig of cauliflower, sliver or two of carrot, half a scoop of what I guess is potatoe, small portion of meat with a carefully balanced sprig of greenery  on top, and gravey zig zagged across the plate from side to side - does not in my book constitue a filling meal.

    Also recall sweets were unusual to say the least - strawberries in vinegar - tasted as bad as it sounds.

    The courtyard where the outside tables are situated seems to be in the daytime the dogs toilet area

    Still, if that's what diners want, so be it.

    Just saying it as I see it !

    Tin hat at the ready

    Still not managed to get to this restaurant and after your comments and hopefully others honest input I will wait before wasting money on something that is trendy rather than quality.   No tin hat needed as far as I'm concerned, best to tell it as it is rather than promote because 'friends' expect it.

    your loss chiquita :(

    So the scores on the doors at the moment are

    1 for and 1 against
    there are probably more but I lost track a bit after the pork pie which sounded so good I had one for lunch!!

    « Last Edit: September 16, 2012 by Chiquita »

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    Re: El Rincón de Juan Carlos
    « Reply #23 on: September 17, 2012 »
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  • This restaurant is not "trendy" as such but the food is excellent and well worth the costs.

    It makes a change for a special occasion.

    I have now recommended both this restaurant , the Chinese up the hill and the Little Italy (sorry Tamera) and I seem to get shot down each time (in a nice way) which is sad becasue I love my food and wine, weigh around 19 stone and love these places.

    And I was going to arrange a drink for you all on my next arrival ( joking)




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  • And I was going to arrange a drink for you all on my next arrival ( joking)





    That's a very kind offer Pablado - and I don't think its a joke - otherwise you would have listed your posting under the heading of "Lets all have a laugh" !!    ;)
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  •  I love my food and wine, weigh around 19 stone and love these places.

    And I was going to arrange a drink for you all on my next arrival ( joking)


    Have you tried Flor del Drago - IMO one of the best in the west - last time I went by it was closed but I hope that was just for holidays.  Julio also had a fantastic wine cellar .

    As far as the drink is concerned thanks I will take you up on it - don´t worry I'm a cheap date my preferred tipple is Cola Lite and only splash out on high days and holidays  ;D

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    « Reply #26 on: September 17, 2012 »
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  • Right then

    Drinks on me tonight - Green Man - Essex 8)

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  • Aw Shuuutup .... I might be a cheap date but I draw the line at being an Essex Gal

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    « Reply #28 on: September 17, 2012 »
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  • There is nothing wrong with Essex - especially their wine.

    After 10 bottles it taste the same :o

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    « Reply #29 on: November 08, 2012 »
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  • Just booked a reservation and got an instant reply.


    Still waiting for a few other restaurants to reply.


    There is nothing better for a special occasion