Since first visiting this restaurant I have returned often but mostly in the afternoon for their lovely cakes and a coffee. This isn?t the kind of place you can get burger and chips but is where you will find lovely mixtures of flavours and the freshest ingredients all reasonably priced.
Recently we went one evening as we noticed that Julio and his wife Nuria, the owners were having a themed night. For just ?18 you had the choice of starters from Watermelon soup, Smoked Salmon with Pineapple and Pistachio Vinaigrette or Toasted Goats Cheese on a Paw Paw and Rocket salad.
Main Course choices were Sole stuffed with Spinach in a Mango and Citrus sauce, Iberico Pork in Prickly Pear jus or Duck Confi with Passion Fruit sauce.
Pudding was Flamb? Bananas with Coconut Ice cream. As you can tell it was a Tropical Theme night. The food was delicious as always.
The themes are obviously popular they have had ?The Miniature Cuisine? where for ?16.80 you could dine on Exqueisada of Cod and Mango with Tomato Jelly and Tepenada (a dish consisting of finely chopped olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil); Grilled Scallops with Mushroom ragout in balsamic vinaigrette and honey; Cherne roll, stuffed with salmon and spinach in a sweet corn crust on pesto sauce or Iberico pork cooked in hot mojo. Dessert, the popular small Spanish pastries, Pionona stuffed with cream cheese.
If this has whetted your appetite this lovely little restaurant has other treats, their ?Small Canarian Delights? ? again 3 courses this time ?17.60 consisting of Cream of Sweet Potato and Almond soup with crisps, Terrine of Cauliflower with Romescu (a nutty garlicky sauce) topped with pumpkin seeds or Croquettes of crunchy spinach, tomato and local Retama honey, followed by Roast veal in a dried fig sauce and for dessert homemade almond cake from Arguayo
You can find this restaurant just yards from the Playa de la Arena Hotel, you can?t miss its bright green signage, it is modern, elegant with a nice outside seating area or inside if the weather is cool. Drinks are reasonable and if you are in the west of the island this IMO is the best restaurant for miles.