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Offline ANGIE

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FLOR DEL DRAGO PLAYA DE LA ARENA
« on: May 14, 2010 »
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  • This restaurant is fast becomming recognised as one of the finest dining experiences round here.  Julio and Nuria are wondful hosts, Julio with his expertise within the wine field and Nuria adding her lovely personal touches to table layout and general ambience.  The menu, whilst not vast, centres on really excellent produce, intelligently prepared and beautifully presented.  Nothing is too much trouble for this couple as they want you to enjoy you dining experience with them.  Add to this the excellent choice of wine to include some organics and you have the recipe for a guaranteed wonderful evening.  the outside area has a beguiling aroma of plants which Julio tenderly cares for, the music is not overbearing, the service prompt but not intrusive.  If you haven't been - go on give it a try - you'll be impressed for sure.

    BL

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    « Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010 »
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  • Sounds lovely.
    Can you detail position in Playa de la Arena and give a guide to price please.
    Thanks.

    Caroline

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    « Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010 »
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  • I second that - we're due out in July and would like to try new restaurants.  Guide to exact location and price would be great, thanks !

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    « Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010 »
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  • Coming from Los Gigantes follow main road down past Playa Arena rear entrance (ie waterfall). First restaurant past the waterfall on the lhs is Flor del Drago. You may remember it used to be called Vistamar?

    As to prices - well there's a set 'special' which if memory serves is a 3-course 11.50 euros. Otherwise prices start on mains as 7.50 euros for their exceptional beefburgher (like no other and comes with loads of accompaniments) up to about 15.50 for lamb dish.  Not the cheapest in the area but definitely worth trying.

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    « Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010 »
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  • All comments absolutely true except for price - 3 courses on special is usually about ?16  give or take a bit.  This and Juan Lanas do Playe de la Arena full credit.  I have also heard that Domingo's is good, but I don't do much eating out as I am getting on, and usually can only go on Sunday lunchtimes, when I have saved a few pennies from my ever-decreasing Old Age Pension.

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    « Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010 »
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  • 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.