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El Toston Bar and Restaurant

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The Old Harbour, El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 33
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly bar, comfort food

Went here quite a few times during our holiday. We liked the friendly atmosphere, the location and the food. Not a fine dining restaurant, has a more bar food feel to it and a limited menu ~The food was good and freshly cooked, tasty and reasonably priced. Nothing seemed to be a problem to any of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
travelalot2011
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Went here quite a few times during our holiday. We liked the friendly atmosphere, the location and the food. Not a fine dining restaurant, has a more bar food feel to it and a limited menu ~The food was good and freshly cooked, tasty and reasonably priced. Nothing seemed to be a problem to any of the staff and we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Mel, Steve & Matt are always very welcoming and always greet you with a friendly smile. We have had some very memorable evenings in El Toston Bar and really looking forward to being back there in June 2015. Sunday lunches are very good and great value for money - well worth a visit

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I first went here back in January 2006. Then, it was run by David and his wife. It was a good, well supported bar. On this visit, Steve another UK expat was at the helm. Nice guy, very friendly and very efficient. But something had been misplaced and El Toston had lost a bit of its sparkle. This bar is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a friendly bar run by a British family who have recently taken over from the previous owners. There is a fun live music night on Friday evenings, and while we were there, several top quality professional musicians on holiday in El Cotillo from Holland, Ireland and the UK joined in the music making. We also went there for... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

A really welcoming place with friendly owners. The food is lovely and home made. Prices are very good too. The cheapest price for a large beer I found in El Cotillo, just €2.80. The sort of bar where you feel at home as soon as you walk in.

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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great spot right on the beach with great service, good prices and marvellous food. Really friendly staff, unlike some of the other more upmarket options at El Cotillo.

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Grasby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Don't miss out when visiting El Cotillo this is the perfect place to have a home cooked meal and sit and watch the sun set. Thank you Mel, Steve and Matt, see you again in March, Gill & Brian @ treetops UK

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Mynachlogddu, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Thanks Mel, Steve and Matt for a lovely lunch with delicious nut roast...veggie gravy and lots of great selection of veg and yorkshire pudding...a real treat! It's not always easy to find a good vegetarian option so I really appreciate that...a very friendly bar with lovely view and brilliant music nights...I will be back...Thanks Anna...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

delicious roast dinners every Sunday during my two month stay..all yummy but Mel's belly of pork with all the trimming today was pefect.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We travel to El Cotillo every January and always pay several visits to El Toston We were aware there were new owners and visited a Sunday afternoon to find them just closing up after 2pm. So we checked their opening hours board. We came back a Saturday night at 6.15pm (advertised as opening 5.30pm so a good margin of error)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Old Harbour, El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Fuerteventura  >  La Oliva  >  El Cotillo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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