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el nilo

calle pajar | san sebastian de la gomera, San Sebastian de la Gomera, La Gomera, Spain
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Cuisines: Spanish
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- Jun 5, 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

San Sebastian de La Gomera is a charming little town, where the centre spreads around the main square (just beside the marina), where most of bars and restaurants are located. Sometimes it’s just too easy to stop there instead of venturing into one of the side alleys, but if you are curious enough to do this (like us), then you’ll... More

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Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is run by a husband front of house and a wife in the kitchen, the food is at best average but the service when it gets busy is dreadfull. There was a group of 8 Germans in on the day we visited and a number of couples, he just couldn't cope, food was almost chucked at you, there was... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was the best dish I have tasted in some time - since a meal in a Michelin starred London restaurant - and it came a close second. Also the insalata mista was large and varied. Friendly atmosphere as other contributors have stated, Excellent house red, somewhat less good house white - for my taste anyway.

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reading
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

small restaurant with an amazing guy who would win any time and motion competition for getting the orders in and the food out, providing in-house entertainment. well cooked food, large portions, good value for money and the nicest mixed salad we ate in la gomera

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A friend of mine and I came to La Gomera on a sailing trip and lucky for us, with stumbled upon this little gem, right on our first night and went back there another 3/4 times during our stay. Mario, the owner, is a true Gomeran and made us feel very welcome and friendly, to the point that one late... More

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Ceriana, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

according to nice Germans we met in there (both times), and if you want traditional local fare I would agree. Mario very welcoming, food & wine excellent as was the offered digestivo. Good atmosphere and good prices. Only reason I would disagree is that the Salamandra had a slightly more interesting menu, but hard to beat for good value Gomeran... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The ambience is charming and the staff is brilliant. I especially love the pork and my husband the lamb. We allways eat here when we are in town.

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Lanzarote, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We visited this restaurant today, after a tiring day of playing tourist we were rather hungry. After looking at several restaurants/cafes that didn't interest us, my husband said lets just eat here. We walked into a very small and dark restaurant with wood panelling on the walls :/ we ordered a mixed salad and Serrano ham & tomato bread for... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I had been told this was a budget restaurant with a friendly host. With high hopes I spotted two fellow guests from the Parador and joined them at a table just as a drama was unfolding. A German had had the audacity to request a table for eight and our host was not happy as tables were flung together and... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Best steak of the fortnight in pepper sauce - wish I was there now. met great people and had a lovely night.

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