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“Steaktastic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Braserito

El Braserito
C/ F.co Garcia Feo 3, 38612 El Medano, Tenerife, Spain
922 179 520
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Ranked #28 of 56 Restaurants in El Medano
Price range: $14 - $29
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Consett, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Steaktastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

an un-assuming little niche in an iddylic Canarian town, we thought as we meandered through the little shanty town, we'd been staying all inclusive in a so-called 4* hotel and were craving something a little different so we dodged into El Braserito, what greeted us were walls daubed in cow print, instruments of trapping and slaughtering beast, diagrams of different cuts of beef and a thoroughly intoxicating smell of grilling meat!
we both went for the Argentinian Entrecote steak, salad and chips (not chips but sliced potatoes still in their skins and fried like chips) a glass of Rioja for me and a sparkling water for the Missus, bread was offered and although these were frozen part baked dinner rolls the homemade dipping oil served with it was exceptional, herby, chilli-y and garlicy, we didn't bother with starters, although a small choice was on offer including gambas, iberian ham and canarian cheese. which was just as well when the huge slab of char grilled beefiness arrived in front of us! it was well seasoned with sea salt flakes and freshly ground pepper and cooked with skill and affection, the meat was tender and flavousome. On a purely critical note though i felt that it could've been trimmed with the same skill and affection shown in the execution of the cooking! the salad was simple and fresh and they left the dipping oil at the table which i drenched my salad with!
we were both done in after this and didn't even look to see what was on offer for dessert.
a couple of beers and a vodka and lemon followed this and the total bill was 47 euros, this was presented along with two shots of Limoncello!
we were so impressed with the quality and of the service we returned the following two nights and ate the identical meal!
The menu is small and concise compared with other eateries with menus the size of company mailing lists!
would go back tomorrow!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not able to cook steak”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Read the reviews and was looking forward to a good steak.The starters were good and the house wine excellent,it all went down hill from there.The steaks were supposed to be cooked medium....alas they were well done,as they were not cheap we called the waiter over,he offered to change them.The next steaks were beyond rare,I had to swap steaks with my partner he had ordered fillet due to the thickness it was cold and blood soaked my t-bone was not much better.So rare it tasted more like carpaccio.Expected a chef who could cook steaks,could have done better myself.Waste of money ! The staff were friendly it's a shame.Beware !!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We enjoyed the food and service. Nice people which did not push to consume. We were told to take one steak for the 2 kids. Tenderloin were tasty, and steak for kids were perfect. We took the "vino de la casa" which was a good choice for price and quality. Not expansive at all at the end for a family of 4. We will definitely go there again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Spectacular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We have just returned from our holiday & we must say, we enjoyed everything about this restaurant! Staff, food & the atmosphere! We ended up going there for 4 nights throughout the whole holiday! If you do go there, you must try their dip! Would definately go back! Keep up the good work! Debbie & Andy :o)

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Big let down”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

The plastic surrounding were uncomfortable as was the service. We were in el Med for 3 weeks and would never go back. Steaks were small and tough compared to others in the resort

  • Visited April 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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