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“Fantastic food, friendly service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canto del Agua

Canto del Agua
Paseo Maritimo Carihuela, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
952 386 274
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Ranked #29 of 394 restaurants in Torremolinos
Price range: $19 - $44
Cuisines: Argentinean, Mediterranean, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant on the beach in La Carihuela Torremolinos. Specialty in Argentina MEATS ON A HOT STONE.
Malaga
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Have visited this restaurant several times, each occasion has been a very pleasant experience. Rita and her staff provide a fantastic service with equally fantastic food. Today we had a variety of starters including the spinach and mozzarella salad, goats cheese and foie, and salmon with caviar on toast, all excellent. This was followed by argentine steak served on a hot stone, salmon and a few children's meals, again all excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you want a change from the many seafood restaurants and want a guaranteed quality service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Torremolinos, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A nasty shock and Saturday Lunch spoiled”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I had read the reviews about this restaurant, and persuaded my wife and son to give it a try. I am a very positive reviewer, and always look for the best, unfortunately I was not given the chance. We arrived shortly before 14:00. There were five tables occupied, so there was plenty of space. We were not greeted. We found a table we liked. The decor of the restaurant is very nice, but we had to hunt for cushions as not many seats had them.
We waited more than 5 minutes without being attended. The two waiting staff were not busy, just chatting behind the bar, next to the menus. I asked for a menu and was greeted with a very rude and gruff response, indicating that I would have to wait. The waiter then walked past the menus behind the bar, and walked past our table!
I was so upset, we decided to leave. The waitress asked her companion why he did not give us menus. He did not reply.
Not used to this kind of treatment we left. The waitress tried to apologise.
The restaurant is in a lovely location, and the food looked really nice, but the experience was completely spoiled.
We noticed that the drinks prices appeared to be abusive from a "special offer" advertised outside of 2.50€ for a beer as long as you have two. We checked the food prices before going in, and they are at the very upper end of what you would expect to pay for very simple BBQ fare.
We were prepared to give it a go, despite the prices, because of the look of the place, and the location. I very much wish I had been able to give the Canto del Agua a positive review, and I really hope (probably naively) that these comments are taken on board, as they are well intentioned. The staff at Canto del Agua may do well to realize there are 35% of workers unemployed in Andalucia, and there are many very good BBQ Argentinian style restaurants to choose from. We let our feet do the talking and chose another restaurant, where we had an excellent meal with very good service, where we felt our custom was appreciated.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you want to get away from all the seafood restaurants, go here. Staff were very helpful, very nice, the food was surprisingly great. We had salmon and beef and cooked it ourselves on the hot stones. The salmon was very tasty, the beef was the best I've had in Spain and cooking it yourself allows you to get it just the way you like. Starters are simple but delicious, the house white was dry and light, the location was perfect if you like to people watch while facing the sea.

Bottom line - very good, go there.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nahe Wien
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The Steaks on the hot stone we had were absolutely great and the landlady gave us a charming interview about she came to have this place, a great story, go and ask her! :-) And her prices are more than moderate for the area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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glasgow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic...best steaks in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Just returned from this restaurant, superb. Steaks cooked on hot stones were delicious and great value for money.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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