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“Nice, good at fish” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tucan

Tucan
Calle Sebastian Padron Acosta, No 1 | Urb. Jardin Tucan, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
922 38 28 42
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Oslo
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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Nice, good at fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Unlike what some reviewers write about other restaurants in Puerto, this has very good service. Menus come quickly, orders are taken and the food arrives when it should.

The dining room was nicely decorated and comfortable. Effort was visibly put into details.

We ate an assortment of starters and fish and meat main dishes. The starters were rather average, and two of the starters that were supposed to contain spiny lobster/langouste, instead were made with king prawns (which is good too, but..).

Everything was forgotten when the main dishes came. It is not very easy to cook fish perfectly. A little too little, and it remains raw. A little too much, and the taste disappears. A little more still, and it gets tough and boring.

This fish was absolutely perfectly cooked. I also showed signs of being fresh, maybe from that day's catch.

The meat (lamb) was good too, but the fish was a peace of art.

Two dishes each, with wine, mineral water and tip came to €33 per person, which we found reasonable.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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dublin
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Really nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Some of the previous reviews were very generous with praise . Allow me be more accurate . The decor and relaxing atmosphere here is wonderful . I dined alone yet felt so relaxed . I received a warm welcome . My hotel booked so they guessed who it was on arrival - greeted with a smile -the food - Slightly old fashioned but of a high quality . Service - they were busy when I was there but they were as attentive as they could be , this is a family establishment , Wine - the house wine is local ( very cheap for what it is ) but ...... Other local wines are better ! These people work hard and they deserve your custom, he is a good chef ( not the Gordan Ramsey hero described in other reviews ) Gabrielle the owner/ waitress is a good soul , warm and welcoming , I get the impression she likes good customers too , I.e. those that spend . Desserts sounded plain ( ice cream and crumbles etc ) so I passed . My bill for a prawn starter and a fillet steak main , water and bottle wine was € 39. Good valuE all considered . Hope my review helps .

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Horsham
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Just right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our two meals here were quite special. We enjoyed the the delicious food and service despite having a lively two year old in tow. We shall return .

Visited October 2012
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London
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Tasty homecooked food in a cosy environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

If you are staying near the sea in PDLC, Tucan involves walking up a very steep hill or a lot of steps but it is worth the walk. You feel like you are sitting in someone's living room and the decor is amazing - lots of chandeliers and flowers. The host was very welcoming and treats the customers like they are old friends - many of the people there were regulars who come to PDLC a lot. The food was delicious - I had a prawn cocktail starter and steak for my main course and both were very tasty. For me it is a little bit too cosy, and I find feeling like I am in someone's living room a little disconcerting, but overall we enjoyed it very much.

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Lower Largo, United Kingdom
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“LOVELY RESTAURANT ..... BUT COULD BE IMPROVED.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

One of the nicest places in Puerto...lovely decor just like a small upmarket country house restaurant.
Long established menu needs a few more' Specials' and vegetables....always spinach or green beans for the past many years are really boring.
Food is good quality but cooking standards are variable dependent on chef/owner's wine tippling levels on the night!
Pleasant ,if rather 'pushy' service and smiling lady owner is not at all keen on clients who offer any criticism or who don't take starter,main & dessert.
Somewhat overpriced & wine list is disappointingly brief & pretty mediocre.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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