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“The best food in the area without a doubt - nothing is too much trouble” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Surfers Bar

Surfers Bar
C.C. Compostela Beach, Arona, Tenerife, Spain
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Ranked #16 of 191 Restaurants in Arona
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best food in the area without a doubt - nothing is too much trouble”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I have visited this place many times over the last 10 years. The food is always exceptional. Portion sizes are great and well cooked. Personally love the extra large salads. Breakfasts are very large so you can recover from the night before. The owner is very food orientated and regularly researches new recipes. He doesn't just sit back and serve the same food all the time. I know he has research helpers over in the UK. Having said that there are some dishes that have been on the menu for a long time, and this is because the demand is always high.. like the steak pie, sometimes gigantic cod for the fish and chips. But only when the produce is available. He also makes his own sausages for the evening meals.
The kitchen is open plan so customers can see food being cooked and so there's no hiding anything. The bar is geared up to the British holidaymaker. All the beers you get at home as well as local ones at great prices. Loads of TV's for all the sports. Sun terrace for the sun all day or inside with aircon and no smoking. Many people who know what the place is like reserve tables months in advance for their special occasions. When there are major sports events on TV many tables are reserved weeks in advance. The owner does go out of his way to prepare any special food for your party if you are having a celebration there and many people take advantage of the great location overlooking the beach and ocean. When it was my birthday he did us a load of Argentinian beef with chimmichurri sauce, Memphis rubbed chickens, spicy sausages, bbq'd ribs, salads. We had a great day with nothing too much trouble. If you are staying nearby and you want a meal to take back to your apartment then he'll do items for you. He even does stuff for the beach and sandwiches to go to the airport. I know that he already has 75 bookings for Xmas and many people reserved their places earlier in the year. It has been noticeable recently that other bars in the are have been empty whilst Surfers has been very busy.
The staff there are very professional and friendly. They are always in good spirits and chatty which is what a customer wants to see. The fact that it has been going for such a long time and extended over the years is testament to the good service it provides to its customers. Now if there were only some real ale breweries in Tenerife there might be room for improvement, but there are none. But if you want seriously good food without being ripped off, and well kept beer at a decent price, and you are into your football and other sports then this is a great place to visit. The place is always closed for staff holidays the first couple of weeks in Dec. Same this year. Great place.

  • 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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  • Danish first
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English first
Grays Thurrock, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Tenerife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Spent last two weeks in Tenerife and ate every night at the friendly "Surfers Bar".The staff are excellent making sure that your experience at the surfers will be rememberd and that your custom is paramoun and you will want to go back..My food has been superb Steak cooked to my liking and as for their Sunday Roast it can't be beaten.Chunky homemade steak pie to die for.Surfers is a place to take the whole family . A completely enjoyable experience

  • Visited October 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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Wareham, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best British brekkie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

We were stayIng all inclusive else where but the breakfast wasn't that nice we found surfers just down the road, the breakfast, food, service and quality was top notch, was always busy but worth the wait.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Homemade Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Fantastic homecooked food served with a wonderful English friendly welcome. We ate here almost every day and the prices were excellent with our bill never being more than 40 euros for a family of four. Sunday lunch is highly recommended but make sure you book as it sells out. The steak pie is a must, best I've had.

  • Visited August 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“home made pie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you visit Los Cristianos you must go and have a meal in surfers bar the staff are out of this world and the food is excellent we were a/i and we still went alone for our sunday dinner Hmmm we were there at xmas/new year highly recomend this place as the people make you feelat home and the beer is british and cheap cant wait till next year and we will be s/c

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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