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“Amazing Mojo Sauces and more.....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Mago

El Mago
Calle Gran Bretana 10, 1st floor | C/C Krystal, (on the1st floor in the corner), Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
0034616971614
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Ranked #8 of 173 Restaurants in Adeje
Price range: $10 - $26
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Small restaurant located upstairs on the first floor in centro comercial Krystal in San Eugenio. You are more then welcome to join us, for a drink or a meal on our terrace, located in front of the sea and the beautiful sunset here in Tenerife. Special request please don't hesitate to ask. (Please give us a day notice.) Reservations recommended. Hope to see YOU soon.
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“Amazing Mojo Sauces and more.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We stumbled upon this little gem of a restaurant during one of our regular evening walks around San Eugenio during our recent holiday.

Having been persuaded to venture upstairs by the lovely guy on the door who pointed out a number of suitably different vegetarian mains and starters we were delighted by the quality of the food we ordered.

Our server explained that El Mago is Tenerifian for Peasant. And the food lives up to that expectation of honest, delicious, fresh food, prepared and served with real care. Not that it's simple or basic fare . . . the lady on the table next to us had an amazing whole sea bass.
There are very few places outside of the mountain villages where you can get authentic Tenerifian specialties - this is the only one we've managed to find.

Our vegetarian selection of a tomato and onion salad, goats cheese salad with orange and honey vinaigrette, fresh oven baked garlic mushrooms (no tinned stuff here!), and garlic bread with mozzarella - all accompanied by seriously, the most sensational home made mojo sauces we've ever tasted. To the uninitiated mojo sauce is a canarian sauce either red (red peppers, garlic and chilli) or green (green peppers, coriander and garlic). When mojos are good, like they are at El Mago, they make your mouth sing!

Before we left we asked if we could take some sauce home - it's obviously a request they get a lot so we put our order in and collected it on our last night in 2 x 500ml bottles (packing friendly).

Talking of friendly - the staff were so great that when we told them about the difficulty of finding a variety of veggie food to eat on holiday, they immediately recommended 2 other restaurants to us - when you're confident enough in your own restaurant to recommend others to new customers, it says a lot!

Now we've discovered this little jewel it'll be our regular when we're in Tenerife - do yourself a a favour and give it a try.

You'll find it above a pizza restaurant opposite Jardin Tropical Hotel (if you get to Porto Colon harbour you've gone too far).

  • Visited December 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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“Fantastic place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

During the past two years we have visited this restaurant at least 20 times and each time is as good as the first! Really lovely restaurant, great food and really friendly staff :-)

  • 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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“Good fresh food, lovely service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very good meal out with the family. All fresh ingredients, good range of options for all of our party of children and elders. Tuna and sea bass were very good and the cherry flambé delicious. Very friendly service and good value.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellant food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Just recently me and my family on holiday in Tenerife were completely rocked to find our usual fist day holiday meal restaurant wash all boarded up " oh no we thought SAD SAD SAD" well just aswell that happened coz we found the fantastic El Mago and thought why had we not eaten here before. The food was simply very very good, we recommend the chicken by far and the just absolutely mouth watering Yum Yum tasty spicey hot burger with the just wonderful side sauces. The service given at the El Mago is allthough relaxed its a real gentle and extremely welcoming experience considering the owner was on hand meeting and greeting, it just leaves us to say to everyone please visit this small but big on everything restaurant and just enjoy.

  • 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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“excellant food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My partner and I ate twice at this restaurant during our stay in Tenerife and thought it was by far the best restaurant we visited. My husband had fillet steak I had chicken, the meals were cooked to perfection even for my husband who can be particular on how his steak is cooked. Everything was cooked from fresh. Tiramasu for desert was to die for which was also homemade 1 desert with two spoons was enough............
Value for money
You can reserve table to avoid disappointment
Friendly staff
Ideal for any age group
Mouth watering as I'm writing this
Located on beach with stunning views

  • Visited September 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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