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“Good, but not amazing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante La Cupula

Restaurante La Cupula
Paris | Hotel Jardines de Nivaria, 38660 Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 71 33 33
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Ranked #14 of 173 Restaurants in Adeje
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: French, Spanish, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The prize-winning gourmet restaurant La Cupula is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner, where the most exacting palates will enjoy the delicious culinary treats alongside a carefully selected wine list of Spanish wines. The food is a fusion of French and local cooking, creating unique dishes that guests can enjoy as part of our tasting menu.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Good, but not amazing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Came here expecting close to Michelin standard. Didn't get that although did have a lovely meal.

The dining room is fairly formal, and no matter how busy seems quiet and reserved in style. We had a special birthday meal for my Mum's 75th (we were staying in the hotel). Everything was fine, just not outstanding. The suckling pig was sweet - too much so for the person who ordered it. The desserts were fine.

A nice touch was we were each presented with a red rose at the end of the evening. Overall a good place for a special meal with sensible sized portions and 'cheffy' cooking and presentation.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GM_Adrian_Hoteles, Director General at Restaurante La Cupula, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your honest words about your dining experience in our La Cúpula restaurant.
We are sorry that you did not find it extraordinary good, but we are glad that you enjoyed your meal in general.

Kind regards,

the Management.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely night out, outstanding service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here on 6th September, as we were looking for somewhere nice (without the kids in tow!). We had such a lovely night out. The service was amazing, the waiter was great, he helped us pick a wine and went through the Chef’s special with us – we ended up going for this option. The food was delicious and each serving was well spaced out. I would recommend this to anyone in Tenerife.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GM_Adrian_Hoteles, Director General at Restaurante La Cupula, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive words about your dining experience in our a-la-carte restaurant.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed it so much.

We hope to see you again one day in the future.

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“been to many restaurants - this deffinantly wasn't one of the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

we had dinner here, expecting a wonderful delicious meal. instead, the food was pretentious and stuck-up,overly complicated without a clear taste pallet. we had the mango soup, which was nice but just too much. the Angus beef was also good but not "wow".for the main course we had the duck which was confusing and the scallops that were overpowered by the too spicy teriyaki sauce. the dessert, a guava yogurt creme with white chocolate roll was good, though my wife thought it was too sweet.... over all - not worth the money. or the time...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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GM_Adrian_Hoteles, Director General at Restaurante La Cupula, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
First of all we would like to thank you for having dined at our restaurant and for writing a comment about your gained experience.
We are very sorry that you did not entirely enjoy your dinner and that you weren't satisfied.

Wishing you all the best, we remain at your entire disposal.

Kind regards,

the Management.
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“Well presented, quality food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

La Cupula is a very formal, quality restaurant. The attire requires trousers - which includes jeans...just no shorts.

We had the beef starter with creamed peanuts and some root vegetables, which was excellent. For the main, suckling pig in a honey/soy sauce with mushrooms. I thoroughly enjoyed this although my wife did less so, however I like honey more than she does so this was probably to be expected.

A good selection of wine was available and the red we chose (a rioja) was very smooth and paired nicely with the beef.

Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable of the food and wine, friendly to a point but give the type of restaurant we were in, not too chatty (understandably).

All in all a very enjoyable experience and some good tastes in our moths.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GM_Adrian_Hoteles, Director General at Restaurante La Cupula, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you very much for having dined in our La Cúpula restaurant, and thank you also for the positive comment about your impression. We are very happy to read that you have enjoyed your dinner.

Kind regards,

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal, Thank You”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A lovely meal with beautifully presented food and very attentive service. One of the highlights of our holiday. Definitely recommend if you are staying near Adeje.

The restaurant is well decorated indoors but I would suggest the hotel maybe soften up the patio area with some specimen plants. Considering how fantastic the rest of the hotel grounds are, the patio area appears rather grey and stark and uninviting to the eye. The infra-red heaters round the walls resemble searchlights round a prison exercise yard. The food deserves a more eye catching setting!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GM_Adrian_Hoteles, Director General at Restaurante La Cupula, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive comment on your visit in our La Cúpula restaurant. We are glad to know that you have had a lovely meal and hope to welcome you again in our restaurant the next time you are close!

Kind regards,

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