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“Absolute Perfection!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of That Canadian Place - CLOSED

That Canadian Place
57 Antonio Machado, Las Gaviotas, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 44 17 91
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Cuisines: Hamburgers, Bistro, Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on playa Santa Ana, up the stairs in Las Gaviotas above Palm 5. Our great, open terrace overlooks the sea.Our policy, at "That Canadian Place" and our previous restaurant in Canada, is to provide top quality, homemade foods from the freshest ingredients. We make everything ourselves, including the sauces used in the kitchen. Some of our recipes have been in the family for years and others are new and created to keep our menu interesting and modern.
ireland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Absolute Perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Wow this really is one of the best restaurants i have EVER been to! The food was amazing and the service was unbeatable! We had read reviews here already and wanted to try it (so glad we did!) It is rather hard to find, but honestly it is worth it! it is right down by the beach on the promenade overlooking the sea, it has excellent views! it is above a restaurant called palm 5.

The waiter was called Paul and he was so generous and kind to us. Two of us are vegetarian so he said he could do something special for us, he explained all the meals and specials in great detail and made us feel very comfortable. For us vegetarians we ordered from the tapas menu, we got PIROGUES!!! (amazing!!!) we also got delicious roast vegetables, cheesy garlic bread, yummy wedges, brie and also green peppers. You could honestly taste the effort and love for cooking put into the food, something i have very rarely experienced. The meat eater in our family got a huge plate of fish and pirogues and vegtables which he really enjoyed A LOT!

Something we don't often do is go back twice to a restaurant on holidays but we went back 2 more times after!! The second night us vegetarians got a lovely stuffed roasted pepper with chips and roast veg! it was one of the best meals ever! All the specials were different with roast chicken and steak on the menu. Stacey was our waitress the second night and she was very kind and funny. We got to meet the chef Jordon and he too was very friendly.

The dessert deserves its own review..ice cream sandwich..chocolate cookies,caramel, ice-cream, and hot chocolate sauce! they BAKE the cookies fresh when you order! BEST.DESSERT.EVER.

That Canadian Place is a very peaceful place, the people are so kind, it might be hard to find but it is well worth searching! great value for money! it might be the end of my holiday in benalmadena but i will certainly be back to this place.

P.S YOU MUST TRY THE PIROGUES!!!

  • Visited July 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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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good food and lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had seen the reviews and decided to give it a try and we are so glad we did. We only really went for a drink but after chatting to Paul about the special on the menu we stayed and had a lovely meal. Paul was charming and looked after us very well, I would also highly recommend the sangria.

  • Visited July 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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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worth searching for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Came upon this little place by sheer luck, and we were so glad we did. The food was amazing and the young bar staff/waitress was so helpful and brill. There homemade hummus was out of this world along with many of there tapas, we tried quite a few of them. Will be back the next time for definite, just a pity people it up some steps, people are missing out big time.
thanks guys beautiful food, yum

  • Visited June 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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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Try it! You won't be disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed the food and service in That Canadian Place. We enjoy tapas and were impressed with the selection and Jordan's flexibility in preparing something slightly different (prawn skewers!) During our holiday a new evening menu was introduced and this too was delicious! Fresh vegetables, marinaded meat and beautifully presented. Plans for a dessert did not come to fruition due to the generous size of the main meal portions! Paul, the owner, is very welcoming without being intrusive and ensured we felt valued as customers. A great place!

  • Visited July 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lovely staff and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

The food was better than the menu suggested. We are vegetarians and it didn't sound great to be honest, however when it came it was more imaginative, the pirogues were delicious and all the dishes were good without being outstanding, but for how cheap it was it was unbelievably good value for money. The staff are lovely and I would reccomend for a cheap no frills meal

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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