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Opposite Beach Lagoons, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In a great position with a really nice terrace and appealing decor. We had two seriously good dinners there, both a la carte and simple pasta. Very good cooking and good service .... BUT then see below - is it just lunch when the boss is away that the cook doesn't perform? The simple Bruschetta are delicious So on our... More 

Thank davidghill
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only was the food of a high standard but the sunset views were to die for! Can't wait to visit again.

Thank Sleepindawgs
London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here only for drinks so I can't comment on the food, although the rating looks a little overdone. Why do so many people come to Spain to eat Italian food? OK, some are from Italy, but anyway, as a sunset location it's not bad, although there is a rather scruffy car park between the outside seating & the... More 

Thank 01dBanker
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are around, definitely eat at this restaurant, the food is delicious and very well presented, the portions are good size and not overpriced

Thank Gretukass
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last year and liked the restaurant so much we returned this year. It remains very relaxed, certainly for lunch, and with a great view. We had bruschetta (better than we had in Rome) and lobster ravioli from the specials and it was delicious. I'd recommend it highly for lunch

Thank MarkP426
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the grilled vegetables to start which were missing the mushrooms & artichokes. Ravioli was fantastic but we had to wait for over an hour for a very disappointing over cooked risotto which was poorly presented and on a cracked chipped plate. Too much larking about in the kitchen & not enough attention to cooking. We were not charged... More 

Thank Joanne M
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of good food expertly cooked and presented. Like friendly and efficient service. Want to watch the sun set then you find a better place to eat than Sottovento. We were in El Cotillo for three weeks and ate here 4 times....and will do so many more. Can highly recommend but make sure you are hungry... More 

Thank MarJac33
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pre booked a table, ensuring a sea view, hoping to see the sunset while we ate. We chose bruschetta & shrimps with mushrooms - very tasty . I chose the lobster ravioli with cherry tomato & prawns, my partner the Taglioni Pasta Seafood . Both were amazing & as usual we both shared. The portions were big and very... More 

Thank Countrylover07
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 7pm and received a warm welcome . We saw the sunset over the sea accompanied by a lovely prawn and mushroom starter and tomato bruschetta. This was followed by some of the most fantastic pasta we have ever tasted! Lobster ravioli and seafood tagliatelle were delicious. We will return!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never tried this before on our numerous trips to El Cotillo, glad we found it this time. The food is very nicely prepared - huge portions though so don't be tempted to over order. Italian run and Italian waiting staff - all really friendly. Service was a bit chaotic as they all deal with any table and are prone to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $18
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite Beach Lagoons, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Fuerteventura  >  La Oliva  >  El Cotillo
  • Phone Number: 928538777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?