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Opposite Beach Lagoons, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned for a 2nd year and headed to Sottovento - absolutely brilliant again. They've had a bit of a makeover, the place is looking really nice and they've even added more seating. The staff were all friendly - always a cheery wave or shout on your way past and very friendly and attentive when you were a customer. Food is... More 

Thank PTW1903
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to El Cotillo several times now and one of the highlights of going is definitely Sottovento. We stay right round the corner from it and often visit for cocktails in the evening but we have also eaten there many times. It is a lovely place. Not only does it have a stunning view over the beach and... More 

Thank JessDaisy95
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just stayed in el cottillo and ate here 3 times. The pasta dishes are delicious and a must. But the we felt the sangria and beer where not good so a bottle of wine was better instead,but that is personal choice. Unfortunately the season is not busy yet so that had no choice of sweets which is a... More 

Thank Pam-seaside
Norwich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in El Cotillo for 15 nights and ate in Sottovento for 11 of those nights. No need to say any more....... The best restaurant in the village

Thank davidlinder
UK Various
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

After nearly a week here we have found a restaurant that ticks all the boxes. From the welcome to the amazing sunset which the staff watched as well it was a great dining experience. Menu came quickly as was the order taken. Bread served before the main course where tagliatelle and meat skewers were ordered and received perfectly cooked. A... More 

Thank alanrphillips
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Dined here the times during our one week visit to El Cotillo - that in itself says something iI think! Wonderful food, generous portions and polite, engaging, attentive waiting staff. Highly recommend.

Thank Kirsty C
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Been to this restaurant on numerous occasions and the owner is very passionately to ensure the service is very friendly. Quality of food is excellent and the sea food pasta is one of the best I have eaten, The restaurant has been extended and the sunsets are fantastic over dinner, a fantastic romantic place well worth a visit !

Thank Tony S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

A few weeks ago I walked along the sea-front from my hotel for about five minutes until I reached an Italian restaurant called Sottovento. I read that they specialise in fresh pasta. I sat at a table overlooking the sea, ordered a restorative, and perused their menu. They have wifi, by the way. Following a leisurely sip or two of... More 

Thank Tim B
Stirling, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Our 2nd stay in El Cotillo and Sottavento was definitely a place we wanted to visit again as last time the food was fab. The menu is still varied and staff pleasant. We opted for the lasagne and truffle ravioli on the specials bored. The ravioli just wasn't the same and was a little bland. My other half had a... More 

Thank Maclynson
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Come here every time we go to El Cotillo and each time we receive the same friendly welcome. No pressure to eat, you can sit with a pinacolada and watch the world go buy or enjoy the best fresh pasta dishes here too.

Thank Vanessa T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $18
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
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?