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Sottovento

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Opposite Beach Lagoons, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
928538777
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our only criticism of this restaurant was that the portions were perhaps a little too big...After a massive seafood salad starter the homemade pasta dishes were equally large but nevertheless extremely tasty. Good service and great views across the beach (as long as there are no camper vans parked opposite)

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Thank Mark E
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice spot, menu a little hard to get (likely as thick!) lovely place, nicely done out, got order wrong, salad(one only to attempt expanding waist reduction) very poor, not impressed!

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Thank safclady
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially went to here for a drink on a Sunday afternoon, it was heaving and very busy, full of locals and Italians enjoying a late lunch. We had cocktails and was presented with free tapas too, nice touch. Came back a few evenings later and had excellent home made pasta and the prawns in Brandy sauce were great too. Great... More 

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Thank Senormarron
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been years I've been visiting Sottovento. I've watched them grow fast to perfection. Everything as improved since the first day. Food, staff, ambiance, The chef Roberto is doing a magnificant job in the kitchen. perfect food with the best view in El Cotillo a must for Me

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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 

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Thank Pam-seaside
Norwich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 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

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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 

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $18
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?