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Opposite Beach Lagoons, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank franki253
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal tonight at this restaurant with stunning view of the beach unable to see the sunset tonight due to clouds. We had a local fish dish which was lovely.

Thank jmartin120
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here 3 times during our 2 weeks in El Cotillo. We have stayed here many times over the years but had never tried Sottovento, we had missed out!! The atmosphere is friendly and the restaurant has been done up really nicely. The food is lovely and good choice. We tried the Lobster ravioli, lasagne, (meat and vegetarian )... More 

Thank kandc25
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal at Sottovento last week; having read all the favourable reviews, we weren't disappointed. The quality of the food was outstanding. I had the largest grilled prawns I have ever seen, and my husband had an enormous steak with gorgonzola sauce. Wine was reasonably priced, and the service was delightful. I would definitely return if we... More 

Thank Growlybear
Orpington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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)

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 August 19, 2016

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!

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 August 12, 2016 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 

Thank Senormarron
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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
13 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank PTW1903
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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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, European, Seafood
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, 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?