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Pinguino Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to eat and drink, service is nice and lots of optional dishes and drinks to enjoy with splendid music atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank yanivlevy78
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gives the real meaning of simplicity but with the highest quality on every meal. I ordered a fried chicken with fries and my wife a red snapper. Both plates were pretty generous and absolutely delicious. I've never expect that a simple fried chicken...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot describe with words or pictures the amazing flavors of the seafood from the mangroves and the Pacific ocean. The food took long, I have to be honest, every time... But you have to understand, you're at the tropics, in the middle of paradise......More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Christian_Arteaga
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

The location is awesome and this is the only bar on the beach so you will have to end up here. Food is good. Service is excruciatingly slow. We arrived at 12 and were the only guests, ordered fruit salad and pasta.. Had to wait...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank invisibine
Reviewed January 10, 2019

The Pinguino Cafe is more than a Cafe. It's the best location in Santa Catalina for food, directly on the beach with a stunning view and cosy atmosphere. The owner is in the kitchen, bar and serving the food, everything from the menu is fresh...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank JuergenHamburg1
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

The view and location is outstanding. The food was absolutely delicious and well priced. We got 1 lobster dish and a past dish for $30.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Pana_gringita
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Was in santa catalina for 1 week and I had my dinner almost on a daily basis in this place! Fresh fish cooked in a perfect way! Really friendly owner, Luca from Sardinia! The view is stunning and you can have your dinner literally 5...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank downhill894
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Maybe it was the language barrier, or a cultural thing? Maybe he was just tired after a long day but the waiter was very aggressive. We came after the kitchen closed but had no idea as there was no sign and there were still guests...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alxandramanning
Reviewed August 4, 2018

After eating here a few times now and giving the restaurant a fair shot, I'm sorry to say, this is bad, bad food. If the view from this location is the reason you'll choose it, then I would suggest you eat elsewhere first and then...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DeGringo
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Great location, great food, and ice cold beer! A++++++++++++ Really recommend this place if you want seafood or pasta. Also, good for cold beer and relaxing view with great breezes.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mr_CT_Bravo
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