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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $26
CUISINES
Barbecue, Mediterranean, Spanish, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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We have been visiting this restaurant regularly since it first opened as we have a holiday home close by. Our visit in June was awful. Despite making a reservation a week in advance, the restaurant had clearly overbooked and the service was appalling. In fact,...we entered the restaurant at the same time as another couple who were seated near to us. They had completed their 3 course meal before we were even brought a starter. It was almost impossible to get any of the waiting staffs attention and when querying this when leaving I was told by a waiter that they were overbooked and under staffed. As I have always enjoyed eating here and the food is always good. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and returned last night with family. Again, I made the reservation a week in advance and were seated on the outside terrace part of the restaurant. Perhaps this was our mistake as again it was impossible to get the attention of any staff to order. The food took an hour and a quarter to arrive and again service was shocking. When entering the restaurant to pay the bill (this was the only way I could have paid it as I couldn’t get anyones attention to actually bring the bill to our table) I again raised my disappointment over the service to be told again how it was down to the owner who keeps overbooking and under staffing. I could see that extra tables have been placed in surfers bar area to accommodate extra diners however having dined when tables used to be placed on the lower ground level outside also this never used to be a problem and so it is such a shame that the service levels are so poor now as the food is always great. Sadly will not be returning again and recommend that others do not waste an evening dining here as there are so many amazing restaurants on the island where there are actually enough staff on hand so you can order and be served appropriately.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best sangria we had so far! We also had grilled sardines and sea food paella and both of them were excelent! Definetely we’ll pay another visit when in Tenerife!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was varied and very tasty but the service was very slow. The restaurant was very busy with large parties, but we had a toddler with us who didn’t appreciate a 45 minute wait for the starter.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top top quality food, had the chicken skewer.. AMAZING then this special Mediterranean desert fabulous will definitely be back

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here mid afternoon so it wasn't very busy and we enjoyed the food but it wasn't fantastic. Everything was nice and well cooked but nothing more. The service was a little slow so maybe that's tainted our judgement slightly. A decent enough place...with good beach views but nothing to write home about.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hamburger made out of processed meat (not minced) disgusting. When the manager asked if everything was OK, I replied "not really" his answer: "it is Okay." Super rude. My daughter got to puke after leaving the place. Satay chicken skewers. Remarkable. Place looks very nice,...but it is nothing more than fake appearances. Stay away!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice now and have had two lovely meals! I would recommend the paella and steaks! Reasonably priced and excellent views and atmosphere!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passed this place a couple of times and decided to go based on trip adviser review. I started with garlic mushrooms and the chefs special of chicken tandoori Tikka with cheese on q bed of onions, peppers and mushrooms. At €17.95 it was not cheap...but as the saying goes you get what you pay for. Absolutely delicious. A nice place to sit in as the restaurant has been refurbished and hood service. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived at 7pm the restaurant was almost fully booked, although still quite empty, but luckily the owner found us a table, which actually had a wonderful view of the beach. The service was very quick and the waiters were helpful, albeit a bit...busy and seemed distracted when taking our order and serving. We ordered the sirloin and sea bass and my kids had chicken fillets and chicken nuggets - all of the food was top notch and the steak was perfectly cooked - 10/10 for the food. The price was a bit expensive compared to other local restaurants, but you could argue for the view and food it's worth it. Would recommend visiting; just a shame the staff didn't seem a bit more happier we were there.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal at Friends. There is always a great atmosphere and the food is of incredible quality. The roasted Canarian cheese starter was amazing - highly recommend it! Also, recommend asking for an outside table on the terrace as it comes with...a wonderful sea view. The only thing was that the service was quite slow but it was understandable as it was so busy. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid a visit here as looked a nice location to have a meal. It was very busy with only seating available at the stairway which was fine. 2 of us got tapas 2 got steaks. All food was ok with no real complaints. Service was...slow and felt a bit forgotten about because where we were situated. Again not a big issue. Just made you try harder to catch the staffs attention. As I said food and drinks were ok. Seemed a bit over priced. Especially when they over charged us for and additional meal. Would have returned but definitely better or similar places out there with more at attentive staff. Maybe ok for a quick lunch one day due to its location.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and stylish restaurant with good menu, good service and views across the bay, well worth a visit

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends has always been high quality and we were looking forward to our visit again this year. The first thing you notice is the extension. They have taken over the bar that used to be next door making the place much bigger. The staff are...so friendly and the owner really takes time to welcome everyone. The menu is extensive and packed with loads of choice. We ate here three times during our holiday and sampled much of the menu. Every single dish we had was superb. If you choose to eat in Friends, you will not be disappointed. Great restaurant, absolutely love it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from Tenerife had a lovely meal after this restaurant was recommended by a couple who go year after year. I tried to book table via trip advisor when we got to restaurant was told doesn’t work, asked us to wait in bar and...we could have a table for 9pm they were busy. Food was lovely , 3 had sirloin steak all said was the best they had ever had. 2 had chicken satay skewers and tandoori chicken skewer , also amazing. I will add staff could have been friendlier but they were busy The view is lovely from the restaurant and it’s decorated very nice We will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on recommendations online and we were not disappointed. We reserved a table which I would recommend as it gets very busy, but I could see that staff were trying to accommodate most walk ins. We had a lovely table on...the terrace overlooking the beach. The menu is extensive with lots of choice. We ordered tapas to share and wine. The food was delicious with large portions, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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mrsbryce36
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Response from fionnualag2013 | Reviewed this property |
Tbh honest I think it’s only bout 8 steps up to it
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Response from DanielA910 | Reviewed this property |
no - picked it out from Tripadvisor ratings
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Response from Confuciousmobil | Reviewed this property |
The owners are the same, Mundo, the head chef is brilliant. But they now have a new manager in, Dany. If you want the proper friends welcome go to Friends 2 where Lau and Stephan give you the proper friends welcome and the... More
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Friends Lounge Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5