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“Excellent Value For Money”
Review of Puerto Nuevo Restaurant - CLOSED

Puerto Nuevo Restaurant
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
UK/IRE
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124 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent Value For Money”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We have visited El Cotillo several times a year for the last 4 years sometimes staying a month at a time which gives loads of opportunity to visit ALL the bars and restaurants!!! The one we frequent the most is always Puerto Neuvo as its excellent value for money. The eat all you bbq is to die for and shouldn't be missed! We haven't tried the new tapas menu yet but if its half as good as the old one then we can't wait! If you just fancy a drink and a natter with other English speakers there's always someone around in the evening to talk with. Terry & Karen have great knowledge of El Cotillo and the surrounding area and are very helpful if you just ask. If they can't help you they will know someone local who can! If you need a book to borrow for the hols, large selection is available to swap. We have never had a problem with Terry & Karen and are surprised by some of the negative reviews here. Overall we highly recommend you call in to the Puerto Nuevo and try it for yourself and who know's we might be chatting over a drink with you!

  • Visited November 2011
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2 Thank Love2EatLove2Travel
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, friendly owners and best homemade chips ever!”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We have been on holidays in El Cotillo many times now and always eat in the Puerto Nuevo several times each stay. They have a few tables outside which a great for lunch or afternoon drinks and comfortable sofas inside for the evenings. The food is genuinely homemade, Karen (one of owners) peels and cuts the chips herself whenever someone orders them. A good selection of British/Irish style meals and snacks and on our last visit they had started doing delicious and very cheap tapas. Don't miss the "Terry burger"!

The owners are a lovely Northern Irish couple called Karen and Terry. Terry can be a bit quiet but is actually very nice and Karen is friendly, chatty, a great cook and seems to remember all her customers. I really don't know how there are so many negative comments about them.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Sinead K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect in everyway.”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

Im not quite sure of the other reviews on this website they seen more personal than an actual evaluation of the food and service. I visit el cotillo at least twice a yr with my son and he absolutely loves it. He always has Karen home-made pizza.child friendly is an understatement,last time we were out in janurary terry went to the trouble of downloading Thomas the tank for my 2 yr old fir when he was in.made his holiday. If your looking for good food at affordable prices then this is the place for you.The Wednesday night Bbq also shouldnt be missed,10 EURO All you can eat ..See you next month guys keep up the good work.

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1 Thank galway0107
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Assen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This is the place to be....”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

If you are looking for unfriendly hosts, unattentive service, red housewine that is made with seawater, lack of hospitality and tapas a la microwave: This is the place to be. If you want something else than pick any of the other restaurants in town and yo are better off. If you don't like to run a restaurant then start doing something else.

  • Visited February 2012
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6 Thank Arthur98
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England
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“MISERABLE UNFRIENDLY WORST IN SUCH A LOVELY PLACE WITH SO MUCH CHOICE, DONT GO THERE!”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

I was obviously an irritation to the staff here who were not welcoming in any way. There are enough bars in El Cotillo to warrant going to a different one every night and possibly return to favourites, however, I will NEVER return here! Staff are unfriendly, unattentive and verging on rude. Having visited many of the establishments here where people were extremely friendly and welcoming, this place was like a morgue! We should have realised as they had no customers, but thought we would try it as it was recommended by the owners of our apartment. We met a very friendly customer outside who told us that they also rented apartments and we should speak to them if we were interested in visiting El Cotillo again as they may have something of interest, however, as no conversation was made and no information offered regarding this they are obviously not interested in promoting this side of the business or the bar/restuaurant side. these people should have a sign outside 'DO NOT COME HERE! WE CANT BE BOTHERED! They don't even talk amongst themselves never mind to the customers. We thought maybe it was just us, but having talked to several other holiday makers and locals, it is obvious they are like this with everyone. Perhaps these people should consider a career change, hospitalitiy is clearly not their vocation!!

  • Visited November 2011
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9 Thank chickydee
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