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“Deceiving looks”

Restaurante Franchipani
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Interpreting fresh and regional products serving in different cuisines of the world.
Reviewed June 19, 2014

From the outside to some the Franchipani may look like like just one of those cheap restaurants serving food to anxious tourists. Once you're inside, the simple yet stylishly cosy atmosphere comes over you. The owner is a very friendly (German) guy running his restaurant in a professional way, with very helpful and courteous staff.The rather limited - in a good way - menu offers a very international, ecclectic choice of dishes. Ingredients were very fresh and high quality; portions were generous. The Franchipani is not cheap and definitely presents itself as a culinary restaurant. When in La Palma, it is is worth the visit and detour for those who are looking for some international refinement.

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1  Thank frankp078
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We arrived late on a stormy night and got an exceptionally good service. We had a detailed introducion about the various dishes. The food we ordered were beautifully served and tasted amazing! There was a nice atmosphere in the restaurant and if I return to La Palma some day I'll definitely visit this restaurant again.

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1  Thank MetteD
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Staff explained menu in English, although written in Spanish & German. Lots of specials.
Food excellent, portions larger than we expected. Wwell worth looking out.

Website map doesn't make it easy to find: It's on the main road from El Paso to Los Llanos de Aridane, on the right just before the Los Llanos turn.

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1  Thank TwickPete
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

food is very good, prices are higher than a random restaurant, but the service is more Northern Europe. We were there for a second time on Christmasday. They had very nice menu's. We did think that, because it was Christmas, a bit extra could have been given, like a amuse or a dessertwine of the house afterwards. That is quite normal in much cheaper restaurants and here it is expensive, but in that way nothing extra. The food was served quite quick, whitch we did not really liked. It was Christmas and we had hoped to sit a long evening at the dinertable. But still a good place to go for a special evening!

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Thank sandra d
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

The menu was more limited than its nearby rival and the cost of the meal about 20pcent higher. However the steak was excellent....when it finally came ! After 50 minutes had passed since we'd
Placed our order and it was well passed our normal eating time I asked the owner if our food was nearly ready. I was amazed when he went into a routine about the fact that it was so thick it needed a long time to cook. But I ordered medium rare said I. Ah, but it takes a long time.

We didn't really enjoy the experience as a whole so didn't return during our 2 week vacation

Thank HungryHorse007
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