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“A proper restaurant”
Review of Cabanas Brasserie

Cabanas Brasserie
Ranked #8 of 67 Restaurants in Cabanas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A little off the beaten track, but you'll find it was well worth the effort after enjoying our food.Outside dining in the summer months.Vegetarian and childrens menu available.Main courses between 7.50 - 12 euros.Daily specials of starters and maincourse.Homemade desserts,or call in for a nightcap and delicious homemade dessert on your way home.....
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have visited this restaurant several times every year for the last 12 years.
It is a proper restaurant, not a snack bar with all the food freshly prepared by English chef Gill.
There are specials every day and if you give a days notice Gill will prepare items to order such as Skate wings, Rabbit casserole and even birthday cakes! She does not prepare large amounts of portions prefering to have fresh every day. Often Fernando, her partner, will say there is only one portion of this or that left, or that some items are all gone, but that is the price you pay for fresh cooked food.
The prices are very reasonable and do not reflect the quality.
My favorite starter is grilled chicken livers and of all the super desserts I love the cold cream pie; my wife usually goes for the Chocolate mouuse.
Fernando has a wicked sense of humour and loves a bit of friendly banter with the customers.
You are not rushed though your meal but allowed to take your time, which is my idea of a pleasent evening out.

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Thank Colin B
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

This restaurant is worthy enough but, tellingly perhaps, was the only restaurant we visited in Cabanas that didn't seem to have any local customers.

The food was quite average. Starters were ribs and a salad which were OK. There wasn't a great amount of choice for mains but we visited because lamb was on the menu which my wife enjoys. She ordered lamb but was told it wasn't available because it was "out of season". That's funny because it seemed to be available everywhere else... We had a Normandy Pork and a Steak - again Ok but that's all - nothing at all special.

The service (from the owner) wasn't brilliant either. We started off with a bottle of wine but had to wait several minutes for the waiter to realise (my eyes followed him around the room) that we had no glasses to drink from. The guy was friendly enough though. All in all I suspect that this restaurant is largely patronised by the people who live / visit the apartments in the immediate vicinity (Brits and Dutch) and I doubt we will return.

The people running this place are very nice but anyone who things food is wonderful here needs to try some of the other restaurants in town maybe.

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2  Thank Derek R
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We visit Cabanas twice a year, May and September. It wouldnt be complete without at least one visit to Cabanas Brasserie.
The food is consistantly wonderful, with the added welcome from Gill and Fernando.
See you again next year.

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1  Thank KPCDGL
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We visited in April 2012 and sat inside on a busy night. We were well looked after, enjoyed the food and came away with a positive impression. Lots of chat with Fernando and the atmosphere was fun.
We next visited in August 2012 and sat outside in the early evening. We were expecting more of the same but in fact were mostly ignored (was it because we were sitting outside and/or didn't buy any wine?). The food was only just OK and the waitress was clearly having a bad night (not helped by Fernando's ill humour).
So we didn't return - which seems crazy given that we were staying so close.
Perhaps we'll try again off-season when, in our experience, customers are rather more welcome.

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Thank barneybear66
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is our umpteenth time of visiting Cabanas and we always visit the Brasserie, Gill and Fernando always have a warm welcome ready and also very good food. My husband particularly liked the slow cooked beef in red wine which he can now order as long as he gives Gill a day's notice. The food is always freshly cooked to order and our son was pleased to be able to get his cod fritters, the menu is varied with specials each day and very reasonably priced. I can personally recommend the mussels (cooked any way) they are always good.
Can't wait for next year.

Pat,Steve & Jamie

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1  Thank Patricia C
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