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“Great food”
Review of Can Carlos

Can Carlos
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2012

The food and decor is exemplary. The menu includes tradition island fare with local produce.
The staff we're very helpful.
Not the cheapest restaurant on the island - but you pay for quality.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We went yesterday night and we were disappointed with the food and with the service. We had ricciola tartare which was not tasty at all, an angoustine salade which was average and a tuna carpaccio which was covered by pink peppers which we still feel in our mouth today.
The service was poor, we waited 30 minutes for the wine and the only good note was the dessert, granita with fruits and cream.
The restaurant is nice.
Leonora and Claudia

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Thank Leonora24
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Was recommended to be the best restaurant in Formentera. The setting in a really nice in a garden with old olive trees. The food however was a disappointment and the service was not professional nd teh food quite good but not great. Very expensive and over priced when you think of the quality of the service and the food

1  Thank Angus G
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

A few years ago I was lucky enough to enjoy a few days of encredible food while on a particularly enjoyable business trip to Italy. Restaurants so good and waiting staff so pro, that "yes" was always the answer to any request. For the first time since that trip, I felt that I had found something similar at Can Carlos.
Can Carlos restaurant is located on the right as you depart San Francesc in the direction of Cap de Barberia (and not as indicated on google maps)
The food, drinks and experience here was second to none. The setting is stunning, in the gardens surrounding the most traditional of Formentera villas. The grounds have been styled excellently, and the atmosphere comes alive at night with deftly done lighting - so ensure you time your booking for later in the evening. I recommend getting down before your reservation time to enjoy a fine gin cocktail at the front bar - worth a review in their own right!
Staff in this large restaurant are busy but attentive and professional, speaking spanish, Italian and english - although the extensive italo-med menu is only in Spanish.
Our food was brilliant, we shared an entrée and primero plato - mozzerella & aubergine salad and a ravioli dish. Flawless with tasty breads accompanying. For main I had swordfish (emporador) tacos, which is not a taco in the mexican sense, but three sublimely seared fillets. My partner had steak which was also all about the prep. Both mains came with a salad garnish which although interesting was not well matched to the meat. We shared an amazing, large crème brûlée to finish.
Overall the dishes, like all good mediterranean food, do not hide behind strong sauces or marinades - the freshness of the meat, fish and vegetables prevails every time. Particularly the swordfish, which had succulent juices inside every bite which would not work if it wasn't high quality and uber-fresh.
We paid €146 including an excellent bottle of white, and including the flute of cava served as you sit down to your table (it's not complimentary). So just over €70 per head inc wine and we were there for hours! Cocktails were extra but highly recommended.

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Thank jodyodea
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We were very pleased, actually one of the best dining experiences this summer!
The staff were top notch, can't wait to go back!

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Thank Voula L
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