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“Well worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Playa Chica

Playa Chica
Ranked #21 of 89 Restaurants in El Medano
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

4 Tapas to start, which were massive side plates full of; fresh calamari, meatballs, paella and canarian potatoes (boiled in skin then baked I reckon).

We'd also had a basket of freshly baked bread, and a crispy and fresh salad, so could easily have stopped there, but we'd already ordered a couple of fresh fish from the chiller, and although we've no idea what they were, they turned up grilled delicately and were absolutely gorgeous.

This lot and 5 mohitos came to 65€

Visited February 2014
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Tenerife, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

I have been there two times. Everybody was very friendly, and fresh fish was perfect, with canarian potatoes. Lubina was the name of the fish, I really loved it!

  • Visited January 2014
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Bala, North Wales
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“An experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was an experience, we sat on a narrow terrace overlooking the sea, the waiter served us through a window. The waiter couldn't fit all the tapas on the table but cheerfully rearranged things making use of the window area. The view over the harbour was great and getting a selection of tapas (5 for €10) was much better than getting 2 for the same money. Some good food and service at a reasonable price. El Medano is a good place to visit if you are flying from Tenerife South airport and have some time for a pleasant lunch.

  • Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely view, horrible food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were attracted by the beautiful terrace and the reasonably priced menu that was displayed on the restaurant front. The view was gorgeous but soon spoiled by the food and confusion over 'special offers'. The tapas tasted three days old and very poor compared to what we've enjoyed elsewhere in el medano. A real shame but a big let down which I would avoid.

  • Visited December 2013
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Battle, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Lovely location but the food and drinks were a real let down. They offer 5 tapas for €10 and buy 4 mojitos and get the 5th free. The tapas was awful (the Canadian potatoes were simply boiled new pots) and the mojitos were all sugar, not at all mixed properly. Wouldn't bother again

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