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“Try the fish. Forget the seafood.”
Review of Mar Azul

Mar Azul
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in El Golfo
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
UK
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Try the fish. Forget the seafood.”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This restaurant has an excellent reputation and it was recommended to us at our hotel. However, it struggled to live up to its reputation, mostly as it is was pricey for the quality of food we got.

The setting is fabulous, with an outdoor terrace right on the shore and enjoying gorgeous sunsets. Can't fault that setting.

We ordered the avocado and prawns for starters. The prawns arrived covered in a massive lump of mayo, which didn't help much.

The papas with mojo, were excellent. But that's the case of every restaurant we have tried in the island.

For mains, we shared a mariscada. This was a fairly nice dish, but not something spectacular and, certainly, did not really match its price tag of 19€.

However, we saw the trays of fish being served to other tables and those looked really apetising.

So, the summary should be: eat the fish, forget the seafood!

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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We were recommended Mar Azul by the owners of the villa we are staying in. Certainly a good recommendation. Despite being very windy (a common theme here looking at other reviews) the waiter got us a table outside that was nicely sheltered.

A starter of garlic prawns and Spanish omelette (tortilla) was followed by a lovely selection of 4 beautifully cooked local fish even though we had only ordered and paid for 3. I'd like to tell you what they were but I only remember the Chernee and Dorada but suffice to say they were all lovely and served with Canarian potatoes. We also ordered plain chicken and chips for one of the kids and it was a huge portion and very reasonably priced.

And to cap it all, excellent and very friendly service. Would certainly go back again.

  • Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Delicious”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We ate here yesterday and it was a lovely experience and delicious. I had fillet steak and chips with peppercorn sauce, my son had cherne (local white fish) grilled with wrinkly potatoes and my youngest had chicken nuggets and chips.

There was also warm bread and really delicious green and red mojo. Still thinking about the green mojo today, very garlicky!

The service was good, multi-language menus, swift service.

We also had 3 soft drinks and the bill was 45Euros.

The wind was serious - take a hair band!

  • Visited July 2012
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Mayo, Ireland
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“Best Fish Ever!!”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

After a very relaxing day visiting the bodegas of Lanzarote we drove down to El Golfo in order that our friends could experience this restaurant & they were not disappointed. We shared garlic prawns and fish croquettes with a mixed salad for our starter & licked our plates but the highlight of the evening was the freshly caught dorada (fish local to Lanzarote) grilled with canarian potatoes - my mouth is watering as I speak. What a wonderful evening in the sunshine with good food and good friends.

  • Visited July 2012
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derby uk
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“Great fish!”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Made a decision to eat out just the once as we were all inclusive in our good hotel. It was such a treat. The wind was atrocious but the waiter found us a seat outside that was sheltered form the wind. We had a simple fish platter but it was so tasty and divine in it's simplicity.

  • Visited June 2012
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