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“Excellent dinner here.”
Review of Magnolia

Magnolia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Have been here before on several occasions and mostly enjoyed. Ordered a bottle of the House white to get us started - good value at 9E and chilled to perfection.
My wife had the beef stroganoff and I had a fillet steak with pepper sauce. Stroganoff was really nice and my steak was cooked to perfection and served with a green salad and French fries.
Staff in this place are helpful and friendly and not at all overbearing.
Unusual for us, we finished with coffee and a liqueur - Tia Maria.
Everything was so good that we returned 2 nights later and ate the same dishes.
Happy to recommend, with cost for 2 people around 50E.

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Thank Ian057
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here because previous reviews were good and they had a good value menu of the day option. However, while the seafood soup was wonderful the vegetable one had bits of chicken in it ...not a problem unless your a vegetarian; unfortunately my friend was. To the restaurants credit, they haply replaced the soup with Gazpacho and we all enjoyed our soups very much; the fish soup was especially good with all manner of fresh fish and shellfish floating around - the stock was also homemade and very tasty. However that was where the good part of the experience ended.

The mains came and we were clearly disappointed. The Entrecote, which we were told was served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables came with chips and over boiled plain veg; the meat was under seasoned and unremarkable; the chips and veg frozen like hospital food. It was as if they didn't care and the kind of food you get in crap holiday resorts where everything comes with chips. I wouldn't go back and chance the more expensive al a carte menu; but if you do decide to go; don't get the menu of the day -the Salmon option was just as bad!!

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Looks like and is a lovely restaurant, the food was average, overpriced and the staff were pleasant but too attentive in that you felt you were being watched so the plates can be whisked away as soon as your cutlery hit the plate and your wine glasses was virtually empty, felt a bit creepy and smarmy and not relaxing as it should have been, we are all up for a great service but this was a little OTT

1  Thank Gilliam
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Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

June 27 Just finally found this place after driving around 40 minutes wanted to try it after reading these good reviews it was 9:30 pm waiter seemed surprised we wanted to eat Offered us hot or cold pre cooked tapas We went to a different restaurant Where was the famous singing chef who knows?

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1  Thank Polly3705
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Magnolia Restaurant, which is situated almost opposite the deluxe hotel Botanico in the coastal town of Puerto de la Cruz on the north side of Tenerife is our most favourite restaurant on the island and in fact is one of our most favourites across all the countries we have visited.

Since our retirement a few years ago we tend to eat our main meal at lunchtime and this restaurant offers a fantastic 3-course lunch-of-the-day for about €14 euros (about £11.50 in British pounds or $19.00 US dollars). If you prefer you can choose from their main menubut the purpose of this revue is to highlight their excellent value and superbly cooked "Special-Lunch-of-the-Day". The personal service from the staff, the beautifully cooked and served dishes and the overall ambiance of the restaurant makes us eagerly looking forward to the next time we can visit.

Our recent vacation on Tenerife in May 2014, was mainly in the south of the island, but we took a day out to go visit and shop in Puerto d/l Cruz and to enjoy lunch at the Magnolia.

We chose the "Lunch menu of the day" that included fresh bread rolls, olives and other nibbles whilst you waited for your starter to arrive. I had chosen cold Gazpacho soup which is a summer-time favourite of mine and theirs is the best for me. My husband tucked into what looked like a small bath of fish and sea-food soup served from a salver. We chose a white wine carafe (you get a glass of wine with the special lunch of the day) and ordered additional table water to drink. My main course was sirloin steak, medium, with perfectly cooked vegetables and chips that were the best accompaniment to the succulent and delicious steak. My husband enjoyed his main course of salmon which had been served with a crusty tasty top and the centre soft and melting, served with a salad garnish and half a lime, plus a few canary new potatoes that he said were delicious and went very well with the salmon. Dessert was a fresh fruit salad served in a tall stemmed glass dish, very refreshing. We also ordered additional coffee to end this lovely lunch. Because we'd ordered the additional drinks the total bill came to around €35 euros which was fantastic value for the quality of food and service that we'd enjoyed.

Of course, you can taste their full range of food and drinks both at lunch time and in the evening from their extensive main menu, but we always enjoy their excellent "lunch of the day" which we cannot recommend highly enough.

Go, taste and enjoy.

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Thank JayStar
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