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“A wonderful place to have a break in your day”
Review of Taberna El Picoteo

Taberna El Picoteo
Ranked #99 of 683 Restaurants in Maspalomas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We go here during the day for a tapas and a beer. Sometimes we enjoy the competitively priced Menu del Dia. A full menu is also available.

The food is of the best quality, prepared to perfection and reasonably priced.

Attentive table service is provided by Cristobal.

Occasionally we have to wait to get onto the terrace even though there are tables available at the adjacent cafes and restaurants but it is well worth a short wait.

It is hard to explain it - this place is "just special".

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1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

This place is good if you compare it to the rest of the restaurants in San Augustin and Playa del Ingles, but average compared to what I am used to in tapas.The food was ok, nothing more. There was nothing that really impressed, and some of it was not so good at all. The ribs were not so good, the dates in bacon were not so good. The pimientos padron were average. I had a piece of bread with grilled tuna on it, that was the only thing that tasted good. Prices are not too high. But for that same money you can have better and fresher food at La Tapita, 300 meters down the street.

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1  Thank Frederieke
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were looking a place for a lunch and pick this up because restaurant was full of locals. And what a lunch that was! Very tasty tapas with good prices! Nice atmosphere.

2  Thank liliaada
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had been looking for a supermarket to do some food shopping in Maspalomas when we stumbled across this string of local bars and restaurants away from the tourist centre. In particular this bar was excellent, with very authentic Spanish tapas at a reasonable price (long gone are the days when tapas were given free with the drinks:-().

The selection of tapas was extensive, with a good choice of fish, meat and salad dishes, all well presented and served.

Although initially a little reserved, the service was good and the waiters did warm up once we made an effort to engage with them.

With over 40 years travelling around Spain we believe we know a good tapas bar when we find one, and this was the best we found in the south of Gran Canarias - we visited several times for lunch and it was excellent every time.

Certainly MUCH better than some other supposed tapas bars in Playa del Ingles:)

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2  Thank Stan L
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

No not the best for tapas as what we could read here ! what a let down !
First the décor is probably what you could see in any big franchise chain of pseudo typical restaurants, too much and could be anywhere.
Then if the waiters are amicable they are completely tourists money orientated, their advice on wine goes immediately yo the most expensive bottle on the list which is invariably a bad sign in a restaurant. Then the wine list is very poor and not the best in spanish wine if they have a Beronia which can be excellent of course they produce the bad one, not even crianza or reserva but a young horror!
The food, we went for tapas as it is so much appraised here ! probably by people so fed up with the touristy horrors of the yumbo that they have lost their common sense or taste!
No they are not great, just average and the quantity as much to be desired ! The cheese plate was ordinary manchego in no quantity and nothing of a good canarian cheese just supermarket quality ! half portion for 7,50 € ! the croquettes were too small and just 4 of them and just the tortilla was somewhat better than the rest, only one good point is their homemade breat which is fantastic, we had an other tapas but can not even remember what as it was nothing to be impressed about, so little for more than 35 € !
There are much better tapas in Arrinaga or in aguimes for far less and of better quality. we will not go back there and are sorry to read that tourist can consider this tourist trap for authentic !

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1  Thank nonodeplaya
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