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“Good food from the Segovian duo”

Meson Restaurante La Fresquera
Ranked #192 of 733 Restaurants in Arona
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 24, 2013

An intriguing restaurant with an extensive menu and a very good wine list.
Main eating area is separated from the Delicatessen which may have been open during the day but seemed a bit pointless in the evening.
Went with the chefs recommendation of the Segovian lamb leg which had been slow baked for many hours and was very memorable.
Service appears to get better with the younger members of staff as the owner can appear to be a bit grumpy and short fused.
Spending a significant amount on one of the better red wines did improve the service however.
A deservedly popular restaurant and one to which I would recommend people to try.
I have heard that they also do very nice tapas although I have not tried it.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Another good recommendation from the Villa Cortes. Again frequented mainly by locals which is always a good sign. The veal in garlic and mushroom sauce was very good and the recommendation for the wine was also a good one. The atmosphere was also good and I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant as an alternative to the Meson Castellano which just edges this restaurant in terms of atmosphere and quality.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

If you go to Tenerife then visit this restaurant. Get your Hotel to book a couple of days in adavance as always busy. For real Tapas and spanish Food.
This is one of the best places we have been too and the food is always excellent. We go back on every visit..
Mr Scott.....

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

What an excellent find. We had lunch at this restaurant and loved everything about the surroundings, staff, food and wine. We had oysters and although rather pricey, they were delicious. We then had rabo de toro (Oxtail) and a lovely bottle of wine. The older gentleman who organises the staff is on the ball and good fun. We will return next time we are in the area. Thank you!

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

In spite of the owner’s unwelcoming, surly attitude, the quality of the food more than makes up for it. Even before ordering, bread is brought to the table, along with a freebie of spicy sausages. There’s a fairly lengthy list of starters which are served tapas style, in the middle of the table for you to pick at. A simple plate of grilled vegetables needed to be top quality stuff cooked perfectly – and it was. Slices of courgette, aubergine and carrot, artichoke, runner beans, tomatoes and two types of chard. They needed nothing more than a good drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar (although that was a Spanish produced copy, rather than the proper stuff from Italy). The other offering was the Spanish classic of croquettes – here the perfectly fried crisp coating, enclosed probably the best béchamel that I’ve ever tasted. Absolutely bang-on for texture and flavour, the little shreds of Iberico ham adding another layer of taste.

One of their “signature dishes” is oxtail stew and it is an absolute cracker. Served on the bone, this was delicious long-cooked beef, which still retained a little unctuous fat. A few mixed vegetables alongside were decent enough accompaniments. There was also a plate of chips but I left most of them as the bread was much better for mopping up the sauce.

We’d usually be wary about places which offer paella for one person. It’s normally a cert. that it’s a ready made one bought in from the catering wholesaler and microwaved to order. But it seemed worth a punt at a restaurant which seems to care for the ingredients it uses. And it proved an excellent bet. There was nothing of the mass produced here. Instead, well flavoured rice along with squid rings, clams and a single king prawn. Really good.

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