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“It could be brilliant but instead it rates low”

Esquina Restaurante
Ranked #6 of 25 Restaurants in Burgau
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The outside is tops. The inside is better! This place holds the best position in the town. The decor is great, the seats are comfortable (unlike most) the tables so well set, the best cutlery and place settings but still it is poor. The owneress seems to be peeved by the fact that staff are late or absent, your problem honey not ours, so why pass it on?
The food is mediocre. I find this to be true if a restaurant is British owned. The golden quid seems to be king and you will be held short to accommodate it. The Portuguese see things differently. Always good value, always intent service, always friendly,
leave this one alone and head for a Portuguese owned eating place.

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5  Thank Bonnyboots
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

The best compliment I can pay this place, is when we were eating our main courses, we were comparing it to Michelin Starred restaurants we have eaten at back home, the standard was that good!! 4 adults and 3 kids all loved everything that was put on our plates for both starter and main course, and with a 10% discount for booking, it came to under €20 per head including drinks. The staff were very friendly too with an English woman and a Portuguese man, and the atmosphere was spot on. Will definitely be back!!

Thank Nik W
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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

You know you're hooked on a place when you have literally dreamt about the monkfish cataplana for a year!!! Seriously, the food here is sublime and the service is fabulous- so friendly and welcoming. A real gem of a restaurant

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Thank Charlieski
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We ate here a few times and it is a very friendly place. The pepper steak, monkfish kebabs and cataplana were all very very good. The husband and wife team run a tight ship and we enjoyed the informality at the same time as receiving very good service. Jorge, the husband seems to be a bit of a character, booking is essential as every day we walked by the restaurant was full. Very enjoyable and we will definitely return in the future.

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Thank NickfamilyKent
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

More upmarket than many in Burgau. Smart and calm but still kid-friendly. We can't get any further than the cataplana on the menu. Too good to order anything else! We've tried both the chicken and the monkfish versions and both are delicious. Our five year old loves the spaghetti bolognaise. The garlic carrots are a yummy nibble to start. Run by a lovely welcoming couple who deserve to be as popular as they are. Booking essential at peak times!!!

Thank InchWorm71
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