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“Another wonderful St.Valentines Meal”
Review of Lucas Maes - CLOSED

Lucas Maes
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Another wonderful St.Valentines Meal”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Once again we chose Lucas for our St.Valentines' outing. We were not disappointed. Sven was amazing and when I found a course on the menú that I do not like he immediately suggested a different dish.
The entire evening was superb.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank HamlynTenerife
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Amazing mushrooms”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

We ate here several years ago and were blown away by the food, so it was with trepidation that we returned here hoping it would live up to our memories. Well we weren't disappointed, the cooking was still fantastically accomplished, so good in fact that we ate here twice over the space of a long weekend. On both occasions we went for the tasting menu, and they were more than happy to replace my meat dishes with fish and vegetable ones when I explained I didn't eat meat. We enjoyed all our dishes but the stand out dish was a wild mushroom consommé with a ravioli stuffed with truffled potato, spinach and a perfectly cooked egg. We would definitely come here every time we visit Tenerife. Lucas is an amazingly talented and accomplished chef whose food is a joy to eat. There was only one dish out of the 2 meals I wasn't keen on and even then it wasn't due to the cooking it was simply that he had put too many elements on the plate. We have always eaten here for lunch rather than dinner and have never experienced any service issues here at all, in fact quite the opposite. Also we think for a fine dining experience the cost is really reasonable especially if you go for the set menu or tasting menu.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Thewanderingwinos
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Cambridge
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good Food Poor Service”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

On the upside the food here was pretty good, though the restaurant is quite expensive for Tenerife. Good local fish and well prepared salmon, although the beef carpaccio was too strongly flavoured - dominated by truffle. Unfortunately, I have to say that the service was very poor. We were not offered a tasting menu, the welcome was not warm and the menus were inconsistent. The wrong wine was delivered - actually not a problem since it was very popular - but no apology when pointed out. The island generally is very friendly and this restaurant was intended as a high point. We had a very disappointing evening.

  • Visited February 2014
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4 Thank Clanmc
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Edinburgh
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Food but ..........”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

We have eaten a few times here before but tonight was rather disappointing. We opted for the tasting menu only to find that the scallops and venison on the menu were not available. The food we had however was very nice, beautifully presented and an exquisite mix of flavours. The waiting staff were charming. What did spoil our evening was the manner in which our bill was presented by, we assume, Lucas Maes' partner. There was no social interaction whatsoever, not even to the extent of whether we wished to pay in €s or £s - that decision was made for us! There are so many good restaurants in and around Puerto - I don't think we will rush back to this one.

Visited December 2013
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3 Thank REdinburgh
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Northampton
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The best in the area”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We ate here on a recent visit to Puerto de la Cruz and were very impressed with the quality of the food and general ambience and service. The food certainly comes under the heading of 'fine dining' though it is only fair to say that the menu may not appeal to everyone with offerings of quail and guinea fowl as two of the main course on the menu (Both of which were excellent). However the meal we had there was significantly superior to any other we had during our stay. It is a short taxi ride from the centre of Puerto but if you are looking for a really high quality dining experience at prices which will not break the bank, this is the place.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Sheilanorthampton
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