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Pinsapo
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Pinsapo is an authentic, Spanish restaurant located in the small village of Tempo in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.Pinsapo restaurant only uses the freshest ingredients and all food is cooked fresh to order with seafood and desserts the house specialities. The restaurant is licensed and offers an interesting wine list demonstrating Spain's best wines along with a selection of beers and spirits. Pinsapo operates a reservation system so it is best to call ahead to reserve a table.
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Last Sunday at 6pm on driving through Tempo and feeling peckish we pulled up at the only restaurant in the village - The Pinsapo. We had been aware that a Spanish establishment had opened some time previously. Most times in Ireland, north or south, when a restaurant bills itself as Spanish, Italian, Mexican or some such it is an irish man's notion of what the food from that country should be or else someone's notion of how that country's food should be cooked and served to suit the irish palate. So with that in mind in we went. Although it was quite busy we were shown to a table with a minimum of fuss. When we were perusing the menu a plate of excellent bread drizzled with a red oil and accompanied by another olive oil and some aioli arrived. Good quality and a good start.
On the menu were seven starters and nine mains and, at least in writing, everything came across as being authentically Spanish. Barbara chose a starter only of Fresh King Scallops with Salsa Esponola ( £7.50 ) and a side of skinny fries with aioli ( £2.50 ). I had a main of Pasta with Chicken and Chorizo in a white wine sauce ( £12.95 ). Both dishes were very enjoyable, packed full of flavour and decently portioned. In my opinion this food was as genuinely Spanish as anything to be had on the peninsula. The house red was a great rioja - Vina Burjanda. It came in a well filled large wine glass and at £3.50 it was good value.
The service was first class - very attentive without being overpowering.
On leaving I had a chat with the front of house lady and discovered the reason for the authenticity of the food - the two chefs are Spanish! At the moment the restaurant is open Thurs. to Sun. from 6pm to late. Maybe in the future these hours could be extended.
All we need now is an excuse to return - or how about going back without an excuse!

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Returned to Pinsapo tonight for Father's Day. Started with Scallops, soft succulent in a tomato salsa sauce. Main was pork tenderloin - a highlight, absolutley unctious, tender, delicious with saffron mash that complemented it hugely. YUM. Dessert was a strawberry feuillette which was very strawberry and delicious. Two bottles of sauv blanc that were excellent and a meal for five was just over £100.
Go there.

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Thank begration
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

I have eaten here 4 times since opening and the food,service and ambience are all consistently excellent.

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Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

From we stepped through the front door it felt like a little bit of Spain! Great hostess at front of house. Food was just amazing. Waitress couldn't have been more helpful. Only negative comment I have.. But noisy. I cannot wait to return.

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1  Thank Meggir
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Dined on a Sunday evening - very relaxed - good friendly service - excellent, well-presented food - lovely bread and dip before meal - will definitely return

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Thank oakwood-ann
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