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“Awesome food and service”
Review of Geko Gourmet - CLOSED

Geko Gourmet
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Joanna Kania from Poland; Nicola Squeo from Italy, and David Vazquez Ortega from Spain are the creators of Geko Gourmet, which opened on the 25th of January 2013, just in front of the Hotel Belorizonte. The chef David combines local produce with many flavours from around the world and is responsible for the creative menu to be savoured in the gourmet restaurant. He never stops experimenting and inventing new, delicious creations. Nicola’s extensive knowledge and passion for wine is reflected in the varied choice of wines available to the discerning palate. Geko Gourmet hosts 40 different types of wines chosen personally by Nicola after careful selection with the various wine growers. Geko was created by them with the aim to make every single guests feel extraordinary. Excellent food, an astonishing selection of wines, and the unique atmosphere define this restaurant.
Santa Maria
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“Awesome food and service”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We live in Santa Maria and are always on the lookout for new places to go. When the Geko Gourmet opened next door, we went there within the first few days of its opening.
The ambience is really nice with a mediterranean theme and a free view into the kitchen. There weren't many guests at first and the server gave a lot of attention to our three-year old little hurricane. Brought him another chair, cleaned up without losing his smile when a glass fell over and generally entertained and, well, tolerated him.
So we were quite happy already, but when the food arrived that first impression was outshone by a huge margin! My husband's lamb was a dream, super tender and wonderfully seasoned. My fish dish was very tasty as well, and my only small complaint was a few bones in the "filet". For the little monster they whipped up a large plate of spagetti in tomato sauce which he couldn't finish, so we took the rest home. Oh, and have I mentioned the excellent self-made grissini bread sticks? The best grissini I had in my life, I swear!
Altogether an excellent experience. We have since recommended the Geko to several of our clients and everyone was just as pleased. We'll definitely be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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