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“Exceeded all expectations - completely wonderful”
Review of El Molino Blanco

El Molino Blanco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $67
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For more than 500 years one of the staple foods of the Canary Islands has been a milled flour known as gofio, ground in windmills that at one time peppered the islands. Few working mills now remain. For Don Felipe, the man who first established the restaurant in the 1990s, the windmill of El Molino Blanco represented the traditions of his homeland. Today it reminds us of a fundamental food still prevalent in the Canary Islands and represents our commitment to preserving the best of Canarian traditional cuisine combined with the finest ingredients and years of culinary know-how to provide a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Choose from our inside dining room set within a traditional covered courtyard adorned with curios from Tenerife's rural heritage intertwined with rich foliage, or on our garden terrace with its scented flowers and lush tropical plantings. If it's a special occasion, why not book our intimate gazebo table set within the garden which gives you additional privacy in a rustically romantic setting. From the moment you set foot in El Molino Blanco we want to ensure you enjoy the very best food, service and entertainment so that you go home from your Tenerife holiday with precious memories to last a lifetime, or at least until you return to share your time with us again. "Through excellence in food, service, ambience and entertainment, to provide a feast for all the senses and a memorable dining experience customers will want to repeat"
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Exceeded all expectations - completely wonderful”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by a couple we had met at the Coeur de Filet (read my other review) they had been earlier that week and were returning for a last night treat. Intrigued we made a special trip during the day to find it, have a coffee and suss it out. In daylight it was a beautiful place, the garden patio areas stunning in bloom with stralizia (birds of paradise)and we were impressed with the welcome and booked our table for the next evening.
We visited in February so it was dusk quite early and returning we found the whole place twinkling with fairy lights in the trees, on an evening everyone is seated inside and we were given a table quite close to the front, the importance of this became clear much later. Inside it looks magical, there is still greenery and twinkling lights , rose petals scattered on the tables a wonderful, busy atmosphere. Whilst every other restaurant we ate in that week was generally quiet for February this was full - you must book ahead! The place buzzed but the staff were excellent, attentive and the food sublime. We visit Tenerife every February half term and I can't believe it has taken us this long to find this place but we generally head towards the sea and this place is a walk up and out of the main drag but once you arrive you don't need to go anywhere else that evening.
The piano player plays his baby grand and later 'the chef' comes out to sing -and boy can he sing,there is a small dance floor and couples of all ages were getting up to twirl about, I won't spoil the surprise but this is not typical Tenerife entertainment, it is classy and just added to a tremendous experience, flowers are given to anyone who has said when booking that they have a special occasion to celebrate to bear this in mind!
Its fair to say that this is not a cheap night out but we didn't feel in the least overcharged - 3 of us ate 3 fabulous courses, drank lots of wine, coffee and liqueurs and were generally entertained for about 4 hours and it was a perfect last night splurge for about £65 a head.
If you only do it the once it's worth it - we will definitely return

  • Visited February 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

We visited this restaurant on the last night of our holiday, it is very picturesque with a lovely windmill and gorgeous interior. The food was absolutely delicious, fantastic service and superb atmosphere to match with live music. I would highly recommend this place to all, outstanding!

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“A must when in Tenerife.”
Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic meal, ambiance and service. Great value chateaubriand at 40 euros. Wish we were staying longer so we could go again!

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Blackpool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Totally excellent”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

They say enjoy with your 5 senses. Its so true. Food ,athmosphere, music, service, nothing was too much trouble .

Visited May 2012
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cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Went to the one in las americas twice and the food was excellent and prices reasonable. Try the fillet steak with pate gorgeous! Actually found another restraunt belonging to this one in los christianos just down the hill from the hollywood mirage this was equally as nice.

Visited June 2011
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