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“Basic, rustic, delicious”
Review of Flamingo

Flamingo
Ranked #28 of 97 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Salvadoran
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Basic, rustic, delicious”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Chairs and tables that have been plucked straight from the cheapest supermarket in Colombo, local beach dwellers annoyingly offering you every nick nack under the sun, stoned dudes offering you the finest in Sri Lankan herb, but forget all that because being yards from the sea, on the beach, sipping on a frosty cold Sri Lankan beer with a plateful of delicious local cuisine before you play cricket on the beach with locals.... what is not to like about that. The portions are huge, the food sizzling and fresh as it is served to you and a varied menu, despite being mainly seafood orientated, are big plus points for this restaurant-cum-bar. Go with the flow, lap up the surroundings and trust me you won't want to leave too soon.

  • Visited July 2013
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Fredensborg, Danmark
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing seafood”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I had the absolutely most amazing gigantic shrimps I ever tasted here. Only 3 shrimps was enough to satisfy a heavy eater like myself but they were also the size of small lobsters. Combine that with dining under the moolight with your feet being tickled by the gentle waves of the Idian ocean - just perfct!

  • Visited December 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Stayed in hotel aswel”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was lovely cant fault it and for a cheap price aswel. Lovely views from balcony. There was no service from the owners but that didnt bother us to be left to our own devices. Might annoy needy customers. Food in the restaurant was delicious as were the cocktails.

  • Visited July 2013
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Medway
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Best food in Unawatuna”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We visited this small beachfront restaurant on recommendation from friends, and we were blown away.
So many places seem to have the same menu, but Flamingo offers the best of Sri Lankan dishes and more besides.
The dishes are so well presented, and big portions of the tastiest food you'll find in the area.
From the seared chili tuna salad to devilled pork, seafood platter with lobster, tiger prawns, calamari, swordfish and butterfish steaks, potato wedges and salad, Sri Lankan curry which comes with rice, papadums and 5 accompanying dishes....there really is no better place to excite your taste buds whilst listening to the waves with your toes in the sand.
Prices are very reasonable, the service is good and always delivered with a big smile.

  • Visited April 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great portions”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

very good food , we eat seafood every day. service a bit slow, but sitting on the beach was a compesation

Visited March 2013
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