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“A little piece of heaven ... wonderful!”
Review of Patio del Vino

Patio del Vino
Ranked #46 of 59 Restaurants in Teguise
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Minehead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A little piece of heaven ... wonderful!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We always make a point of visiting this place when we go to Lanzarote. It's a romantic courtyard, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the market, filled with beautiful plants and welcome shade. The staff are so friendly, and the plate of tapas and wine are simply devine! Well worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank BWLandSHL
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Horrible Experience - Tourist Trap”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I had just arrived into Teguise and met up with my friends. We were looking for a good place to start the holiday off so we kind of stumbled across this place as everything else seemed to have closed for the day.

On the surface, its quite pleasant and well laid out. A wall of wines greets you as you are shown through to your table in the middle of a lovely courtyard. On the surface of it you are genuinely impressed by the decor. However, like all good muggings, the true nature of the place was just around the corner.

We were pleasantly shown to our table and asked for a wine list looking for a couple of decent reds. She returns with two bottles of red which she has chosen herself (no wine list). No menu either so we ordered four plates of tapas (how bad can it be right?). So we await the tapas by starting on the wine. Well, as we started to pour the wine, we noticed what can only be described as 3 parts sediment to 1 part wine. It was honestly like a red sand beach at the bottom of our glasses. We informed the waitress who looked at us like idiots before telling us "it was grape". Our moans of "we know what it is but we dont like it"...fell on deaf ears until we moaned a bit more and she offered to exchange it. We also asked how much it was per bottle, 35 euros....my word. So that wine went back pretty sharpish to be replaced by something around the 20 euro mark with no red beach at the bottom. Turns out this was not to bad. The mood was picking up and then the four plates of "tapas" arrived. the plates were the same size you would expect a pub sunday roast to come on, so not on the big side. Each plate had one slice of parma harm, a slice of spanish omelette, a fish cake, one dwarf drumstick, some lettuce and egg with yoke from a squeezy tube and the worlds smallest breadstick (3mm x 20mm honest!) and for the bargain price of 35 euros per plate. After complaining, we received two bottles of wine for free as a gift, one rose and one white. We tried them later and they can only be described as tasting like "D block toilet wine".

It is such a shame that this place couldnt live up to the fabulous decor and I would honestly avoid it like the plague unless all of the above is your thing.

There are so many lovely places to eat in Teguise, and I hope you try them out and give this one a miss.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Graeme G
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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delightful hidden gem with flavoursome fresh tapas”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We found this amongst the hustle and bustle of the market. Beautiful hidden courtyard with maybe 10 tables. Lovely and fresh tapas, not to mention a great wine selection. All very reasonable and children's mini tapas was free!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Camilllle
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Liverpool
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A bizarre and not altogether pleasant experience”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a charming restaurant - in appearance. There is an attractive courtyard and a couple of interestingly furnished rooms. After that it was down hill all the way. There is no menu but the "jovial" German owner explained that they served a plate of tapas and if you wanted wine they would bring a bottle, see how much you drank and then "charge you what we like". We thought this was a joke, but it wasn't. When we asked for the bill they brought us a box of three bottles and said this was part of the deal. The very high bill reflected this. When we said we didn't want them, they looked offended but brought us another bill which charged us a pro rata rate of over 30 Euros per bottle for a pleasant but ordinary wine and overestimated the amount we had actually drunk. After further prolonged discussion they produced a third bill which was still expensive but not by too much, so we paid and left.
Having said that, until the bill came it had seemed an interesting place worth visiting, but, like the other tripadvisor visitors, we left with a bad taste in our mouth.

  • Visited February 2013
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4 Thank LiverpoolUKHenry
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UK
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128 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Ask for a menu!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

This place has a very confident, effective method for parting guests from their money. Instead of proffering a menu, you are informed that they only serve tapas and wine, and are offered a platter of tapas (though the price is omitted from the friendly spiel.). When the food comes, it's VERY ordinary - more a 'picnic plate' than anything I've ever had in a real tapas bar - and you are automatically brought a whole bottle of wine, even if you asked specifically for just a glass each. The staff then seem to vanish as quickly as they'd arrived, and you are left too hungry and/or embarrassed to query what you're being charged for what you've been served. So you eat the food, drink some of the wine and take the rest away with you, having payed sixty Euros for the privilege. Derren Brown couldn't do better.

It's a lovely place (apart from the toilets, which were foul), and the staff are very charming; just be a bit more assertive than we were, and don't get ripped off. They've obviously been running this formula very successfully for some time, judging by some of the other reviews here, which just goes to show how easily we can all get suckered sometimes.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank BrightonianMiss
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