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“Wonderful Experience”
Review of El Sol

El Sol
Ranked #149 of 422 Restaurants in Los Cristianos
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Salisbury
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Happened upon the El Sol by accident. We were strolling the streets of Los Cristianos looking for a place to eat and stopped to view their menu. Out came the proprietor, Jacques, to talk to us......what a character!!.
The main course menu is basically chicken & steak so if you want fish do not visit here. But don't be disappointed by the simplicity of the menu.........the quality of the meat is well worth the visit.
There were 4 in our party, 2 of us had starters (1 quiche lorraine and 1 onion tart) both of which were generous portions and both accompanied by a salad garnish. We all had chicken as a main and tried all 3 of the accompanying sauces ( a creamy pepper sauce, a spicy tomato and garlic sauce and the house special sauce which had a tomato base) and they were all delicious. There were some nice home made desserts on offer but to be honest we had no capacity left to enjoy them. Jacques recommended a red Canarian wine to accompany the meal which was very good.
Some people might find him a bit overpowering but to us he was a wonderful character and added the extra factor to the very pleasant surroundings. Definitely the "find" of our holiday and will be the first port of call on our next holiday.

  • Visited March 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Still the best!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

It had been 25 years since I last visited and the food and service was just as I remembered them - absolutely excellent!!

  • Visited March 2014
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uk
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“a taste of france”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

the owner has been serving diners for the past 40 years. and one can relish the food that they serve here, top class food wonderfull service and a nice atmosphere to spend an evening here

Visited February 2014
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Thank kv1
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Last couple of posts are nonsense”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

El Sol is one of the premier restaurants in Tenerife, always has been. Jaques totally winds up all his customers, it is his way and is part of the meal. It is obvious to me that quite a few posters here have zero sense of humour and/or don't get it. The food is fabulous, service is generally good and I have recommended this place to many!

  • Visited January 2014
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Midlands
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25 reviews
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“Still superb!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Been visiting Jacques at El sol since it was at the harbour side location and I was a wee girl.
The food here is always simple, fresh French food, cooked well.
If you find Jacques character a problem ,then you have completely missed the point, he does the arrogant Frenchman act for a laugh, but clearly some people don't get it.
Desserts,are always lovely and cooked freshly, and he brings them to the table for you to see, but by not having a slice of the frangipane,you are missing out.
The restaurant is not cheap,but offers excellent value for money, but then I find you get what you pay for in life.
Best French cuisine in Tenerife bar none!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Tilllytravelller
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