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“Such a let down”
Review of TABERNA RUSTICA

TABERNA RUSTICA
Ranked #207 of 442 Restaurants in Los Cristianos
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Such a pity this was such a disappointing dining experience. Its setting was possibly the best in Los Cristianos and therefore we were expecting to pay premium prices. However we found it only slightly more expensive than the rest. The place looked nice and was certainly reassuringly busy and unfortunately that's the only positive I can say. We ordered the prawns in garlic oil which usually (in other restaurants) come sizzling and delicious. Here we were presented with prawns in lukewarm oil which was just nasty and unpleasant. We ordered fillet steaks med-well done (we asked for no blood) with sauces on the side and or steaks arrived smothered in sauce, practically moo-ing in a pool of blood. We sent them back to be cooked further and mentioned about the sauce on the side. Our steaks were sent out to us having been washed (!!) and cremated. I understand that mistakes happen and that's fine but what bothered me here was the lack of remorse or any attempt to make amends for the mistake - no apologies, no discount on bill or even a drink on the house. They really weren't bothered that we weren't satisfied. We just didn't go back again. It's such a waste of a lovely location.

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Thank jayniesmurf
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

my friend and i ate here 3 nights of our 4 night holiday, absolutely spot on, there was nothing we could say was a bit poor!!! the bad comments below are obviuously meant for another restaurant. we ate here in 2012 also and it couldnt of been nicer!! food was all fresh and tasted delicious, we ate 2 starters, 2 main meal and 2 desserts and had 2 bottles of wine and it was 63 euros!!! worth every penny as far as we are concerned, all staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a good evening

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Thank kirstin1Manchester
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Having visited the canaries over the last 25 years this must rate as one of the worst meals ever.
kids ordered fillet steak x 2 and one pizza, wife ordered fillet steak and i went for tropical chicken which was described as a blend of tropical fruit, mango/pineapple.
Three times we had to send the almost raw steaks back, we had asked for well done, we gave up and about 20% of the steaks were consumed
My chicken trpical was a few lumps of lukewarm chicken covered with a ring of tinned pinapple!!!!!
Talk about Fawlty Towers, we complained but got nowhere, paid our bill and left
I hope the owners read this as you will not survive treating customers in this way,

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1  Thank RayT1962
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We ate her 3 times and had really nice meals and wine and for a reasonable price. The two older spanish waiters were good and gave an excellent service.
My recommendation would be the fish and seafood platter for £22 Euros which i had twice and was excellent value for money.

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Thank BeckenhamBloke
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Well, for starters, it seems as if they've taken the negative feedback on board, as we've eaten here 3 times over the last 3 weeks and find it hard to fault. Its clean, staff are courteous, and the food does take a while to appear - you are on holiday after all, so does it matter? Salads are huge, drinks are cold, tapas are spot on. I can heartily recommend the 'Chef' mussels. The acid test for me is dothe locals eat here? Yep, at the weekend they come in droves! So, a little pricey, but you are paying for the view and thats what you came on holiday for. Margaritas is a 20 min walk uphill, equally good food as long as you want 'entertainment' with your meal and bugger all view to speakof. I'm heartily sick of karaoke crooners by this point so a quiet meal scores points

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Thank byeckmissus
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