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“A welcome retreat on wild night in Tenerife”
Review of The Fishermans Inn

The Fishermans Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A welcome retreat on wild night in Tenerife”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

On a wild and windy night we stumbled across this restaurant in the backstreets of Puerto Santigo - near Los Gigantos. What stoke of luck.

The place was busy - because the sun terrace was closed due to the high winds. But we were warmly welcomed and a good table soon opened up for us. The serive was great and the food excellent. Garlic prawns like no other I've ever had - so tender and succulent. My main was cod with a herb crust - superb.

On nice evening outside this place would be magical but we greatly enjoyed it despite the wind and rain outside. Highly recommended - worth searching out.

I docked a star because there was rather noise children who were indluged more than I would have liked.

  • Visited January 2014
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“well worth the wait”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We found this restaurant by chance.
Despite the fact that we did not book we still got a table.
The owner himself welcomed and informed us that it would take a while before the food is ready.
So we just enjoyed our wine, accompanied with some olives.
A romantic view on the bay shortened the wait, the atmosphere was just stunning.
The meal itself was just perfect. The lamb was delicious. The fish was excellent. I never had better french fries. One could taste that everything was homemade and freshly prepared.
The taste excused the wait by far.
A few days later we went back, but this time we did book, just to be sure that we get a table.
Carlos, the owner, is a very pleasant guy. He personally handed out blankets later in the evening.
We arrived last guests that night and therefore at some point we were sitting alone on the balcony. Carlos did not push us to get out, to the contrary we had a nice chat with him until he closed the restaurant.

If you want your meal dished up in short time, go to McDo but if you want to have a lovely meal with a beautiful view, just book and enjoy the Fishermans Inn.

Sincerely,

Nathalie and Raoul (Lux)

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Raoul G
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not hidden for much longer”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We ate here eight days ago while staying at Los Gigantes. The recommendation came from our Thomson rep, and I see this restaurant is now featured on its website. It took us several visits to find it open.
The food is cooked to order, so you know to expect a wait. We ordered a starter and enjoyed a couple of beers while waiting.
It was very quiet, only three tables taken, and the owner was most entertaining while we waited. I later learnt that he is normally polite and reserved, but was having happy day last Sunday.
When the fish came (salt-crusted cod and halibut curry) the portions were huge and the meals delicious. No room for dessert!
While the meal and 'entertainment' were first class, the food is overpriced. We paid €40 for 3 beers, 1 garlic bread and 2 fish mains, nearly double the price we paid in Casa Pedro's up the road.

  • Visited January 2014
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We have visited Puerto de Santiago for the last 3 years staying in an all inclusive hotel, but after finding this wonderful restaurant we have eaten here at least 3 times a week. The food is absolutly fantastic and the service is first class and the owner makes you so very welcome. The view from the terrace is stunning and if it gets a bit chilly in the evening they have shawls to keep you warm, nothing is too much trouble for the staff, at the end of your meal you are offered a honey rum drink which he calls medicine, he just leaves the bottle on the table to help yourself. I thoroughly recommend The Fishermans Inn....!!!! A REAL HIDDEN GEM....!!!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good service, lovely view, disappointing food.”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We did not book and it was busy however we were seated quickly and drinks arrived swiftly. Service was friendly and wine was inexpensive and delicious.
The views were lovely and had a romantic setting, blankets were given out if you were cold which is a nice touch.

We both had garlic prawns to start and found them gritty (not prepared well) then I had seafood chowder, the chowder was really tasty but some of the fish was extremely dry and must have been cooked for too long. My husband had lamb and found it pleasant enough but not much flavour.

The food showed some promise and we would probably go back in the future just to check as it could be amazing with some tweaks to the cooking.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Heidi B
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