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“Best Tenerife restaurant ”
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
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Sun, 8/25
8:00 PM
Ranked #6 of 42 Restaurants in Los Gigantes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $44
Description: With just ten tables available for evening dining, AQUA is one of the most intimate and romantic restaurants in Tenerife. Its awe-inspiring views over the ocean and La Gomera completing the experience. This is a place to come for that special occasion — a date night, a birthday, an anniversary, or simply to celebrate life, love and food. AQUA is the brainchild of Tenerife’s most celebrated chef, Lucas Maes who owns and operates three restaurants on the island, each with its own distinctive style, underpinned by Lucas’s unique personality. Originally from Belgium, Lucas grew up in Tenerife, where he developed his passion for creating flavour combinations and visual styles in dishes made built around local ingredients. After 3 years’ study and 12 years working in Michelin star restaurants abroad, including Scholteshof restaurant in Belgium, Lucas returned to the Canary islands. In his restaurants he expresses his creativity, using the many exquisite fresh ingredients to be found in the mountains, fields, shores and ocean of the Canary islands. After an evening at AQUA you will understand why Lucas has won so much acclaim, including the Best Foreign Chef award in 2004.
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Description: With just ten tables available for evening dining, AQUA is one of the most intimate and romantic restaurants in Tenerife. Its awe-inspiring views over the ocean and La Gomera completing the experience. This is a place to come for that special occasion — a date night, a birthday, an anniversary, or simply to celebrate life, love and food. AQUA is the brainchild of Tenerife’s most celebrated chef, Lucas Maes who owns and operates three restaurants on the island, each with its own distinctive style, underpinned by Lucas’s unique personality. Originally from Belgium, Lucas grew up in Tenerife, where he developed his passion for creating flavour combinations and visual styles in dishes made built around local ingredients. After 3 years’ study and 12 years working in Michelin star restaurants abroad, including Scholteshof restaurant in Belgium, Lucas returned to the Canary islands. In his restaurants he expresses his creativity, using the many exquisite fresh ingredients to be found in the mountains, fields, shores and ocean of the Canary islands. After an evening at AQUA you will understand why Lucas has won so much acclaim, including the Best Foreign Chef award in 2004.
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Amazing restaurant with a BEAUTIFUL view! Best restaurant of the Island! Prices a bit more expensive than the "spain prices" but really worth it! The service was great and a special thank you to Vicente who was a great host! I highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

We visited in March with friends and had a very good meal. It was expensive but it was good value for money. We looked forward to returning with family. This time however our meal was very disappointing. It was as if we were in a completely different restaurant. Instead of being brought a bowl of bread rolls at the start we were given slices of baguette and of a cakey bread. On the first occasion the 'Crispy Suckling Pig' was indeed crispy and delicious. This time it neither looked nor tasted the same. It was not crispy, nor was there any sauce or jus. The rib-eye steak on the menu stated it came with grilled vegetables. There were none. The stone bass was a little overcooked and therefore dry. There were five people in our party and we all came away feeling let down and disappointed. We did not get value for money. We will not be returning.

Date of visit: May 2017
4  Thank Swallows17
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Great food, excellent service, fabulous view and good value. What more do you need?

We stayed half board at the Royal Sun and 'upgraded' on our last 2 nights which meant a discount and free glass of wine - wish we had done so earlier as it was well worth it as the food in the main restaurant left a lot to be desired.

Date of visit: April 2017
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1  Thank zakthetax
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

We are a family of four (2 adults and 2 children aged 9 and 15) who stayed at the Royal Sun. Our room was a 2 minute walk from the restaurant and we had really looked forward to visiting Aqua.
The staff are very welcoming and ensure that your needs are met. We were made aware of a children's menu for our youngest but as a fish lover she chose from the adult menu and the restaurant gave her French fries with this rather than potatoes.
There is a very varied wine menu with prices to suit all budgets. We all chose fish - although I was very tempted by the steak. Dishes are beautifully presented and the food was cooked to perfection. Portion sizes are not large, but suited me as I sometimes feel greedy ordering dessert when I am already full! We did not order a starter for this reason, but with hindsight I would have had all 3 courses.
We ate early (7:30) and the restaurant was quiet then. By 9:00 the tables were full so I would advise you to book. The mixture of great food, a beautiful view and good service could have been enhanced by the playing of a Spanish guitar in the background - but maybe this is something that happens on special occasions?
Next time I am in Los Gigantes I will return.

Date of visit: April 2017
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3  Thank Wendy E
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

WOW from the moment you arrive you are the most important person in the restaurant, the staff are knowledgeable about the food and wine and attentive. each course is packed with flavour and all set in a beautiful location with stunning views.

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank Joanne M
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