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Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
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Mon, 9/16
8:00 PM
Ranked #6 of 43 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 April 13, 2018 via mobile

Our experience at the Aqua was delightful to celebrate a special birthday. The staff were attentive from the start, even apologising for not being able to put our table on the balcony due to the high winds!

Our inside table still had commanding views of the Atlantic and tables are well spaced you don’t even notice other diners. We opted for the tasting menu, which was absolutely delicious. Every course explained by knowledgeable attentive staff.

From the speciality breads to the crayfish, tuna, veal, and culminating in a raspberry desert, the whole meal was a delight.

The portions on the taster are small, necessarily so because of the many courses. Just right for a sample of the talent of the chef.

Not too expensive either at 48€ pet person for the taster menu and the quality wines are good value too.

If you want a special, intimate celebration, Aqua will not disappoint.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank keo2000
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We decided on the 7 tasting menu ... wow, we were blown away. Each course was amazing! Every one zinged off the palate. The waiting staff were brilliant and made us feel like we were the only diners there. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

A stay at the Royal Sun Hotel or in Tenerife is not the same if you don’t dine at the Aqua Restaurant. Having been to Aqua 4 times now we can say that that it is definitely a must experience. The food is excellent. The waiters are attentive and very friendly. The sunsets keep amazing us and not to mention it is the only spot where you can enjoy a lovely dinner and at the same time, enjoy the views of the ocean and Los Gigantes town. This time we had the opportunity of choosing from a short or long degustation menu which is something new at the restaurant. We obviously decided to go for the long degustation menu to enjoy fully and we loved it. The dishes are different from the menu. It is great to come back every time to something new from the Chef Lucas Maes.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We stayed for one week at the Royal Sun and ate at the Aqua Restaurant. We did intend to eat out a couple of times but the food and service was so good that we didnt feel the need to do so.The only problem which was not the restaurants fault was the noise at breakfast due to building work taking place on the floor below. For which I didn't blame the restaurant

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Robin C
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Had a Valentines meal here. Sat down at 7pm but didn't get our drinks until at least 15mins later. Our first course arrived around 8pm. The service was far too slow.
No bread was offered which appears to have been an oversight.
The meal was good, but not special enough to warrant the price (in my opinion).
A nice touch was a rose for my wife. Good for them.
If I was staying at The Royal Sun Resort Hotel (which is where this restaurant is located), I would probably use it again.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank itsmyopinionok
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