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“Best Gambas Pil Pil Ever!”

Chiringuito La Gaviota
Ranked #7 of 58 Restaurants in La Herradura
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This restaurant has a beautiful setting towards the far end of the beach closer to Cerro Gordo. I was first treated to a delicious tapa of cheese and tomato when I first went here with a friend from New Zealand. The waiter, who is from the family that own & work this place, told us that the cheese was from New Zealand when we asked where this delicious cheese hailed from. He was teasing, of course it was Spanish, but we almost fell for his humour.
From this night onwards, I must say I have never tried more than the Gambas Pil Pil. Reason being, after many years of living in Spain, I have tried garlic/chilli prawns in many locations nationwide.
I can assure every reader of Trip Advisor, you will struggle to find prawns with this level of perfection of garlic and chilli anywhere in the world, let alone elsewhere in Spain!
Worth a trip to the pretty horseshoe bay known as 'La Herradura' just to go and eat these prawns. They are not expensive at around €12 and one plate can be shared between two. A salad is about €3.50, again, not expensive or fancy, but fresh and good.

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1  Thank Mary O
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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Dined here with friends, who we understand are regulars. Very friendly and attentive staff. Fairly typical Spanish tourist menu for this type of restaurant. Food was hot and well cooked. Swordfish steaks looked particularly appetising. Great chips.

Thank Morrie
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We were part of a group of 30 ish and had a long table set up outside for an afternoon lunch. Food was served with only a few minutes between first and last main course servings. The stars of the show were the huge plates of lemon sole with beautifully cooked entrecote running a close tied second with the gambas pil pil. Nothing is pretentious or too fancy - good dishes lovingly cooked and presented, all with no fuss.
This is the kind of beach-based restaurant where you could arrive for breakfast and stay there for the whole day working through lunch and then dinner!!!

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Thank Ena-Bill
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Great beach located restaurant, offering fantastic seafood at remarkable prices. We dined there today and enjoyed excellent prawns pil pil, angel fish and fantastic fried fish platter (and proper home made chips!!). Limited but excellent value wine list (decent rose at eur10). Perfectly located at the end of the beach for a post meal stroll. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tom E
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We sought this place out after reading such good reviews and this is not a beach bar but up a side street nowadays! It was empty what more can I say!

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2  Thank cag28
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