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“Great location and excellent food!”

Terrazas del Sauzal
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in El Sauzal
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Terrazas del Sauzal are 10.000 Square meters of peaceful and unique gardens. We are located right in the center of El Sauzal (Tenerife, Canary Islands), very close to the Church or San Pedro and the Town Hall. Find your ideal plan with all the possibilities we have to offer you. Do you fancy a delicious meal in our terrace while you watch the stunning views of the sea, the coast and Mount Teide on the background? How about a romantic dinner in our beautifully decorated restaurant? Or simply enjoy the afternoon sun, sipping a delicious cup of coffee and our home made desserts? If you are interested in holding an event or celebration, we have different spaces that may suit your needs: exterior terraces, gardens and indoor rooms. Contact us and we will provide you with a quote. Terrazas del Sauzal is the ideal place where you can enjoy good food, amazing views and friendly service!
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great location and excellent food!”
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

A really good restaurant where the views match the quality of the food! Great spot for late lunch (kitchen open until 4) or an afternoon drink/coffee. Had tuna tartare and seafood risotto and both were delicious. Not to be missed

Thank mermaidBrussels
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Bromley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Check your bill!”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We went with two friends to this place. A twenty minute car or taxi ride outside Puerto de la Cruz it is a bit tricky to find but once there it's location with fine views down to the sea and to Puerto is worth the effort. It is also somewhat tricky to find the restaurant itself once on the premises. On a wall adjacent to the car park are two signs pointing to the right - a small one to the bar/cafeteria and a large one to the restaurant proper. Following a stepped footpath down the hill one arrives at the cafeteria. The footpath continues .....to a dead end, on the way passing a number of closed off side paths. To cut a long story short, the main restaurant is reached by a more narrow stepped footpath 90 degrees to the right of the main path, by the cafeteria, which is not obvious. It would be helpful if a small additional sign to help patrons were added to point the way but, when this was mentioned to the proprietor he was uninterested .
The restaurant itself looks very classy and elegent , a high end establishment. When we arrived there was no one to be found, the place being empty. Eventually someone arrived and welcomed us very nicely advising that two tables had been set - one on the outside terrace and another inside according to our preference - and we were happily allowed to use the outside one for preprandials and the interior table for the meal.
The food was generally satisfactory. My starter of huevos al estampido ( eggs with potato and sausage ) was not a patch on the same dish served at "Bambi" in Puerto the evening before; the potato was not discoverable, the sausage tasted like very salty bacon lardons, a hard boiled egg was halved and the lot was smothered by a bland sauce. However, the pineapple salad with smoked cheese and caramelised almonds was well liked, as were the main courses : slowly cooked lamb,and Iberic pork cut over mashed potatoes with local herbs and palm honey, both with sautéed mini vegetables. The dessert of chocolate coulant, raspberry sorbet and almond crumble
impressed. Our friends accompanying us seemed to enjoy their food.
Unfortunately the location, decor and food were undercut by the type of service not to be expected from an establishment which obviously aspires to the heights. Leaving aside the waiter's personal freshness problem, he did not do his job properly. For example, we had two different wines to accompany the meal, white to start with and red for the main course. When the second bottle arrived he put it on the table, failed to replace the wine glasses or open the bottle and pour a sample to be tasted, having to be asked to do this. He was inattentive throughout the meal preferring to spend his time chatting over the serving counter with someone in the kitchen and guests at the other end of the restaurant. He started paying attention after the bill was presented and saw me checking this - " Is there any problem? ". At this point I had found five separate examples of items overcharged. The bill was whisked away and subsequently corrected after the owner, who had been absent throughout the meal, put in another appearance offering excuses rather than apologies.
One error on the bill might be an innocent mistake, but five raises all sorts of issues.
What a shame that what promised to be a memorable occasion became memorable for the wrong reasons.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank MichaelShortlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Delightful cooking with a view to match”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Visited for my birthday and organized a meal off menu with the boss Jean-Paul
His chef Seve made a memorable meal starting with an Iberico ham carpaccio which was stunningly light and delicate. Galician scallops in a lobster sauce seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection
The wines throughout the meal were all local and matched the food exactly
They have the bread produced for them by a bakery in the south and I have to say the last best bread I had eaten up to this was at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester so high praise indeed
Dessert was an intense chocolate fondant with white chocolate ice-cream which ended the meal on a real high
Our waiter Souso served us with great panache explaining each course and wine in fine detail, including lots of interesting anecdote's and stories throughout our evening, a true asset to the restaurant
Highly recommend

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Stevens0n
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Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

The food was really good. Will come back. Best meal I had while in Tenerife. Not easy to find but worth it.

Visited August 2013
Thank liladuval
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Lower Largo, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Well Worth Visiting.”
Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

Some twenty minutes from Hotel Botanico, Puerto de la Cruz, this is a very elegant and upmarket restaurant blessed with wonderfully compelling views and super sunsets.
Owner Jean Paul is very keen to please and was happy to omit ingredients which we disliked or to which we were allergic.
Drinks were taken on the lovely terrace and dinner in one of the inside dining rooms ...it was a cool June night.
A short but well balanced menu offered imaginative and well presented dishes such as starters of tuna tartare with apple and avocado cream, black pork raviolis with potato foam and boiled mojo and raspberry gazpacho with smoked mackerel.
Mains offered three fresh fish... with salmon in sesame seeds sweet potato ,ginger and soy sauce being perhaps the pick of the bunch.
Meat features Iberico pork with palm honey, mini vegetables and mashed potatoes and sirloin steak with boletus.
However my duck magret on creamy apple sauce with red onion pearls was tasteless and pretty tough indicating that more care is needed with food sourcing.
Desserts are impressive and passion fruit mousse with mint gelee and coconut ice cream was the star dish of the night.
Portions are very large ( although some may find that a plus point) and sharing several courses may add to the enjoyment of the well presented meals.
A compact wine list is fairly priced as is the food.
The disappointing duck compels me to deduct one star but hopefully I will be able to upgrade the review to ' excellent' on my next visit.
In summary ...a special place which is well worth visiting.

Visited June 2013
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