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Review of El Paraiso

El Paraiso
Ranked #13 of 27 Restaurants in Malabo
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The Paraiso is not about the food. It's about knowing the local business culture and meeting the right people and being seen at that restaurant with the right company. Most power deals in Malabo if they're not happening in hotels and private spaces then many of them are happening at Paraiso.

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Reviewed 10 March 2013

I was put in this hotel by my company as all the usual hotels we use for our one night crew-change where full due to a conference. I often take a taxi to the "Cultural Francaise" restaurant but this night I was tired and decided to eat in the hotel.

The poolside restaurant was not busy. In fact there were a a couple of girls lounging about with some guy who might have been the manager, or customer. I sat down and waited. No one came to me despite I could see people idle behind the counter of the open-air kitchen. I got up and went to counter and asked for a beer. At this point one fo the girls lounging around came up to the counter to take a beer to the man sitting with them. She sat down with that group again. She had that far away look and miserable expression on her face as though she was very disappointed with her life!

I collected my beer from the counter and took a menu for myself and sat down. When I had decided what I wanted I went back to the counter and ordered from the the person in kitchen. He started fanning the barbecue as the coals where not hot yet and I wanted a barbecued fish. I sat down again and waited. The beer glass became empty and one of the girls came over to take it. It was at this point I realised that the girls where waitresses!!

Some more customers came in. A couple of Spanish guys who I spoke to for a couple of minutes and then they sat down and waited for there food. He told me that the service was terrible and last time they got the wrong food. I wondered why he had come back.

When I went to the counter to see how my food was getting on I found one of the waitresses was squirting some kind of fuel onto the barbecue to get it going. Needless to say when eventually my fish came the skin stank of fuel and I tried to eat the flesh only but it smelt bad.

On top of this there was music coming from the kitchen side that was ok and seemed to have been chosen by the staff there but in my other ear was some very loud and nasty hip-hop. Very uncomfortable having two different types of music at the same time when you are trying to relax and eat.

In future I won't eat there!

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