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Restaurante Caracoles
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The tapas here are larger than the usual cooked to order, very delicious and tasty, the house wine was the best we had during our 8 night stay.

Thank Dawmar
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We visited 4 times during our 3 month winter stay. Between Nov 2013 and Feb2014 the menu did NOT change. There are about 20 dishes to choose from. Size of each dish is best described as 'large tapas portion'. We went as a couple, then group of 3 , then group of 4 . It's best if you are all willing to share - you can then order , say , 8 dishes between 4 people . You'd get a small taster portion per person from one dish . The lady owner who waits on tables asks if you want to share. Her husband and co-owner is the chef. He cooks in the small restaurant , so you can see him making your meals. It is a tiny place - only 16 covers. It's best to book ( only open evenings , so you have to go one night to book for a future date . ) we booked every time. You could walk in at 6.30 when the doors open , see all 8 tables empty and she could tell you they are fully booked ! They are quite content to have each table only used once in an evening . Most casual callers-in were turned away. The house wines are very good. It's not too expensive ( only compared to the steak n chips places nearby). It is the place to go to get a flavour of Spanish -with-an-international touch . the little Asian stir fry dish for example is lovely ! Don't choose lobster if it is on the menu - you get 2 teaspoons of flesh from it ! The duck, stiffado, lentils, sole,black pudding,scallop, beef fillet with aubergine : all very tasty.
The place has no special 'ambiance' : it has a bit of " a small cafe" look and it's DARK : most tables you can't see what is put on your table ! It's a shame as with hardly any expense it could be made to look really something cosy and Spanish . Other reviewers are right when they say there is no written menu in English : it's all chalked up on boards. The lady tells you - in English - all 20 dishes ! By the time she reaches the 5th dish you are losing track !! The place is closed 2 days a week . In Jan and Feb they were closed Sat and Sun's. In Dec they were closed Sun and Mon's. You just get the feeling they are not in it for the money ? If you like big meals don't go. If you like sharing several tapas dishes it's good.

1  Thank TarletonTotty
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

We tried to get in one night but it was very busy so returned another night. It was quite quiet on the night we went. The lady who served us was very nice however I think they could save time by writing one of their blackboards in English thus saving the lady having to explain all the dishes to you. We only had 3 dishes, scallops (or should I say scallop) and black pudding, omelette with prawns and stuffed peppers (best dish) would not return.

Thank fatbobscotlandAyr
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Came across this cosy restaurant by chance. Only seats about 20 people and menu changes daily, written on boards on the wall. Attentive service from multi lingual front if house who patiently explains the Spanish menu; the whole place seems to be run by just 2 people. Food is tapas style but with a little more finesse than your standard fare. We sampled e.g. sea bass fillets with a champagne sauce, scallops with black pudding, duck with lentils, smoked salmon rosti and found that the suggested 2 dishes per person adequate. Settling on the dishes was usually quite problematic however as we really did want to try them all! This is not the cheapest eating option in Corralejo , but in our 11 night stay there, this was the only place that we were more than happy to return to, both for the cosy atmosphere and the superb food and I hope very much that it will still be offering such a quality dining experience should we ever return.

Thank m-gan
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Took the last table without a reservation. The host was very welcoming and proceeded to translate the menus on the walls. There were a lot of dishes so it was difficult to remember them all by the end. However, we chose well and had a very pleasant meal. I had filleted fish and my friend had stuffed peppers. Both dishes were great. It was all very reasonable and the wine was good. I loved the artistic touches around the wall and even the table cloths were special. A very interesting place.... Well worth a visit.

2  Thank Eveonholiday
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