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“Hit and Miss”

El Fogon del Guanche
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Puerto Real
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brighton, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Hit and Miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This restaurant serves a mixture of Canarian and Spanish dishes, there is a lot of choice of dishes on the menu and you can choose two different portion sizes for each dish, we chose media racion, which was the half size portion, which was still enough for 2 people. We chose potatoes with mojo sauce which is a traditonal Canarian dish normally made with tiny Canarian potatoes boiled dry in salty water. Well this dish was nothing like the original dish, the potatoes were big ones and the sauce although really tasty wasn't authentic at at. So I don't know if any of the other so called Canarian dishes are authentic at all, but this one certainly wasn't. Overall the food here was nicely cooked and tasty, but a bit hit and miss. Another dish we tried was prawns in batter which came with tomato salsa, but instead of a lovely fresh zesty tomato salsa it was made with sundried tomatoes with totally overpowered the prawns. For desserts we chose cheesecake which tasted bland and mass produced, and a banana dessert that sounded great on the menu but when it came was a tiny ammount of cooked banana with loads of whipped cream and inedible pastry. Having been to some of the Canary Islands we love their food and it was a shame that some of the dishes didn't live up to our expectations.

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