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“Great food in a beautiful restaurant ”

Restaurante El Ingeniero
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Brena Alta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$35
Description: A unique place in a unique environment.Casa Canaria of the XVIII century decorated with much gusto.Un cozy place, Where he rewards quality and know-how.
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Description: A unique place in a unique environment.Casa Canaria of the XVIII century decorated with much gusto.Un cozy place, Where he rewards quality and know-how.
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We booked via the online "Fork" system, which worked well, and our booking was confirmed even while the restaurant was closed.
The text message included a link to Google Maps (note that the restaurant is shown in the wrong place if you search directly or link from Trip Advisor). And a brief written direction of km 7.7 on road LP3. There is a blue sign for the restaurant on the road, from either direction. Just follow the concrete road all the way down to the car park. Simples!
We ordered Parsnip and Garlic Soup, and Goats Cheese Salad. Both of which were delicious.
Followed by Steak in a Mushroom Sauce and Beef Cheek. Again, both were delicious. However, I would suggest that you add information to the menu on what they are served with. I asked what the steak came with, and was told Papas. Which I assumed, wrongly, were the small Canadian potatoes. Except it came with chips! The beef cheek came with sweet potato mash, so we swapped that for the chips.
We skipped dessert, although the menu choices looked really interesting.
The restaurant itself was lovely. Extremely well renovated and high quality decoration. And with actual linen napkins!! A rarity nowadays.
The staff didn't speak much (any?) English, but the menu was printed in English, which was really helpful.
Service was excellent. Attentive but discreet, with correct skills. Again, rare to see in most restaurants.
The starters were approx €7 each, at the lower end of the menu options.
The main courses were approx €17 each and although more expensive than other restaurants on the island, they were priced very fairly for the quality of meat, how they were prepared and sheer deliciousness!
Definitely worth another visit if we find time.

Thank LindaH72
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oscarchavesgomez, Gerente at Restaurante El Ingeniero, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Thank you very much for your comment it has been a pleasure to assist you, we hope you will return very soon.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The location is worth going there. A carefully renovated old farm mansion where also the surroundings have been taken care for.
The food quality and service did not convince as totally. It wasn’t bad, but at the price and expectations could not been matched.

Thank Merckens
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oscarchavesgomez, Gerente at Restaurante El Ingeniero, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We discovered this place on our last night on the Island - I wish we'd discovered it sooner so we could have visited again!

Firstly, the food was amazing! I had the tuna tartare to start, followed by the beef cheeks - both were delicious! The wine which they recommended (from La Palma) was also fantastic.

It wasn't walkable from our hotel so you will probably need to get a taxi/take your own transport, but it is well worth the trip.

TIP - We found that the Fork booking form didn't work as it was saying they were fully booked, so make sure you give them a call to see if they have availability.

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oscarchavesgomez, Gerente at Restaurante El Ingeniero, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you very much for your comment, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, we are working to resolve the reservations by the fork.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Lots of interesting dishes, with good quality ingredients and well-prepared. We had a few starters which were all very good and I enjoyed the beef cheeks for main course too. Excellent service. Portion sizes could have been a bit larger...

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oscarchavesgomez, Gerente at Restaurante El Ingeniero, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

thank you for your comment, we appreciate your time we hope to see you again for our restaurant soon.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Our experience at this wonderful restaurant was one we will always remember and hope to repeat as soon as possible. I booked online and had an auto-confirmation then a personal email from chef Oscar. Upon arrival we were greeted by three of the four friendly little dogs on the premises. Domingo welcomed us and took fantastic care of us for the duration of our stay. Starters were a tartar of avocado and prawns served with toast and a salad of greens, beautifully cooked tuna, roasted peppers and tomatoes in vinaigrette (€9.50 each). The quality, taste and beauty of the food was amazing. Mains were a fillet steak in blue cheese sauce, perfectly rarely cooked, and a rack of ribs which had spent two hours in a bain marie, making the meat as tender as possible. Both were utterly delicious. We shared a sweet of banana in passion fruit couli with coconut ice cream. Owner Eduardo and chef Oscar came to see us at the table to check on things. At present there is an exhibition of photos taken on the island which are fantastic. The decor is charming. I cannot praise the restaurant highly enough.

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oscarchavesgomez, Gerente at Restaurante El Ingeniero, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your comment, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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