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“We just had to go back!”

El Taller Seve Diaz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$52
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

With so many good restaurants to choose from in any city it is very rare that we decide to make a second call in the same weeks visit. El Taller led us to do just that . Exquisite food ; refined service and a warm welcome from the patron together served to make this a memorable first visit and something to be repeated. It rightly deserves the accolades it has received from earlier reviews. It’s small but varied menu meant we could try completely different dishes the second time round (during carnival when an adjacent table was occupied by Superman and Wonder-woman with their little daughter.!) We would recommend the slow cooked lamb; the grouper with aubergine
and the eggs with chorizo starter.

1  Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is by far the best quality and value we had on our trip. We went back it was so good. The taster menu is great and you get to try a bit of everything. The atmosphere is relaxed and serves only Spanish wines. I would highly recommend it and the staff are very polite and nice. I would say try a particular dish but they are all so good. Contemporary Spanish cuisine with a canarian twist - definitely try it

3  Thank ChrisPurnell
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We had booked dinner on the strength of the excellent reviews on Trip Adviser as the best restaurant in Puerto de la Cruz. However we were sorely disapponted. The restaurant seems to live on its reputation and was frequented only by tourists the night we visited. The first course was fine but our main dishes were not so good. I had a dish of atlantic cod and expected fresh cod. However what I got was salted cod, so salty that it was almost unedible. This should have been mentioned on hte menu. My husband did not fare any better; his dish of confit suckling pig was very fatty and oily due to the oil it was cooked in. The dessert of deconstructed rice pudding was very bland and boring. Finally the service was courtesy of a couple of young women who did not seem very interested and could not provide recommendations on the dishes or wines to accompany them. The restaurant has pretentions of being on a Michelin star level but to achieve this it would need to have a professional service and consistency and quality in the food it serves.

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2  Thank MarHod
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Valentina G, Gerente at El Taller Seve Diaz, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Good Morning.
We respect your personal opinion on food, and from the same we will take notes to try to improve ... but I do not know on what basis you can say that it is only frequented by tourists and even if it does not we understand the derogatory way in which it emphasizes that you same belong to this same category.
Our door will remain open without distinctions of nationality, always.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We wanted to try the El Taller based on the fantastic reviews given, and booked a table for six, with some friends. The restaurant is sparsely and tastefully decorated, with substantial tables, it is rather small and with an open kitchen. We sat down with a pleasant feeling of expectation.

The menu is limited, as befits a place with high ambition for food. Most tastes are accounted for, however, and the choice was interesting. Five of us chose the lamb, one fish for main course. No starters to leave room for desserts!

The lamb was delicious, so soft that a knife was not needed to shred it to small pieces. The pan-fried grouper got as high marks. We had left the choice of wine to the waitress, the light Orotava red fitted the meat perfectly. The white was from Spain, it too very good.

The dessert choice was tempting, but all opted for the raspberry mousse with strawberry tartar. I did pass the dessert but the praise from others was unanimous. A nice touch were the beautiful decorated stoneware bowls for the mousse, really works of art!

Excellent food, comfortable ambience, friendly and attentive service, reasonable cost compared to the high quality: no wonder El Taller is rated the best in Puerto de la Cruz.
We do agree!

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3  Thank EeroE
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I walked in off the street with no booking, was shown to my table by a very attentive waitress, ordered my food.
Fried pasta and olives arrived, followed by a cold tomato soup, totally unexpected. Smashed Spanish Eggs were incredible for flavour, i could have eaten them again. Suckling pig was outstanding in both flavour and presentation. I did not have a desert.
The only downside was the lack of wine in half bottles, but that was fine as it is available by the glass.
Thank you for an excellent meal.

3  Thank John P
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