El Cine

Price guide: Budget

Calle Juan Bariajo 8, Los Cristianos, S/C de Tenerife, 38640

Price guide: Budget

El Cine

By Andrea Montgomery, your Playa de Las Américas expert

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#7 of 8
expert-rated restaurants in Playa de Las Américas
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Seasoned travellers, No fuss

Expert review of El Cine

A no-frills fish restaurant which the locals swear by.

Assuming you can find it in the first place, arrive at 1pm and you'll find yourself in a long queue behind locals. I have to confess to being somewhat disappointed when I last ate here, it fell considerably short of their praise. I'm putting it down to a rare off day and am planning a swift return.

After a return visit in April 2011, I can happily report that the fish was excellent - simply prepared and presented, and lots of it.

Food and drink: 

There is a limited menu of fish and seafood with Canarian potatoes, salad (well, tomatoes and onions) or chips if they can be bothered to fry them. There is chicken for the none fish-eaters. One of the most popular dishes is the camarones (prawns).

Ambience: 

It's strictly no frills...and no tablecloths or napkins. They can only seat 60 people so expect a speedy turnaround.

Service: 

In my experience, it's fast and efficient with few smiles. On a return visit in April 2011, the smiles had reappeared, along with friendly banter.

Location: 

It's hidden in a narrow alley behind the promenade at the harbour in Los Cristianos where the old cinema used to be - hence the name.

Price advice: 

Two courses are around 12 euros per person and with the quantities they serve, it's extremely good value.

More information on El Cine:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Canarian, Seafood
Address:
Calle Juan Bariajo 8, Los Cristianos, S/C de Tenerife, 38640
Telephone:
609 10 77 58
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun noon-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible

Have you been to El Cine? Would you recommended it?