El Cine

Address: Calle Juan Bariajo 8, Los Cristianos, 38640, Spain
Telephone: 609 10 77 58

- Budget

4.2

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
4
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
3.9
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Seasoned travellers
  • No fuss

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