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Playa Chica

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Paseo Marcial Garcia 32, 38612 El Medano, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 17 89 38
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful view of the sea, great short order food, nice prices, no hassle - what else is there to say.

Thank pauljamison
St Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We particularly enjoyed the fresh fish. Very helpful and friendly staff. Beautiful setting looking out over the bay - with pounding waves

Thank Cherrie D
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice evening meal there. For the amount of food , that we ordered (good size of tapas portions) we should've paid twice as much,but food was an average quality-tasty,but nothing to write home about. But the views from a little balcony.. Worth a visit just for them.

Thank Magmaister
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Food OK ish but staff are the worst I have had the displeasure to meet, no smiles, no courtesies, eat up and get out.

Thank Geoff S
Horsham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The food was quite good but the atmosphere was dreadful. I cannot remember dining in a restaurant as miserable as this one. Grinding, unrelenting melancholy on the faces of every staff member throughout the whole time we were there. The only consolation being that they were miserable to everyone - even each other. Lighten up guys, there is more to... More 

Thank falstaffyard
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We came by this place based on the positive reviews. The place is positive, basic (not fancy) and for everyone. We arrived early for dinner, the waiters were in a good mood and the view was ideal! We started off with some nice wine while watching the surfers out of the window. We ordered the grilled baby squid for starter... More 

Thank Anna R
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The best of this place is the location. The restaurant is located directly at the waterfront with tables on their terrace literaly 1m away from the water. The tables on the profile picture are also nice, behind the beach. The service is rather slow, but at least friendly. The food is medium. Locationwise I can recommend this place. Foodwise I... More 

Thank StefanLiebig
Spalding, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is defo the best tapas on the island...everything freshly made to order, huge portions and reasonably priced. We went two days in a row and would have gone back for further meals but holiday came to an end!! Fantastic views across the bay and the service was friendly and efficient. We had the seafood platter for two and various... More 

Thank VicD403
Zurich, Switzerland
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I would like to say that the cheese garlic bread is a ripoff. For the price you get 4 small pieces of dried Zwieback bread (each smaller than half the size of the palm of your hand). The bread is painted with some sort of garlic butter, and the cheese is nothing more than a small sprinkling of dried Parmesan... More 

Thank twicked
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a plate of squids and some fish. All was tasty, plus bread with two dressings, that really tied the meal together. ;-) And they did not charge for that extra. Staff was nice. Great view from the balcony.

Thank samotnik

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Marcial Garcia 32, 38612 El Medano, Tenerife, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Tenerife  >  El Medano
  • Phone Number: +34 922 17 89 38

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?