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Lugar Borbalan, S/N, 38870, La Gomera, Spain
+34 922 80 53 32
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Koping, Sweden
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice personel - good food and good music Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Table reservation is recomended. Locals jump in and sing. We went there twice during our stay and will for sure come back next visit to the isla magica. Do recommend this restaurant. /anders

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Thank Anders N
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Ate here with my nine-year-old daughter last night. Some local musicians playing and a genial host made it a pleasant experience, but the waitress was borderline rude. Seafood soup was enjoyed by my daughter and although she couldn't finish her chicken breast it was tender and tasty. My swordfish with mussels and prawns was so-so, over-salted, as were the accompanying... More 

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Oosterhout
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218 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Friendly priced restaurant slightly off the main road. The salad was very good, the deep fried goat cheese rather tasteless. The portions are huge, the quality average. We had sole, which was somewhat dry because baked too long, and cazuela with monk fish which seemed first baked and did not have much taste either. The wine, a 1996 Faustino I,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Really disappointed. The waitress hardly acknowledged us, no chat, no welcome, merely basic service . The food was ok , cuttlefish a bit tough but eatable , curtains drawn back so we could see the sun set, but no ambiance from the owners, nor any effort to make our dinner memorable . Ignore lonely planet's recommendation

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Thank sunny2384
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

La Gomera knows it's pedigree and Valle Gran Rey has El Palmar - the restaurant that's best in show! On two visits we were blown away each time. The catch of the day being top dish - the schnitzel a close 2nd (perfected for the Geman pallet) and oh so local! Well done Javier. Hopefully see you again in the... More 

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Thank bu51bry
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

The night we visited El Palmar the waiter seemed to be rushed off his feet, doing a near heroic job, and that did mean a little wait, and some compromise, on the service. Still, this is a characterful, charming, restaurant, set amongst the banana palms of Valle Gran Rey, and the food is outstanding. I'd recommend (wholeheartedly) the goats cheese... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Situated about Vueltas in Borbalan the El Palmar is the "local" for many German walkers that rent the plentiful, cheapish ,accommodation nearby - so it gets busy early and reservations are a good idea. The place itself is a bar and restaurant and has a heavy wooden interior and a hunting lodge type of feel. The food is local and... More 

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San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

The El Palmar is a restaurant that serves typical, self made, Gomerian food and is strongly frequented by the locals. The food is of high quality, good flavored and worth every Cent. Whereat the prices are moderate. Beside the very focused waitress the very attentive, hearty and fast waiter try to fulfil every customer wish. With a big dining room... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

A bit off the main track but a nice walk. Food was excellent - especially the fried goats cheese. Local food and local musicians. Waitress looked like she would rather be somewhere else but we will definitely go again..

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glasgow
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2010

Excellent food and good value. The best meal we had in our week here. As the other review says a little out of the way but still busy and a good atmosphere. The only place we saw local la gomerans in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lugar Borbalan, S/N, 38870, La Gomera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  La Gomera  >  Valle Gran Rey
  • Phone Number: +34 922 80 53 32

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?