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El Charcon

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Playa de la Cueva S/ N, 38800 San Sebastian de la Gomera, La Gomera, Spain
+34 922 14 18 98
12:30 - 10:30
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hideaway little gem was a lunch time blessing. After strolling round San Sebastian looking for somewhere interesting to have lunch we almost gave up but decided top wander down towards the Ferry Port. Surely there can't be much worthwhile down there we thought. Spying a tunnel we wander through ro come to a plaza area with a (very stony)... More 

Thank Rexinger
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rather small restaurant built into a rock on the harbour had a free table when we arrived at 8pm, but later filled up and was turning people away. We tried to order two portions of the traditional almagrote pate, but the waiter told us one was enough. He was right, it was very pungent with smoked goats cheese, pimento... More 

Thank Peter V
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times and I had the tuna each time, really excellent really good portion and cut at least 5cm think. Had the grilled cheese starter and gazpacho which were both really good and the honey desert was really special. Friendly service and although being told it was one of San Sebastian more expensive places we felt 30... More 

Thank Beaubleep
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It took a little time to find this restaurant but we had a good evening meal here. Excellent service and a nice atmosphere. We were offered a pre-starter which was a nice touch. The menu had lots of seafood on it but also a good selection of meat. Food was nicely presented. Would visit again.

Thank 789JulieS
East Anglia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Slightly hidden around the corner from the ferry port and marina, this is a lovely place to go for lunch; we came here three times in five days! The delicately fried baby squid starter is lovely and we would give it the strongest recommendation. The mains that we had could never match that, but they were all well-cooked and, unlike... More 

Thank shellsuitwarrior
Saffron Walden
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Everyone we spoke to said this was the one restaurant to visit so against our better judgement we booked an evening meal. First impessisons were the total lack of ambience. The staff were just trying too hard and it didn't come off. Having said that however, my wife's rissotto was apparently absolutely delicious. The two fresh fish I was offered... More 

Thank beemin
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Right on the sea front by the marina excellent grilled fish dinner: whole sea bass, lemon sole, gurnard, myussels and prawns (and mojo and chips) with a good local wine all for 40 Euros - delicious fish perfectly cooked and so much of it we barely managed - then just watch the Atlantic do its thing!

Thank Nick B
Elgin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Unfortunately, we only found this restaurant right at the end of our stay in San Sebastion, La Gomera. We had looked at it on the Sunday, but it was closed. We had an excellent risotto for lunch, washed down with a very good house wine. We would have loved to have gone back for dinner, but we were off the... More 

Thank Margaret A
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Out the way location which is a downside as we were the only couple in. Felt a little awkward and over looked after. House salad as a stater was delicious. Had the fish platter to share which was somewhat disappointing. Too much for 2, tuna was cold and some pieces over cooked. Chose the white wine from La Gomera which... More 

Thank susanaPotten
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fresh fish to choose from beautifully cooked. Good local wine. Very pleasant helpful staff. Lovely setting but need to find as behind new harbour.

Thank sarahraysmyth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 10:30
12:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa de la Cueva S/ N, 38800 San Sebastian de la Gomera, La Gomera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  La Gomera  >  San Sebastian de la Gomera
  • Phone Number: +34 922 14 18 98

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