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RUBINA Restaurant – Los Cristianos

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RUBINA

(Extensive menu to suit all tastes, warm friendly atmosphere and loved by locals).

This restaurant has been on my list for a little while and as our friends have visitors this week we decided to try it just the two of us.

We were met at the door by Mo the Lebanese owner who is a first class host, you feel as if you have known him forever after just a few minutes. His English is faultless and he also speaks 5 other languages so this guy is no dummy.

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We sat inside, in case it turned cool and it is very tiny, 6 tables each set for two people. Nicely decorated – typical Spanish style. There is no fast food in this place, just a tiny open kitchen where you can watch everything being made from scratch, so be prepared for a little wait. There were several tables taken outside and while we were there 4 people came for take-away pizzas. The menu was extensive but based around tourist tastes rather than anything Middle Eastern as he feels it might be a step too far for the majority of clients.

I had the ‘devil’s on horseback’ starter the dates were lovely and fresh as were the walnuts, OH had prawns in garlic oil. Neither were huge portions but big enough and certainly very tasty. For main course Mo recommended the fillet steak which he gets from Argentina. This comes in several forms all around €16.50 – €17.50. OH had this, cooked with onions and honey and served with mixed vegetables and sliced fried potatoes. I opted for the house special which was strips of chicken cooked in ginger, served with sliced potatoes and half a red pepper filled with a honey and ginger sauce. Having sampled OHs I can honestly say they were both delicious.

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Mo the owner of Rubina – named after his wife.

They don’t have a large selection of puddings, mainly ice creams plus one main dish of the day, today it was a type of tart with caramel however because the main course was quite large we had no room for dessert. We had four drinks, plus a café con leche and a baraquito and the bill was (including tip) €51.00 While not the cheapest around it was very good value for money and I will certainly go back.

My only criticism is that OH would have liked some bread to mop up the garlic oil from his starter although it was only afterwards we realised it was an extra on the menu and had to be ordered.

If you are planning to visit it is easy to find, just up from the Aguamar Hotel and on the roundabout opposite the Language School in Los Cristianos and if you want to sit indoors it is best to book

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  1. what a great place to eat, is quite expensive but you get what you pay for. we had meals on two days here one being christmas day, what a meal. i suffer from coliacs (gluten intolerence) as was treated just a dinner not as someboby being arkward. great place as we left we were told they were expanding and making restaurant bigger we will be back

    pauline and keith jackson

    December 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

  2. Great review, I agree with everything. One of the best restaurants around! Shame there was no mention of the PR, he makes your entrance what it is, and he works really hard, always making diners laugh! But yeah, fabulous restaurant, highly recommendable!

    Cuppy

    June 24, 2009 at 7:44 pm


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