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El Timon

Paseo de Marcial Garcia 22 | El Medano, 38612, Tenerife, Spain
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (17 reviews)
“calamari” (6 reviews)
“mixed salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Paseo de Marcial Garcia 22 | El Medano, 38612, Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I woke up late and headed to El Medano beach. Walking we found El Timon. The waiter was the most helpful in ordering and suggested the freshest dishes. The view was also breathtaking. We stayed for almost 2 hours eating tapas and...More

Thank Andria K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the local fish special €25 euros for 2. Salad and very good Canadian potatoes were served first which we wasn't a problem (we have experienced this several times across Europe). Followed by a very nicely cooked good sized fish. The service was great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a meal as there was no other "restaurant" open on Monday. Whether it was the day after the weekend and the staff were not engaged or the restaurant is actually badly run it was hard to tell. The waiter when he bothered...More

Thank jonoelb
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Basic restaurant very close se to the sea. Fish we had was very tasty and fresh but be warned the menu is nowhere near as extensive as the choices highlighted on the board outside.

Thank JG2121
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We loved this place. It's rustic but you will not find a nicer place as the sun goes down. You virtually sit over the sea. We had the paella to eat which was incredible. Love it.

Thank jameswhitaker2017
Reviewed 23 October 2017

If you want a fancy restaurant then this is not for you. If you want character and atmosphere then look no further. It is basic but with a ground and upper floor terrace overlooking the sea you can enjoy drinks, tapas and a view. Not...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had supper here at an upstairs table overlooking the bay. We ordered way to much, but every dish we had was good, honest food aimed at the tourist market. The service was prompt and attentive and the bill reasonable. I'd recommend this place without...More

1  Thank grafromtheshire
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We have had many, many visits to El Timon over the years and seen it change in many ways. The beer is always cold though, and the views are always great. The sea crashing on the rocks under your feet on the balcony are part...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Tenerife for over 20 years. El Timon is a sensational restaurant overlooking the sea with a fantastic roof terrace and breezy first floor balcony eating area. The views are amazing. The food is delicious. Our waitress Veronica was attentive and...More

Thank Joy A
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Took forever to order our meals. Then, 20 minutes after ordering we were told that the they had run out of the dishes we had ordered!! It's like they were having a laugh. Plus, the overall impression I got from the hygiene of the place...More

Thank Fran M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo de Marcial Garcia 22 | El Medano, 38612, Tenerife, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Tenerife
  • Phone Number: 922-176-100-648-733-637
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