El Cantara

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Marina O'Loughlin - 3/5

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - There are two good reasons to head for El Cantara. One: the secret roof terrace where you can eat, drink or puff on a shisha. It's at the top of a sprawling, elaborately decorated townhouse that seems to go on forever, from basement bar to roof under the stars...Reason two: a gorgeous chicken pastilla, a Moroccan pie that features layers of crisp, oily filo, spiced chicken and a lot of icing sugar. Other dishes - albondigas (meatballs), calamari, fishcakes with garlic mayo - are serviceable. Sadly, promised belly dancers fail to appear. If you can't score a table at Koya, Barrafina or Polpo, this might work as plan B, especially if the sun ever shines again.

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This restaurant has such mixed up reviews! But I am glad we took the risk! On arrival waiter informed us that they have a new monthly menu and there are seasonal dishes etc. We had Pastilla, Prawn croquetas and smoked fish wrap. very tasty! for main we had lamb tagine and pollo alhambra. I highly recommend the tagine although chicken dish was nice too. will def come back.
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Jane Robinson
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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