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5 factors to bear in mind to choose a restaurant

restaurante en Torremolinos Spanish Garden

Given the large number of restaurants on the Costa del Sol, choosing the right one for a special evening is not a simple task. Today’s article is devoted to what we feel are the most important aspects to bear in mind when trying to choose the perfect restaurant.

1. Obviously, the food
It is clear that when we decide to go out for a meal, the first thing we want is good food. The quality of the raw materials and the chef’s talent are essential features. We also want a restaurant that offers special dishes that we can’t prepare at home. An ample and varied menu, consisting of international dishes and the chef’s own recipes, is also one of the most important aspects to bear in mind when choosing a restaurant.

2. Comfort and ambiance
If we want to spend an enjoyable evening we have to make sure that the whole restaurant is fit for that purpose: from the furniture to the lighting, including the temperature, music and decoration. Every little detail contributes to ensuring that the lunch or dinner we have at a restaurant will be a relaxing experience.

3. The Service
A well-served dish tastes a lot better.
The role of host and hostesses, head waiters and waiters and waitresses is just as important as that of the kitchen staff. The ability to be attentive at all times, without disturbing, to have a short conversation, to serve with elegance and hospitality are essential qualities of the waiting staff of a good restaurant.

4. Prices
The relationship between quality and price is equally important. The idea is not to skimp, but to pay a fair price for the products and services offered. It is also important to assess the quantity, because a restaurant where the food is good and abundant is much better.

5. Recommendations
The opinion of friends and food experts is another key element in choosing a restaurant. Nowadays, tools like Tripadvisor give us access to the recommendations of persons who decide to spontaneously share their experiences.

Spanish Garden’s habitual clients know that our restaurant satisfies all of these requirements with flying colours. If you still do not know us, come and judge for yourself! We look forward to meeting you. ¡Blog appétit!

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When a restaurant has its own personality, when occasional customers are treated as if they were habitual patrons, when quantity has an impact on quality, when first class products are used in the kitchen, and when an original and varied menu is not synonymous to expensive, then, and only then can a restaurant rise above the tide of fashion without losing sight of current trends.

In the mid-eighties, Carmen Montana and Alonso Velasco decided to sell their restaurant in London and relocate to the south of Spain. For this new adventure they chose Torremolinos, city where Alonso was born and which at that time was Andalusian capital of tourism.

The features of light, freshness, natural elegance and appeal characterised the project from the very beginning and determined its name. Spanish Garden is one of those restaurants in which great attention is paid to all aspects of the business, up to the most minute detail. Its excellent reputation is thus not a question of chance, but rather the result of over 20 years of hard work. Since 1988, Spanish Garden has forged a name for itself on the basis of hospitality and professional excellence.

But good habits should never be an impediment to progress. This is why the Spanish Garden family has decided to open a virtual window to communicate with the world using new Internet technologies to share its interests and special vision of gastronomy.

Those of you who wish, from time to time, to have a look at in this blog will find articles dealing with gastronomy and the hospitality industry, information about the restaurant, useful tips and a few surprises. All of it prepared with the same creativity and dedication that has always defined us. Welcome to Spanish Garden, blog appétit!