We had a Saturday morning meeting in the resort of Puerto del Carmen, so we decided to visit a recent addition to the culinary scene there. Flamingo’s is in Calle Timanfaya, right opposite The Fariones Sports Centre and around the corner from Hotel Fariones.
The place is run by Mike and Ori, with Ori doing the cooking and Mike looking after front of house. They are a daytime-only place, offering breakfasts, lunches or perhaps an early evening meal.
It’s a small restaurant, with half a dozen tables outside on the terrace, and a few small ones inside. The decor is modern, clean and funky, and the washrooms are spotless. While we were there, there was a constant stream of people trying to get a table, and if they were full, Mike was giving them a time to come back, and reserving one for them as soon as it became free.
They offer the usual full English, Irish or continental breakfasts, but we wanted something a little different. I went for “Tropical Paradise,” which consisted of a toasted bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, cucumber, red onion and fresh dill. It was absolutely delicious, presented perfectly and the plate was drizzled with really good quality balsamic vinegar.
Julie opted for “Blue Sky,” which was a croissant, served with scrambled eggs and really delicious crispy bacon, topped with maple syrup. The eggs were fluffy and light, the bacon was the closest we’ve ever had here to traditional American crispy bacon, and the croissant was fresh and buttery.
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We could also have chosen fruit bowls, pancakes, waffles or toasties, so there’s plenty more to try next time we visit.
For lunch and during the afternoon they have burgers, wraps, salads and kebabs.
To drink, Julie had a Chai Latté, and I chose the Flamingo Special Iced Coffee, which has ice cream and cream and a good strong coffee base. Both were excellent.
Overall, this was an excellent experience, to the extent that we already want to go back and try some more of their dishes, which are obviously prepared with great care and good ingredients.
Our bill was €22 for two breakfasts and two speciality drinks, and the portions were plenty enough to set us up for the day.
Flamingo’s is at Calle Timanfaya 2, C. C Playa Blanca local 19-b in Puerto del Carmen, they are open from 09.30 until 19:00 except Mondays, and you can find out more about them at their website: Flamingo’s.
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