We were meeting friends in Puerto del Carmen recently, one of whom is a coeliac, so we wanted a restaurant that could offer a gluten free menu.

The eight of us met at Nico’s on Calle Anzuelo in the centre of the new town area of Puerto del Carmen. Luckily, there was a large table free on the terrace, although we hadn’t booked in advance.

There’s an extensive menu at this restaurant plus a daily specials board, it took me a while to decide and then I changed my mind at the last minute. A three course menu is available priced at €22,50 with a choice of 6 different starters, main courses and 5 desserts.

Nicos garlic cheese bread

One of our friends had eaten here before and sold us on the baked garlic bread with cheese starter. We weren’t disappointed, this was delicious, baked crusty on the outside and soft in the middle, oozing with cheese.

Miguel opted for a healthy starter, his tricolor salad was nicely presented with a basil vinaigrette.

Nicos tricolor salad

Our main courses were a medley of dishes, I switched to the kebab special, Miguel ordered steak Diane and our friends went with lamb casserole (special menu), fish & chips, lasagne, mushroom risotto and garlic spaghetti.

 

Nico’s is one of those restaurants that can satisfy the fussiest of eaters, as they really do offer a menu variety perfect for families and groups. The kids menu included spaghetti bolognese and meat balls as well as the usual burgers, sausages, pizza and fish dishes, for €5.50.

The staff were very friendly, in fact they seemed to know almost everyone who walked past the restaurant during our meal, even the traffic paused to wave hello! A second Nico’s is due to open opposite the restaurant, this one will be serving tapas, snacks and cocktails with a chill out style.

Our waiter explained that the majority of the menu was available gluten free, we just needed to mention it when ordering.

In summary, I wouldn’t say I was wowed by the food at Nico’s, don’t get me wrong it was all good, but not amazing.

You can find Nico’s at Parque Tropical, Calle Anzuelo 7. Telephone: 928 51 69 73



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