17 Answers

El Navarro ?

Asked by: 27th May 2014

How far from The Galeon Playa is El Navarro, know my way round CT as been a couple of times now. Can you give me an idea of where it is, some names of hotels its is near ect? Thanks for your help guys


17 Answers

  1. Kevin Burton on May 27, 2014

    El Navarro is just past the coronas hotel on the opposite side of the road. You can walk along the front and walk up through playa bastion to the road and Navarro is just a bit further out towards the kings house opposite las coronas. Food is lovely. Hope this gets to you and is helpful.

  2. Sue on May 28, 2014

    As Kevin says, the best way is probably to walk along the sea front and it will probably take you around 15-20 minutes. Its in front on the Santa Rosa hotel. Booking is essential. I was there last night and it was fully booked even though this is a quiet time for the island. They usually take quite a long holiday some time during the summer as well

  3. wendie kirk on May 28, 2014

    Thank you Kevin ans Sue, is the Coronas the yellowy, sandy coloured hotel that has its back to the beach? I know there is a little path at the side there that takes you onto the main road.
    Or have i gone too far if i am where the excercise equipment is on the beack front. Just another question sorry, i do alot of walking and have been right up past sands and kept walking can i keep walking all the way along the sea front do you know? I know the sand path comes back to the top end of CT and if i can walk all the way along the coast where does it bring me too.

  4. Sue on May 28, 2014

    Hi Wendy, you don’t want to go as far as the exercise equipment. As you walk along the promenade towards Playa Bastian you will see the restaurant Villa Toledo on your left and just a little further if you look up the hill to your right you will see Casa Felix and Domus Pompei. Just after that on the right you will pass another bar which used to have the aquarium upstairs (the aquarium signs are still there). Just after this on the right you will see a gate for the Playa Bastian complex. Go through this gate and follow the path to the end and you will see Banco Sabadell on your left. Turn left here and you will walk past a number of restaurants and bars including Ninas, Isla Bonita and Dickens. You will then pass the Coronas Hotel and another bar/restaurant called Hollywood on the same side of the road. Cross over the road and Navarro is in the middle of a parade of shops on the right. Re your other question, you can continue walking along the coast past Sands beach (you have to go inland a little, but the paths are obvious). You will reach a little village called Los Ancones. There’s nothing there other than a few houses, but it’s a nice walk.

  5. Leslie Miller on May 28, 2014

    Is this open on Sunday evenings ?

  6. Leslie Miller on May 28, 2014

    To answer my own question…. I just called them and booked a table for this Sunday evening 🙂
    Not saying where I’m eating the other 6 nights…. But if I El Navarro is half as good, I’ll be impressed 😉 lol

  7. wendie kirk on May 28, 2014

    Thanks Sue and Kevin, got my bearings now lolol so will be heading that way when I get there . Glad you got a table Leslie enjoy so any other places you can recommend of similar standard?

    Thanks everybody

  8. Sue on May 28, 2014

    Please tell us Leslie, I’m always on the look out for new places to try and if it’s one I’ve been to I can let you know how it compares

  9. Kevin Burton on May 28, 2014

    If you have a car , I can recommend la cabana which is in macher. Booking is absolutely essential as there are only approx.24 covers.In my opinion better than Navarro. similar price, nicer atmosphere and again, only in my opinion but better food. It must be , because I make the drive and go without alcohol to enjoy.Don’t worry wendie it may look like winter but it is warm and if the sun comes out , it is hot too. Enjoy your holiday. Leslie, I am intrigued, Where are you eating the other 6 nights? Please share, it may be somewhere we haven’t been.

  10. Leslie Miller on May 28, 2014

    All I will say is its in CT. been open for around 25 yrs and run by Domingo & his wife. Not. Place to go of you in rush ! Crazy cheap and top quality. Booked in for 6 evenings lol

  11. Kitty on May 28, 2014

    Haha. I know where you’re eating for six nights Leslie and I am very jealous. Can’t wait for July so I can go again. Enjoy, but please keep it secret, we don’t want it any busier than it already is.

  12. Leslie Miller on May 28, 2014

    Exactly, best kept secret in CT 🙂

  13. Sue on May 28, 2014

    I know where you mean and I agree it is great value and the food is good but I waited 3 hours for my food last time and haven’t been back since as I was past being hungry by the time the food came. I found that if you got there early the wait was acceptable but if you’re last in then forget it. In my opinion the food in Navarro is much better but you obviously pay a lot more for it. I agree that La Cabana is also fantastic but I don’t enjoy a meal out without a nice bottle of wine so we only go on special occasions, as with the taxi it’s a very expensive night out. Barstro in Nazaret is also a fantastic restaurant with a similar standard to Navarro and La Cabana

  14. Leslie Miller on May 28, 2014

    Hi Sue, I agree that 3 hours is unacceptable, but that seems very unusual. I have been going there for 25 yrs and to CT for 28 and have never experienced that anywhere !
    As you know, it’s only run by 3 people. One out front and two in the kitchen. It does take time for them to take your order and cook your meals, but then it’s all fresh and worth the wait in my opinion. Looking forward to trying El Nararro as I’ve heard so much about it.
    Will report back

  15. Kevin Burton on May 29, 2014

    Not exactly the best key secret.I too have been going there for 15 years along with my family. When we only came for the annual fortnight,we would eat there every night except for Sunday of course. We love it there and feel that taking into account price, atmosphere,food quality and waiting time, this is one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten in. My tip is to book for a late dinner, at approx. 8.30 pm, by which time the rush of Brits eager to eat as soonas he opens at 7.00 pm has subsided and you will not have to wait so long but who is in a hurry anyway ? Excellent steaks,fish, lobster and though I never eat it baked Alaska is his signature dish. So leave room if youwishto try it. I think you will find that Domingo’s wife has two assistants in that tiny kitchen .How they manage to produce consistently great food from such a small space is beyond me.See you in there tomorrow night Leslie

  16. Leslie Miller on Jun 02, 2014

    Oh dear….. What can I say ? Went to El Navarro last night as I said, hoping to find all the great reviews wrong. It was me that was wrong. What a fantastic meal !
    Kept trying to find fault with it all night and failed. The food, service & ambiance was excellent and worth every euro. This restaurant will never replace Domingos, for me, but is now firmly No2 on my list.
    Just one gripe… Wish there was more choice of food on the menu & specials, guess I’ve been spoilt !
    El Navarro…….. Try it, you won’t be disappointed

  17. Sue on Jun 07, 2014

    Glad you enjoyed it Leslie and I hope you also enjoyed all your other nights out too.