Restaurant Rompeolas, Corralejo
We went for a day trip to Corralejo in the north of Fuerteventura. Our search for fresh fish threw a highlight. Rompeolas.
The Restaurant is inside a boutique hotel called Avante Hotel Boutique. The venue has the rooms a rooftop bar and the “Rompeolas” restaurant.
The restaurant has Terrace facing the beach, literally two meters away from the sand.
Inside is all white and blue, like a fisherman style. It is a beautiful place that transports you to a fishing boat.
We had a reservation at 1 pm, but when we came, the restaurant seemed to be empty. After raising our voice, a waitress came out and helped us find a table.
They offered us a small glass of rose wine as a welcome drink, excellent detail.
The service, considering there were only 2 or 3 tables was bordering slow.
Only one waitress performed the service. Unfortunately, these are standard practices in the Canaries where usually you find one or two staff servicing an incredible number of tables. I am not sure if that is the case of “Rompeolas” or was just that day.
Their menu is not extensive and contains mostly fish, rice and seafood courses.
We started with an appetizer, toasted bread with basil butter. Always a nice touch.
“Gambas Blancas” (White shrimps)
Súper seafood taste. They serve these pale grilled shrimps with rock salt on top. Delicatessen.
Fried squid with Ali-Oli black garlic and mayo spirulina.
The squid was super tender a bit oily tho; the black Ali-Oli was vibrant.
Fried cheese with white jam and mouse of berries
One was goat cheese. Nicely breaded, just hoped it would have been more creamy
Smoked cheese from “El Hierro”. Rich smokey taste. Lovely
Nicely presented, we missed a bit more seafood. Rice was on a beautiful point, but the stock was way too salty.
We were quite surprised as we had lovely starters and Paella is their flagship. I am not sure what happened there, maybe the chef did not try the Paella after adding the stock, or salted it twice by mistake. The fact is that we were sad to see such a beautiful course spoiled by too much salt. We spoke to the waitress about it, and she was very concerned about it. She even invited us to the drinks (we did not ask for it) which was an adorable act from them.
Fish platter of the day
Seabream with small potatoes and mojo. The fish well fried but lacked salt.
There was an inconsistency between salty Paella and saltless fish.
Breaded chicken and fries.
Large fillet freshly breaded with homemade fries. Very good.
What we liked from Rompeolas | Restaurant in Corralejo
- The view of next to the beach
- Lovely decoration
- Delicious starters
Where to improve
- Consistency across dishes
- More staff for better service and speed
Restaurante "Rompeolas" | Corralejo | Fuerteventura Spain
Rompeolas is an incomparable venue right on the beach shore. It is an enjoyable experience for a Restaurant in Corralejo.