Taurus Argentine Steak House & Italian Cuisine

Wed, May 21st, 2014 - By Colin

The colourful cow doing its best Clint Eastwood impression stops a lot of people in their tracks outside Taurus, the latest addition to the Gourmet Land chain. Most are stabled at CC Americas Plaza in Playa de Las Americas, but this large restaurant is high above Los Cristianos in Oasis del Sur with great views over the new rooftop La Pepa food market, the old town and out to the ferry port.

 

Taurus Argentine Steak House & Italian Cuisine

 

On a hot evening, a friend and I chose the large open terrace to enjoy a cooling breeze within sight of the crackling charcoal grill inside. For starters I had deep fried camembert with a rich cranberry jam (€6.90), my mate dived straight in for barbecue ribs in a spicy diablo sauce (€7.50), they were both delicious. The menu also had a big range of salads, soups and tapas including squid, sardines, paella, mussels and buffalo wings.

 

Taurus Argentine Steak House & Italian Cuisine

 

As we awaited our main course I had a quick look around the side terrace overlooking the Hotel Paradise Park pool complex. This was a more intimate sun trap but both terraces have protective clear covers and heaters in case the evening turns chilly.

 

Steak with potatoes

 

The barbecue featured grilled Argentinian and Spanish cuts of meat. I went for the fillet steak with Canarian potatoes (€15.90) and my mate took on a whopping T bone steak with mushroom sauce (€19.90), both served with garnish. They were very filling and the 3 to 4 weeks maturing process did its job well. I had a hot mojo sauce with mine but tested the mushroom sauce as well just to be thorough. They also had Ox loin, fillet, and rib steak on the menu, they’re on my list for next time but I could always be tempted by the fish. How about a black snapper, whole or as a fillet? The Italian influence was covered with a good range of pizzas and pasta.

 

T bone steak & chips

 

In the far corner of the open terrace a small stage was being set for live music, there’s some every night. As football fans, we had already noticed that they show all the big games at the inside dining area which has a bright country kitchen look.

 

Pancakes with ice cream

 

Tenerife summer nights are made for indulging in desserts so we browsed the menu and made some tough decisions. For my mate it was apple pie with cream but I had my adventurous head on and picked Argentinian pancakes filled with caramel cream and it oozed its way onto my pudding heaven list. It was a fine way to top off an excellent meal in a nice relaxed setting.

Taurus Argentine Steak House & Italian Cuisine, Calle El Rodeo, Oasis del Sur, Los Cristianos; tel (0034) 922 75 26 74; open daily noon to 12pm.

Posted : Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 1:15 pm
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3 Responses to “Taurus Argentine Steak House & Italian Cuisine”

  1. My wife and I are just home from a weeks holiday in Tenerife (my wife won it), we went to Taurus on the Monday (only to visit it a further twice), we were well looked after by George and the other workers. If you would like fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere and an experience never to forget, then Taurus is the place for you. George and company thank you all for making our good holiday into an Awesome holiday. 10/10

  2. A Sinclair says:

    Can anyone tell me if they do a special meal for Christmas day

  3. Colin Kirby says:

    Checked yesterday -they are open all over Christmas including the big day but no special christmas menu. Probably advisable to book at such a busy time. Oh the cow has its christmas hat on now – looks very cute.

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