Restaurant review: Coco Bahía Lounge & Club @ Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, Fuerteventura

Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people.
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The stunning well placed Coco Bahía Lounge & Club is an elegant bar and eaterie, poised on a pier over the crinkling Fuerteventuran sea below. With its airy white colours and floor to ceiling glass, and its fine seafood and cocktails, it’s a wonderful gastronomic experience for people staying in the hotel or nearby.

The menu provides a tasteful tapas fusion, using locally caught marine foods with international touches to add depth and nuance. This was my favourite lunchtime spot at Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, filled as it is with ubiquitous sunlight.

It also includes a wonderfully well lit chill-out terrace by the beach. With its Balinese beds over the water, this is the perfect place to relax in the full glory of the Canarian sunshine and the refreshing sea breeze.

 

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We opted for a mix of seafood dishes, given how apt that was for our location, and paired it with local Canarian wine. First up we tried the delicious squid croquettes. These were crunchy but with succulent, soft insides. A magnificent dish, managing to avoid being too dry despite the crispy batter, I really enjoyed them on their own, although they would also pair nicely with your favourite choice of dip.

 

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Next up, we tried the Galician-style octopus with aioli of green mojo sauce. This was the best single dish all trip. Succulent, tender and fresh, it was a seaside sensation. The octopus was just so delicately done so as not to lose its flavour or impair the texture. Bravo to the chef!

 

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The next dish to arrive was the salmon carpaccio dressed with lime and soy, with crispy prawn cracker slices! This was zesty, light and juicy. If you love salmon, this one is for you (although the salmon here is subtler than store-bought smoked varieties).

 

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The last seafood dish we tried was the delicious scallops au gratin with tasty Parmesan cheese. The combination of crispy Parmesan and delicate scallops was amazing.

This is a new favourite dish, and one I’m definitely going to try at home. It would be easy enough to whip up in your own kitchen.

For those who want to keep fit during their holiday, or who wish to focus on their own wellbeing, Coco Bahía also offers yoga and pilates classes on the chill-out terrace. With minimalist purple and white décor and relaxing ambient music, the chill-out terrace is also a good place to enjoy a freshly prepared healthy snack or energising smoothie after your workout.

With its seafront location, bar, chill out space and restaurant, Coco Bahía is a perfect place to soak up some rays and enjoy nutritious local food with plenty of flair.

More information

For more information about Coco Bahía Lounge & Club, visit the lounge and club’s own section at atlantisbahiareal.com.

Prices for Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real, Fuerteventura start from £160 per room, based on a double room on a bed and breakfast basis in September 2019. This price includes:

  • free entry to the SPA per adult/day;
  • free entry to the GYM, including classes such as yoga, pilates, zumba and AquaGym;
  • free set of sunbeds on the beachfront;
  • welcome drink and departures details;
  • free Wi-Fi and safe.

For more information, please visit atlantisbahiareal.com / visitfuerteventura.es.

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