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La Chalana

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Barranco Colon Laguna, off Avenida Maritima, 38810 Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain
922895969
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 41
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  • 37
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  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little place

A wonderfully scruffy little place that serves the freshest octopus salad possible. Excellent calamari too. Try it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
cpw20
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderfully scruffy little place that serves the freshest octopus salad possible. Excellent calamari too. Try it.

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Thank cpw20
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beach shack with a big reputation. We had to queue for 20 minutes to get a table. Calamari was perfect and recommended by a couple in the queue behind us who'd been twice already. Make sure the owner knows your waiting- it gets a bit hectic.

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Thank david m
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little bar on the beach that serves food. Very relaxed great for a coffee, drink or lunch. It became a favourite with us. It is shut on Wednesday and chef finishes at 16.30. Felt like I was in the Caribbean at this bar and the garlic prawns were to die for.

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Thank Sarah R
Northants, England
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A classic beach cafe in Playa de Santiago, serving great fresh fish and salads right on the sea shore. Unpretentious, great value and very pleasant service. We've been several times : you can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice, good food! Have a drink and relax while watching the sea....I liked the familiar atmosphere...

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Prague, Czech Republic
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited this restaurant 3 times during our stay in Playa de Santiago and we were always very much satisfied. All meals we tried there were absolutely delicious. Also the atmosphere in the restaurant is beautiful because it is located on the beach. And the prices are very reasonable, too. I very much recommend this restaurant.

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creaton,uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Appearances can be deceptive and we have passed this restaurant or eating establishment by for many years. We finally bowed to pressure from our children and found we had greatly underestimated this shack. We had paella prawns and calamari and it rated as some of the best food in the island. Eaten off a turned over cable drum whilst sitting... More 

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Fuerteventura
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555 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Apparently this is one of the oldest restaurants in Playa Santiago along with its neighbour. The food was so good and such good value we ate there 3 out of 5 times during our stay in Playa Santiago. The mackerel was excellent – very large, perfectly cooked and very good value at 7.50 Euros. The portion of fish fillet (filete... More 

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Thank NomadicTraveller7
Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We've been visiting Playa Santiago for ten years, and nearly always make time for a meal ( or more) at La Chalana. There are plusher places in the town, and there are certainly more expensive places to eat, but this beach shack is unique, and always delivers. Today we had calamari, chicken breast, fish of the day, and garlic prawns.... More 

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Thank Mick A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Sat overlooking a dazzling sea. Food freshly made. Cold beer Basically it doesn't get much better than this. No honestly it doesn't

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barranco Colon Laguna, off Avenida Maritima, 38810 Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  La Gomera  >  Playa de Santiago
  • Phone Number: 922895969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 22
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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