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Barranco Colon Laguna, off Avenida Maritima, 38810 Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain
922895969
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Superb.

Excellent service and lunchtime food very good. Watch the sea. Gets very busy. Closes on Wednesday. Recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Excellent service and lunchtime food very good. Watch the sea. Gets very busy. Closes on Wednesday. Recommend.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of the most relaxing places I know. A great setting and fresh food. We always go with the recommendation for the day, as that is what will have been landed in the harbour the same morning. We go year after year and have never been disappointed. Basic? Yes. But I'm not sure what fresh fish needs when someone who... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Always go to La Chalana when we're in La Gomera. Probably the best setting in Santiago, especially late afternoon or early evening. Generally good basic food but the "Sea Bass" with Papas Canarias we had today was excellent.

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Winchester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We arrived for lunch on a Sunday. We were hoping to have Calamari but were told only serving Paella or Sea Bream. They both were fine. However we did hear some Spanish people ordering Calamari- funny that!

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Pentraeth, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Set right on the beach this little restaurant looks very basic but the food is so good. Don't expect quick service at lunchtime as it does get very busy and everything is cooked to order, but you can sit and have a drink and watch the sun glinting on the water. The food is simple but everything is fresh and... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It is only a basic beach bar who serve food. Their daily special is usually fresh fish and the week we visited it was Seabass served with potatoes and salad for 9 Euros. It's excellent with good and friendly service, unfortunately its getting busier and you made have a wait for a table. Do not be put off by the... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went for lunch one day and had a lovely meal. My husband had the fish of the day and I had sardines which were both delicious. The setting is beautiful.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We found this place by accident. A wonderful simple menu of fresh food all cooked to order. Not the fastest service but who is going anywhere. It is on the beach so sit and watch the sea.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A fantastic spot for a casual lunch, coffee, beer, glass of wine, brandy etc etc. Selection of tables and comfy chairs. Very relaxed, excellent selections of music to chill out to and enjoyed by all generations. They serve a fish of the day which has come off the boat, along with a range of platters, sardines, squid, salad etc -... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't be put off by appearance from a distance. This shack on the beach at Playa Santiago on La gomera is a great place to chill, eat, drink, linger and soak in the scenery and ambience. It is popular with the locals and easy to see why. Serves a great variety of lunch time tapas, generous portions and excellent value,... More 

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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

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