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La Encina

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Calle Marin, 16, 04003 Almeria, Spain
+34 950 27 34 29
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Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Tapas restaurant

We called in the afternoon to see what they had on offer. Decided to go for tapas as it was our last night and wanted to experience the Spanish dishes. We weren't disappointed. We sat in the Tapas area, which is at the front by the bar, there is a restaurant at the back, but that was only for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
frederickadams
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Wolverhampton
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Wolverhampton
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114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We called in the afternoon to see what they had on offer. Decided to go for tapas as it was our last night and wanted to experience the Spanish dishes. We weren't disappointed. We sat in the Tapas area, which is at the front by the bar, there is a restaurant at the back, but that was only for restaurant... More 

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Almeria, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Brilliant tapas and fantastic service. Will definitely be going back. Try their Morcilla - delicious.

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Alicante, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant after reading the great reviews but unfortunately we were very disappointed! We opted to eat in the restaurant which is located at the rear of the building, overpriced & nothing special although we did get fantastic service as we were the only ones in there!...maybe we should of gone for the tapas instead.

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff. Tapas very good. We we were not sure what to order so left it to the waiter who made a super choice for us. The spicy tomatoes were delicious. Would return and would recommend.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited La Encina following the fantastic photos and reviews on here and were very happy we did. We ordered 2 rijoca and 1 sweet white wine, then we had 3 free tapas and 1 to pay for. The total bill was €9.40 for three people! The tapas was fantastic. We ate the 'poor mans dish' of potatoes and fried... More 

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zurich
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We did not try the tapas but we went in the restaurant located at the back. Very nice. Lovely and competent service. Very good food - but not for the one who have a little budget.

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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Just back from a four day visit to Almeria. We found ourselves returning to La Encina every evening. The quality of the food was excellent especially the cod from the menu del dia. The staff were friendly and helpful and worked well as a team which was well organised by juan.

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West Sussex U.K.
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Had a lunchtime "pit stop" and sat outside. Great tapas and the best patatas bravas of our stay. Grilled shrimp were just right and generous for a tapas dish. A nice lunch. Inside the restaurant looked good, if a little small, but was unfortunately closed the evening that we thought to eat there.

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Surrey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Tony who served us was so helpful and friendly and we enjoyed a very leisurely tapas lunch sitting in the sunshine. The restaurant inside was very atmospheric and traditional.

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RoqRoq
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

It was my first visit and for sure it won't be the last. The food is very good the service is professional and with a touch of humour which is in my view most pleasant. The menu change every week and is inspired by a Spanish province. When we visit the Encina it was the Rioja Week and as farvas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Marin, 16, 04003 Almeria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Almeria  >  Almeria
  • Phone Number: +34 950 27 34 29

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 45
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?