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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 - 12:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good tapas, good service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
Cal26_11
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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Excellent Spanish food prepared in unique and wonderful ways. Perfect for a large group as they have a private space in the back of the restaurant. Attentive service. It seems they've won several awards and it is understandable. ...highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a three course meal. Service was quick. Was not left waiting. Excellent restaurant with English speaking staff.

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bologna
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have eaten here a night during the Easter week, when it is almost impossible to walk through the city center, because it is jammed by the processions of the confraternities. The fish was excellent, service and staff first class.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The clientele were spilling out on to the street, recommending this bar- but there were seats available inside if you wanted them! Helpful staff pointed us to good drinks and to the local specialty "RAF" tomatoes. Highly recommended!

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Wolverhampton
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134 reviews 134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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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 - 44
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?