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Castillo de San Jose.

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Carretera, 35509 Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928812321
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Great value set menu tapas

Great spot for a cheap tapas lunch, more mainland style rather than limited canarian options found in most places on the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Place , Great Location , great view , Great Drinks and Great Food! We Head a Perfect evening with Great friends at this perfect spot, close to the Port! An das a goody On top, the Prieces were very fair!

Thank Carsten L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for a cheap tapas lunch, more mainland style rather than limited canarian options found in most places on the island.

Thank JamieLastLanz
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Having visited the gallery's we decided to eat in the restaurant which is beautiful design by Manrique with great vistas across the port. Both food and service were great and all reasonably priced.

Thank Richard14London
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is an usual resteraunt as it is part of a modern art gallery. The setting is quite usual as everything is black with a touch of white. The food and drinks are on the pricey side and the food is OK but nothing special. It is worth a visit but possibly best for drinks only unless you want a... More 

Thank purpletravellat
Stockport, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the restaurant for lunch,having been recommended by a family member. We weren't disappointed. It is. Lovely restaurant with panoramic views of the harbour fromwall to ceiling windows. The taster menu at 15 euros including a glass of wine was excellent and the staff who were most polite and helpful were most willing to change the menu to suit... More 

Thank John m
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and good food and Lanzarote wines. Unfortunately we felt cheated by the way they offer they sample menu. They list five little dishes in the menu at the price of 15 euros WITHOUT mentioning that the price is for two and those five dishes also for two TO SHARE !!! It's as if you... More 

Thank Thomas T
Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

4 of us visied for the Tapas tasting lunch. Excellent value at 15 euros per head including a drink. Beautifully presented. The waiting staff were attentive and willing to slighhtly adjust the food choices for my non-meat eating friend. Of course, the panoramic views over Arrecife harbour add to a most pleasant experience.

Thank Celia H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Have driven past the Castillo many times and never thought about eaten at the restaurant, then a friend had said he had eaten there a year or two ago and had a nice meal, he asked whether we fancied going back with them, of course always willing to try somewhere new. Of course had a quick look on line, from... More 

Thank Dodgyjon
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

To get to this bar, you need to drive north from Arecife on the road alongside the coast. You rapidly get into a very run-down, industrial area, but keep driving, the Castillo San Jose is just a little further. It's a typical Lanzarotean castle, i.e. a small square fort. There's plenty of room to park outside and the main part... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Wow this restaurant is a hidden secret. Tourists would not normally find this easily. Set on the coast of Arrecife and overlooking the port, where regular cruise ship dock for a stopover whilst cruising the Canaries. The food was superb and well priced for what it was. The staff were helpul but maybe a little slow. Having said that, this... More 

Thank Polly P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera, 35509 Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Arrecife
  • Phone Number: +34 928812321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic


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