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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great place for a meal or just a coffee

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Richard14London
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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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.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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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 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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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 

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Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I ate here recently with some friends to celebrate my birthday. This is a charming restaurant located under the Castilo with a glass fronted view over Arreciffe Harbour. Attentive Spanish waiters who were very professional. All 6 of us had the 7 course Tapas priced at €15 per head including a glass of Wine. None of us could fault the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Don't overlook this faded Charles Eames style '70s restaurant tucked away under the museum in Castillo de San Jose, as the spiraling stairs leads you to a huge place with a great view over the industrial harbour, which somehow is a great match. The food is surprisingly good. There is a huge menu, which we put away as there is... More 

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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