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QueMUAC - Castillo de San Jose.

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

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • 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 October 30, 2015
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A government attraction with a restaurant? Surely that's going to be a let down right? WRONG. The thing is, the food in most of the Government run attractions on the island (Timanfaya, Cactus garden etc) is both subsidised and pretty good. This one though is the jewel in the crown. located in the basement under the modern art gallery above... More 

Thank Pauljmuk
Kendal, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is hidden below the ancient Castle (Castillo San José) which houses a small, but fascinating museum/art gallery, and occasionally has out-door exhibitions in the front. Down the staircase to the left of the building - look carefully at the staircase, it has to be the most beautiful external staircase in the world! - is the Restaurant. It has... More 

Thank Cambridgeblue65to67
Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place over looking the harbour panamorical views, we sat there and watched the wagons load into a barge that was building the new exdenting harbour the waiter filled us in what was happening,his English was very good, the food was execellent,would recommend this place to anybody

Thank Sue B
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite frankly the best meal we have had during our visits to Lanzarote. The restaurant designed by Cesar Manrique has a wonderful plate glass wall overlooking the harbour towards Arrecife. Restaurant furniture included black leather "tulip" chairs which were extremely comfortable and blended with the bar furniture. The service was friendly and attentive (unlike an earlier reviewer we had no... More 

Thank Hiraethog
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is in an old castle and we went for dinner. The views are amazing, the staff incredibly helpful and the prices very reasonable. We had a G+T plus a glass of wine to start, a bottle of wine with our dinner, 6 tapas (big) between us and the bill was just over 50 Euros. The waiter couldn't have... More 

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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went for tapas taster menu at lunchtime 6 tapas + desert + wine, beer or water - minimum 2 people on menu. Very pleasant apart from all the tempura veg and croquettes which were far too greasy. Chicken - good- asparagus good - just a mixed menu which didn't work very well and could have been enhanced by lighter dishes

Thank Karen M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Food and service were superb. We had an array of tapas which were excellently prepared and delicious. The Cesar Manrequez design is , as all his other magnificent designs, simply stunning. Staff were delightfully and genuinely friendly.

Thank RPHDavis
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

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 October 30, 2015

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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings

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