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Calle Nuestra Senora del Carmen, 7, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928511933
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 16
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service, good atmosphere, decent food

Had dinner here twice during our week in Puerto Del Carmen. The food is pretty good - not at the levels of Casa Cabana or El Toro, but you get generous portions of well cooked food. The service was excellent. It's a really busy place but the waiting staff found time to have a quick chat with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had dinner here twice during our week in Puerto Del Carmen. The food is pretty good - not at the levels of Casa Cabana or El Toro, but you get generous portions of well cooked food. The service was excellent. It's a really busy place but the waiting staff found time to have a quick chat with us or a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We returned here after visiting a few times last year, and it did not disappoint. We shared lunch 3 times in 1 week, BBQ chicken wings (and I never eat off the bone) but these were so fresh and delicious. And we then shared different pizzas, when we advised we were sharing they brought the pizza out already separated on... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

visited on sunny dinner time with friends. was drawn by the good value lunch menu and wasnt disappointed! good portions and friendly staff who didnt bat an eyelid when me and my friend ordered 2 meals each! the food was hot and plentiful and good value. would definilty visit again if in the area and needed filling up!

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scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

An interesting first visit given the recent negative reviews, however my wife our son and I all felt that the staff were friendly and welcoming. Service was good and food portions generous, tasty and well presented. We still have a couple of weeks of our holiday left so there will be another visit to this restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I don't know what is going on at the Ancla, this used to be our favourite restaurant in Puerto del Carmen. We paid a visit, the waiter knew we were there because he gave me the wifi code. Then we waited and waited, there seemed enough waiters hanging around. A waiter apologised for the delay, so we waited a bit... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Gave the El a good review in the past but it is really going down hill. Needs a menu refresh and a maître d!

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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365 reviews 365 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
346 helpful votes 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Walked for a good hour to get here along the front. Service was excellent and the breakfast good value. Nice to sit and look at the port

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Kilkenny
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48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I really don't like leaving bad reviews. I know people generally work hard and do their best so I only tend to write bad reviews when a place is awful in more ways than one. I really cannot think of one good thing to say about El Ancla. We ate breakfast here and we waited an hour and a half... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Booked a table while having a drink in the afternoon. Got there for appointed time and the owner said where have you been it was for 8 I reminded him it was for 9 . He said oops and promptly disappeared. We waited for a while and were about to leave when another waiter found us a table. The owner... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The menus were a bit grubby so not a good start! Ordered 3 sirloin steaks and a kids meal, the steak was chewy and not sirloin, more like some cheap cut of meat. Slow but friendly service. The deserts with sparklers were the highlight of the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Nuestra Senora del Carmen, 7, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Puerto Del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +34 928511933

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating

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