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El Ancla

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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Most recent review
- Sep 20, 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Dined upstairs to try for a view but it's not ideally positioned, especially when the fair is in town. The menu offers good choice of steaks, pasta, fish and pizza so would suit families. We timed it just right (7:45) to have a soloist playing the guitar and singing a few well known songs - quite well too! A good... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We ate here a couple of times for breakfast and lunch. The food was very good and hot. The staff are lovely and very attentive. Only thing that's let's it down are the pricy drinks

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The only thing that actually tasted good, was the shot we received after finishing our meal. Maybe a make up for the mistake(one of us received the wrong dish, and was presented with an 'appertly mixed, fish grill' but the only thing on the plate was one filet, so we have no idea what was actually on the plate but... More

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Lanzarote, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went for breakfast, ordered egg on toast, first I got a pot of just warm tea , after 20 minuets the eggs arrived, both they and the toast were cold, we sent them back, after 15 minuets they came back, clearly the same ones, it looked and tasted like the eggs had just been put in oil to reheat... More

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Reading
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Actually it was mid afternoon - we were en route to the airport and made a lucky find with this restaurant. Lovely sunny day so we sat outside getting the last bit of suntan and ordered the mixed tapas for two which was really good - just my sort of food andvery reasonably . Freshly cooked, well presented and very... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Although we were staying at the other end of PDC after a morning visit to the port area this restaurant caught our eye & we decided to visit that evening. It was worth the drive, the mixed fish platter was delicious as were the king prawns. The child's pizza was very well received by my 3 year old & the... More

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Grevenmacher, Luxembourg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Had diner at this Restaurant with my wife. Food dishes were brilliant. Personnel very friendly. Will definitely come back.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We have eaten here every time we have visited PDC but this was our worst dining experience so far. They were obviously very busy and when we entered, we were left standing around while the waiters buzzed around. It was actually another diner who told us to try upstairs. When we got there, nobody showed us to our table, we... More

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Isle of Man
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have eaten here for the past five or six years and have always had brilliant meals. But this year we were very disappointed. We waited ages before we were offered a drink and then ages before we ordered. We waited 30 minutes for our meal which was brought to us by an elderly man - obviously not one of... More

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