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El Ancla

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Calle Nuestra Senora del Carmen, 7, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928511933
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good value lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Fredbear_Hull
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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348 reviews 348 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
342 helpful votes 342 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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