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Emma's Cantina Mexicana

Calle Teide 20, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 514154
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $34
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A very popular 36 seat restaurant in the picturesque main street of the original fishing village of Puerto del Carmen with parking outside or in the recently renovated fishing port one street below.Open from 6pm each night, closed Wednesday.N.B. A dress code operates in this restaurant.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Read the glowing reviews and decided to visit whilst in PDC, was not dissapointed! Food was absolutely delicious, very fresh ingredients, lovely surroundings and good value. We were served by Kirsty who is 'the best waitress ever'!, very friendly and fun explained the menu to us and let me try sauces before ordering.

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Gerhanlon, Owner at Emma's Cantina Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. Kirsty will be delighted to be referred to as the best waitress ever! We are delighted you enjoyed the food and ambiance and we hope you will return to visit us. Please spread the word! More

shropshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After several attempts we finally made it to Emma's, the staff were really friendly and the food delicious . My other half had Mexican prawn cocktail & I had quesadillas then I had chicken fajitas and he had chicken enchiladas very very good it was the first time I had tried fajitas well worth a visit the chocolate tequila was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had heard so much about this place that we decided to give it a go. First of all the staff are brilliant knowledgeable friendly and efficient. The food really is fantastic and the portions are huge! If you like Mexican food this place is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Both service and food are fantastic at Emma's Cantina. It's a hidden gem (a little walk from the old harbour),great for cocktails, English-speaking, extremely friendly staff and truly fabulous food. We're currently waiting for our desserts but are already concluding that we'll be back to try the rest of the menu. Please come here,for your own wellbeing!

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having read all the "Rave reviews" we went looking for this restaurant really looking forward to a great meal. How wrong can you be. We both ordered chicken chimichanga's. What we got was not chicken it was a hen (a broiler hen / chicken). would not recomend this place to anyone.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food is just as great as we remember from our last visit 2 1/2 years ago. Superb food, great atmosphere ( full the first night we ate here and almost full the second time), very friendly waitress , all in all a highly recommended restaurant. We liked the chocolate tequila so much we brought a bottle home with us.

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Gerhanlon, Owner at Emma's Cantina Mexicana, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, and for you comment that nothing has changed in 2 and a half years. We took over the Restaurant in December. And we kept all the same staff. The girls in the kitchen are the same as the last 5 years and both of them worked for 3... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have been to Puerto del Carmen 3 times now and this is easily our favourite restaurant. Mexican food can just be stodgy and fiery but this place does great food, has a lovely atmosphere and the service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The chilli is hurt your mouth HOT but there are plenty of non-spicy options.

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Gerhanlon, Owner at Emma's Cantina Mexicana, responded to this review

We are delighted we are your favourite restaurant after 3 visits to Puerto del Carmen, and hope we always will be. Myself and my husband bought this restaurant from Emma in December of last year. We had been regulars to Emma's over 5 years as we live here. And it was always my favourite place. When we took it over,... More

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Just spent 10 days in Puerto del Carmen and ate twice at Emma's. Both times the service matched the very high quality of the food. Emma's Festival was a meat lovers feast with a perfectly cooked steak and ribs. The vegetarian fajitas were also a big hit. The Chilli Rojo is a firm favourite but buyer beware it packs a... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We first discovered emma's around 4 years ago on our last visit to Lanzarote, we went back twice while their on our current visit. Very well presented restaurant, a little off the beaten track so you need to be looking for it, but i would highly recommend finding this little gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I had my first meal in Emma's last week and it was just fantastic. The menu has a great selection from mild to very hot at very reasonable prices. The staff were excellent explaining all options available and extremely friendly and offering local knowledge of what's best to do on holiday while on the island. I love Mexian food and... More

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