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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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A busy little place that is a great find. Staff very friendly, Food was fantastic. All freshly made and this was apparent by the number of regulars there and the number of people trying to get a table but being turned away as it was full. Wait for food was average. Taste was fantastic. Ask to wear the authentic sombreros... More

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

Thank you from all of us at Emmas for your lovely review. We take great pride in our food and service and it is always a pleasure to get recognition for this. Please tell all your friends and family about us, and we hope to see you back again with us soon. Thanks again! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Simply superb. Homemade, authentic Mexican food, i.e., not Tex Mex. Our waitress greeted us at the door and explained the menu and cooking style/ethos to us. This sounded like our kind of place and the food lived up to our expectations. Calle Teide is great in that you have Emma’s, Casa Cabana, The Italian and a Polish restaurant (recommended by... More

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

Thank you! Thank you! Great to get recognition for what we do. And we think what we do well! You obviously agree. We have authentic Mexican Food cooked by Mexican trained chefs .Emma who originally owned the restaurant trained our chefs and worked alongside them for 6 years. For 2 years they have continued to cook exactly as she taught... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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

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

So glad you finally made it to Emma's and that you enjoyed it so much. It is always great to read that people loved our food and found the service so friendly and it is a great joy to reply and thank you for taking the time to write your review. Pass the word on and we hope to see... More

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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

Thank you for your lovely review . We are delighted that you enjoyed both the service and the food and that we lived up to your expectations. We hope to see you back with us again soon, and hope you let all your friends and family know about us! Thanks again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 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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Gerhanlon, Owner at Emma's Cantina Mexicana, responded to this review

It seems that I answered your review and posted it to the reviewer below who wrote Extremely Dissapointing! So just in case there is any confusion, please read my response to the next review!! Sorry! But also for the person who wrote that review, here is the answer to that! Well as I have said many times, it is impossible... More

Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Gerhanlon, Owner at Emma's Cantina Mexicana, responded to this review

What a brilliant heading! We are all so proud to read your review and thank you very much for taking the time to write it. We love you calling us a hidden gem and we hope more people take the time to come and find us! Thanks again for a great review and we hope you will come back and... More

Chichester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
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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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