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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 2014
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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Coventry
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My friend & I decided to eat here after checking out the reviews on recommended places to eat. What struck me was the fact that it's the only original Mexican in the area & we are lovers of Mexican food & we wasn't disappointed. We walked down a few days earlier to book it & to make sure we knew... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Whilst Emma has sold up the restaurant menu & staff have remained the same. Excellent food, very friendly staff and great service. The restaurant was quiet both times we went in, please use it as we don't want to lose it; you won't regret it. Would recommend to anyone. It is also good value & they give a discount on... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant in May and ended up going twice as we enjoyed it so much. Staff are very friendly and food is tasty. If you like Mexican food then you will love this restaurant. Children loved the menu too which is always a positive

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Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Tried this due to the reviews in TA. A nice small restaurant with excellent service and food. Little dishes in the side allow you to make your meal as mild or as hot as you like. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and share it with other readers of this forum. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us in Emma's and we hope you will be back to repeat the experience on your next trip to Lanzarote., More

Western Ireland, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is one of the best mexican restaurants we have ever been to. The food is amazing and the service excellent. The restaurant itself is quite small, so you may need to reserve a table in advance.

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Gerhanlon, Front Office Manager at Emma's Cantina Mexicana, responded to this review

Fantastic review! Thank you for sharing this with hopefully many future diners! We are delighted you enjoyed your food and the service and we hope you will spread the word and we will see you back again in the near future. Thanks again. More

Surrey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate here on our last trip to Lanzarote and really enjoyed the food so keEn to go back and we were not disappointed. The food was really good and we tried the mixed starter for two which was really nice. I then had a chicken dish which was fabulous and my parter had the lamb. We also thought about... More

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

It gives me great pleasure to read these wonderful reviews, And Especially when I read that you had eaten here before and were keen to come back. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. And Kirsty is of course delighted to get recognition for her hard work. Hope to see you on your next visit.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We came here on recommendation from our friends and we were not disappointed. Oh my god the food was outstanding that we went two nights in a row. The staff were lovely, Kirsty was amazing and such a lovely person. From the minute we walked in we felt comfortable. If ur in lanzarote and don't visit this amazing little restaurant... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had never been to a mexican restaurant before any resevstions we had were soon put aside. The staff were very helpful samples were given to ensure that we would enjoy our meal once we had chosen from the large menu that was very well explained by our new friend from wolverhampton. The food was what can I say AMAZING.... More

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were in the Old Town last week and ate here twice it was so good! This is a small restaurant with an intimate feel. The waitresses explained the menu very clearly and asked about our tastes before advising us on each occasion. I am a vegetarian and there was plenty of choice for me, my husband loved the meat... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had yet another fantastic meal at Emma's; great service and authentic Mexican food make Emma's one of our favourite restaurants in Lanzarote! Try the Chilli Rojo!

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