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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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Waterford, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Really nice food. Excellent choice on the menu. Sharing options also a plus! Our dish was the chicken seafood and beef fajitas which were delicious and filling! Good value too

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We had the most delicious, authentic Mexican food I think we've ever had, cooked by a Mexican. We had the Enchilada and the Chimichanga which were both fresh, delicious and full of flavour. They have a good menu too which is sorted in order of spice, with many non-spicy meals available. The deserts were lovely too. Highly recommended.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We meet 2 couples in our hotel who recommended Emma's telling us the food was the best they had tasted in Lanzarote. The 6 of us went the following evening and they were right. It's not just the food that's amazing, its the service. The staff can't do enough for you. The restaurant has a very homely feel to it.... More

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our friends introduced us to Emma's Cantina and wow what an amazing restaurant. The food was fantastic and served in a very friendly relaxing environment. I would highly recommend Emma's if you are after a real plate of Mexican food be it spicy, not so spicy, no spicy. Good selection of vegetarian dishes too. Excellent

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Emma's do the best margaretta and hot chilli I have ever had. A small intermate restaurant with lots of personality.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a lovely family meal here and was made to feel very welcome by the staff whilst listening to the Mexican music in the background. A nice touch is that if your not sure about some dish. Either taste or spiciness they'll give you a little taster sample to help you make your mind up.

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Fresno, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are lots of restaurants in the area but when you really look at the menus everything is the same. Emma's was truly a great experience with the best food we had on our trip and a very friendly staff! Being originally from California it was great to have a bit of authentic Mexican food half way around the world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had seen all the reviews and how close it was to the villa were staying at so we took a gamble by god this is the best mexican ive ever had the fiesta meal was absolutely perfect and cheap for what you get A+ will definately go again maybe even twice before the week is up

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yorks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice during our holiday. If you like genuine, authentic Mexican food then this is the place. The waitress was really helpful and friendly and explained the menu. There's a good choice for children too. Over the 2 visits we had fajitas, enchiladas and my husband ventured for the hot chilli. Apparently, it's the 'best' chilli he's... More

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Lanzarote, Spain
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been in the restaurant twice, and we really fell in love with it. The menu does not have a never ending choice, but it offers the best of the mexican food. you can choose between spicy,veg, not spicy so that you can enjoy all kinds of mexican food (which is not just spicy as we generally imagine). moreover,... More

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