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Emma's Cantina Mexicana

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Mexican, Vegetarian
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Calle Teide 20, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 514154
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A very popular 36 seat restaurant in the picturesque main street of the...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My wife and I dined here on the last night of our vacation. The surroundings are beautiful. Great atmosphere. Menu was explained to us regarding how hot each dish was. This without a doubt was the best meal we had. Could not fault any part of it from starters to desert. I had the Jalapenos rellenos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Derek C
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dined here on the last night of our vacation. The surroundings are beautiful. Great atmosphere. Menu was explained to us regarding how hot each dish was. This without a doubt was the best meal we had. Could not fault any part of it from starters to desert. I had the Jalapenos rellenos for starter followed by... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We normally eat in restaurants overlooking the sea but we decided to give Emma's Cantina Mexicana a try based on recommendation form my brother who lives on the island. We were not disappointed. I had chicken fajitas and my husband ordered the chilli con carne - he was warned that it was hot and spicy and he was brought a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Allways a welcome even when eating solo the menu is explained to you with helful cards and a Chilli rating (the more the warmer)the range of the menu may well come as a suprise this is NOT texmex but genuine mexican cooking.The number of residents eating there is a BIG CLUE well Emma and staff and for many years will... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Authentic food, lovely atmosphere , good service. Intimate setting for couples or friends to meet and eat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

By far the nicest mexican resturant in Puerto Del Carmen stay away from all them Tex mexs and make this your number one visit. Staff are very friendly and place itself is spotless. before you order the waitress goes through the menu and explains about the different options regadaring how hot it is etc and will even give a taster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Having read all the previous reviews we decided to visit Emma's on this visit. What can I say, we were not disappointed. We had reserved a table beforehand and it was a good job as many were turned away especially around 8pm. The staff were so helpful and attentive in a very genuine way. Food was excellent, prices reasonable. Will... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate in Emma's while staying in Costa Sal Apartments in early July. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We started with Nachos which were delicious and we polished them off! We also had barbecue spare ribs which were really tasty.Then we had a variety of fajitas,stir fries and enchiladas which tasted so freshly made and zingy. Went down very well... More 

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Femes, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good food, good service, clean, tidy and pleasant surroundings in an area full of character and charm. Not the cheapest but you pay a bit more for good food. You may have to book a table and I have never seen any specials there.

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Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As Mexican food is my favourite cuisine, I've sampled the variety available in Puerto Del Carmen. Without doubt, Emma's Cantina tops the rest. If you're a burrito or a chimichanga fan, I would recommend either. The ingredients are fresh while the portions are good. Top Tip: try the Jalapeno Maya with cheese. It's a twist on the normal jalapeno popper... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican in PDC. Always very friendly and welcoming. Go there every year, when we visit Lanzarote.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Teide 20, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Puerto Del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +34 928 514154

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 34
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?