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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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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Went back again this year food was lovely and if you go on a certain day in the week the food is discounted think its thursday . Did have a problem with the service one of our parties meal was completely forgotten so we had almost finished when hers came up she did not charge us for that meal but... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had another fantastic meal at Emma's, this time there was 14 of us, friend and family over to celebrate my recent wedding - so where better to take all my loved ones then Emma's? A great time was had by all, everyone loved their food and the kitchen staff and Kirsty did really well to get everyone's food out all... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Over for a week and 2 visits to this establishment as I was undecided what to have between 2 dishes, the House chilli or the Enchilada's, Ha my excuse!! We were recognised and welcomed back and it was good to be greeted by happy faces of genuine staff who do care about their customer service. 4 delicious meals enjoyed by... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ate here on the last night of our holiday. All I can say is it is a shame we didn't find it sooner! The staff were all very friendly and helpful and recommended some lovely dishes to try. My husband and I had a starter to share which was lovely. I often avoid starters as I don't want to... More

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

What a brilliant review! And what a shame you only found us on the last night. But next time, you know where we are and you can visit us a few times during your holiday. It gives me such great pleasure to read these reviews and I would like to thank you for taking the time to write it. We... More

Valencia, España
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162 reviews 162 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This small, friendly restaurant is a little out of the town centre but easy to find and well worth it. Although the decor is slightly over the top, the best thing is the the paintings of Friday Kahlo and Diego Rivera. There is good selection of typical Mexican dishes, ranging from non-spicy to OH MY GOD! The selection of starters... More

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

Thank you for writing your review and we are delighted you had a great experience with us at Emmas. Yes the OH MY GOD is our chili roja! Hot hot hot! But as you say, we have something for everyone from mild to hot. We hope you spread the word. Sorry you thought the decor OTT! We bought this restaurant... More

Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our second visit to a Mexican Restaurant in Puerto Del Carmen. There was no comparison between the two. The food here is authentic Mexican food cooked by a Mexican chef. The restaurant itself, is small and cosy with very interesting art work on the walls. Loved the way you are given some sauce with Nachos to let you... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. And for rightly pointing out that this is The Best Mexican in Puerto del CArmen. I would go as far as to say the island. Now you might think this is very arrogant coming from the owner! But I think if people read the reviews they will see this is the opinion of many.... More

manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Really enjoyed our night in here the food is lovely the best Mexican food iv ever tasted its one of the restaurant's we go back to every year the staff are lovely and can't do enough for you and their is so much choice on the menu you don't no what to choose the lamb sizzler is to die for... More

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

There is no better endorsement than to read that you come back to us again and again! And are looking forward to the next time. Thank you so much for sharing this on TripAdvisor We are so proud to read it, and know that we are doing a good job. Thanks again and see you in November More

Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Rang and booked before we arrived, polite booking, were not disappointed when we arrived and ate. The freshest and best Mexican food we have ever eaten, polite staff, pleasant décor, reasonably priced,going back again before we leave. Ignore the generic eateries along the front in the new town, this is a place to savour.

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

Just loved your review! Best Mexican Ever! Really proud as are all the staff. So glad you enjoyed your visit to us so much that you came back a second time. And we hope this will be the second of many trips! Thank you for sharing your experience on this forum. Please spread the word! More

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

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

I loved to read that out of your 10 days that this was the best place you ate. Proud moment for all the staff! So glad you enjoyed your food and of course the excellent service. I really like to thank people for writing a review on TripAdvisor. As you pointed out, we are a little off the beaten track.... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

Thank you for your lovely review and for your kind encouragement for people to come along and try us out!! We have been so busy over the last couple of weeks, And for this I would like to thank you and all the other diners who have written a review. This helps us hugely as we are off the beaten... More

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