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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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Hours:
Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 625
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    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely authentic food!

Came here twice during our two week holiday. Very good service and lovely food. Probably a good idea to book first as, although we didn't have a problem getting a table, it is a popular restaurant and can fill up fairly quickly as not very big. One thing to be careful of however - the coctails... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Devon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Came here twice during our two week holiday. Very good service and lovely food. Probably a good idea to book first as, although we didn't have a problem getting a table, it is a popular restaurant and can fill up fairly quickly as not very big. One thing to be careful of however - the coctails, although very nice, are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit having seen other trip advisor reviews, we weren't disappointed as the food and service were great. Warning - the chilli con carne is very hot! The waitress kindly said we could sample prior to ordering. Our children really enjoyed the meal too, the menu clearly states what is and isn't spicy! We finished off with chocolate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Had to call in again on our recent weeks worth of sun, food and drink. Always welcoming and the food gets better every time. Great staff, great selection of food and drink....We'll be back in June for more. Enjoy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

After reading the good reviews on trip advisor we went and hunted this down- it is tucked away at the top of the harbour. We didn't fancy going to one of the commercial Mexicans on the main strip and we were so pleased with our choice! It's a little restaurant and as there were only two of us we managed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visit Emma's a couple of times every time we visit Lanzarote and went there for the first time this trip last night. I must say I have heard some conflicting opinions it must say it's as good as ever. Loved the food as usual a must visit if your ever in Porto Del Carman.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped here with Family of 4 - it was early and nobody else in restaurant. Kids had nuggets/sausages and fries nuggets were poor...sausages good...fries ok. adults had ribs - food was tepid but the ribs and accompaniments (corn, wedges and beans) were pretty good. Wine was fine, pre-starter chips with house sauce were very good. 3/5 may be slightly harsh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Matt, who works at Costa Sal apartments, also works here (same owners) and he recommended it. Lovely little restaurant, although really hard to find if you don't know the old town, but worth a visit. Nice and spicy and great chocolate tequila!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

If you're not familiar with the old town of pdc take the time to check out the location of this excellent Mexican restaurant. It's small and homely, the staff are very friendly, and the food is devine. Well worth leaving the strip for. Highly recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Well this is truly a proper mexican restaurant. You are brought through the menu to explain what is hot and spicey. It has all the traditional mexican reciepes on the menu but not much else so heck the menu first ro make aure you like what they have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Superb Mexican food served in atmospheric small restaurant with friendly welcoming service. All dishes served up were excellent and good value for money.

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

Thank you for your SUPERB review!, And for taking the time to share it with our future diners, We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope you will come back again on your next visit. Thanks again! More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?