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La Portena

1st Floor, Ed Antiguo Vardero | Puerto Calero, 35571 Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Spain
0034 928841281
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Came here with my husband during our recent visit to Puerto Calero. The steak was cooked perfectly and my husband commented it was probably one of the best steaks he has ever eaten. The owner is very attentive and explains the menu in great detail even down to the portion sizes so you do not over order the food. It's... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

La Portena - what can I say? Simply the best steak house on the island. Great setting in Puerto Calero, best attentive service ever, simply fantastic steaks and perfectly cooked. They recommended portion sizes for the side dishes as we were a party of 5, and they got it spot on. The wine list is extensive, mostly Argentinian as you'd... More

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jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excellent service and a good menu. Quality of bread really good and first courses were interesting. Steaks were what we went for and they were a bit disappointing, we can get better at home for a similar cost. With all the extras, bread, water and 2 glasses of wine each the bill was over €80 for 2 which we thought... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was amazing, I had a rare steak and I was very full up but still wanted to finish it because it was so nice! I never wanted the meal to end. The waitress showed me the non-acaholic drinks but I don't like fizzy drinks and the only soft drink was apple juice. By Isabelle. Age 11

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We came here because of the reviews we saw on trip advisor, and they were all right. The food is delicious, the waitress was very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is great. The food was by far the best steak I've ever had and my family all agreed! Definitely be visiting again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

La Portena was shut until the very last night of our holiday - and what a last night it was. We reserved our table the previous evening and we were able to acually choose our table which was lovely. On arriving our table was ready and the lady owner (Florence? ) was wonderfully friendly, great with our little children and... More

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Leeds
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I frequent Lanzarote quite often and stay in Puerto Calero regularly but unfortunately have never known about this restaurant until this visit last week. I had seen the reviews and thought it was something we just had to go to. WOW...great decision.Florence, the lady owner, together with her husband (she is Argentinian,him Uruguay) run a fantastic restaurant.Nothing... More

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UK
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This wonderful restaurant was recommended to us by a Spanish friend and, despite preferring to eat at lunchtime, we decided to try it along with some other Spanish friends. Wow! How glad we are that we did. The evening was wonderful. A fantastic, warm welcome, the most incredible food and wine. We will be back! Thank you so much. Wonderful!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant on our last night on holiday wish we went on the first and continued to go. BEST steak ever had great choice and waitress/owner /chefs wife was so helpful !!! I'd recommend it

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Lanzarote, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I live on Lanzarote and we were looking for somewhere to eat for a change and saw that this venue had some good reviews on Tripadvisor. We had a pleasant evening, Florence, one half of the husband & wife owners was very welcoming and explained some of the unusual items on the menu. Previous comments have mentioned... More

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