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La Portena

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1st Floor, Ed Antiguo Vardero | Puerto Calero, 35571 Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Spain
0034 928841281
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing steak

We were told this restaurant served the best steak on the island and I can confirm that this is true. I chose fillet because I don't usually like too much steak, but will defo order larger one next time! The side orders are a little strange, no straight forward veg etc and I ordered roast potatoes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DenSE10
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this restaurant served the best steak on the island and I can confirm that this is true. I chose fillet because I don't usually like too much steak, but will defo order larger one next time! The side orders are a little strange, no straight forward veg etc and I ordered roast potatoes with rosemary and got... More 

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Thank DenSE10
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like steak, you'll love this place. The service provided by the hostess was warm, attentive and enthusiastic. If anything, we fell for her chat and charm and ordered far too much including delicious empanadas (pasties). Quality of food and wine was excellent. Our most expensive meal of the week.

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Thank GilbertoEssex
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go here unless you enjoy amazing well cooked food and you are hungry! We had read the reviews and were expecting to be waiting around to be served but no, we were offered a table inside or out-we chose outside as its such a novelty to do that! The owner came and explained how the menu worked and also... More 

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1 Thank CalaMV
Killarney, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat my favourite in our week in lanzarote. The hostess was very friendly and helpful. When I ordered my medium steak she explained that will be served pink with no blood and that's exactly what came and it was delicious. I believe the chef is her husband and they take great pride in their restaurant. When leaving... More 

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Thank Donie K
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant in November and were very disappointed. Everything is charged separately, and was very poor value for what we got. My husband is a coeliac and bread roll he was given was so hard he couldn't eat it. Ribs to start with were dry and tasteless. Fillet steaks arrived after a long wait and were over cooked... More 

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1 Thank linda55386
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We'd read about La Portena on trip advisor before we came out to Puerto Calero and decided to try the Restaurant on Saturday night. It's a small, friendly restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. We both had the little pastes for starters, fillet steaks with salad and roast (wedges) potato and a nice bottle of red wine. Everything was beautifully cooked.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Just got there from Puerto del Carmen just for the food, and I wasn't disappointed, Argentinean streak is one of the best in the world and the starter with buffalo mozzarella was just heaven sent, best thing i had lately, also the dulce de leche desert meets every expectation, the wines are really good, especially the Argentinean cabernet sauvignon and... More 

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1 Thank Alin S
Winterthur, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Service: fabulous Food: empanadas are beautiful, as well as the lambfillet cookes to perfectio Ambiente: you can see the port of calero/sea A little critic: at the beginning you get some bread with a special, delicious sauce. You should mention the 3€. We didnt mind, but others might

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2 Thank kleingoku
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

this is a husband and wife run resteraunt with the lady of the house being the hostess, she immedietly makes you feel very welcome and takes time to explain all the options on the menu portions are large and as you also get bread and dips it wise unless you are very hungry to have a starter each. we ordered... More 

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Thank philandtom
Doncaster
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269 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Locally owned by an Argentinian lady this restaurant is great in location great in service great in food quality If you are staying in Porto Calero go here simple You need to book allow plenty of time Any menu item is a great choice superb wines not cheap but worth it allow €100 for two

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1st Floor, Ed Antiguo Vardero | Puerto Calero, 35571 Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Puerto Calero
  • Phone Number: 0034 928841281

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Steakhouse, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children

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