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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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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 401
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 8
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  • 8
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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
Fantastic welcome, fantastic steak

We've been to Puerto Calero several times over recent years, and only discovered La Portena on this trip. We were very warmly welcomed, given some well thought out recommendations on the extensive meat-focussed menu, and then left to our contemplations. The morcilla and chrorizo starters were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
SimonB1978
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Thame, United Kingdom
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Thame, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to Puerto Calero several times over recent years, and only discovered La Portena on this trip. We were very warmly welcomed, given some well thought out recommendations on the extensive meat-focussed menu, and then left to our contemplations. The morcilla and chrorizo starters were flavourful and delicate, but the steaks were out of this world: probably the best... More 

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Schull, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hadn't booked and despite two obviously empty tables we were told to come back 45 minutes later. No problem, when we returned the tables were still empty and it took them some time to seat us, get the table laid and drinks order taken. In the end we reckoned that they must have been short staffed or have some... More 

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Thank juzag
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Time and time again my family and I visit Flo whenever we are on holiday in Lanzarote. La Portena is even becoming one of the reasons we keep returning to Puerto Calero. This time round we were on a lads island hopping break with the our last 3 nights on Lanzarote and us boys visited for 3 nights running! Tom... More 

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1 Thank Andrew D
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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3 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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1 Thank Elaine E
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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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, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?