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“Don't miss this” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Chalanita Restaurante

La Chalanita Restaurante
Avda Maritima 73, 35570 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
0034 928 517 022
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Ranked #16 of 159 Restaurants in Playa Blanca
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian, Grill, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Surrey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We have just returned from a short 7 day holiday to Playa Blanca. There are so many restaurants, making a choice is pot luck and in several that we visited the food was just OK with little to distinguish one from another, as is so often the case with tourist resorts. However La Chalonita is very different, we visited there on the first night by chance, had a great evening with an excellent balance of ambience, service, food, wine and price and so invested our custom there again on the last night when if anything it was better. It is not the cheapest restaurant in town but it is reaaly good and we would happily recommend any visitor to Playa Blanca to put this restaurant on your "must do" list.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We have just returned from Playa Blanca after a 3 week holiday. We visited La Chalanita Restaurant several times during our stay and can honestly say that this has to be the best there is. The staff are very welcoming and friendly, nothing is
too much trouble, we sampled the Pork, Fillet Steak and Duck and can honestly say this was cooked to perfection. A lovely restaurant, with great views as well overlooking the sea. We shall certainly be returning next year several times to enjoy this fabulous restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Headcorn, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“GORGEOUS FOOD & FRIENDLY STAFF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We ate here 3 times over the course of our 10 night stay. The food is very fresh well cooked and the staff very friendly. We would see the fish coming from the sea upto the kitchens, so it doesn't get much fresher than that does it?!
We had starters then the Chateaubriand the first time and crepes at the end - this was delicious at the end of the meal the offered us a free short and to say it was a massive measure is an understatement! It was very nice mind you.
The other times we visited we had starters followed by the flambe fillet steak with pepper sauce, this steak just melted in the mouth followed by the flambe strawberries. This steak was so delicious we chose to have it again for our final evening meal (plus for the generous measures of free shorts hee hee) - we booked in advance to save disappointment and ensure a table by the window as previous times as the weather was very hot and the breeze from the sea was a welcome relief.
The restaurant overlooks the sea and is very pleasant.
We hope to be back to Playa Blanca VERY soon.....and will definately be back to this restaurant then.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Love to Flambe!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Visited La Chalanita after reading reviews. Visited twice during 2week stay. Fab meals on both occasions. Very fresh and tasty. Fish and Steak. The Starter garlic Prawns are a must. we had the fillet steak flambe on our 2nd visit. Done at our table alond with crepe suzette for pud. Staff very friendly and nothing is a problem. lovely views over sea. Booking Recommeded!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hyde, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Exceptional!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

To celebrate our wedding anniversary whilst on a recent holiday to Playa Blanca my wife and I visited La Chalanita Restaurante. I booked a table overlooking the sea which was very pleasant. Both the food and the service was excellent. If I'm being critical then my only complaint would be that potatoes would have been preferable to the small mound of rice that accompanied my fillet steak. Other than that the meal was perfect. Knowing it was our wedding anniversary one of the proprietors kindly offered us drinks on the house to accompany our coffees which I thought was a nice touch and greatly appreciated. I would most certainly recommend this restaurant for a nice meal with a fabulous view.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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