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“top notch” 5 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 #15 of 157 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
Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“top notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

we had lobster and fillet steak both were cooked perfectly . we ate out every night and this was the only restaurant that i felt the food was cooked especialy for me ; everyone in the restaurant seemed very happy with everything . a proper place to eat

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Book in advance if you want a window table as this is a popular restaurant. Hot Prawns in garlic oil, bubbling and sizzling hot were delicious starters. Chicken in ginger with salad and a red lobster with potatoes. Lobster tasted fresh and succulent. Catalan Creme was excellent. All downed with a bottle of house white. It was a annoying that we only found this place near the end of our holiday.

Visited September 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great place for local fish and views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We visited here in the evening twice. It's right in the middle of Playa Blanca seafront with lovely views of the sea from the outside tables or tables inside (ask for window seats (obviously) if booking by phone). They specialise in fresh fish and probably-Spanish meat (Iberian pork - fresh and cured, steak and lamb). Portions of mains are big and usually served with Canarian potatoes (baked and salted) and a small portion of whatever other veg is available. We've eaten local fish, squid and pork here but have seen others eat the Chateaubriand steak which looked pretty gorgeous. It's quite a smart restaurant and they do a lot of cooking and serving at table which is very entertaining. They brought green olives and bread on both visits (the olives were the best we found and to die for) - we thought they were gratis but 2 euros appeared on the bill (worth it though). We did have gratis choice of liqueur (we had rum and honey (a Canarian speciality) and vodka and caramel (apparently international)). Not the cheapest place to eat but it's lovely, the staff are friendly and the buzz in the restaurant is good. This is where we discovered one of the wonderful local white wines (Yaiza). As with all the Lanzarote places we visited, it would be useful to have a translation of the local fish handy as the staff often don't know the English version and it's interesting to know what one is eating.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Playa Blanca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My partner and I both working in the industry ourselves , couldn't praise this restaurant more. We loved it so much that we came back three times during our stay. This place is totally different from all the tourist traps and brings you back in time with their dishes and service, such as the crepes suzette that the owner himself flambed in front of us. The paella was just divine, the seafood couldn't be fresher. An amazing restaurant and absolutely fantastic service.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Amazing Birthday meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I was recommended to go for my birthday meal. What a superb evening it was. The service was excellent, the starter of the mushrooms were delicious and the flambéed steak with blue cheese sauce was to die for. I was presented with a chocolate desert with a birthday candle and a very chilling glass of lemon cello. What a way to celebrate my 46th Birthday. Will hopefully go back before we leave.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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