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“Great restaurant must book” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Emma's Cantina Mexicana

Emma's Cantina Mexicana
Calle Teide 20, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 514154
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Price range: $20 - $34
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A very popular 36 seat restaurant in the picturesque main street of the original fishing village of Puerto del Carmen with parking outside or in the recently renovated fishing port one street below.Open from 6pm each night, closed Wednesday.N.B. A dress code operates in this restaurant.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great restaurant must book”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Everything excellent, fab food. Waitresses went to the trouble of explaining the heat of the dishes and how everything works and supplied sample dips. We'll worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant I've been too in Lanzarote!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited Emma's last week after being told it was good from friends and were not disappointed the staff were lovely! Food was amazing very big portions a starter to share would have done us! I had the prawn cocktail which was very tasty! I then had the fajita's which I get quite often but these were by far the best tasting! My partner had the hottest chilli on the menu and they gave him a little tester portion to make sure he liked it first and he loved it with wedges! We were both totally stuffed & pleased with out food and managed a desert to share!! Was really reasonable for the food we had plus you get a bucket of 4 sols for 10euro which is great compared to most places for drink.

They also gave us a card with 15% discount if we go back on Wednesday and Sundays I think it was and we can keep this for next time we visit Lanzarote too. Will definitely be back.

Visited December 2013
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Plymouth UK
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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food lovely service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This restaurant was so busy we had to go for a drink and return later. Was worth waiting for as the food and service were really good.
We had fajitas with beef, chicken and prawns and we really enjoyed them.
A very cosy and traditional feel to this place, so worth going to if you like Mexican.

Visited December 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“You don't have to like it hot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have been visiting Puerto Del Carmen for several years and always walked past Emma's Cantina because my wife does not like spicy food. On our last trip in November we decided to give it a try and were pleasantly surprised. The server was very helpful in explaining the menu and provided a free sample medium hot dip so that we could understand the hotness indicators on the menu. My wife ordered the chicken salad and really enjoyed it. I had a really great rack of ribs. Very nice range of sweets too. Great ice cold beer.
We went back again a few days later. Another enjoyable meal. We are visiting Puerto Del Carmen again in February and will certainly be dinning in Emma's several times.

  • Visited November 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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Scotland
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Still the best Mexican in PDC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A trip to PDC wouldn't be complete without a visit to Emmas for some great Mexican food and wonderful Margaritas. We have been coming to the island now for four years and find this restaurant is consistently good with fantastic food and great service.

  • Visited November 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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