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“Very mediocre” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal

The Royal
Av de las Playas, Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
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Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse, Salvadoran
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Limerick, Ireland
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The location is beautiful with a fab view of puerto beach on a lovely terrace..that's really the only thing to rave about though. Service was slow and pretty unenthusiastic and the food was fine but not great ... Keep walking there are much better restaurants along the strip

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Our family party of 14 recently visited The Royal while on holiday In Peurto del Carmen. We had to be seated on two separate tables for our meal, the service for ordering our drinks and food was done quickly, however the wait for our food seemed never ending.The first table had eaten and finished their meal before the second table had been served. We waited over 40 minutes before our food eventually arrived only to have another problem. Our group had two children under 5 seated at the table and they were completey left off the order even though their food had been ordered at the same time as the rest of the table, therefore they had to wait even longer whilst their meals were prepared. The food when it did arrive was ok, we have eaten better food at cheaper prices at other bars and restaurants. It seemed as though the staff were flustered or couldn't cope with a large order. I didn't find the staff to be friendly here at all and there was no atmosphere in this restaurant. I would not eat here again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Better Places to Try”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This was the first place we visited when we arrived in Puerto Del Carmen and it didn't make a good first impression.

There wasn't a great atmosphere and the tables are packed on top of each other so it's very difficult to have a private conversation.

The menu is reasonable but the service is poor. We waited 30 minutes for our drinks order followed by another 45 for our food.

Needless to say we didn't return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pasadena, Texas
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“Friendly and great place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The place was friendly and the food was great we had a great time at Pelicanos the staff did a great job I have to give thanks to chef Rudy for the wonderful time and food he made for me and my wife and from the Restaurant Tapas chef Fabian and staff was also great last but not least chef Fabian and Captian Jose from the Restaurant spice we had a great time with the staff Eva,David,Luis,Jeronimo,Marisol,Gabriela,Fabian,Julio we wanted to say thanks you for the service and the great time now for the people who took care of us at playamayordomo we wanted to thank Jimmy Canol and Mr Lopez and staff. Now for Ama De llaves Mrs Regina and Yeni Madrigal,Carmen Trinidad and staff thanks for making our stay great. Last but not least thank you Mr Barrigan for you great and wonder service. Y'all all made our stay wonder and I will be back with my family soon. Mr Miguel H Reyes.

  • Visited November 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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RETFORD
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“"not too great at much"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Tried this restaurant three times at different times of the day during my stay, First visit my wife ordered hawiian pizza these they make up themselves the tomato puree they put on the base was as hot as tabasco sauce she didn't eat much but she drank plenty, Second visit was for mid day breakfast, i ordered a one of each for 2 euros and a two of each for 3 euros, after a short wait we just got a two of each between us.Third visit watching as the waiter wrote down ham cheese and pineapple on toast and a two of each breakfast, short wait both meals brought to table, waiter asked, "any sauces "," brown sauce please", i replied, he then went off to take another order remembered my sauce but took it to a different table, It was all good fun though. Honest it was.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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