We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ambience is the USP” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Poril

El Poril
Avienda Varadero 20, Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
Improve this listing
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ambience is the USP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

A tightly contested harbour location offering the same tapas, local fish, pasta dishes as the others wins due to skills of Anthony, a greeter with subtle skills. Not for foodies, great for people watching.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

119 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    26
    10
    7
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Every customer is valued”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The guys that run this place (and I believe it is a family run business) have a happy knack of greeting you like an old friend and welcoming you into their home. It isn't the greatest (but it sure ain't the worst) place, but they are not "pushy" about you reading the menu, if you choose to dine, you will find the food is good quality and reasonably priced, but the overwhelming plus points go their friendliness, charm and demeanour.

Many a restaurant in PDC could learn some lessons from this one.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Galway, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

excellent from start to finish. This is our sixth time back to this restaurant. It is a family run restaurant and every time we go back they make us fill so important. This is a place that once you have tried you will be back. See you in September

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Local fish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

They serve a nice selection of local fish at very reasonable prices, hubby had a local catch of the day for 12 euros and he said it was very nice and there was plenty of it. I had the home made lasagna that was very tasty. While we waited for our meals we were given fresh bread and dips that were very nice . The night we visited it was a bit breezy but as long as you have a light jacket it's fine.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great family run business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We found this place by accident but I am glad we did. The waiters are not at all pushy like some of the other restaurants. We had a paella and it was fantastic, the food is excellent and the service is very good. The second time we went we were greeted like old friends, a very nice touch. I also noted that some locals were eating here which is always a good sign. There is a very good and varied menu and the prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed El Poril also viewed

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
 
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
 

Been to El Poril? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Poril, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.