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“So Sorry, just can't agree....”
Review of La Portena

La Portena
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“So Sorry, just can't agree....”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

...we visited third week of April 13, we saved this place as our 'treat' following the research here and elsewhere. We were so disappointed, the maitre d - who incidentally is a dead ringer for Maria Pragatan - did the sell and the steaks were not as we asked, I spoke to chef and he was great, he sorted them out straight away. Later he asked me about my steak and it soon became clear he hadn't been given the right info from our waitress.
It wasn't great, but could be.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Deliciously fantastic”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Visited this amazing restaurant on Wednesday and it was every bit of a gem mentioned on here. The bread and dips were delicious. . Starters of black pudding and chorizo sausage left us wondering how could the food get any better?
Then the steak arrived . . . . Wow !! No more to be said. Service was fantastic and made to feel like we had been going there for years. A MUST if you visit Lanzarote. Seriously don't miss out

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Wendy3658
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Bedford, England
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Not To Be Missed!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Be aware! Fast before you come here! Flo and Leo are perfect hosts and the food is fantastic. Admittedly it's not cheap but then you do pay for quality.

  • Visited April 2013
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A little gem for a romantic feast”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We had a fabulous meal at La Portena on Wednesday evening. The service was excellent and the host very helpful and welcoming. It was the nicest meal we had out during our holiday. Steaks and salads are huge a soooo tasty. I would recommend sharing the Rosti as a side also. We didn't manage to get to the sweet menu as we were full after two courses and the lovely breads of course but I will certainly make sure I leave room for a sweet on our next visit, which I hope will not be too long. I was delighted to see that the wine list included Chilean merlot and the complimentary shots of lemoncello were a lovely touch. We had two rounds :-)
A lovely romantic atmosphere and well worth paying that little bit extra for quality.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Blathnaid S
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Steaks To Remember”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

What a restaurant. From the time we went in to make a reservation, Florencia, made us feel that we were the most important customers of the day. When we had out meak we were bowled over byn] the quality of steak and also the side dishes. Please take Florencisa's advice if ordering side dishes. One between 2 is more than enough. Absolutely great value for money.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Danny546
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