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Akara - Lopesan Baobab

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Mar Adriatico,1, 35100 Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 15 44 00
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited for dinner. Great African ambience! This Lopesan hotel is really worth a visit just for the looks in the evening. Food was really a big disappointment. Service was nice but very slow.

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Thank Charly B
Hereford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Enjoyed the food and service, excellent location and ambience wood go again and again. Only found for lunch in the last few days of hols.

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Thank peter s
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel so decided to give this African themed a la carte restaurant a go to make a change to the buffet and be served. Took us a while to realise it's in the main African lodge Richard Burton bar area, only 6 tables booked at quarter of an hour slots through guest services. Being in... More 

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Thank Jayne W
Aalst, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

if you want to enjoy the African ambiance in Meloneras, than the Ankara restaurant is really to recommend. In the hart of the great Lopesan Baobab hotel that is immitating the African jungle you can taste a very fine menu with African touch . The excellent food, wine and services makes this an unforgettable experience for couples. No really a... More 

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Trim, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Great food - pity about the bar singer outside. The service was exceptional. The food was excellent. The drink was grand and the room was beautiful. The seats were very comfortable and the table at the right height. Everything to recommend, apart from the fact that it's a glass room off a bar and when the entertainment is on you... More 

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Thank AVWynne
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful ambience and great food! They also play live music daily. Had the taster menu 'African' cuisine and only cost €35 per person. Great value for money:)

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Thank Serena C
Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

All 3 of us enjoyed our lunch here within the hotel We only had a main and drink good choice if you don't want the 10 minute walk into town to eat

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Thank BristolBeachlovers
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

When your only choice is between two five-course tasting menus, fine-dining is clearly the impression they're aiming for. And Akara misses, by some distance. It's not terrible, but a fine-dining restaurant should be about flavour, not just presentation. Everything interesting from the African menu - Saharan squid, ostrich, zebra - was bland and woefully underseasoned. The zebra fillet, the centrepiece... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I traveled around gran canaria with two friends for a week Sick of Spanish food, we tried to find the most interesting alternative and decided to give akara a shot. It was the best decision we made! Akara is in a fancy African themed hotel which itself feels like you're in another world. We had the degustation which included 5... More 

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Thank Leilani N
Maspalomas, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We celebrated my birthday at Akara and I could not have chosen a better place myself! The African meal was just amazing - smaller portions per course and each one was another pleasant surprise for my taste-buds...the combinations of the flavors was very well arranged and balanced out! I really loved the music too, although it was a bit too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$85
Cuisine
African
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mar Adriatico,1, 35100 Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Meloneras
  • Phone Number: +34 928 15 44 00
  • This restaurant is at Lopesan Baobab Resort

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?