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El Ancla

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Ad El Varedero No2 | Old Town, 35518 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 51 36 39
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Cork, Ireland
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't recommend El Ancla enough.. we always make a few visits whenever we are there. Food is only superb and the staff are so friendly. If you only go for one meal in Puerto del Carmen you won't be disappointed with El Ancla

Thank juno00
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very busy restaurant adjacent to the harbour in the old town of Puerto del Carmen. Very nice food that can be eaten either in or outside dependent on the weather. We visited several times over the last few years and never been disappointed other than not being able to get a table at lunchtimes because of the restaurants popularity.... More 

Thank Helen K
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here twice during our holiday. The first time was good overall. The food was pretty good (nice steaks) and the service was also satisfactory. The second time was worse. The food wasn't great and the service was average at best. The manager was looking after our table, he seemed more concerned with making smart remarks than listening to... More 

Thank cdev
County Kerry, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pizza is u real here,so much and so filling,the chicken curry is also fab,the staff are lovely and it's a great little sun trap at any hour really

Thank lj1218
Chester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good value food. I had grilled chicken, chips, salad and a bottle of water for less than nine euros. The service was quick. Seats both inside and outside.

Thank RDS61
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! Steak on the rocks is me and my boyfriends favourite thing since we had it in Greece and we were so happy to find it on the menu and it was perfect. A massive thick fillet of steak and you cook it to ur liking on the hot rock.it came with a lovely jacket potatoes and... More 

Thank Lulu W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a meal here several times during our stay in Carmen. House red wine is decent value and the food is reasonably priced and good quality. The staff are efficient and friendly. The restaurant interior is a bit "tired" but for me that is overridden by the assets of the place. Better than many charging higher prices, including most of... More 

Thank 137petes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at approx 8pm and downstairs was very busy,we were shown to a table by one member of staff then told by another that the table was reserved,then told we could sit outside,but we declined as it was chilly and breezy, so said we would go elsewhere. A member of staff then said they would open upstairs, which they did... More 

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United Kingdom
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for coffee & croissant mid morning. Served instant coffee brusquely, then while still enjoying our coffee she tried to clear the table, succeeding the second time, while still trying to enjoy our elevenses. Unfriendly & rude. Crossing this one off our list.

Thank adrkerr
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Really good value breakfast in an area that would normally be more expensive. Based on this will try a main meal one evening next time we are here.

Thank Dave M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ad El Varedero No2 | Old Town, 35518 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Puerto Del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +34 928 51 36 39
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?