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TJs Caribbean Tapas Bar

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Calle Teide 8, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 689 81 58 06
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was decent enough but maybe just not our kind of thing. We've been to Caribbean places before and like spicy food so we were looking forward to it. Surroundings are ok. Waitress was nice and drinks were fine. The food we had was good but let down by all the bones and fat on the small bits of... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had heard of TJ's prior to our trip last year, but alas we couldn't find it. This time round, we were determined to find it and today we did! :) This is an absolutely wonderful restaurant. A lovely cosy, comfortable room where tables are not piled on top of each other. Service is impeccable. Jeanette is a lovely gracious... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on the off chance we might get a table, the place was full apart from one table, ordered drinks, came quite quickly, and ordered 5 tapas, the taste and flavours were excellent, the chef even took the time to come round and check on the meal, will return

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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always visit TJs if we holiday in Puerto del Carmen. The food is excellent, jerk chicken and goat curry are my favourites but not for the faint hearted! If you don't like your food too hot there are plenty of other choices on the menu. We just dropped in on Friday evening on the off chance of getting a... More 

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Essex
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know a lot of people like this place but I hated it. The service was terrible, the menu was plonked down and was not asked if we wanted a drink. We was there at least 20 mins before we was asked. When food orders were taken a lot of things were not available. We were there for an hour... More 

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Thank cazzyhill
MancKelly, Owner at TJs Caribbean Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Hi cazzyhill Your review is somewhat confusing us,as we don't ever recall in our 6 years trading anybody ever waiting 1and half hrs for their food.If we are busy and there is going to be a wait it would only be 20-30 minutes which is normal in a busy restaurant that does fresh food. You said we didn't have a... More 

Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here on offchance. Rewarded with an excellent tapas meal with a caribbean twist. All cooked fresh to order.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited TJ's twice whilst in PDC this year. Friendly owners, amazing food and reasonable prices. Every dish was great but particularly good were the goat curry and jerk chicken (both are quite spicy) and the five spice beef. The chef's homemade pepper sauce is delicious too! Give this hidden gem a try - you won't be disappointed!

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Thank croz01
Pontefract, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant, probably not what you would go looking for in Lanzarote but pizza and steak can get boring. Staff were friendly, chef came out to speak to customers after service. Food was amazing, and I love cooking ( and I'm a great cook) so I appreciate good quality and flavours. Rum punch is a great drink to accompany the... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing hidden gem. Doesn't look much from the outside but food is amazing. They have their own home made chilli sauce, which you can purchase (we did). The goal curry is the best outside of Jamaica, the ribs melt in the mouth, the jerk chicken, could've been jerkier, but all home made and very tasty. For those... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Puerto del Carmen a number of times and since being introduced to Tjs we always try to eat there a couple of times each time we are on holiday. The food is authentic Caribbean, there's always a good variety of dishes, I also like the tapas portions as it gives you the opportunity to try different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Teide 8, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Puerto Del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +34 689 81 58 06
Description
we are only restaurant of this type in lanzarote that serves Caribbean and international tapas.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?