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La Chalana

Barranco Colon Laguna, off Avenida Maritima, 38810 Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain
+34 922 89 59 69
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (38 reviews)
“calamari” (15 reviews)
“sardines” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Barranco Colon Laguna, off Avenida Maritima, 38810 Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday lunchtime at La Chalana - full of locals which is always a good sign and amazing value for money for simple but freshly cooked food. Had the sardines and calamari which are served with fries and lovely fresh bread...lovely staff, family run business since...More

Thank T5236YOsc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly lively cafe. Great lunch venue. Good service. Freshly cooked food and superb position facing the sea.

Thank SBS_York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informal 'shack'-like eatriy to theeast of Playa santaigo. Freshly cooked food, fun surroundings and full of customers. I had a huge plate of calamares and a beer. Excellent value for money.

Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We went here 4 times for lunch on our two week holiday in Playa de Santiago which is testament to it's great food, service and value. It was only open for lunch, but on each occasion the fish of the day was different and on...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We wouldn’t have gone had it not been for previous reviews as it looks a bit scruffy and outside the tables were in a dusty area...however..the service was very friendly, the food was brilliant, the facilities immaculate..so much so that we went three times in...More

Thank 104_RichardShark
Reviewed 1 June 2018

It's a beach shack. Tables fashioned out of cable drums. Plastic chairs. First come, first served. The menu is ridiculously inexpensive for the quality (and quantity) of the food. So get there early, grab a table, order a chilled drink, be repared to wait a...More

1  Thank AJFfinch
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We've been visiting the restaurant for 15 years and after travelling extensively around the world I've decide its the best restaurant in the world! La Chalana is a small shack on the beach with tables fashioned from old steel cable drums and its beauty is...More

Thank lowesan
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous spot to watch the sea. Gets very busy and you may have to wait for a table. Jorge works hard to make sure everyone is served in order. The haddock and cherna (wreckfish) were excellent. Easy walking to the beach for a paddle. Take...More

Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We managed to secure the last free table and ordered a carafe of wine and plates of cuttlefish and tuna in tomato sauce. I regret the food was not great but the service , the location and the atmosphere were good. Bread appeared with no...More

Thank GGMLimekilns
Reviewed 2 March 2018

This is a brilliant little shack on the beach. We actually struggled to get a table for lunch as it can be very busy. The food was delicious, I opted for the cuttlefish. It was perfectly cooked and my partner had the prawns. Very nice...More

Thank ineffableoneness
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Questions & Answers
18 June 2015|
Response from NBSK7 |
They were on holiday but back today. we had as great meal this afternoon.
Valerie B
31 March 2015|
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Response from SylviGr | Reviewed this property |
I agree with all the above answers. We ate there just once because we were seldom 'home' at lunchtime and they close at 4.30. If they had opened in the evening we would have gone then
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barranco Colon Laguna, off Avenida Maritima, 38810 Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  La Gomera  >  Playa de Santiago
  • Phone Number: +34 922 89 59 69
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