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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (42 reviews)
“calamari” (16 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 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 51JulieS51
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Graeme M
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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ineffableoneness
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Great little place. Good food at good prices. Friendly staff. Lovely to watch the sea from here. Very relaxing atmosphere. We went every day except Monday because it was shut!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank annthomas59
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Perfect, slightly worn out atmosphere just by the seashore. Really nice staff. Simple food well done.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 225aleksib
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived after a hot 3 hour walk and had the most delicious meal of our holiday so far. We were lucky to grab the last table and enjoyed the beautiful view. We had the two fish of the day options (haddock and cuttlefish) which were...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank nagapie_eh
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Questions & Answers
30 September 2018|
Response from T5236YOsc | Reviewed this property |
It is near to the harbour of Playa De Santiago which runs a ferry to Valle Gran Rey.
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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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