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La Encina

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Calle Marin 16, 04003 Almeria, Spain
+34 950 27 34 29
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 13:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 20:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 20:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 13:00
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Seville, Spain
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178 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

When cold beer and a tapa were needed on summer Saturday afternoon, the Encina chalkboard promised to deliver - with black rice (squid ink, squid pieces and alioli) as the first item on the list. Very good! We came back later in the weekend for wine and cheese (a tapa of manchego, and one of mature cheese in oil), and... More 

Thank mabinho
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

My boyfriend and I were very excited to eat at la Encina, it received great reviews however we were disappointed. We ordered tapas and a litre of sangria which we throughly enjoyed however it went downhill from there. We ordered red wine which was not great and tasted more like port. I then went on to order the 'seabass and... More 

Thank phoebewhite8
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend chose this cute spanish restaurant to watch the Euros and felt comfortable being there so went back the following night. Not many people in Almeria seem to be fluent English but the bar man (blonde man from Colombia) was friendly and made an effort to talk to us. The tapas was good and reasonably priced. Would... More 

Thank Laura N
Portarlington, Ireland
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155 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Came across this restaurant accidentally. Minutes after sitting down all the tables were full and we soon found out why. An excellent tapas choice, great service and central location make this a good place to eat. Reasonably priced as well.

Thank pjmsimmons
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Almeria! Not totally appealing from outside, the food served is spectacular. An absolute recommendation when visiting Almeria. Added benefit: they offer a lot of gluten free choices

1 Thank Benedikt J
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Dinner here was a highlight of our stay in almeria. Outdoor seating. Fresh food (loved the eggplant chips especially! Yum). Great service. I would definitely recommend going here if you find yourself in almeria!

Thank Vanessatamar
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Service was pretty fast however the vino that came out with the cold tapas was terrible, iv seen better side salads in a franchised restaurant. The food we ate was cheap though probably due to only ordering two dishes and then leaving shortly after

Thank donmarsh
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We found the food very good particularly the mussels. The staff are very friendly and our evenings were most enjoyable. Worth a visit.

Thank Malcolm W
Uyo, Nigeria
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival in almeria, we had an early afternoon bite on the terrace of la encina, pleasant moment, quick service, excellent tapas > try the house speciality Croquetas ! As well as the Patatas a lo pobre! And the Calamares fritos were of course very fresh ! We didn t try the interior of the Encina, which looked very typical... More 

1 Thank marc d
York, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

My lovely wife and I were staying nearby so decided to call into La Encina for dinner after reading the many good reviews on this esteemed site. How disappointed we were! Service was slow and borderline rude. At times it felt like the waiter was deliberately ignoring my desperate attempts to get his attention. Perhaps my faltering attempts at Spanish... More 

1 Thank eddymaya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$42
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 13:00
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Marin 16, 04003 Almeria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Almeria  >  Almeria
  • Phone Number: +34 950 27 34 29

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