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Emma's Cantina Mexicana

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Calle Teide 20, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 51 41 54
18:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Tue 18:00 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Emmas Cantina,this is the best Mexican restaurant in Puerto Del Carmen. Always a pleasure to come back,food is homemade and first class. The staff is very welcoming and look after their customers. Book a table, this is a busy restaurant.

1 Thank Tongainga
Paisley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are owners of an apartment, which we rent out, in the old town of Puerto del Carmen but had never visited this restaurant. Had a great meal there last night. Food and service was excellent and we will definitely recommend it to our guests. Looking forward to our next visit already.

1 Thank annemarie_mcmillan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been many times before but this time was not good. Nachos were pathetic, no cheese, very limited toppings. Shame

Thank Helen B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to eat here at the start of our holiday but could not get a table. We returned later in the week and managed to get a table. We both got chicken fajitas which ended up coming out on 1 dish for us to share. The food was excellent very tasty but could of done with slightly more. That... More 

Thank Claire D
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food friendly staff lovely atmosphere and very traditional. Loved it. The location is brilliant.

Thank Keiran O
Lanzarote, Spain
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always loved Emma's, but have avoided recently as it has become more popular and being out of the way a little meant taking a chance on whether or not a table would be free. Was very pleased to hear that they now take bookings which means that there is no trek up Calle Teide to find that there... More 

Thank LanzaPaul
Bedford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Portions weren't very big and the food was just ok. I wish I'd had fajitas which were hailed as "the best I would've ever eaten". It wasn't bad, just not as good as it could've been, I felt. That said, I have been to Mexico 4 times and have Mexican family so perhaps it's a bit unfair to expect the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little restaurant serves lovely authentic mexican food at reasonable prices. The service was good when we visited in the early evening. They serve a starter called "Tostada de Tinga" which is really really tasty. The "Enchilladas Suizas estilo ‘Sanborns’" is highly recommended as a main course. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant if you like mexican food

Thank cdev
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just ate here tonight. I had the fajitas and my partner had the chilli con carne..both meals were fabulous and tasty. The house white wine was also lovely and very reasonable. We had two desserts also and the waiter was very kind double and even triple checking to see if there was any egg in the desserts as my partner... More 

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GeraldineMcF, Owner at Emma's Cantina Mexicana, responded to this review

So glad you had a great evening with us this week. And that you enjoyed the food. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you back with us again very soon. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Good authentic Mexican food and not too expensive. They have a wide range of dishes for all tastes. Would recommend the pancake with caramel sauce and ice cream for dessert. They are closed on Wednesdays.

Thank RDS61
GeraldineMcF, Owner at Emma's Cantina Mexicana, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your Emmas Cantina experience. And we hope you will come back and see us again on your next visit. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$34
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Teide 20, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Puerto Del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +34 928 51 41 54
A very popular 36 seat restaurant in the picturesque main street of the original fishing village of Puerto del Carmen with parking outside or in the recently renovated fishing port one street below.Open from 6pm each night, closed Wednesday.N.B. A dress code operates in this restaurant.

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