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Marisqueria el Charcon

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Calle Muelle de Arrieta, Arrieta, Lanzarote, Spain
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simple and tasty! I had a fantastic fish soup and "chipirones" fritos (small fried squids) Friendly waiter and bill - the view over the bay from the huge windows is priceless...

Thank evagatta
Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lovely food and service in an unpretencious setting. Friendly staff, good menu and great value for money. Large portions and lots of opportunity to share dishes. Just enjoy!

Thank RichardWare
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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641 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is looking acted in a great setting close to the harbour wall and near the waters edge. The views outside are wonderful. Staff here are very friendly and helpful. We opted for the Set Menu and at €16.25 it is excellent value. For that you get bread, a bottle of water AND a glass of wine followed by... More 

Thank Noel W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing octopus and squid. I wouldn't order anything else as these so amazing and I'm keen to have again. We stopped here and just thought we would give it a go. Exceeded expectations and the service was charming. Fair price for what you get, not cheap but definitely worth it. The coffee was good too. Lovely sea views.

Thank Sam D
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This was the only place in Lanzarote where we were charged for bread (that we didn't ask for) which felt a bit mean, having been so many other places where it was complimentary, having said that my partner had the seafood stew which he was pleasantly surprised by and I had octopus which was cooked well so it wasn't tough... More 

Thank f00dfancier
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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459 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Just an excellent and unpretentious seafood place in the small town of Arrieta, where most of the customers are locals and just a smattering of tourists. As much cafe style as restaurant, with friendly and pretty quick service. Jenny had some top-quality calamares (a huge portion) with salad and patatas arrugadas and mojo sauces, and delicious though it was couldn't... More 

Thank amdgriggs
Solihull, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I first reviewed this excellent seafood restaurant over 4 years ago and this month I was back! Thankfully standards are still as high and hopefully my review amongst a few others all those years ago have helped fellow travellers make a choice. For our most recent meal I had baby calamari and my partner garlic mushrooms for our first course.... More 

Thank John V
Ghent, Belgium
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Food (right from the sea) is delicious. We had one of our best paellas ever. Location is great too, on the waterfront in a non-touristic village. Staff was a bit strange, very stressed and had a strange kind of humour... At the end, they turned into be quite friendly.

Thank Frederic S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here before heading back to the airport to fly home. The fish here is fresh and delicious. The steak was soft and full of flavour. Highly recommended. Sorry no photos, too busy eating 🍗🍺☕️

Thank Paul D
Dover, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Super food with wonderful views. Every time we visit the island we have to return to El Charcon, the food and service is always very good

Thank Eric G

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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 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Muelle de Arrieta, Arrieta, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  Arrieta

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