We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Encina

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calle Marin 16, 04003 Almeria, Spain
+34 950 27 34 29
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 13:00
Open now
See 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

392 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 54: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for authentic local food and luckily this was 2 min away from our hotel. Friendly staff, service was good and very reasonable priced.

Thank Grace P
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us Had the 11 Euro menu Del dia, good local food although not sure what we had was what we actually ordered! Saying that we were all pleased. Decent waiting staff and tried their best to explain the dishes in English as our Spanish isn't great. Nice wine too and not expensive. Think there was only 1 other... More 

Thank leeandzed
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level Contributor
105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

La Encina Plaza Vieja is one of many restaurants on Calle Marin. All were crowded so I expect all are good. La Encina offers a free tapas (and you have a choice of tapas) with the purchase of a glass of wine, etc. Extra tapas are 1.90 Euros. There are small plates for 4.50 Euros and then full dinners. The... More 

Thank Xxxxxxxxoi
Level Contributor
126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

You get a choice of a tapas with each drink. Had both chicken and beef on a bun - both very tasty. Very enjoyable and pleasant alfresco lunch.

Thank Mac S
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Tried several places in Almeria city and decided this was all round the best for their Menu de Dia.It is also available written in English! Pleasant area to sit, relax and enjoy a tasty, wholesome meal. Plenty of choice on the menu and everything we ordered was delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank andydee2011
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Almeria for 1 month and had dinner several times at this restaurant. The staff, especially Carlos and Alejandro, are so welcoming and helpful to tourists that we kept returning! The food is tasty and the ambience comfortable. Thank you for wonderful and entertaining times!

Thank Maura S
Alingsas, Sweden
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Order a drink and you can those a free tapa from a menu. There´s a lot of tapas to chose of, and most of them are very tasteful. There is quite a lot off tables outside and also seating inside, where it looks more like a pub.

Thank Hasseinalingsas
Calne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Did not disappoint. Very traditional decor. Attentive device. Excellent food. I would highly recommend a visit. Not cheap but great.

Thank Ross A
Grapevine, Texas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a restaurant all picked out...but it was Sunday and it was closed!! We saw the outdoor tables for this restaurant..and sat down...it was the season for flies (october) and we soon decided a better dining experience was to be found inside...we opted for the restaurant...and had a wonderful meal, antipasto of hummus and olives, followed by Paella for... More 

Thank marshadef
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Whilst wandering around Almeria we were drawn to the entrance of this restaurant, it looked like a typical old Spanish bar with a rather plus restaurant through the back. The service was polite and efficient. The food was delicious, typical Spanish food with a bit of a modern twist and the local house wine was excellent. We had planned to... More 

Thank Elizabeth S

Travellers who viewed La Encina also viewed

Almeria, Province of Almeria
Almeria, Province of Almeria
Almeria, Province of Almeria
Almeria, Province of Almeria
Almeria, Province of Almeria
Almeria, Province of Almeria

Been to La Encina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$45
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Encina and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Encina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?