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La Encina

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Calle Marin 16, 04003 Almeria, Spain
+34 950 27 34 29
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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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Poorly presented, tasteless, cold when served food. The service was not great. I am writing sat on their terrace. I have never reviewed a place while still there before. When I come away on holiday I want to discover good new food. This is my biggest disappointment since I have been away so far. Last night I had food at... More 

Thank CardiffCymrocymraeg
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food excellent service lovely location. Alfonso was the waiter in a million sorting out a delicious vegetarian dish for my sister

Thank lorrainegreene
Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After all the Tapas and fried food I was looking for a refreshing salad for dinner. They have several on their menu and did not disappoint, fresh and tasty. We tried as well several tapas and they were freshly made tasted good. If you are sitting on the terrace ask for the indoor menu to have all the options. The... More 

Thank Jana_barca
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today, set menu had plenty of options for all three courses at €11. Food was good & service excellent. With my few words of Spanish I needed help, all the staff at La Encina were enthusiastic in providing this. Premises were spotlessly clean & comfortable. Their tapas menu looks a good reason for a return visit next... More 

Thank Anthony C
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here as we like to try different things and here offers a good choice of tapas including a small paella, we went for the menu offer of 4 tapas and a jug of tinto verano. Great value. Food was really tasty.

Thank SunbeamKent
Seville, Spain
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234 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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4 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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154 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

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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$43
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, 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, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?