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Restaurant Rio Azul

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Avenida Marinero 7, 35560 La Santa, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 84 03 27
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming to la Santa for many years, we noticed a complete change of staff and food presentation in September, only to see it was different again. The aforementioned change was not to our liking and we were more after good quality canarian seafood. Oddly, the daily specials came on a handwritten piece of paper, some of the olden day options... More 

Thank qub47
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

exceptional service, great food, good wines, big portions in la santa. we had a very nice evening there, thank you for that!

Thank kory007
Chichester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have reviewed this restaurant before always enjoying the food but wary of the hand written specials menu. This time we ate off the main menu and had a really good meal. I had fillet steak, cooked rare, in mushroom sauce and it was excellent. my wife had fresh fish which was equally good. the waiters were friendly and not... More 

Thank JonG53
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

An interesting meal. Tapas starters very good. Main courses mixed standard all served with a vegetable dish which was served cold. Majority of group found them distasteful. Other aspects of meal very good including service.

Thank Yhgittens
Vercheny, France
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Although slightly disappointed that this small seaside resort had no restaurants directly overlooking the truly spectacular seascape - probably the best around the whole island - we were happy to find this very friendly terraced restaurant on the Main Street. From the handwritten menu of the day, we chose fresh sea bass cooked with caramelised onions. A new experience for... More 

Thank 198douglas
Vannes, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We felt totally tricked by our visit here today. The menu contained several different fish choices with prices around 7-9 Euros, then a final entry of fresh fish with a smudged-out biro entry which, on my menu, appeared to read 14P and on my wife's 15P, i.e. twice as much as the others. We assumed that this meant the fish... More 

Thank Goludics
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We were there for a quick lunch and we had good fish for a correct price. We had octopus carpaccio and grilled , murena fried and mojo with papa arrugadas and bread. It took quite a long to have food because it was quite crowdy but people were very kind. If you are in La Santa is a place we... More 

Thank Rabbru
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

There are multiple restaurants on the island offering fish ans seafood platers, still few offering real fresh catch of the day and well cooking it. We had a whole seebass for two, simply deliciously grilled. Kids have got fried calamary which where for once really well fried. On top a really friendly and caring service. The terrasse is nice, there... More 

Thank Nic U
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went into this place and was ignored by the staff. After 5 minutes we went across the road to the La Santa.

Thank John M
York, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stopped here during some sight seeing and had a wonderful lunch. The local goats cheese salad was amazing.

Thank SLB288

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$43
Mediterranean, Contemporary, Seafood, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Marinero 7, 35560 La Santa, Lanzarote, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Lanzarote  >  La Santa
  • Phone Number: +34 928 84 03 27
Spanish/Canarian restaurant run by the family Arbelo. After education in various restaurants on the mainland the youngest son Levi now is responsible for the kitchen utilizing local products. The speciality is fresh Fish and Seafood. The family mother, Alicia, is responsible for the service of the guests and father Antonio takes care of the books and the purchase of all the products used in the restaurant to ensure highest quality. Our family welcomes you to enjoy a meal prepared from fresh products from the islands in our family atmosphere. Antonio & Alicia Arbelo

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?