El Ancla Médano Restaurante

El Ancla Médano Restaurante

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+34 608 03 68 96+ Add website
Hours
Sun
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant offer validated parking?
About
The Ancla Restaurant is on front line next to the sea, located in heart of La Jaquita beach, in El Médano. The specialty of the restaurant is traditional canarian cuisine also Rice dishes. We also have Fish and Shellfish to order by telephone.
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles370 reviews
Excellent
312
Very good
34
Average
13
Poor
5
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Rachel C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
100% reccomend a visit here. We were staying all inclusive in the hotel above (I was reluctant to eat out but was persuaded by my other half).  We booked online which was fairly simple to do. We did this on the day, I would recommend booking in advance as there was several couples turned away as they did not have a reservation. The staff were fantastic and served us to a very high standard - it felt special. They seemed to really care about the food they were serving; giving recommendations on what to order and explaining things in depth - they were really busy but took the time for us. We ordered two of the options from the menu, they don't come with anything else so we ordered a salad and canary potatoes to share - even those were amazing! The price was very reasonable for such a great experience (we did get 20% discount for staying in the hotel). If we visit El Medano in future this will be on our list to revisit.
Written 16 April 2022
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Restaurantes K
We are so happy that you had such a good time in Restaurante El Ancla. All the staff works hard to ensure a positive experience for our customers. As you said, it's always better to book in advance. Thank you so much for your opinion and we hope to see you soon. Regarding Restaurante El Ancla
Written 18 April 2022
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pingvi_traveller
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 couples
Yesterday my boyfriend and I went to El Ancla for dinner. We chose a tasting menu which had a tuna as the main hero for every course except for the last 2 desserts. I love seafood but tuna was never my favorite, my opinion changed completely yesterday. We tried different parts of tuna and some of them were cooked in such a way that it didn't even taste like fish anymore, a stew tasted like beef and another fatty tuna course tasted like a pork. Both wine and gin and tonic were tasty. Our waitress spoke English and explained every meal to us. In general the stuff was very attentive and asked for allergies in advance. We sat inside as the music outside was too loud to out liking for such a dining experience. The prices were very reasonable and I'd def recommend it to a friend.
Written 18 September 2021
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C B H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
The restaurant is beautiful, especially outside on the terrace area. The service was excellent and we loved having a DJ there playing relaxed tunes while we ate. The staff were knowledgeable about the wine list and the food was really delicious - I would particularly recommend the wahoo fish ceviche, which converted my generally seafood-averse fiance. We ordered bread, three mains to share and dessert and couldn't believe how affordable it was compared to the UK (you also get 20% discount if you're staying at the hotel next door). Lovely restaurant, would recommend to anyone.
Written 8 August 2022
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Restaurantes K
Thank you so much , Chari, for your kind words. During summer time we have dj set on Saturday and Sunday night: the people can enjoy our blue fish dishes with nice music. The wahoo fish is one of the best fish caught in Canary Island! We hope to see you soon. Restaurante El Ancla
Written 8 August 2022
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CSmale
York371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 friends
We had a lovely fish meal at this unassuming restaurant. Great service from the staff and some excellent dishes. I had crushed avocado starter & skipjack tuna for my main and it was totally delicious. Extra dishes at the start and little almond cakes with the coffee. We had 2 courses and wine , coffee and free Baileys for £24€ each. Lovely for a special meal !
Written 24 January 2022
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Keil S
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
This place deserves a Michelin Star! We had gone for the taster menu initially and booked again another night off the back of that. The food, drinks and importantly the staff are all amazing. Everything is so well cooked and presented. The fish dishes are all done exactly perfect; the timing of the cooking and combination of flavours could not be improved. We were looked after by very attentive staff who were knowledgeable and friendly, but never interrupted our meal. A rare trait! Our requests for breaks between courses on the taster menu were granted and encouraged. Even though the place was busy, we never felt rushed at all. We can't wait to come back and try more dishes, hopefully soon!
Written 5 December 2021
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TimWilliams
Chandler’s Ford225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We ate here twice during our week in El Medano - both times it was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the tasting menu - so many interesting flavours and textures. Very good value considering the quality of the food Overall, highly recommended
Written 7 February 2020
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KNH14
Dear customers, Thank you for your time and leave us your pleasant opinion with such a high recommendation. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed our tasting menu on several visits, specializing in blue fish and our pleasant service. It makes us very happy to know that we have delighted our passion for blue fish. We hope to receive you again very soon. Best regards from the team. El Ancla, El Médano, Restaurant.
Written 23 February 2020
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Jean D
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
The views from the restaurant are spectacular and completely unspoilt. In addition the food in this restaurant was super fresh and very tasty, and the staff could not be more helpful or friendly. A lovely location for a date night dinner !
Written 7 January 2022
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Traveller1003
Wimborne Minster161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
We were staying at the hotel and ate here on 22 May. The food was stunning, we had the tasting menu at 55 euros each plus the accompanying wines at 20 euros each. We couldn't fault the food or the service and enjoyed ourselves so much that we repeated the whole experience on 26 May, our final night. The chef is a magician! My favourite course was the fish stew, a couple of little dumplings filled with tuna cheek, etc, served on celeriac puree in a broth made from the roasted bones. The umami flavour of the broth was unbelievable. We will be back I'm sure!
Written 2 June 2022
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Restaurantes K
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience with us; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. The tasting menu is the soul of the our gastronomic offer. We put the customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We look forward to seeing you again. Restaurante El Ancla
Written 5 June 2022
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Fromfarandwide
Hastings46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Great selection of fish and seafood dishes with good service in a seafront location. However, nothing that raised them above average. The main courses were OK but it was disappointing that their view of vegetables is some roast potatoes. The chocolate volcano dessert is a nice idea but too dry on the outside and way too much ganache in the centre. The people serving us were trying hard to represent the restaurant well but it takes more than that to create a great experience.
Written 14 November 2022
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Restaurantes K
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you didn´t enjoy. We accept every point of view and we hope to see you again to have a better experience. Restaurante El Ancla
Written 23 November 2022
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Susan D
Aberdeen14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
This was the best meal we had in El Medano, both in service and particularly the food. From the home made bread with dips and oil to our desert and coffee everything was high quality and beautifully presented. In particular my main of tuna with belly pork seemed an unusual combination but was one of the best plates of food I've ever eaten. Special mention to the wine list which was comprehensive and very reasonably priced, particularly the local wines. Overall we paid a similar price to meals in other local restaurants which were not in the same league, we would recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly.
Written 11 November 2023
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Restaurantes Kanali
We are so happy reading your review.: we do our best to get your satisfaction. We hope to see you soon.
Written 20 November 2023
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Graham H
United Kingdom23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
We were staying in The Hotel and the food was below average. We had already booked for 1 night and went for a drink the first night and they were so friendly. We had the tasting menu based on Tuna and it was exceptional. great choice of wine, excellent attentive service from the waiter from Galicia/Asturias. We returned 2 days later and once again very good. If this restaurant was in San Sebastian the menu would be €100. Exceptional quality and we have been in Michelin starred restaurants which are not as good
Written 3 March 2022
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Banoffipye44
Milton Keynes509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
High class food with well trained friendly staff and a great atmosphere. We went here twice and the second time asked the waitress we had both times to recommend what to eat. Great idea. Great English spoken too as our Spanish is a little limited.
Written 3 October 2021
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u-schlattner
Montbonnot-Saint-Martin1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Finding such a restaurant in the Teneriffa countryside is a real surprise. Starting with different excellent entries, including guacamole prepared by the cook directly at the table, we had an extraordinary, fruity white wine of a small Teneriffa winery. From the large choice of fish, we had four different, all very tasty, some really surprising. But attention, for some of them you have to like (partially) raw fish. We finished with a perfect Teneriffa version of Tiramisu, all in all a real gourmet experience. We highly recommend.
Written 6 January 2020
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Kn Hoteles C
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for choosing us and granting us a high recommendation. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our cuisine and service and have tasted our Canarian wines, one of them is from a small winery called Tempus and the name is Moon, it´s made with Listan and Moscatel two different grapes from the island. The tiramisu has a little pairing with the sweet wine named Paisaje de las Islas made with Malvasía Aromatica grapes, we are really pleased that you enjoy it. We will be pleased to welcome on your next visit to the island. Regards, El Ancla, Restaurant
Written 7 January 2020
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StevenHook
Southampton89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
I would highly recommend this restaurant as we had an excellent meal. We decided to go for the tasting menu with the accompanying paired wine. It’s all about seafood (a lot of tuna)but brilliantly done, take your time as there is a lot to eat and plenty of wine. My only warning is the last savoury course was rice based and so was the first sweet. Fortunately we spotted this and they changed it for a delicious lemon cream.
Written 6 January 2020
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Kn Hoteles C
Dear Steven, Thank you for your visit and your high recommendation of our restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed our tasting menu, as it describes is exquisite, in which we offer a wonderful tour of all dishes, specializing in blue fish. Accompanied by Canarian wines from D.O, of the island of Tenerife. (for only € 14 more), great taste. We hope to receive it again soon. El Ancla, Restaurant.
Written 7 January 2020
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Duncan M
Houten132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 couples
My wife and I went here and asked for a table for two. Unfortunately we hadn’t made a reservation and outside was full. So we got a table inside. Afterwards we were happy with that, because outside a DJ was playing a weird selection of songs. And by weird I mean not suitable for a restaurant, but maybe the concept is more like a club where you can eat? Anyways, we were there for the food. My wife ordered the creamy rice with tuna and I ordered the salmon salad (besides the menu). We were served a back ok a mackerel (with tail) as an amuse, which was perfect! Then we got our ordered meals and we loved those; the salmon and the tuna were delicious! We ended with the strawberry desert, which was no less to the main course. The staff was very friend;y and made you feel wanted and welcome.
Written 12 September 2021
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