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La Encina

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Calle Marin 16, 04003 Almeria, Spain
+34 950 27 34 29
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We found the food very good particularly the mussels. The staff are very friendly and our evenings were most enjoyable. Worth a visit.

Thank Malcolm W
Uyo, Nigeria
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival in almeria, we had an early afternoon bite on the terrace of la encina, pleasant moment, quick service, excellent tapas > try the house speciality Croquetas ! As well as the Patatas a lo pobre! And the Calamares fritos were of course very fresh ! We didn t try the interior of the Encina, which looked very typical... More 

1 Thank marc d
York, United Kingdom
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399 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

My lovely wife and I were staying nearby so decided to call into La Encina for dinner after reading the many good reviews on this esteemed site. How disappointed we were! Service was slow and borderline rude. At times it felt like the waiter was deliberately ignoring my desperate attempts to get his attention. Perhaps my faltering attempts at Spanish... More 

1 Thank eddymaya
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal for two with great service (despite my poor attempts at speaking Spanish), great food and good prices. Would definitely go again and would recommend.

Thank DJohnC18
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Again this was May. I am finding it hard remembering all the places we have visited. Not sure if I am going to do any more. We asked for a selection and boy did we get that. From fish to meat, chicken and potatoes. All tasty and fresh. Great service and gold price.

Thank Doritos F
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

During my vacation in Spain i visited several restaurants and tapas bar suggested by tripadvisor, and the only time so far that i have been dissapointed was when visiting La Encina in Almeria. I came there for a dinner with my girlfirend. We sat outside on the terrace. First thing i noticed wrong was lack of waiters. There were far... More 

1 Thank Aleš P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Stumbled across this place purely by chance and we were pleasantly surprised. We were lured in by the Menu del Dia which was only 10 or 12 EUR depending if you wanted salad or not. I opted for the salad and the moment it arrived and I tasted it I knew the food would be good, fresh ingredients, well prepared.... More 

1 Thank Sean M
Catral, Spain
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

we had lunch here, it is a great bar and the tapas was exceptional. The Raf tomatoes in virgin oil was the highlight for me as well as the Berenjenas (aubergines) with goats cheese and dates. Good wine list too. Well worth a visit,

Thank stephanieevans4
Malvern, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Came across this pleasant establishment by chance, and were very pleased to see it highly rated by other members of the Tripadvisor community! We had the 10 Euro lunchtime menu which consisted of a choice of very ample starters, main course, pudding and drink. We all had a glass of wine which was very pleasant and great value. Very helpful... More 

Thank Aardvarksheep
Madrid, Spain
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Surrealist conversation: 'Hello, we'd have one small beer and little bottle of Mineral water' 'OK which tapas would you have?' 'Actually we aren't hungry, only drinks are fine' 'well that's your call' 'How much is it?' 'five euros' 'five?,small beer it's worth 1.20 euro and mineral the same every where in Spain?' ' yes but you pay for the tapas'... More 

Thank Javier C

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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?