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Restaurant Rio Azul

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Avenida Marinero 7, 35560 La Santa, Lanzarote, Spain
+34 928 84 03 27
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Zug, Switzerland
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261 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Rio Azul with a group pf eight, had appetizers, main courses and drinks, and were happy with the choice.

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Thank swissami19
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We ordered the Sole Fisch for 8,75€ , the waiter came back after 5 min. And told us the Sole Fisch was out, but he offered us another Fisch but did not tell us it was double the price!! We were shocked when we received the bill. The owner was very rude and told us next time I will tell... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Visited la santa in March 2017 called into this resturant we had garlic prawns with lovely bread it was delicious, we had the special cake which was the best dessert I have in ages it was so good we also tried the chocolet mousse also fabulous.

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Thank jc2114
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Despite the rather generic and uninspiring menu on display outside the specials of the day are well worth the price. Family friendly too, willing to modify the children's menu dishes to cater for fussy eaters. Not the cheapest option but definitely good value for money, and frequented by local customers, always a good sign I believe. Easily the best meal... More 

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Thank Trevor C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I am writing this review whilst we are sitting in the restaurant. We shared the house pate as a first course - great. AFrom the recommendations of the day I had the sea bass. Really well cooked and tasty. My wife ordered the grilled squid. This proved to be disappointing as it was tough and rubbery. Upsetting because one always... More 

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Thank Stanley S
Geordie
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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 

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Thank qub47
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank kory007
Chichester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

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Thank JonG53
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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.

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Thank Yhgittens
Vercheny, France
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 45
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Contemporary, Seafood, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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