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La Chalana

Certificate of Excellence
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Barranco Colon Laguna, off Avenida Maritima, 38810 Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain
+34 922 89 59 69
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Real beach bar cum eatery (to call it a restaurant is far too posh). Smallish menu of freshly cooked simple food at reasonable prices. I had catch of the day (sea bass) which was perfectly cooked with a light but tasty sauce and came with Canaries potatoes (again perfectly cooked) and a salad for 9.50 Euro which I thought was... More 

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Strathaven, Scotland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't know what the fuss is about here, much better places to go in playa Santiago. Service is patchy, place itself a dirty shack with ancient tables and chairs. Food nothing to write home about. It's location is the only good thing about it.

Thank Mary R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the recommendation of others on trip advisor. Was not disappointed, as the seas had been a little rough for the fisherman, they decided to do a special of meatballs in red wine. Was excellent. Had to wait a little while for a table, but I see that as a good sign. Good service , busy but not over... More 

Thank Nicholas h
Bucks, UK
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely lunch here. The food came very quickly, was piping hot, very fresh,. We had the fish of the day (sea bass, and also tuna), plus prawns in garlic and calamari. Very happy with all of our choices. Lovely view. We would have given this review a 5, except we found the waiting staff to be rather... More 

Thank Sunseeker2004
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great beach location; good service; good food. The best Calamari in town. We visit this bar for lunch every few weeks, and have never been disappointed

Thank Tim F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You might well wait for a table as we did both times we lunched here this week, but then relax in the almost-open beside the pebble beach. If you listen and follow the fish specials you won't go wrong. They change daily and run out before the kitchen closes late afternoon. We had super tuna, sea bass and mackerel. Unsophisticated,... More 

Thank stella317
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic tuna salad and the fried cheese. Wow. Loved the restaurant house white excellent too People were fighting to get in , well almost. You must try it here, right on the water and today very choppy indeed. V interesting to watch.

Thank nickcwlee
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Views over sea. Quick service. Some wait staff friendly!!! Wine was cheap and cold. Sorrano ham was excellent. Portions of chips are very large. Laid back. Good for easy lunch.

Thank DeborahG208
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is right on the beach and has a very laid back atmosphere. The food was delicious, light and tasty.

Thank Teresa H
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked down to Playa Santiago and ended up to have lunch at La Chalana. We had grilled sea bass and mackerel. It was great. We enjoyed dessert and good vines. The service was excellent. The view is stunning! Just a perfect day. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barranco Colon Laguna, off Avenida Maritima, 38810 Playa de Santiago, La Gomera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  La Gomera  >  Playa de Santiago
  • Phone Number: +34 922 89 59 69

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?