Isla Canela Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Isla Canela

September 22, 2017 Lean Nau

Discover the best restaurant in Isla Canela, Spain including Restaurante La Gola Isla Cristina, Meson El Gato, Chiringuito Playa Alta, Chiringuito de Antonio, Chiringuito La Sonrisa, Sem Espinhas Guadiana, LPA The Culinary Bar, Restaurante Minutero, Restaurante Cuca, Restaurante La Rana
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1. Restaurante La Gola Isla Cristina

Calle Jeronimo Sosa Castillo S/n, 21410 Isla Cristina, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 959 33 25 09
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Restaurante La Gola Isla Cristina

Reviewed By carbill2015 - Carnoustie, United Kingdom

We came here on the recommendation of the taxi driver and although we were very early - about 8 pm - we were made to feel welcome and had some drinks with the appetisers. As usual, we all had fish and each fresh dish was well prepared. The service was attentive though unobtrusive. This restaurant is maybe a bit more expensive than some of the others, but not excessively so. All in all, to be recommended, especially for its cheerful atmosphere.

2. Meson El Gato

Calle Faneca 51, 21410 Isla Cristina, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 666 28 28 42
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 722 reviews

Meson El Gato

Reviewed By Oriol J - Volterra, Italy

If you are looking for a traditional place with great traditional food this is the place in isla Cristina. We tried it due to TripAdvisor comments and it was worthy. Excellent quality for a great value. We tried the most traditional dishes, tuna fish, gambas and squid! All of them fantastic. The restaurant is run by a couple, she is the cook and he is the head waiter! Really nice to talk to and they prepare anything that you want and need- really useful when you are traveling with kids! A must in isla Cristina!

3. Chiringuito Playa Alta

Paseo Gavilanes S/N, 21409, Ayamonte, Isla Canela, Spain Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish Drinks HK$55 - HK$118 +34 618 06 50 10
Excellent
26%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
10%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 195 reviews

Chiringuito Playa Alta

Beach Club/ Restaurant / Bar on the fantastic beach of Isla Canela. A trendy familiar place to share with friends old and new.

Reviewed By petal27 - Ayamonte

If you like a pit stop that is relaxing and chilled this is definitely the place. There is a peace and love vibe that shines throughout, from the decor to the music. The furniture re-purposed from pallets, bright colours and wonderful paintings make it a bar/restaurant with a difference. It's beautiful in spring to sit in the sun directly on the beach having a drink. Unfortunately the kitchen is closed that time of year, apart from some weekends, but a coffee or cocktail is perfect. I'm the summer the kitchen is open all day serving typical Andalusian delights. Try the grilled sardines with a fresh tomato and onion salad! Delightful!

4. Chiringuito de Antonio

Cano de la Mojarra, 21409 Punta del Moral, Ayamonte, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 959 50 22 01
Excellent
39%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 372 reviews

Chiringuito de Antonio

Reviewed By pelecara - Birmingham, United Kingdom

We ate here on our first day, price was fair and the staff were friendly. This is a stones throw from the hotel, and on a Sunday this is very busy

5. Chiringuito La Sonrisa

21409 | Calle San Bruno, 21409 Punta del Moral, Ayamonte, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Spanish, International, European Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$196 +34 669 15 91 17
Excellent
41%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 300 reviews

Chiringuito La Sonrisa

Restaurante panoramico with great sea views. Try besides our typical Spanish dishes our fish and meat specialties

Reviewed By martinezcm - Kansas City, Missouri

A beach dive ( a chiringuito) is not quite the definition of this stablishment. It is more like a seaside low end restaurant. that contrary to others experience had a prompt service and the menu, although limited, had good prices. As usual the Huelva shrimp were exquisite and so the Iberico de bellota, all along with the great Huelva bread and beer a great light lunch. We did not taste the more elaborate dishes but did no overhead unpleasant comments from those around us which in this part of Spain are usually uninhibited and loud.

6. Sem Espinhas Guadiana

Avenida da Republica 56, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-206, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 281 951 980
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 454 reviews

Sem Espinhas Guadiana

Reviewed By Caroline M - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Visited this restaurant for lunch today and considering the raving reviews on here I was a bit disappointed. The staff were attentive but trying overly hard to be 'funny' with humour that some people might not understand, which was just slightly arrogant rather than friendly. Felt a bit like they were looking down on us. Food was pricey but tasted fine. Absolutely no kid's menu so my 4-year-old got a bland pasta with butter. Our fault for not checking out the menu beforehand I suppose.......

7. LPA The Culinary Bar

Plaza Laguna no 14, 21400, Ayamonte, Spain Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 959 32 06 66
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

LPA The Culinary Bar

Reviewed By Mark L - Manchester, United Kingdom

Absolutely stunning tapas. If it isn't in the Michelin Guide then it should be. The curry with tempura prawns were AA1, the foie gras (A1), ribs (A1), pork cheeks (AA1), calamari croquettes(AA1), goats cheese salad (AA1), desserts. Top drawer food.

8. Restaurante Minutero

Paseo Pinillo 16D, 21409, Ayamonte, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 959 47 92 11
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 185 reviews

Restaurante Minutero

Reviewed By Banavieroad

This restaurant serves excellent fish. The service is very good. I have been here several times and the service and food is always excellent

9. Restaurante Cuca

Rua Doutor Sousa Martins 64, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-299, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 963 474 786
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 302 reviews

Restaurante Cuca

Reviewed By Maxine H - London, United Kingdom

Perfect lunch time spot for fresh fish. The Horse Mackerel were excellent as was the Tuna. Well cooked, good portion sizes, tasty food at a good price. The jug of Vinho Verde was really good and so much cheaper than a bottle. Good central location where you can just relax and enjoy. (You can see the fish on offer in the cabinet too).

10. Restaurante La Rana

Av. Del Atlantico, 7, 21409, Ayamonte, Isla Canela, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 625 69 01 67
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Restaurante La Rana

Reviewed By Simon B - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

My girlfriend and I decided to visit La Rana after Reading some of the reviews on Trip Advisor.
We did not arrive until 9:30pm on a Monday evening and although it looked empty, we were not put off.
If you are looking for a wide variety of choices with English speaking staff then this is not the restaurant for you however if you want freshly caught and beautifully cooked fish then make La Rana a priority.
We were not shown a menu but truthfully we didn't need one, despite our Spanish being non existent (must learn to speak Spanish) Ana suggested the Seabass big enough for 2 with salad.
After a starter of tomatoes (beautifully seasoned) the cooked Seabass was presented to us on a silver salver. It was expertly boned in front of us and our plates were soon heaped with tender slivers which tasted beautiful.
I am not a huge fish eater but was willing to try and I was not disappointed.
We both had coffee after and despite not leaving until after 11:00pm, we did not feel rushed to leave.
All in all a beautiful meal (for less than €50) in peaceful surroundings and exactly the reason we chose this part of Spain.
Muchos Gracias
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