Our favourite restaurant in Almeria, we have not missed a monthly visit in the last 18 months , food is top notch and varied from the run of the mill restaurants, chilled no rush atmosphere to enjoy your lunch at your own leisure , proprietors very nice guys , 40 minutes each way for us but definitely worth the travel...
Thanks to you both for a fabulous afternoon yesterday. Amazing food and an idyllic location, we all had such a lovely afternoon.
Ever changing menu which is always delicious, excellent choice of three courses and great value. Welcoming,professional host and great decor.
Friendly staff and a varied menu which is often changing and is always delicious - a wonderful place
Well I have to say it, last nights North African themed menu was a complete success as far as I was concerned and our party of four enjoyed every flavoursome mouth from beginning to end. The baba ganoush was excellent, the mixed platter starter a delight especially the beetroot filo roll and as for the lamb with couscous it was cooked to perfection and the accompanying vegetables were just stunning. A clever platter of desserts suited us all and the wonderful textures and flavours were some to savour. A real dinning experience with lovely friendly staff, it is always a pleasure to visit. You must book early though this restaurant is in high demand and it is no wonder at this level and quality of food and service.
Beautifully located, lovely house and the food was fabulous. I only wish I could have sampled every dish on the buffet you put on for the Candle Making Demonstration because everything looked delicious. Perhaps next time I go back I will try fasting the day before so I have room to go back for seconds!!! Highly recommended.
Super food lovely decor, can never go😍there too much. Family😄and visitors always choose this restaurant to go to.
Just spent a lovely afternoon at this fantastic little restaurant. Wonderful food, staff and surroundings, will definitely be visiting again. Highly recommended.
As a regular visitor to this beautiful little Restaurant We are always impressed with the quality of the delicious food and the superb friendly service and, after dining there last night for Valentines, I also wanted to mention the little ‘extras’ Peter & Leigh often provide on these special occasions. Not only was the Restaurant decked out beautifully with lots of red hearts, subtle lighting and ‘love’ themed bits & bobs, but we also received tasty canopies and a glass of bubbly on arrival and cute little goody bags when we left (containing yummy sweets & home made chocolates ). The guys always go the extra mile to create ambience and make you feel like a special customer and we can’t recommend this gem of a place highly enough…please book in - you will not be disappointed…C&A
Los Lucas Christmas Dinner was out of this world. Absolutely stunning food.
Had a fantastic meal here today, the food, welcome and service were excellent. Cx
Absolutely amazingly beautiful lunch and ambience at our fav restaurant - again - today. THANK YOU Leigh, Peter and Karen for a lovely afternoon, And Rufus for afters ! Superb food, BEAUTIFUL decorations, and the extra touch of a mince pie and fudge to bring home. So exquisite. Just lovely. "Feliz Navidog" to you both - and Ruf of course. Have a great Christmas and a happy month off ! xxx🥨
Nine of us went for a pre Christmas lunch and from the time we walked in the door we were made so welcome. We all chose different items and there was not one tiny bit of criticism between us, which is not bad for a three course meal. Extra touches of homemade mince pies and sachets of fudge was very unexpected but so very nice. The setting way up in the mountains is stunning. Well worth a visit and extremely good value. Probably best to make a reservation as it appears to be very popular
The four of us had a lovely time, thank you Peter , the food was lovely, ( l had 2 mince pies )the homemade fudge and decorations were a lovely touch and the ambience of your lovely restaurant was superb, may we wish you a lovely 🎄 and a safe , wealthy and healthy New Year xxx we will be back
Thank you so much Peter and Lee for a super evening last night. Everything was great, food, service, setting and the extras were a lovely surprise too. X
Fantastic place,Fabulous Food,Gorgeous Hosts. Visited today for lunch a first time visit for us and certainly won’t be our last already booked for Sunday lunch in January the food was delicious we bought three lots of chutney after hearing the man on the next table saying how delicious it was, and boy he wasn’t wrong Yummy everything was very reasonably priced in fact excellent value you will not be disappointed, we left with complimentary mince pies and homemade fudge each ❤️
The six of us had a lovely Turkey & Tinsel meal - as always. The mince pies & fudge were a welcome surprise and didn't last long! Many thanks. Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. See you again in 2019.
Great evening - gorgeous food. Anyone who has booked won’t be disappointed. Happy Christmas everyone!
This was our first visit and it was a really lovely evening food was great. Will fully recommend. We will certainly be back. Thank you 😊
Great food, fantastic atmosphere, one of the best themed food nights we’ve been to.
We took family with us and they couldn’t believe the fantastic standard of the food.
Thanks Peter and Lee for a great night.
We’ll be back soon.
Wow....... what a gem of a place. Just spent one night in the Casita Higueras and had a FANTASTIC meal !!! Beautiful setting, immaculate accommodation and one of the best meals we have had for years !!!! Massive thankyou to Peter and Leigh - you undersell yourselves !!! We will be back again soon !!!😍😍😍
After seeing this restaurant on TV we booked a table in August. We have a holiday home about 40 minutes drive away. This wasn't just somewhere to eat it was an experience. We were made to feel so welcome. The surroundings are stunning! The food was to die for! I am vegetarian and 3 of my party of 5 are very fussy eaters but there was something on the 3 course menu for everyone. My stayed until it went dark and lots of little lights came on, it was really magical! I really love this place and can't wait to return next year to show it off with other family members.
You wouldnt want to miss this little gem",
What a terrific night we had, sitting under the stars on top of a mountain. Sumptuous food and superb service. This little restaurant, although it had a limited menu, which I don't mind, had something for every taste bud. Three courses later, washed down with great wine, bubbly and beer the bill arrived and we were all pleasantly surprised. Probably the best restaurant i've been too for years....I'll be seeing real soon!
Great food and relaxing atmosphere in a beautiful setting.
Had a wonderful birthday lunch with family. Good food and service as always,will be back next year. Anne
I absolutely love this restaurant !!!! Living here for over just a year it has been a headache to find a good English restaurant...not one so far! One Sunday about a year ago we had lunch at Los Lucas and what a great experience that was! Everything is extremely clean, the service was perfect and the food was amazing. What a hidden treasure Los Lucas is... ♥ Since we have had lots of lunches and dinners and all of them were perfect ! And then you meet Rufus and you fall in love ...
The decor is traditional and tasteful. Very relaxed atmosphere helped I must admit by the comfortable chairs! The set menu is sufficient to appeal to all and the food itself, well, just delicious and prettily presented. We were well looked after without being overwhelmed. All in all an excellent and tasteful restaurant which I hope to return to on my next visit.
A lovely restaurant to dine, superb food & excellent service, with the choice to reserve a table inside or on the terrace by the pool. Would like to recommend Los Lucas as one of the best restaurants in the area, one not to miss.
A massive thank you for putting yourselves out when we arrive after your service finished and taking the time to cook us such a superb meal. It was truly an amazing meal. The banoffee cheese cake was to die for. You really made us welcome and our villa was brilliant. Thanks for making our stay so special. We loved Rufus!! Defo will be back again and can’t recommend your place enough! X
All the reviews are absolutely right.😊 We stayed in the 2 bed accommodation in August and had a fabulous meal in the restaurant on Friday night. Each course was beautiful but the sticky toffee pudding was absolutely to die for!!! A visit here is an absolute must, thanks Peter and Leigh for a great time and we'll definitely be seeing you again soon.
Had a great Birthday meal last night…food was exceptional - enjoyed everything but a special mention to the Risotto starter - never tasted better - absolutely scrummy , Service was excellent and the ambiance superb - 1st of many meals to come…thank you to Peter & Leigh
We as a family have stayed in the rental houses a few times and eaten in the Restaurante many times as well. Never disappointed with either. Great service from Peter along with the freshly prepared food cooked to order by Leigh. Superb, but then I am slightly biased being family😜. Well done on your Trip Advisor certificate - Aunt Sharon x
Good evening Peter, I wanted to say a very big thank you to you all for last night. My family enjoyed their meal (Renia loved her chicken, pasta and sweet corn ) immensely. Everything about our evening was perfect. The girls have flown home today and requested a return visit to you on their next visit. A lovely end to their holiday! Thanks again. Hope to return again soon Kindest regards
Travelled 30 minutes to this gem of a restaurant, the saying that “ beautiful things come in small packages “ is how I would describe this restaurant, stunning food, smooth velvety House red wine for 7.50€ !!!! I can not fault this restaurant or the people, we like to travel around and try restaurants as a family and this has become top of our list, thank you for a beautiful evening !
Excellent meal last night at Restaurant Los Lucas in El Puertecico. Very leisurely service and a good choice of dishes to choose from . Well worth the drive down the one thousand bend road to get there from Blanco.
We’ll be back 😎
“Edit” Very good value too
Another excellent meal. Good menu choice, freshly cooked and not at all rushed. Definitely best value for money in the area.
This is a hidden gem - there is nothing to dislike. The food quality is excellent, service spot on, surroundings relaxed & friendly. Well deserving of the recent TripAdvisor Excellence Award the guys have been given. Thank you!
Just got back from you what a lovely place so friendly. I have to say the food is fantastic and will be back again. Thank you all for such a relaxing afternoon and the tip regarding rhubarb.
This place is a great place to visit with your friends and family and enjoy its fabulous food. The atmosphere is very pleasant and its decoration is really nice.
We have visited Los Lucas several times both for lunch and dinner. The menu is always varied and is changed regularly, the food excellent and the service is good and friendly. Lovely views from the terrace. Both menus are reasonably priced and include a glass of wine. Booking is essential.
Guys, was here the other night, what a great place. The food was top quality, service was very efficient and tremendous value for money. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.
Chose to eat here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Fantastic place. Wonderful location. Excellent instructions from owners on how to find it- very easy. Wonderful food and lovely atmosphere. Superb.
About our 7th visit to Los Lucas but our first lunch time meal. During the day the scenery is stunning and the tables outside by the pool are beautiful allowing us to spot an eagle soaring overhead, beautiful. Food and service is hard to beat at this lovely hidden gem of a restaurant. 10/10. Thank you.
Came along with our neighbours last night and enjoyed a fabulous meal, a long way to travel but worth it and will definitely call in again with the next menu. Exemplary
See you again next month
Invited to dinner last night by friends Brian and Jane. Our first visit and what a treat - great place and food was sublime. We will be back.
Well, we visited this wonderful restaurant as a family of 3! (Our daughter is 10) THE best value for money menu del dia I have ever had! We experienced a warm welcome from the 2 people serving us and the food came piping hot and absolutely scrumptious, all for 12.95!! We can’t wait to go again to try this months menu del noche!
The seafood pancakes were sublime, the best starter I've ever had since we moved to Spain.
Love this place and the guys who run it!! xx
Oh my this current lunchtime menu was fabulous, so hard to choose what to have as it was all superb. My guilt pleasure Is once a month to enjoy a meal here.
Lovely afternoon food was fab thanks once we will be back, Julie.
We visited Los Lucas today with my parents and from the moment we arrived to the time we left we could not fault anything. Food was outstanding service amazing and breathtaking views. Thank you so much Peter and Leigh for everything. We are definitely coming back and would not hesitate to recommend your lovely restaurant.
Best place to eat in Spain! Fantastic location, fantastic value for money!.
Exceptional food in wonderful setting. The service is second to none! Easily the best restaurant in the area! Already booked for our return visit!
The food is totally outstanding would highly recommend this restaurant. The food, staff and location make this restaurant one of the best.
Visited today as a party of eight friends.
Fabulous food, great service and lovely surroundings.Would recommend 100%
Thank you for a lovely Easter Sunday.
Great value, excellent food. Service exceptional. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you.
Another lovely 3 course meal ..... really enjoyed it.
Had a fantastic meal last night!! Big thank you to Peter and Lee for such a warm welcome, superb food and lovely birthday cake!! Really looking forward to many more visits.
Yes our 3 course Sunday lunch yesterday was lovely, well presented and tasted delicious 😋 our friends were highly delighted with everything and the house red.....
Peter & Leigh once again proved why we always look forward to our visits to Los Lucas, a warm welcome, great food, the Olive Oil Chocolate Cake was to die for today, keep up the good work guys.
We saw Peter and Leigh on "A New life in the Sun" last year and as the whole place looked so lovely we decided to visit during a trip to Spain in March. We spent 3 nights in one of the rental properties and ate in the restaurant on the Saturday night. The acccomodation was fabulous, a traditional casita beautifully decorated and with everything you need for your stay and the meal we had in the restaurant was the hilight of our trip. Everything about the evening was very enjoyable, the restaurant is a lovely, relaxed place to eat, the food and service were both excellent and it was great value for money. Peter and Leigh were great hosts and if you like rural Spain, this is a lovely place to visit.
We had a wonderful time, food was excellent as usual, and the chocolates are amazing. Thank you for making Mothers Day so special xx
Having dined at Los Lucas on more than 2 or 3 occasions and at different times of the year I can say that the food and hospitality of Peter and Leigh and other staff also Rufus has been excellent. The food is delicous, always tastes fresh and plenty of it. The attention to detail whether it is Christmas, Valentine’s Day or someone’s birthday clients are always made welcome. The views from the outside terrace especially during the almond blossom time is stunning. A very special venue.
This restaurant is outstanding. It has a set choice menu which is changed regularly. The food is great and the setting and ambience are just perfect for a special evening out
Saw this place on tv a while ago back in UK. It was on "the must" list. Well we certainly weren't disappointed. Very warm welcome. Lovely lovely food, atmosphere, presentation.......everything. Loved it. Even the guests on other tables were lovely too. Menu we are told changes every 4 weeks. I had calamari to start and husband chicken curry samosas. (We share share) My husbands main was the trout dish and mine the crusted pork chops. Scrummy isn't the best word to describe it. Gorgeous is probably better suited. Then we had apple and apricot crumble with custard. And my husband the chocolate cheesecake. All washed down with a large glass of red. Follow the directions they have put on trip advisor Q & A section and you won't go wrong. Enjoy. I know we did and will be returning.
We had heard about Los Lucas quite some time ago, but had not had the opportunity to visit until today. We went for lunch with some very good friends, and although it was our first time we were greeted like old friends. The whole experience was very laid back, friendly, and with excellent food. One very small niggle was that some of the Calamari was a bit chewy, but most of it was delicious. We would highly recommend it, and will certainly return many times.
Dined at Los Lucas with family for a pre Christmas lunch. The meal was wonderful at every course and the surroundings were very festive. The service was exemplary and as I'm Coeliac, attention to detail was fantastic. I was given gluten free bread with my pate and the stuffing and gravy were g/f too. I even had Christmas pudding and a mince pie which I've never been able to have in a restaurant before ever ! I was blown away by their fantastic service and will look forwardd to going back there any time. No wonder it's always fully booked !
We went yesterday for lunch after it was recommended by more than one person we know. I can't compliment enough Peter and Lee for the amazing food and the care they take with each of theyr customers. Me and my partner used to be in the business back in England and we recognize the love and attention to detail behind every aspect of this beautiful restaurant. We are positive that this was our first of a long line of visits. Superb!!!
Just had the most wonderful food .Its a beautiful place,perfect for holidays.Peter is the most wonderful host and the food is all freshly cooked.Thank you so much.I could live there !
Sat outside yesterday in the sun, not bad for mid November. As ever the food was exceptional, especially the Moroccan Orange Chicken yum, and not to mention the filo Apple pie for dessert which was divine. Always look forward to our little trips to Restaurant Los Lucas. Thanks Peter and Lee cannot wait for our next visit.
We have eaten at this beautiful restaurant often. Four of us went on Saturday 4th Nov. One of our party has a hiatus hernia and Leigh and Peter went the extra mile by making sure her food didn’t have any of the seasonings she can’t tolerate, and also the service was excellent. My friend also commented on how the attractive rustic features added to the ambiance. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
I'd been trying to book into the British-run Los Lucas for months with no success, how lucky was it to manage to make a reservation to celebrate my father's 93rd birthday! The food was fine (the vegetarian happily polished off her vegetable tart and then demolished a squash lasagne), the service was warm and friendly and a good time was had by all! Plans are being hatched to return for my birthday... Only downsides to consider: the challenge in finding the place on the hills, and also you don't get to appreciate what must surely be spectacular views if you go at night..
Looking forward our next visit in December/January. Great cuisine.
Ivo Van Hees. Antwerp/Belgium. -:)
Our accommodation was at the excellent Cortijo Los Lucas which adjoins this restaurant. We stayed there for a week with friends and had two excellent meals here. The restaurant is open at weekends only and had it been open all week we would have been back for more! The food was amazingly good and the prices surprisingly reasonable. The atmosphere was relaxed and the service friendly. When we arrived we enjoyed a drink on the outside terrace as we took in the views and decided which meal to choose. What great memories we have to look back on now!
Thank you to Peter and Leigh who have, yet again, produced a beautiful meal. Every time we come to Spain we visit Los Lucas and are never disappointed. The food, service and ambience was amazing, and a special thank you for the Birthday cake (that we are still eating!).
When we have guests or just want an excellent meal with superb service this is our first choice - always! We've lived around here 9 months and this was our 7th visit... 8th coming up in a fortnight!!
Five of us went for lunch on Saturday. Food excellent, ambiance amazing, and the friendly service was all it should be. Having watched these two guys restore Los Lucas over the two winters the TVs programme was filmed it was good to enjoy the hospitality in surroundings which were so familiar. I felt it was like I had been before. Would recommend this place to anyone. Only 12 min. from Hercual Overa inland. Worth the journey. Scenery spectactual. Can just imagine it in Almond blossom time? Will try to visit then. Keep up the good work guys.
Visited today for the first time, warmly welcomed and a beautiful setting. The restaurant and outside terrace are really nice. The menu was really good with a brilliant choice to suit all tastes. Thoroughly enjoyed, sorry Peter we did not see you before we left but thank you and will definitely return
We ate here recently to celebrate Ann my partners 65th birthday.
We contacted las lucas, booked a really pretty table outside by the pool, ate some terrific food were treated to some great hospitality and they even came up with a neat birthday cake.
From beginning to end we couldnt fault anything.
We all chose a different starter main and dessert and all agreed we'd try each others meal next time.
No matter what ya'll gotta eat here.
Superb food, menu that changes quite often, great host and great ambience.
Absolutely fabulous place. Peter and staff are very welcoming and nothing is too much for them.
We last went on the 28/7 for lunch, there were seven of us all eating differently, all of it was excellent - thank you for a lovely lunch, it was an early birthday meal, greatly enjoyed and appreciated. PG
Fabulous place, service and food excellent, cant wait to return.
First visit , lovely meal well presented and tasted lovely. Excellent value, well worth the trip from home in San Juan, will definitely come again, Peter was a very accommodating and attentive host.
Wow! What a find! (Thanks to my cousin!). The very best in the area, from the impeccable service to the mouthwatering menu to the incredible ambience. I would award six stars if I could!
It were grand snap lads !!!
We booked for Friday lunch and was so excited to go as my husband and I had watched the series of New Life in the Sun, the place was stunning and the food was outstanding, there was a good choice of courses. We was made so welcome and we was not rushed between courses. We would definitely go again and would recommend this restaurant. Thank you both for a lovely afternoon.
Excellent meal, excellent service, beautiful surroundings and views! Well worth the effort of finding this restaurant, but do it by day first as I did, because even then, with instructions on hand, I still overshot it twice! Will come back again, maybe try the Menu Del Noche this time!
This is probably the best value for money, combined with all round quality restaurant that I have EVER been to. The hosts are so appreciative of you going their and nothing is a problem. Extremely polite and cheerful, the service is awesome and the food is brilliant in quality and quantity. I feel I should not let everyone know how good this is as I do not want to have trouble booking a reservation in the future. The menu is changed regularly and there are several varied dishes available on each one. We live 35 kilometres away but this is well worth the drive. Give it a go, I don't think you can fail to be impressed.
No I'm sorry this just has to stop, you find a place that is fantastic to eat and people will want to tell all their friends, post on social media and just keep spreading the word. Well if that happens it will become impossible to book a table at this wonderful restaurant. So don't tell everyone! Wink wink! I had yet another visit today with family and friends and I was quite upset when it came to menu choice. I had seen the menu on-line and almost decided beforehand what I wanted to eat and when we got there, sat by the pool waiting to be seated at our table, we were told of 'today's specials' which threw me completely, I had a dilemma, which of all these delicious options do I choose. They all sounded scrumptious. In the end we all changed our minds and had the goats cheese soufflé which was heavenly. We all had a different main course and each was loving prepared and beautifully presented. I was so taken with my mackerel and it's accompaniment that I totally forgot what my other diners were eating. It was bliss. Portions are sensible and the mixed vegetables served 'al dente'. The quality of food cannot be surpassed in my humble opinion. This is fine dining. As for dessert, the choices are not too overwhelming. The flavour combinations work exquisitely. I had to force down all my chocolate sundae as it would have been rude to leave any, and all I will say is 'heavenly'. Now all this said, you might be forgiven in thinking the bill is going to break the bank, but believe me it won't. Such a reasonable cost for higher quality food, presentation and surroundings. If you do end up going, then I can guarantee you will want to go back! Their menu changes every two weeks and every now and then they have a special evening menu and a monthly roast. But keep an eye out on their Facebook page or website for more menu details. This restaurant is a gem and could easily become overwhelmed with bookings so you have been warned. If you want to get a booking, don't tell everyone....
Ok so third time here for the curry night, after Sunday lunch which was superb. Another triumph which to be honest was expected as the standard is stratospheric from Peter and Leigh, the Starters were fantastic and then the main course for me of Beef madras arrived with Sag Aloo and Dahl with naan bread. Dessert arrived and like all the desserts previously consumed they were to die for, of the group I was with it was clean plates all round. If you ever get the chance to dine here take it as the food is superb and so reasonably priced it's criminal.
Just returned to Spain and first thought was dinner at Los Lucas, never disappointed, thank you Leigh for accommodating George's gluten free diet makes eating out a dream. Thank you Peter for your great hospitality. See you again very soon.
Great service, fantastic food and a beautiful location!
Had a wonderful meal at the restaurant yesterday - I booked ahead and they kindly accommodated me with a vegan meal. It was lovely. Thank you so much! �
My family and I have just returned from enjoying a fabulous lunch at Restaurante Los Lucus. What a lovely restaurant and a very pleasant surprise. The outside seating area is beautiful with magnificent views of the mountains and the restaurant has been renovated to be in keeping with the building and looks beautiful and it a very pleasant place to enjoy your meal. The food was absolutely delicious and our table of four all agreed. Beautifully presented, fresh ingredients perfectly cooked and fresh vegetables too, which had been missing in our area, until now.
The menu is well thought out and from our experience tasted as good as it sounded.
My daughter and I are gluten intolerant and both Peter and Lee were very accommodating to our needs, they send us a menu a few days prior and then adapted some of the meals to suit us. Being gluten free and not eating meat can often making eating out difficult but Peter and Lee made out dining experience thoroughly enjoyable. We shall definitely make this a regular place to eat. Thank you both.
This is certainly one of the best restaurants in the area,we went with friends for lunch yesterday & can certainly recommend it to anyone who is yet to try it. The menu was great & beautifully cooked, also great value. A very relaxing place to eat with great hosts & beautiful views from the terrace for pre meal drinks.
Thank you Peter & Leigh, you should be proud of yourselves.
Visited with friends today. We all loved everything about the restaurant, food, staff etc. We will return. This is a hidden gem.
Really looking forward to sampling your wonderful food and meeting you both next Friday
We just had a lovely lunch here. The meal was beautifully presented, perfectly cooked by Leigh and delicious! A warm welcome and excellent service from Peter. We will be back.........soon!! Thank you Leigh and Peter.
Not a guest, but hope to be this summer, watching you at the moment on tv, it looks fabulous, food and accommodation, good luck to you both.