Food & Drink
Almost everyone who comes to the island has tried our famous local dishes like Canarian Potatoes or perhaps Estofado. But there are some things we eat here that you may not have tried, so here are some suggestions for you, and we’ve also suggested where to go for our favourite version:
Bocadillo de Pescado
Yes, it’s a fish butty! Often served for breakfast, it consists of a thinly sliced fillet of white fish, which has been lightly coated in breadcrumbs and fried, then served in a bread roll, smothered with aioli (garlic mayonnaise.)
Our favourite place to eat these is at Bar Ginory in Arrecife, opposite the harbour and close to Charco san Gines. They use the freshest fish and cook them perfectly. We love having one there on a Saturday morning before going shopping.
Puntillas de Calamar
These are very small, whole baby squid, which are coated in a light batter and deep fried, then served with fresh lemon squeezed over read more »
There’s something special about sipping a cocktail whilst on holiday and there’s no shortage of places available in Lanzarote to enjoy this pastime. However, there’s no place quite like La Delicatezza in Puerto del Carmen.
The cocktail bartenders at La Delicatezza love to surprise and delight, this isn’t just a drink, each cocktail is created with flair by Anthony and presented in style by Chris. If you’re looking for a read more »
The holiday resort of Playa Blanca has some fantastic restaurants, it can be difficult deciding between them. We’ve selected the following five restaurants in Playa Blanca that we believe are the best to celebrate a special occasion at, for those times where you want great food, good service and a nice location.
Sebastyan’s Greek Restaurant can be found at C.C. La Mulata between Playa Flamingo and the Lighthouse in Playa Blanca. This restaurant is lovely for a romantic meal and it has fabulous sea views from inside. Known for it’s excellent food and service, you need to book in advance for this restaurant. Combine a meal here with a cocktail at La Marea below for a perfect night out in Lanzarote.
Telephone: 928 349 679
La Chalanita is situated on the Avenida Marítima promenade in the centre of Playa Blanca, the restaurant can also be accessed from read more »
Lanzarote won three awards in the fourth edition of the regional competition Qué Bueno Canarias Heineken.
The award ceremony was held at the Hotel Europe Villa Cortés in Tenerife last month with Lanzarote taking three out of a possible thirteen awards in the Best of the Canaries categories.
Germán Blanco from La Tegala in Mácher was awarded the Best Chef in the Canaries
The Princesa Yaiza Hotel in Playa Blanca was awarded Best Hotel Gastronomy
Mikel Otaegui from Restaurant Naia in Arrecife won the Chef Revelation in the Canaries
The Cabildo congratulated the read more »
It’s one of the staple dishes you will see offered at traditional restaurants and one of our favourites! Pollo con Pimientos is a savoury dish, full of local flavour. It’s taken us some time to work out how to cook it authentically, but we think we’ve cracked it, so try our recipe out and let us know what you think!
Ingredients (To serve two)
500G chicken thighs off the bone (Breast will work, but has a little less flavour)
One large red pepper
4 cloves garlic
Paprika (If you can get smoked paprika or pimienton dulce, it’s even better)
White wine vinegar
Large handful of green Olives (seeded makes them easier to eat!)
Cut the chicken into small bite read more »
We were delighted to hear that Bodegas La Grieta were awarded a Gold Medal at Terravino, the Mediterranean International Wine and Spirit Challenge.
This winery otherwise known as the Bodegas Malpais de Máguez is the only one producing wine in the north of Lanzarote with the D.O. Lanzarote brand. We had the opportunity to meet owner Ricardo last year during one of the Bodega Hopping Tours with the Lanzarote Active Club, he’s such a lovely guy!
This year’s Terravino competition included 448 samples of wines and spirits, 55% of the samples were from Israel, with the remainder entering from 29 other countries.
Ricardo’s vines are planted in read more »
Anyone who accesses Puerto del Carmen via the main road from Tías, must have noticed the smart new Restaurante DER that has opened next to the pharmacy on Calle Juan Carlos I.
Restaurante DER opened in autumn 2014, they specialise in a menu that caters for food allergies & intolerances. The DER menu is clearly marked with a colour system to identify ingredients included in each dish, making it really easy to spot which ones to avoid if you are allergic to gluten, nuts, eggs, milk etc.
I visited Restaurante DER for the first time this month with friends who have food allergies. They were impressed with the menu, we took our time to decide and was helped by Chef Fred who came out of the kitchen to advise us. Fred is brilliant, his enthusiasm is obvious and he speaks excellent English. We were treated to a delicious portion of Thai pasties for a starter which had delicate pieces of chicken inside served with a sweet chilli sauce. read more »
I’ve got to confess a little secret, we didn’t share this place with our readers as it was so good, we wanted to keep it to ourselves, just for a while!
La Masia de Teguise were offering a menu del día which we discovered just before summer last year, their 3 course menu was priced at €9.50 and in a beautiful setting. However, on Wednesday afternoons when the new menu for the week was launched, the price was an incredible €5 per person. It was very popular and a brilliant marketing concept, although we didn’t share it at the time, other than to a handful of people sworn to secrecy.
It was lovely to see something working in this location, the restaurant is situated on read more »