Food & Drink

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Esencia, Costa Teguise

Esencia is located in the Melia Salinas 5 star hotel in Costa Teguise, and is open to both people staying there and those who are not. We’d heard that they offered a special experience with excellent food, so we decided to treat ourselves, with friends, to a meal there to see for ourselves.

Esencia Entrance  Esencia Terrace

To access Esencia you need to walk through reception and toward the swimming pools, and if you then turn right, you will see the restaurant ahead of you. The building is very much like a traditional Canarian house, with an inside eating area as well as a large terrace which looks out over the beach. The ambience is lovely on a hot summer evening.

Esencia Roulade  Esencia Salmorejo

We had booked online through their website, and had received a total of 4 confirmations by email! When we arrived, however, the waitress didn’t seem to be expecting us, but as there was only one other person in the restaurant, we were able to choose the table we preferred on the terrace.  read more »

Where to find the best steaks in Lanzarote!

We’re often asked by tourists for our restaurant recommendations, as far as our research and local knowledge goes, these are the restaurants in Lanzarote where you can enjoy a fabulous steak.

La Bohemia Steak

Puerto del Carmen

Restaurante Toro

A choice of different steaks including rib eye, t-bone and entrecote cooked over a wood fired grill. Situated on the roundabout between Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero.

Restaurante Don Rafael Barbacoa Grill

Situated in the centre of Puerto del Carmen, just set back off the main strip on Calle Doramas, Don Rafael is known for their fantastic fillet steak and 3 pepper sauce.

Restaurant Grill La Cascada Puerto

You only have to walk past this restaurant to know they have fabulous meat, as it’s proudly displayed at the entrance. Situated on Calle Roque Nublo in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen. Chateubriand and entrecot de cebón are listed on their house specials.  read more »

New In Amura - Tapas Menu

Amura in Puerto Calero has always been known for their fine dining experience. But they have recently introduced a new tapas menu, so that people can enjoy the very best in Tapas in Amura’s luxurious surroundings overlooking the marina in Puerto Calero.

Amura dmm july16 corta

Amura is recommended in both the Respol Guide and also as a “Big Gourmand” location in the Michelin Guide.   read more »

Luis Léon Named Among Top 12 Chefs In The Canaries

Luis Léon, who is the chef at Toro Restaurante in Puerto del Carmen has achieved another award to add to his growing collection. He has been named in Binter Magazine as one of the top 12 chefs in the islands.

Toro 1  Toro

Toro started five years ago, and Léon’s cuisine has justifiably become famous for using the very best ingredients - meats that have hung for more than 70 days, the vey best Spanish meat from acorn fed black pigs, and plenty of local ingredients, including wild rabbit.

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Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Mercado Diecisiete

I can’t believe Mercado Diecisiete has been open for more than a year now and it’s our first time of eating there, time passes so quickly.

Mercado Diecisiete Interior

This restaurant is situated in Pueblo Marinero, the popular square in the heart of Costa Teguise. The square was buzzing, it was Friday night and the bars with outside tables were packed, we arrived at Mercado Diecisiete and was surprised to find it quiet, we received a friendly welcome and were offered a table of our choice. 

Mercado Diecisiete Muebles

We were only planning on a main meal but was persuaded to have a little starter to share with our bottle of wine, the bread with tomato and Iberian ham was just right.   read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Cevicheria La Esquina Maria

It was thanks to our foodie friends Benn & Zoe that we discovered the Cevicheria La Esquina Maria in Famara.

Cevicheria La Esquina Maria

This Peruvian cafe bar is situated on the seafront row of properties in the village of Caleta de Famara, whilst El Risco and Sol in the same line face out to sea, this establishment faces inwards. There’s something very relaxing about sitting at a table feeling the sand beneath your toes, plus you can’t beat the laid back atmosphere in Famara.

Pisco SourCevicheria al estilo Peruano

It was Sunday lunch so we ordered a Pisco Sour cocktail whilst we browsed the menu. This was our first taste of Peruvian food and we didn’t recognise the dishes, luckily there was a picture menu and our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful.  read more »

Malpeis Brewery and its craft beers: Jable, Bermeja and Rofe

I had been following with excitement this new brewery in the island since I read about them in the press over a year ago. And when they opened up earlier this year, I went to check them up. Malpeis Brewery is in Calle Malagueña in Tinajo, literally behind the Police Station.

Malpeis Cerveza Artesana

For a 5€ fee you get a tour of the quaint little brewery and a generous sample of their 3 different beers with some nibbles that I must admit were exquisitely chosen.  Additional bottles to enjoy your favourite are available for sale too!  A bit of advice: designate a driver prior to starting the tasting, or even better, make the most of your visit and book some rural accommodation to stay the night.

Malpeis Brewery in Lanzarote

I caught up with Tania Delgado to learn a bit more about the Malpeis Brewery.

Who is behind Malpeis?

Behind this project there is  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Divina Italia

We had a few appointments in the capital yesterday and decided to have an impromptu lunch in the Charco de San Ginés area of Arrecife. There’s a lovely selection of restaurants in this picturesque area of Lanzarote’s capital, we’d heard good things about Divina Italia, so decided to visit their Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant.

Divina Italia ArrecifeView Charco de San Ginés

Many of the tables on the terrace were already occupied, there was a mixture of Spanish and British residents lunching as well as tourists. The food coming out of the kitchen looked fabulous, we decided to share the house salad (Ensalada Divina) and a spicy Pizza Vesubio. There were plenty of friendly waiters on hand, their language skills were being tested by the variety of nationalities who had been drawn to the restaurant for lunch.  read more »


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