Food & Drink

Tapas Festival Puerto del Carmen 2015

The 4th edition of the popular Feria de la Tapa will be celebrated in Puerto del Carmen on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of September 2015.


This tapas festival offers visitors an ideal opportunity to discover the gastronomy of Lanzarote. There will be lots of different stalls offering a wide variety of food and wine for tasting. As it’s tuna season, the show cooking chefs from the island will be demonstrating how to carve tuna and the amateur cooking contest is based on using Skipjack tuna.

The fun starts at 19:00 on Saturday 26th September and 11:00 on Sunday 27th September. The food festival is situated in Plaza del Varadero, by the harbour in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen.

Already confirmed as attending with food stalls are:

11 restaurants: Bar La Galería, Minato Sushi Bar Lanzarote, Puerto Bahía, Taberna de Nino, Los Aljibes de Tahíche, El Cangrejo Rojo, El Sardinero, La Chalana, La Cofradía de La Tiñosa, Mamma Carolina & El Asador.

2 cheese manufacturers: Filo el Chuchillo & Los Callaítos

6 wineries: Bodega Vega de Yuco, La Grieta, La Geria, Guiguan, Rubicón & Tierra de Volcanes

3 bakeries: Ana María, La Montagne & Taberna Atlántica

1 ice-cream manufacturer: Helatlon


Saturday 26th September

18.00 Opening of the Feria de la Tapa Saborea Lanzarote  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Restaurante Famara, Puerto del Carmen

Tucked away in the Old Town, next to The Island Bar, is the newly opened Famara Restaurant which we discovered by accident one afternoon while deciding where to eat.

Famara Restaurant Exterior-r31  Famara Cocktail Bar-r31

Attracted in by the warm welcome and friendly humour of owner, Said, as  read more »

Michelin Star Chef Rene Mathieu Tasting Menu

Belgian Chef René Mathieu is a well known name in the world of haute cuisine, he’s held a Michelin Star for 20 years for his work at Le Capucin Gourmand and La Distillerie.

Michelin Star Chef René Mathieu

The Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel will be hosting a tasting menu at their gourmet restaurant Isla de Lobos, featuring the creations of Chef René Mathieu from the 10th to 12th September. Chef Mathieu has created the following tasting menu with the support of Chef Joao Henrique Faraco and Executive Chef Víctor Bossecker from the hotel.

The tasting menu is available at €55 per person without drinks and €80 per person with wine pairing included.

Jornadas Gastronómicas con el Chef Estrella Michelin René Mathieu

Piña colada  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Da Vinci

Da Vinci in Puerto del Carmen had been mentioned more than a few times on our Facebook page as somewhere our readers liked to eat. It wasn’t somewhere we had thought about, when looking for food in that holiday resort. We found ourselves in need of sustenance when it was the Fiestas del Carmen, so we decided to give it a go.

Da Vinci Pizzeria Restaurante

I think what has put us off before is the waiter / PR standing on the street outside, on this occasion he allowed us to browse the menu and just offered us a table, when we had made a decision.  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, La Bulla

It was one of those days when nothing went right, the car didn’t start, the restaurant we had been planning to have lunch at was closed and then we found ourselves at La Bulla.

La Bulla Lanzarote

It was a very hot day in the capital and we started to relax when we found a slight breeze around the picturesque waterfront of Charco de San Ginés. Looking for somewhere new to try, we settled on La Bulla, liking it’s elevated position and panoramic view over the charco with the distinctive San Ginés church tower in the distance.

Charco de San Gines view from La Bulla

La Bulla offer Spanish cuisine with a choice of salads, tapas, tablas and pinchos. We liked their different combinations, looking across to other tables the chipirones rebozados was popular and looked great, I was tempted but in the end we opted for  read more »

Lanzarote Information Sangria Recipe

Every restaurant on the island seems to have a different Sangria recipe ranging from watery fruit juice to a “blow your head off” concoction with Cointreau thrown into the mix. And in between, there are several really excellent varieties of the drink, which has become synonymous with enjoyment in the sunshine.

Here’s our version – we’re not saying it’s any better than anyone else's, but we like it and we’ve spent a few years diligently researching to get it to our taste!



A bottle of red wine. Quite obviously a Spanish wine, we generally go for  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, The V Factor

Today I discovered The V Factor in Arrecife, this is a new quirky and very cool vegan restaurant in Lanzarote.

The V FactorV Factor Bike Rack

The V Factor by Mítríx Persu only opened in Lanzarote this month, it’s the first 100% vegan restaurant on the island and offers diners something completely different. The interior is fascinating, the more you look the more you see, there’s a parking area for dogs & bikes. The tables and chairs are recycled tyres and pallets, there’s sheets of newspaper on the walls and some funny messages chalked up on the boards.

V Factor Tabbouleh

This was my first vegan experience, I love most food and wasn’t sure what to try from the menu, so I opted for the daily special which is priced at €10 and includes 3 courses plus a coffee. The starter was tabbouleh which was minutely chopped, fresh and delicious when spooned into the lettuce leaves and eaten in the style of a wrap.  read more »

Around the world in 5 beers... without leaving Lanzarote!

If I drink when I´m eating, I normally choose wine. But when I´m having "exotic" food sometimes I like having an "exotic" beer to match it: Coronita or Sol with Mexican food, Cobra or Tiger with Indian and so on.

Lanzarote has such a wide range of restaurants that I have discovered 5 new beers that will take you around the world... without leaving the island!

From my favourite Japanese joint Sushi Bar Minato in Puerto Calero, all in 33cl bottles,  I have tried:

Japanese beers in Lanzarote

1) Asahi. Alcohol 5.0% volume.

My favourite one. Quite similar to Sapporo in my humble opinion. I find it dry, smooth and not too bitter.

2) Sapporo. Alcohol 4.7% volume.

Probably the best known of the Japanese beers. I think it has a more robust taste than Asahi but not bitter at all.

3) And finally Kirin Ichiban. Alcohol 5.0% volume.

It seems softer but gassier to me, with a slight bitter aftertaste.

All the way from Jamaica at  read more »

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