Food & Drink

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Sushi Bar Minato

This is by far my favourite sushi place in the island.  Sushi Bar Minato Lanzarote is in Puerto Calero, on the second floor directly opposite Las Carpas. Minato means port in Japanese and in their culture, it's a meeting point.

Susana making sushiSushi InstructorSushi teacher

I must admit I wasn't a great fan of sushi to start with, it was more of an acquired taste for me.

I first got to know them during the Wine Run in 2013 where I learned about their "Chacho Maki", which is a maki with Canarian twist with cherne, crunchy batata and mojo.  Another must, in my opinion, is the Algae salad, which has also tuna on it and a secret sauce that will have you licking your fingers.

For those not too keen on raw fish, there is always the  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Gulliver Cerveceria

Gulliver’s has been on my list of places to visit for a long time, we finally made it over to Tinajo for tapas.

Gulliver Cerveceria

Gulliver Cerveceria is owned by José and Maribel, a lovely couple who give a warm welcome to returning friends as well as new visitors. Situated on the main road in Tinajo, they are easy to find with plenty of parking in the street. Their terrace is a popular place to sit so if there’s a few of you visiting, best to call and reserve a spot, there’s plenty of room inside and a couple of wooden picnic tables outside.

Gulliver Tapas black puddingGulliver Tapas chorizo in honey rum

Maribel brought out a tapa of a fresh tortilla for us to taste whilst deciding on the menu, I had to try the chorizo cooked in honey rum and Miguel loves black pudding, so selected the morcilla, plus a racion of papas bravas and papas Gulliver. Maribel also brought a taster of marinated pork and some slices of fresh goats cheese to the table whilst our order was being prepared.

The morcilla (black pudding) was delicious, served  read more »

Tapas Festival Puerto del Carmen

A tapas food & wine fair has been organised in the holiday resort of Puerto del Carmen to take place on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th of September 2014.

Saborea Lanzarote 27 28 September

The Saborea Lanzarote brand which means Tasting Lanzarote promotes the island’s gastronomy. This weekend has been planned to coincide with World Tourism Day, along with 20 other Spanish cities, who will be holding similar events.

Plaza del Varadero is the square in the harbour situated in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen. A selection of restaurants, dairies and wineries from Lanzarote will be participating over the weekend with live music for entertainment.

The food stalls will be open for tastings:  read more »

Miguel the beekeeper in Lanzarote

We were introduced to Miguel Galván during the third bodega hopping tour for residents with the Lanzarote Active Club.

Honey from LanzaroteHoneycomb frame

Miguel invited the group to tea and coffee on the terrace of his finca situated on the outskirts of La Villa de Teguise. He escorted small numbers of us to see his collection of six beehives at this location. Whilst there, we noticed a wine barrel that had been connected to a hive which was separate from the others. Miguel explained that this was new, he had recently found the barrel with some bees already in residence so he had connected it up to a hive, the bees could be seen busily buzzing up and down the transparent tunnel between the two.

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The bees that Miguel keeps are Abeja negra Canaria or  read more »

5 Special Occasions Restaurants In Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen is full of great restaurants of all types, and you could eat out for every meal for a long period and never try them all! We’re doing our best, but it’s a lifetime’s work to report on every single one of them.

But there are some restaurants which are worthy of second or third visits – those places on the “special occasion” list, and ones which we use when we want to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary or just to have a treat.

Here are our 5 special occasion restaurants in Puerto del Carmen:

Casa Roja

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Set right in the harbour, with a terrace onto the ocean, Casa Roja serves excellent food and wine in a delightful atmosphere during lunchtimes and evenings. As you would expect, the sea food is delicious, although the Argentinian sourced steaks are pretty special as well. The building itself is fascinating, being one of the oldest on the island, dating from 1850.

Our full review of Casa Roja

Casa Cabaña

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Not to be confused with La Cabaña in Macher (which is also excellent) Casa Cabaña is situated in the old town of Puerto del Carmen and features an enclosed front terrace area and cool air conditioned interior. The house speciality is Beef Wellington, which is superb, and they also offer a good choice of poultry, fish and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is British owned and is open evenings only from Monday to Saturday.

Full review to follow


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Antica Trattoria di Verona

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As you might guess from the name,  read more »

Tasting Bermejo Wine At Casa Diama

We visited Casa Diama, which is in the wine growing region of La Geria, in order to understand more about wine growing and to taste Bodega Bermejo’s excellent wines. We went with a group from Lanzarote Active Club.

Casa Diama

Casa Diama  Bodega

The house is set well back from the main road in La Geria, and is access by a 2KM dirt track, nestled well inside the volcanic region. The Timanfaya mountains can be clearly seen, and the borders of the finca are actually the lava flow from there. The black picon is extremely deep in this area, which is why the Hoyos (the circular holes dug to get the vines down to the soil) are so deep.

The house itself consists of a two bedroom property and a small apartment, which can be rented weekly and provides an extremely tranquil place for a get away break.

We were shown around the finca by the owner’s son Carlos. There are two grape varieties grown on the finca, the Malvasía, which is the bedrock of Lanzarote’s white wines, and the Moscatel, which provides the grape for the stunning sweet wines made here. The Mavasía grapes are being harvested now (July) and the others will be left on the vines until September,  read more »

Lanzarote Winners of Agrocanarias 2014

Lanzarote was the second island with the most prizes in the wine section of the 14th edition of Agrocanarias, scooping a total of 5 medals:

Agrocanarias 2014 winners

* Bodegas Reymar / Los Perdomos won a Grand Gold Medal for their "Moscatel de Licor 2012".

* Bodega Los Bermejos won another a Grand Gold Medal for their "Maceración Carbónica 2013" and also,  two Silver Medals for their "Malvasía Seco Ecológico 2013" and their "Malvasía Naturalmente Dulce".

* And last, but not least, Bodegas  read more »

Michelin Star Chef Jordi Esteve in Lanzarote

Chef Jordi Esteve from the Michelin starred Nectari Restaurant in Barcelona, will be at the Hotel Princesa Yaiza in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote next week.

Jordi Esteve Princesa Yaiza 24-26 July

This talented Michelin Star Chef is participating in the Jornadas Gastrónimas at the Restaurante Islas de Lobos within the 5* hotel.

A tasting menu will be available on  read more »


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