Food & Drink

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, La Bodeguita del Medio

We’d been for a walk, it was a hot summer’s day and a pint of shandy was required to quench our thirst, along with a tapa or two. We arrived in the old capital La Villa de Teguise and the shady seats outside La Bodeguita del Medio caught our fancy.

La Bodeguita del MedioLa Bodeguita del Medio tapas in teguise

Dutch owner Freddy was quick to spot us, before we knew it our ice cold drinks were on the table whilst we browsed the tapas menu. There are two options for shandy available in Lanzarote, the first is beer with 7up or Sprite which is shandy, often the locals drink beer with Fanta Lemon which is more refreshing in my opinion and called a clara.

La Bodeguita del MedioLa Bodeguita del Medio cheese in spicy oil

My friend doesn’t eat meat so we viewed the menu for vegetarian and fish options, it’s a fairly small menu but there were more than a few dishes that would have been suitable. Boquerones is  read more »

Lanzarote Recipes, Marquesotes Palmeros

How about something different for your breakfast this weekend? This recipe for Marquesotes Palmeros is really easy to make and delicious when served just cooled from the oven with a cup of tea or coffee.



400g sugar

240g flour

5 eggs

Zest of a lemon

(Optional topping desiccated coconut)


Separate the  read more »

Wines of the Volcano 2012

The Semana de Los Vinos del Volcán celebrating wines from Lanzarote, will be held in Yaiza from the 30th July to 3rd August.

VII Semana de Los Vinos del Volcán

Monday 30th July

17:30 – 20:00 The Jornada de control de maduración de uva (part 1) to learn about how to control the ripening of grapes will be held in the Salón de Actos at Bodega Rubicón with the winemaker Tomás Mesa from Bodega El Grifo. Places are limited to 25 people, the inscription is free and available through the Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Vinos de Lanzarote. Telephone: 928 52 13 13 / 928 52 10 48 or email: promoció

Tuesday 31st July

17:30 – 20:00 The Jornada  read more »

Restaurant Review - Casa Roja, Puerto del Carmen

Over the years, we’ve been to Casa Roja a couple of times. It had always been on my personal, and quite large, list of “good” restaurants in Lanzarote.

It’s no longer on that list.

Casa Roja has been elevated to the very much smaller list of “World class” restaurants I’ve had the pleasure to enjoy.

Casa Roja  Skyy Chill Bar

I think the change there is based on people, and their passion for fabulous food and great service. From the moment we entered the Skyy Chill bar next door  to enjoy a Friday evening Mojito, until we finally left some hours later, we were made really comfortable, and felt privileged to have enjoyed such a fabulous evening.  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Cantina Mejicana

The Cantina Mejicana is in the perfect place for a meal with a view. Its entrance is on Calle Limones, the pedestrian area of Playa Blanca, but the view is across to the beautiful Marina Rubicon on one side, Fuerteventura in the middle and the harbour on the other side. You can watch people below you walking along the Avenida Maritima and watch the boats bobbing on the sea. On the night we went, local children were jumping into the sea and singing their hearts out as they played in the water.

cocktailCantina Mejicana

The restaurant has a good-sized menu and, for us this is vital, a good choice of vegetarian dishes. We used to come to this restaurant when we were house hunting before we moved to Playa Blanca so it holds special memories as we excitedly planned our new life. The starter we always choose is  read more »

Tasting Lanzarote Food & Wine Week, 6th-15th July 2012

A new Semana Enogastronómica has been annouced from Saborea Lanzarote with la Tapa y el Vino week.


There are 14 restaurants from different areas of the island participating in the Tapas & Wine week from the 6th to 15th July.

On Saturday 14th July there will be a Fiesta de la Tapa in Plaza Varadero, the old  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, La Tentación

Our last business meeting of the day was in the Gran Hotel in Arrecife. It was a Friday and early evening or late afternoon if you’re Spanish, so we thought we’d head over to the Ferial del Pulpo to have a tapa to start the weekend. We’d obviously timed that wrong as there was no-one around, so we continued walking towards Charco de San Ginés.

Feria del PulpoLa Tentación Arrecife Lanzarote

There are a few tapas bars situated between Calle Real and Charco de San Ginés, the liveliest of which was La Tentación so we sat down at the only available table. We noticed that everyone else were enjoying mojitos, so it would have been rude not to order two!

Tapas Menu La Tentación

La Tentación had a varied tapas menu  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Sebastyan's

Sebastyan’s Restaurant in La Mulata, Playa Blanca has a very good reputation and we’d heard lots of people talking about it so decided to give it a try. It scores very well on Trip Advisor too.

Aubergine saladSebastyans Greek Restaurant

I’ve mentioned before that as vegetarians, we do sometimes struggle to find places where we can eat out. Greek cuisine is very accommodating to vegetarians and we’ve spent many holidays in the Greek islands over the years and we grew to love the food.

We didn’t book at Sebastyan’s and my advice is that you should make reservations because it was full the night we went and we were lucky to get a table. Firstly, the setting is amazing, with fabulous views across to Fuerteventura. It’s at  read more »

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