Food & Drink

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Bar Restaurante Mardeleva

The Bar Restaurante Mardeleva has caught my eye a few times and this week we had chance to stop for some lunchtime tapas. Situated on C/ Los Infantes above the old harbour in Puerto del Carmen, their terrace offers a lovely view - unfortunately we visited on a cloudy day so my photos do not do justice, you will have to visit to find out for yourself!

Restaurante Mardeleva Mardeleva Tapas Menu

To find Mardeleva you can take the new boardwalk alongside Restaurante La Casa Roja and up the steps on the right or follow the pavement up past Island Watersports. Our waiter was very attentive and enthusiastic about the fresh fish of the day which we were tempted with, but had planned to sample their tapas menu which is available daily from 11:30 to 15:00.

Mardeleva churros de pescado Mardeleva costillas de cerdo

We ordered our drinks and selected three tapas dishes,  read more »

El Chupadero, La Geria

The finca and bodega El Chupadero in La Geria is a lovely place to chill out, it’s just oozing with character. 

El Chupadero Outside area

Situated just off the beaten track towards the Uga end of the road that runs through La Geria, El Chupadero offers a selection of Vinos y Tapas. We attended a private function recently and the team of staff were superb on the night, we were served huge steaks, chicken, sausages, ribs and langostinos from the barbeque and a delightful range of salads, dips and sauces with hunks of fresh bread.

Dining Table Aljibe  read more »

Saborea Arrecife

Have you seen a copy of the gastronomy book Saborea Arrecife?

saborea Arrecife The pocket sized culinary book was announced in November 2010 and includes 73 different establishments in Arrecife, 35,000 copies were to be distributed by the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife around the tourist information offices and places of interest. The aim of the guide was to open up the Lanzarote’s capital to tourists so that they would visit Arrecife to try the range of food and drink available at our local cafeterías, bares, restaurantes and tabernas.

The guide included some of our local institutions like Bar Enrique  read more »

Brunch Navideño, Stratvs, 24th December 2010

Brunch_Navideño Lanzarote Bodega Stratvs have a special menu at their Terraza – Grill on Christmas Eve.

The “Brunch Navideño” is available from 11:00 – 18:00 and includes the following mouth watering options…..


Queso fresco asado sobre tarte de tomatey “Mesclun” de berros con mermelada de higos €7

Langostinos al ajo acompañados de vieiras con panceta ibérica €11

Croquetas de jamón idérico de Guijelo €8

Crema de calabaza con bogavantes con su vaina de vainilla €12

Timbal de salmón de Uga con perlas de mango y melón aromatizado con lima y jenigbre €10

Milhojas de aguacate con queso Jersey de la Finca de Uga con tomates aliñados al orégano €7

Pescados  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant, Blooming Cactus (Vegetarian, Vegan and Wheat Free)

blooming_cactus Blooming Cactus is the only 100% vegetarian restaurant in Lanzarote to my knowledge. Owned by Rebecca and Tracey, they originally started working from a premises in Playa Honda, this month they’ve moved to Calle Teide in the old town of Puerto del Carmen.

Offering dishes from around the world, their menu is really clear with each dish marked vegetarian, vegan and wheat free accordingly.

Normally open Tuesday to Sunday from 18:00 – 22:00 with special opening hours over Christmas, opening everyday from the 16th December through to 2nd January apart from taking Christmas Day and New Year’s Day off. This is the Blooming Cactus Christmas special three course menu available, priced at €12.50

Starter: Carrot & ginger soup

Main course: Veggie loaf with blue cheese & cranberries service with festive vegetables and a red wine & onion gravy

Dessert: Vanilla & berries baked cheesecake

Tracey is the creative one in the kitchen,  read more »

Puerto Bahia Restaurant Puerto del Carmen - New Year's Eve

The Puerto Bahia restaurant in Puerto del Carmen is having a special new year’s eve dinner, with some fabulous sounding items on the menu.

Located right on the front between playa Chica and the old town harbour, the Puerto Bahia has been serving great food and amazing views for years!


Here are some highlights from the special menu:  read more »

Christmas Eve Meal - Irish Viking Style

I wonder how many of you, like me, have walked past The Irish Viking and wondered about the origin of the name?

Well here’s the answer! Terry, who is Irish, met Mimi, who is from Norway, 25 years ago, here in Lanzarote, and they decided to open a bar.

The recipe has obviously been successful, because 25 years later, they’re still going and they’re still one of the best places to visit for a drink or a bite in Puerto del Carmen.

The Irish Viking is a large place, and can seat up to 120 people in a rustic setting. They offer a good selection of food, including all day breakfasts and their famous mixed grill, and they are renowned for their nightly entertainment.

This Christmas Eve, they are offering a traditional Norwegian dinner and dance which sounds like fun. Supported by live music, everyone will be welcomed with a drink, followed by a three course meal of traditional Norwegian Christmas fair.

Here’s the menu: (Just click to enlarge it)  read more »

Gluten Free Foodie On Holiday In Lanzarote

This is a guest post from Caz Roberts who is a coeliac and was recently on holiday in Lanzarote for the first time.

Anyone with a food intolerance knows travelling can sometimes be challenge. As a ceoliac on a strict gluten free diet I often find it hard to find suitable food when abroad.

Hesperia and Puerto Calero I was getting fed up of the recent freezing weather in London and hopped a bit of an impromptu flight to Lanzarote for some weekend sun.

Lanzarote itself is lovely - no high rises, beautiful scenery, lovely beaches, quiet and  sunny!

The fact that Spanish food is relatively gluten free friendly aside, I was very pleasantly surprised of the awareness of coeliac disease on the island.

My hotel - the lovely Hesperia Lanzarote - provided gluten free bread at the breakfasts - I only requested it once, after that they noted down my room number so that each morning when I came to the restaurant they would go and get it for me. It wasn't the softest, but who on earth is complaining when you can smother it with nutella! I felt extremely well treated, and it was lovely to be catered for, and with a smile too. I also loved the fresh Spanish omelettes and large array of high quality cured meats - serrano ham and chorizo with my eggs, yum. That and loads of fresh fruit and yoghurts. And free champagne, which is always gluten free!

I didn't stay there for dinner  read more »


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