Food & Drink

El Pastelito, Tahiche

The German bakery in Tahiche is situated just above the roundabout at Gallo Loco on the main road heading from Tahiche to Guatiza and beyond. 

Sindy y Mattias El Pastelito It is owned and run by Mattias Geissler and Sindy Wendt, who amazingly make every single cake, biscuit and bread roll themselves on the premises each day. The shop has a gorgeous display of bread, cakes and pastries all made in the German style.

We may disagree with Germany over football but there is a pleasant accord with the Brits over puddings. Did you know for example that you can buy homemade apple or cherry crumble pies here any day of the week? Giant Danish pastries, cheesecakes, cream eclairs and even a rhubarb sponge cake!

As a qualified eater I can recommend the “Berlina”, known to us as a doughnut and in El Pastelito you can choose between varied fillings such as jam, custard, custard and raspberry or chocolate!  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Sakura V

We found ourselves hungry and in Arrecife recently and fighting an urge to revisit one of our favourite restaurants in the capital we sought out a new one to try. We’d heard some really good reports from friends about the Japanese restaurant Sakura V situated on C/ José Antonio and wandered round to see what was on the menu.

Sakura V Exterior Sakura V Entrance

The Sakura V restaurant is divided into two, the left hand side is the cinta (belt) and the right the carte. Intrigued by the Menú de Cinta which is available everyday we headed up the stairs and were met by our waiter who seated us and explained that we just help ourselves from the selection of food passing our table on the conveyor belt.  We ordered two Japanese Kirin Ichiban beers and picked our first dishes to try.

Sakura V Menú de Cinta Sakura V Seaweed  read more »

Real Ale Festival, Red Lion Costa Teguise, 9th - 11th July 2010

Beer Festival Red Lion Mark and Jayne Senior from the Red Lion in Costa Teguise are holding their 2nd Real Ale Festival from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2010. If you’re looking for a bottle of Old Peculiar, Tangle Foot or Newcastle Brown they will have these and others in the selection of 20 different ales and ciders available. If ale and cider is not for you then how about a shot of something stronger, they have over 100 different varieties of spirits to choose from.

Its the World Cup final weekend and there’s live horse racing during Friday and Saturday as well as entertainment from Tony Riccardi from the Skatoons on Saturday night.

The Red Lion is situated on the Avenida Islas Canarias in Costa Teguise, just opposite Pueblo Marinero.  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Ca 'Pipo, Playa Blanca

Bar Cafetería Ca'Pipo I think we may have found the best value “menu del día” in Lanzarote!

Bar – Cafetería Ca ’Pipo is situated in the town centre of Playa Blanca, in the newest shopping area C.C. Correillo near the HiperDino supermarket. They have a “menu anticrisi” which is available on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week between 12:30 and 15:30. For just €3.90 you get a starter, main meal, dessert and a drink of water. The starter is a choice of salad or soup and the main meal is a choice of fish or meat, there is a dessert provided which can be fruit, ice cream or cake.

We were offered either vegetable soup or potato and vegetable salad, we opted for the salad and a huge portion was immediately brought out with fresh bread. The cubes of potato were cooked to perfection mixed with fresh chives and mayonnaise, I managed 3/4 of the serving before admitting defeat.

Ensalada Papas Pescado Empanado  read more »

I Ruta Gastronómica Arrecife, 1st July - 31st August 2010

Arrecife the capital of Lanzarote is looking to attract tourists through July and August with their Ruta Gastronómica promotion where you can go to try local tapas dishes from €2. The initiative is being promoted on the new website ruta gastronomica arrecife 2010 where a leaflet with interesting places to visit during a day in Arrecife can be downloaded as well as restaurant suggestions to taste typical Canarian cuisine.

Leaflet 1 leaflet 2

¿Quieres conocer la gastronomía de Canarias?

The Guanches staple food was Gofio and this has remained in the Canarian gastronomy along with meat from their grazing flocks of goats, sheep and pigs which also provided dairy products of milk and butter. The dishes were influenced over time by the explorers calling into the islands before sailing the Atlantic, these ships arrived stocked with sugar cane, vines and bananas.

Bars & Restaurants Featured

The following restaurants are listed as participating along with a suggested dish to try on your visit, opening hours and a location map are available.

Café Guernika, Calle Ginés de Castro. Suggestion: Almogrote sobre tostadas de pan integral al aceite ecológico Arbequina.

Bar Andalucia, Calle Luis Martin. Suggestion: Brandada de cherne.

Er Cuchitri, Vía Medular. Suggestion: Cazón en adobo.

Restaurante Museo del Vino, Calle García de Hita. Suggestion: Chipirones a la plancha con mojo y papas arrugadas.

Restaurante Lilium, Calle José Antonio. Suggestion: Croquetas de platano con un toque de chacón servidos con mahonesa de verbahuerto.

A la vuelta Bar, Calle Manuel Miranda. Suggestion: Delicias de cherne al Rubicon y cilantro.

Pastelería Lamontgne, Calle José Antonio. Suggestion: Pastel La Palma.

La Puntilla vinos y comidas, Avenida César Manrique. Suggestion: Plato canario del día.

Cafeteria Central, Leon y Castillo. Suggestion: Salpicón de Marisco.

Café ConVerso, Calle Coronel Bens. Suggestion: Tosta de pan de aloe vera con queso fresco y jengibre.  read more »

Café Bar La Fuente, Costa Teguise

Café Bar La Fuente A new café bar has recently opened in Costa Teguise.

Jointly run by Paula and Haley, La Fuente is a new family centered café bar in Costa Teguise.

On the site of the previously popular Coffee and Cream, La Fuente has been re named in honour of the fountain gardens just in front of it.

It is located in CC Los Charcos which is a small pedestrian square which opens out directly from the main Avenida, opposite the Post Office. The local police office and doctors surgery are also located here so plenty of local passing trade call into La Fuente for morning coffee and pastries.

Café Bar La Fuente La Fuente Interior

The open terrace enjoys all day sun with a wide pergola for sitting in the shade. Cool sangria is made daily and a large beer is only 1.50€

The café is popular with families of all ages, the safe square means toddlers and under 10’s can play safely and the wifi access means our technological teens can keep connected with their iPods and netbooks!  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurants,Vino y Lenteja, 1-6th June 2010

Ten Lanzarote Restaurants are participating in a week of “gastronómica del vino y la lenteja” (wine and lentils) from the 1st to the 6th June 2010. The Cabildo de Lanzarote launched the week in conjunction with the Consejerás de Agriculture, Ganadería y Pesca y Turismo to promote local produce in Lanzarote. Chefs from the following restaurants in Lanzarote will be participating with daily special menus on offer combining the lentils and wine:

Restaurante La Puntilla, Arrecife – Chef José Rodríguez

Restaurante Lilium, Arrecife – Chef Orlando Ortega

vinolentejasRestaurant Getaria, Costa Teguise – Chef Fernando Núñez

Restaurante Isla Bonita, Costa Teguise – Chef José Luis Guillén

Restaurante El Risco, Famara – Chef Juan J. Perdomo

Restaurante La Tegala, Mácher – Chef Esther Ordóñez  read more »

Restaurante Emmax, Ironmen Free Meal Offer

Emmax The fabulous and very popular Restaurante Emmax situated on the sea front in Playa Honda, Lanzarote have a free meal deal for any Ironman Lanzarote 2010 competitor.

Emmax owners Moritz and Max have invited the triathletes competing in the Ironman Lanzarote 2010 event to visit their restaurant any time from Saturday up until the 30th May 2010. Simply take your Ironman wrist band plus one other person (non competitor) to Emmax and the Ironman will receive a free meal on the house!  read more »


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