Food & Drink

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, La Cantina - La Villa de Teguise

La Cantina Restaurant It’s hard to miss the restaurant La Cantina in La Villa de Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote. Situated on the corner of Leon y Castillo the building is visible from the road through Teguise if driving towards Famara and walking from the main square in the centre (Plaza de la Constitución) away from the church with the Tourist Information Office and Sociedad on your right.

La Cantina is a fabulous old Canarian building with oodles of character, there’s the main dining room, bar and central patio for a choice of indoor or outdoor tables, you even have to duck down to under a low roof to use the servicios.

The restaurant is run by Benn and Zoe, having lived on the island for the past 18 years they were a little tired of the typical menus found in Lanzarote so they’ve come up with some different suggestions.

Entrance Courtyard

Starters and snacks start from 4 Euros and include options such as Thai fishcakes, Vietnamese rolls and beef carpaccio. The sharing boards at 14 Euros are a fantastic idea, its like a selection of themed tapas, our particular favourite is the Asian and I love everything, especially the Vietnamese rolls. There is also a Canarian board with a selection of local dishes, Deli which includes meat and cheeses and Del Mar with choices from the sea.

Asian Sharing Board Chocolate Brownie to die for  read more »

The Full Monty Breakfast

Jesters There are times when only a cooked breakfast hits the spot: after a night out, Sunday mornings and especially when on holiday and you have the time to enjoy it. I recently enjoyed a week off from work and tried and reviewed a couple of brekkies.

With a trusty team of tasters our first stop had to be the amazing deal at Jesters bar in Costa Teguise, only 1€ for a Full English.

We had seen the bill board and when we entered the bar there were already a few locals and holiday makers tucking in with gusto. The outside terrace is very spacious and appeared to be a popular spot for young families. With euro coins at the ready we ordered the breakfast. Service was very friendly and efficient and in no time we had our breakfasts. It comprised the full complement of egg, bacon, sausage, beans, toast and butter. All made with English products. Jesters Full Monty Breakfast Two of our tasters don’t like beans and were given extra sausages which really proved this bars determination to go the extra bit (or bite) in pleasing their customers.

We all agreed on the plus points as being dippy eggs with well cooked whites and hot beans, all in all superb value and really tasty. Drinks obviously weren’t included in the price but were priced at 1.50€ for mugs of tea or coffee or glasses of breakfast juice. The rest of their menu also seems very good value and I’m sure Jesters are winning lots of fans in Costa Teguise.  read more »

Congratulations to Lanzarote Bodega Stratvs

The prestigious Lanzarote bodega Stratvs won not one but two more awards recently.


Their beautifully designed bottles won the Silver Pentaward 2009 in the Luxury Fine wines & champagne category. The Pentawards is a worldwide competition searching out those innovative designs for all different forms of packaging.  read more »

Zest & Coopers, Matagorda 26th February 2010


The Zest restaurant at Costa Sal in the Matagorda area of Puerto del Carmen has been open for a year this month. They have a double celebration planned for Friday 26th February 2010 and you’re invited to join them!

Not only is it their first birthday, the bar area of the Zest restaurant has undergone a complete refurbishment and is being launched as Coopers.

Head to Zest between 6.30pm – 8.30pm on Friday and join them for drinks and canapés. For more information please see their website Zest Lanzarote or phone on 928 514 592.  read more »

La Cantina, San Valentín

La Cantina Looking for a romantic meal for two for Valentine’s Day this Sunday?

How about visiting the old capital of Lanzarote and the La Cantina vinobar in La Villa de Teguise. Zoe and Benn have prepared a seven course menu priced at €45 which is available from 8pm.  read more »

El Chupadero, San Valentin, 14th February 2010

Barbara.Dinner0-4 The Bodega and Finca El Chupadero situated in the La Geria region of Lanzarote have arranged a special romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day.

Sylvia Angelika Oelwein and Valerie Weatherburn will be providing the entertainment on the evening with music, songs and poems (in German).

The chef is preparing a special menu so that you can enjoy the pleasure of aphrodisiac delights made with special aromas eroticism love, tenderness and sensuality.  read more »

Restaurant Review - The Irish Anvil, Playa Blanca

As part of our walk along the full length of the Paseo Maritimo in Playa Blanca, we decided to stop for a bite at The Irish Anvil, which is right on the promenade.

Irish Anvil

We settled at a table in the sunshine, and from there, The Irish Anvil looks pretty much like any bar on the island, but I was to discover later that it’s a bit special inside!

The menu is pretty limited if I’m honest, with a selection of burgers, wraps, sandwiches and a few main courses. Jules selected a Mexican Chicken Wrap, and I went with The Anvil Burger. If the menu is limited, the quality isn’t! The wrap was presented superbly, with good chunks of tasty chicken breast cooked in an interesting spicy marinade. The burger was fabulous – really good quality ground beef, with bacon, cheese and sauce, served with perfectly cooked chips. Both portions were large and good value for money.

Anvil Burger  Mexican Chicken Wrap  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - In Situ, Arrecife

In Situ We came across the tapas bar In Situ with an outside terrace area by chance recently. We were heading for the Recova Market in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote it was a Saturday morning and I hadn’t yet seen the second hand market although I was disappointed as the doors were closed.

There was a market situated around the Charco de San Ginés but I had visited there recently so we walked through the square in front of the San Ginés church and noticed the umbrellas and outside seating. We hadn’t eaten breakfast and it was early for lunch for us but having read the blackboards which were written in Spanish and English, we were tempted with something to eat and decided on brunch!

Tapas Board 3 Terrace and church  read more »


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