Food & Drink

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You may have noticed that we’ve recently started reviewing restaurants across the island. The problem is, there are too many of them! If we were to do them all, we would be very fat and very broke!

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Lanzarote Restaurant Review - El Fondeadero, Las Caletas

You could miss Las Caletas by blinking. It’s that little village on the sea front between The King’s House in Costa Teguise and Puerto Naos in Arrecife. It’s basically a line of front line houses with a few restaurants. We checked out one of them on a Friday lunchtime.

El Fondeadero Front    El Fondeadero Exterior  read more »

Loquats in Lanzarote

I had never heard or seen this fruit before living in Lanzarote. I noticed that our neighbour has a tree full of loquats at the moment, they are ripe and falling to the ground. A loquat tree is different from other fruit trees as it produces fruit in the winter / spring rather than the summer / autumn seasons. You can see from the photo below that the fruit is small (3-5cm) and round in shape and orange in colour.  read more »

Lanzarote Recipe - Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas isn’t really a Lanzaroteño recipe (Madrileños will tell you they invented it, but they say that about everything good!), but it is a staple tapas dish here and is a delicious acc  read more »

Truffles in Lanzarote

It may surprise you to know that truffles grow in Lanzarote, they're known as papa cría, la trufa canaria.  read more »

Enjoying Tapas

Chick Pea Stew

Tapas bars can be a joy to visit, but they can also be a nightmare if you don't know what you're doing or if you don't have a great command of the Spanish language.  read more »

Asadero de Pollos, The Great Spanish Take Away

Asadero de Pollos

You must call in to one of the many Asadero de Pollos in Lanzarote if you get the chance, you won't have tasted better chicken or believe the portions and prices. The local Asadero is the equivalent to our Fish and Chip shops in the UK. There is normally one in each area and well placed so that you can pull up in a car to grab your take away (para llevar).  read more »

Lanzarote Wines & Bodegas

La Geria Wine Region

The Lanzarote wine from the Malvasía grape was known as Malmsey and has a deep yellow colour and almond nose. Favoured in the past by King Charles III, William Shakespeare and Walter Scott.

If you fancy a visit to the bodegas for a taste test they are situated in the La Geria area of the island. Simply start at either end of the road that connects San Bartolomé and Uga, agree your designated driver before you start sampling!

Here is a quick guideline to the labels and bodegas:  read more »


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