Food & Drink

St Valentine's Menu at El Toro

Chef Luis León has prepared a special menu for Valentine’s Weekend at El Toro Grill Restaurante in Puerto del Carmen.

El Toro Grill Restaurante Menu Valentin

El Toro is situated on the roundabout on the outskirts of the old town area of Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote. This Valentine’s Menu is available on Friday 12th February, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th.



Posted by El Toro Grill Restaurante on Thursday, 11 February 2016


Aperitivos / Appetisers

Mini ensalada mixta en texturas / mini mixed textured salad

Tartar de ostra ahumada y manzana verde / Tartar of smoked oyster and green apple  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Bogavante, El Golfo

Sunday lunches are important here in Lanzarote – it’s a time to unwind and enjoy a long, slow meal in the company of friends or family.

One of our favourite places to go is El Golfo – the village has many restaurants, and they are renowned for their fresh fish. We recently chose Bogavante for a meal with some very good friends, who were staying in Playa Blanca.

Bogavante opens directly onto the ocean and the outside terrace is actually on the beach. We were lucky to find a table there – we hadn’t booked, but we did arrive early at about 1PM. As you walk into the restaurant, you go past a large tank with live lobsters in it, and three of us made an instant decision to go for the speciality of the house.

We were surprised and impressed when not one, but two Lamborghinis pulled up outside while we were there, and their owners came into the restaurant as well. We didn’t even know there were two Lambos in Lanzarote!


For starters, we ordered various mixed plates – Lapas, local cheese and smoked salmon tostadas. The lapas (limpets in English) were  read more »

Amura Restaurante, Puerto Calero

Amura in Puerto Calero is one of Lanzarote’s fine dining restaurants, offering fabulous food and exceptional service.

Amura Front  Amura night

The building itself is interesting – looking “colonial” in style, with a large outdoor terrace, and the indoor section raised up  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Beijing Chinese Restaurant

We love finding restaurants that offer good food at great prices, our latest discovery we’d like to share is the Beijing Chinese Restaurant, situated in C.C. Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise.

Beijing Chinese Restaurant LanzaroteBeijing Menu

As there are so many Asian restaurants in Lanzarote, it can be difficult finding the best ones to visit. We were delighted to find the Beijing, instead of a cheap buffet, they offer an all you can eat menu and it’s cooked fresh to order.

On arrival, the waitress takes your drink order and then asks for your dishes for starters. Their sesame prawn toast is amazing, I love this and their crispy fried seaweed for my choice of starters. The dishes are perfectly sized for 1-2 people sharing, it’s like Chinese tapas!

Beijing Crispy Fried SeaweedBeijing Prawn Toast

When you’ve finished the first round of food, you  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Guachinche de Luis

It's hard to beat the Guachinche de Luis in the centre of Costa Teguise for an authentic Spanish Menu del Día.

Guachinche de Luis, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

We know it locally as Casa Luis, probably because Guachinche (prounounced gwa chin chay) can be difficult to remember and a bit of a mouthful to say! Traditionally a Guachinche is a makeshift restaurant, which this one definitely isn’t but they’re also known for serving good local cuisine at great value, which this one certainly does. You can also order tapas and  read more »

Bodega Vulcano de Lanzarote

Bodega Vulcano de Lanzarote is a boutique winery situated in the centre of Tías.

Boutique Bodega Vulcano

Vulcano is fairly new to the wine industry, they’re only six years old, however this family have a passion for Lanzarote wine and a desire to shake things up a bit! It’s unusual to find a bodega in an urban location, their stylish boutique winery can be found just off the Avenida Central in the heart of Tías. We met Nereida last week during our annual bodega hopping trip to taste the new wines of Lanzarote, where we had an opportunity to ask some questions about their winery.

Wine tasting with Nereida at Bodega Vulcano

We discovered that the family all live in and around the municipality of Tías, which is why it was important to locate their bodega in their local area. The family started producing wine in 2009, in their first year they produced 7,000 bottles of wine, this year Bodega Vulcano have produced 100,000 bottles. At first the family wanted to play it safe, producing typical wines that Lanzaroteños liked to drink, then they started developing their own style and taste.

In 2015 Vulcano’s project was to open their  read more »

I Tinajo Bocata Tour 2015

"Bocata" is the Spanish slang for "bocadillo" which means sandwich. The local Council of Tinajo have decided to organise a contest "I Tinajo Bocata Tour 2015" in collaboration with establishments from the municipality to choose their best "bocata".

I Tinajo Bocata Tour

The idea is simple: you need to try at least 5 of the 12 participating "bocatas" which have a cost of between €3.50 and 5€, a price that includes a drink. You get your card stamped every time you taste one of them and at the end you can choose which one is your favourite.

The card can be downloaded here bocata.pdf or it can be obtained directly from any of the participating establishments, which are: Restaurante Tinguatón, Las Malvas Bar Cafetería, Bar La Luchada, Bar el Callao, Restaurante Casa Ignacio, Bar Tabayba, Cafetería La Sociedad, Pura Vida Arte y Café, Burger Pizza El Sitio, Bar tapas el Quemado, Bar el Barquillo and Bistro Bar Yemaya.

You have time to taste any of these very affordable sandwiches and burgers as the offer starts on the 15th and finishes on the  read more »

Lanzarote wins 7 World Cheese Awards

Three local cheesemakers have been awarded 7 medals at the World Cheese Awards 2015: Finca de Uga, Tinache and Montaña Blanca.

Finca de Uga Lanzarote Cheese

This is no mean feat, considering that there were over 3,000 cheeses participating from 26 different countries and and a jury of 250 experts to evaluate them. The Canaries sent a  read more »


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