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.
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.
There’s more on the menu with a good selection of fresh salads and main courses such as fillet steak and Thai red curry as well as daily specials. Don’t get carried away with the starters or main meals as you have to leave room for Zoe’s famous chocolate brownie! There are other deserts but I witnessed several people ordering this desert including us and they were amazed.
The bar has a fantastic selection of beers, wines and champagne on offer with delicious Italian coffee and a free Wi-Fi connection for customers. La Cantina is open from midday until 11pm, closed on a Sunday evening after the market and all day Monday. Tel: 928 845 536. Connect to them on Facebook: La Cantina Vinobar. Don't forget to leave a comment below if you've eaten at La Cantina, what was your favourite dish?
Benn is also a member of the band Los Rubarboos, find out more who are you..... Rubarboos
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