We tend not to eat in the more obvious restaurants aimed at tourists but recently we were meeting friends in Terraza in Puerto del Carmen.
Terraza was one of the many restaurants owned by Lani, it’s in a prime situation on the main Avenida along the front in Puerto del Carmen close to the casino.
We were meeting up with four friends who were over here training for the Ironman Lanzarote event, they were starving after completing the full Ironman cycle course of 180km, they had burnt off over 5,000 calories during the ride!
We arrived at about 8.30pm and the place was heaving, there were only a couple of empty tables, we joined our group and asked for the menu. Apart from the daily specials which that day were a choice of steak or fresh fish there is an extensive menu at Terraza. Choices included local Canarian dishes but also European and International dishes, there really was something for everyone with fish, meat, vegetarian, pizzas, pasta, curry, fajitas the list was endless.
With a menu this varied and the restaurant so busy I wasn’t expecting great things from the kitchen. Not knowing what to order I settled on Mexican fajitas as did Miguel, another popular choice on the table was the fresh fish special of the day. The service was good, starters for those who had earned them and drinks were served quickly. Then it was time for the main meals, the fajitas arrived on sizzling skillets with a choice of salsas, rice and tortillas, the fresh fish of the day was served with a mixed salad, papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes) and green mojo sauce. Everyone said their meal was good, they all arrived together, were good sized portions and more importantly still hot. The boys, still making up for their exercise ordered a variety of desserts with lashings of cream before we had coffee.
For an idea of prices, the fajitas were €9, a glass of white house wine €2.50, large beer €3.00 and coffee €1.65. One thing to watch out for and it’s only a small point but a pet hate of mine, they charge for the bread placed on the table which costs €1 per person.
I was pleasantly surprised, Terraza is a good restaurant for dining with groups where diners want a varied choice, you could eat there for weeks and not have to eat the same dish twice!
Telephone: 928 513 219
What do you think, have you eaten here?