Luis Léon Named Among Top 12 Chefs In The Canaries

Luis Léon, who is the chef at Toro Restaurante in Puerto del Carmen has achieved another award to add to his growing collection. He has been named in Binter Magazine as one of the top 12 chefs in the islands.

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Toro started five years ago, and Léon’s cuisine has justifiably become famous for using the very best ingredients - meats that have hung for more than 70 days, the vey best Spanish meat from acorn fed black pigs, and plenty of local ingredients, including wild rabbit.

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Luis first worked in a hotel kitchen in his native Barcelona, and eventually moved to Lanzarote in 1987. He has been presenting a cookery programme on local television since the late 1980’s and is now President of Lanzarote Cocina, an organisation that has done so much to bring quality Canarian cuisine to a more international stage.

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He started Toro in 2011 as a showcase for his talents, and his son now works alongside him there.

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The restaurant is situated on the roundabout at the top of Calle Reina Sofia, in Puerto del Carmen, and on the road towards Puerto Calero. You can see the current menu or make a booking at the website Chef Luis Leon. The restaurant also has a Facebook Page: Toro Restaurante