Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Bar El Moreno

We’ve passed this bar many a time without realising that the Bar El Moreno in San Bartolomé is better known as “four forks” amongst the local community.

Bar El Moreno

El Moreno is situated on Calle el Quintero just off the mini roundabout on the main road in the centre of San Bartolomé  close to  the Monumento al Campesino. We needed somewhere to eat something quick one evening before a concert and decided to give it a try. We parked on the land opposite and walked past the tables on the terrace outside, they were buzzing, inside there are two main dining rooms, we sat down at a table by the bar.

Bar El Moreno Carne y Papas

This place is reminiscent of a sociedad and has a great atmosphere, the clients were a mixture of Spanish and English and within half an hour, almost every table was occupied.  We ordered the parillada de carne which is the dish that this bar is famous for. We asked for a portion for two people, the waiter asked again if we definitely wanted it for two people and when it arrived we realised why! It’s a  read more »

Tapas In Lanzarote - What Should You Order?

A tapa is a small dish of food to enjoy with a drink. The food in question can be anything from a few olives to a small portion of a stew, or even a tiny burger. A tapa will provide a little snack for one or two people. If you want more, you can often order a “racion” of the same dish, which is a larger portion, often served with potatoes and / or some vegetables.

Dishes served on a stick are called Pinchos, and those on bread are called Montaditos. These are very much like tapas, in that they are a small snack.

Of course, you can enjoy tapas as a meal, by ordering several dishes for the table to share. Aim for 3 to 4 tapas per couple or 2 raciones.

Here’s a selection of the most commonly found dishes on the island:

Papas Arrugadas

Papas arrugadas

These are the famous wrinkly or Canarian potatoes. Cooked in salty water in their skins, they are usually served with green and red mojo sauces. The green is made with garlic and coriander and the red with chillies to make it spicy.  read more »

Gambas al ajillo

Calendario Laboral 2016

The official holiday calendar for Spain has been confirmed with the publication of the BOE.


This year there are eight national public holidays which will take place across all of Spain, only the 6th January was classed as a flexible fiesta day but all communities have elected to keep Reyes/Kings for 2016.

1st January  (Año Nuevo)  read more »

English cinema in Lanzarote 23rd & 26th November 2015

There are two newly introduced movies in English next week at the cinema in Lanzarote, shown on Monday the 23rd and Thursday the 26th of November:


At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:25h, "Spectre".

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to uncover the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE, only to learn of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.  read more »

A Vegetable Stand For Teguise

“Soporte vegetal” is a project which will create a new look for the plaza de Constitución in La Villa de Teguise.


The project which translates as the “vegetable stand” was designed by Fernando C. López. It was one of  read more »

Tias Tapas Week

Last week was the fifth annual “Semana de la Mini Tapa” in Tías which is eagerly awaited by the locals and foreigners alike.

Tapa Week Leaflet  Tapa Week Leaflet 2

For those of you who have not attended one of these events, which also happen at various other towns around the island during the year, the idea is that participating bars and restaurants create a special tapa dish for the event. You visit each of the venues and ask for “tapa especial” and your choice of a glass of wine, a small beer or a soft drink, which are great value at 3€.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief

Here’s the brief new from Lanzarote this week:

Decathlon Applies For Licence In Lanzarote


The sports store giant has applied for a licence to open a new store in Arrecife, near Mercadona. The new store is planned to offer 2,800 metres of shopping space. Decathlon is present in 21 countries and has over 100 stores in Spain alone.  read more »

Stratvs Case Will Now Be Two Separate Trials

Lanzarote Carnival Dates 2016

These are the main parade dates for the carnivals in Lanzarote during February and March 2016.

Carnival Puerto del Carmen  read more »

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