5 best restaurants in Lanzarote
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
High-end Canarian cuisine
With awesome views of Fuerteventura, this creative and ultra-chic eatery is the ideal spot to enjoy top-notch, traditional Canarian cuisine. With dishes like creamy squid rice or roast suckling pig, you’re in line for the best food the island chain has to offer. The chef is highly creative, and the menu boasts such innovations as fourteen-hour casseroles (cooking, not waiting, time!) and an inverse osmosis water system for the perfect cup of coffee!
Carretera Tías a Mácher 60, Mácher
Tel: +34 928 524524 www.lategala.com
Taste the real Lanzarote
The way most travellers find out about this gem is a tip from a local. We’ve saved you the trouble. El Amanecer is superb: 100% family-run, 100% unpretentious. Situated metres from the sea near La Garita beach in the village of Arrieta, you won’t get fish any fresher. Grab a water-side table for the best views, enjoy cooked-to-order Fish of the Day, and prepare to be seduced by this authentic, local haunt. It’s very popular and closes early! Get there before 8pm.
La Garita 46, Arrieta
Tel: +34 928 81 23 21
Fine food in a fort
Once a fort, now home to one of Lanzarote’s favourite restaurants, this is gastronomy at its most visual. Designed by local artist-turned-architect Cesar Manrique, the interior is sublime: spiral staircases and wraparound windows overlooking the port. The food is equally enjoyable with exceptional meat, fish dishes and titbits like dates wrapped in bacon and fried. Bow-tied service rounds your meal off in style.
Castillo de San Jose Av. Naos, S/N, Arrecife
Local, laid-back, Lanzarote
Whether it’s fresh produce from the farms, wine from the island’s vineyards, La Cantina is local fare at its best. Set in a traditional house in Teguise, there’s a very stylish, but laid-back, feel to the place and an exceptionally warm welcome. Kick off your meal with a sharing board and delicious mussels in Malvasia white wine. Plus, with live music on weekends, a romantic courtyard, a small cinema and even an art gallery, the one thing you won’t be is bored!
Calle León y Castillo 8
Tel: +34 928 845536 www.cantinateguise.com
El Diablo Restaurant
Anyone for volcano-grilled lobster?
Don’t step too close. You may singe your eyebrows! Making the most of Lanzarote’s volcanic geology has to be the island’s most unique restaurant, El Diablo. Literally grilling their meat and seafood over a hole in the ground that leads to an underground volcano, this certainly is a story for folk back home. Don’t worry, you’re quite safe, so enjoy earth-cooked food at its best, great views and sunsets as fiery as the lava below!
Montañas del Fuego, Lanzarote
Tel: + 34 928 840 057