I’ve put together a list of the best places to eat & drink in Lanzarote with the help of some of my good friends who live on the island!
** These photos are not from any of these restaurants. I don’t have any, but I don’t like to write blogs without photos as I find them hard to read 😛 ! **
La Taberna del Puerto, Puerto Calero ($$)
Located in the beautiful harbour of Puerto Calero is La Taberna del Puerto. This restaurant is famous for its paellas and other rice dishes and is said to serve the best in the area.
If you like fish, you should try the classic fideua dish; fresh fish, a variety of tapas (appetizers) and salad.
Casa Tere, Playa Honda ($$-$$$)
The restaurant is in a lovely location on the promenade at Playa Honda and serves some of the best tapas on the island. The food is all homemade and very delicious. Give the goats cheese tarts and meatballs a try!
Casa Tere is frequented by locals as well as tourists.
La Orilla Beach Bar, Playa Honda ($$$)
Good for cocktails & picoteo (small bites)
The food and cocktails here are very tasty! The downside is the portion sizes of the meals are rather small, and quite expensive. However, it’s a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the view over the beach and the quality of the products is great!
Vino+, Puerto del Carmen ($$$)
Vino+ has become a hotspot in PDC and so it’s necessary to reserve a table or you won’t get in. This place is pretty overpriced to be honest but it has a great atmosphere and both the food and service is good!
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Lava bar, Puerto del Carmen ($$)
The Lava bar is in the same square as Vino+, has live music, great cocktails and a ‘grill your own meat’ option on your own personal hot plate! This is a great place to do something a little different!
P.S. The cocktails are amazing and the guy can make you anything you want if you ask for it! I had a passion fruit mojito that wasn’t on the menu and it was that good, I had 2 more 😉
El Goloso, Biosfera Shopping Centre, Puerto Del Carmen
This restaurant is located in the main shopping centre of Puerto del Carmen, on the same floor as McDonalds. It probably isn’t somewhere you would usually think about going to eat, but the pizzas here are probably one of the best pizzas on the island!
The pastas are also homemade.
Restaurante Cala de Luis Leon, El Charco ($$-$$$)
Luis Leon is a well known chef on the island and so you can expect to eat a great meal here. The restaurant is located in El Charco de San Gines in Arrecife, which is a beautiful harbour where all the small boats dock. There are many restaurants in the area and there is a great atmosphere.
The croquettes, tomato bread, burgers, ribs and steak are all to be recommended.
La cascada, Puerto del Carmen ($$$)
This restaurant is one of my good friends favourite restaurant. She swear that the ravioli starter de rabo de torro is one of the best things to eat on the menu.
Other items that this restaurant is known for is their meat; specifically their cordero or wagyu.
La Ópera – Playa Honda ($$)
Located in Playa Honda close to Deiland shopping center, with plenty of parking. They have a great selection of lunch specials and it is a popular spot among the locals. Favourite items include their meat, fish, ribs and wine.
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La cantina – Mexican, Puerto del Carmen ($$)
Mexican cuisine has become one of my favourites over the past few years so I have to include a good Mexican restaurant in this list! La Cantina has really good food and is on the main strip of puerto del carmen.
El Pisquito, Arrieta ($$-$$$)
If you enjoy eating tapas, this restaurant in Arrieta is a great place to go! It’s located on the seafront and has some of the best fish and octopus on the island.
The Black Buffalo, Puerto del Carmen ($$)
If you like ribs you have to check this place out! The BBQ ribs are great and the price is extremely affordable! We had a sharing platter and it was huge, we couldn’t finish it. They have a jack daniels BBQ sauce which is delicious and definitely worth a try!
La Bodega de Santiago, Yaiza ($$-$$$)
Located in the local town of Yaiza, La Bodega de Santiago is known as a must-visit restaurant on the island to discover the gastronomy of Lanzarote. The house is 200 years old and was converted to a restaurant in 2005. In this restaurant you can expect to find fresh fish, a selection of great meat and wines, plus other tapas options!
Restaurante Casa Carlos, Playa Blanca ($$)
Mediterranean cuisine in Playa Blanca with what is said to be a restaurant with one of the best views in the area! It offers a range of tapas options including croquettes and local Lanzarote cheese & jam. You can find pasta and rice dishes, meat, fish and a selection of great desserts!
Restaurante Costa Azul, El Golfo ($$-$$$)
Seafood and fish with sea views in the local town of El Golfo. The views of the sunset are spectacular, it is definitely worth booking to make sure of a table right on the beach front.
So there you have it! A list of the best places to eat & drink in Lanzarote, brought to you by locals 🙂
While you’re in Lanzarote, check out my other blog posts to find the best things to do, including a few local secrets!