Restaurants and wineries in Lanzarote
Lanzarote, the Canary Island that emerged from the Atlantic millions of years ago, is a magical place to enjoy the local gastronomy and wine. On this small island of volcanic origin, we find a wide variety of restaurants with different styles, decorations and locations that offer a unique culinary experience. In addition, Lanzarote is known for its wine cellars, which produce wines of excellent quality that can be tasted in several places on the island. In this article, we will explore the types of restaurants and wineries that can be found in Lanzarote, and offer some suggestions for those who wish to explore the island’s diverse gastronomy and wine production.
The varied gastronomic offer of Lanzarote
Lanzarote is known for its rich gastronomy, with fresh and authentic ingredients. Due to the island’s location and climate, most of the typical dishes of Lanzarote’s gastronomy are characterized by a mixture of fresh fish and seafood, papas arrugadas (potatoes cooked in salted water), mojo (a spicy Canarian sauce), goat cheese and vegetables from the local garden.
On the island of Lanzarote we can find a wide variety of restaurants, from those offering traditional Canarian cuisine to those serving high quality international cuisine. In addition, these restaurants can be classified according to various criteria, such as decoration, location and food.
Restaurants according to their decoration
There are restaurants in Lanzarote that are true architectural works of art and offer a unique visual experience. Some of the most impressive restaurants in terms of decoration are, for example, the El Diablo Restaurantlocated at the top of the Timanfaya National Park, which offers an excellent view of the volcanic landscape of the island, and has an attractive kitchen, which uses the heat of the volcano to cook the food. The restaurants La Tegala and La Cabaña, could be other good examples, as both are located on small hills and offer stunning views of the ocean.
Restaurants by location
Lanzarote is an island of contrasts, where you can enjoy a wide variety of landscapes and breathtaking views. For this reason, we can also find restaurants that offer incredible views of the ocean, mountains and volcanic valleys. In Playa Blanca, for example, we can find Liken Restaurant, which is located right in the Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca, and is perfect to enjoy a fresh and delicious lunch or dinner in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. The Kamezí Restaurant, another good example, perfect to enjoy a unique experience, the evening menu surprises with its presentation and flavors, and of course, for the architecture and unique quality of the restaurant itself.
Restaurants by food
Lanzarote’s restaurants offer a wide variety of typical dishes of the local gastronomy, but also a variety of international dishes, in case visitors want to enjoy other types of meals. In Playa Blanca, for example, we find the Casa Roja Restaurant, which offers healthy Mediterranean cuisine and a wide selection of wines from the region. For those looking for something more international, Sebastian’s restaurant in Playa Blanca is a good option. This fusion restaurant offers original dishes and a selection of wines from around the world.
Wine cellars in Lanzarote and where to taste their wine or have tapas.
In addition to the excellent gastronomy, Lanzarote is also known for its wine production, with a wide variety of wineries producing high quality wines, which represent the essence of the island.
Wine production in Lanzarote is characterized by the cultivation of vines in volcanic soils, a unique technique that has been used on the island for centuries. Local wineries have also incorporated these special features into their architectural design, and many of them are impressive.
You can taste the spectacular wines of the island in El Chupadero, a rustic restaurant in the lava rock environment of La Geria Natural Park, and of course in El Grifo, the oldest winery in the Canary Islands and one of the most famous.