Restaurant El Chupadero in the Vineyard La Geria on Lanzarote
This is for me an absolute must go when passing through the winegrowing area La Geria. El Chupadero has been here for many years and celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016. It has seen the good and the not so good times in these magical surroundings. Having yet not being connected to the electricity network by the electricity supplier, the landlady, Barbara Hendriks, has created a very special ambience. The Full Moon Parties which used to take place here have achieved legendary status. Creative events like concerts with unusal musicians, dinners with classical music and cool DJ House Party have now been added to the program. But you shouldn’t miss a daytime visit either. The view from the terrace across the volcanic mountains as far as Timanfaya National Parc is amazing and should not be missed. Typical tapas are prepared fresh everyday and are served beautifully.
You can try a great range of the wines of the region. If you are looking for a pristine place on this island, then the El Chupadero is surely an enriching experience. This is a place of calm and serenity, away from the million investments of the neighbouring Stratus and Rubicón bodegas. If you want to make sure that a coach full of tourists does not cross your path, then this is the right place as tour groups are not accepted here. You might find that other bodegas along the wine road between Uga and San Bartolomé suddenly get very noisy and overcrowded by a group of tourists. This will not happen here.
Important to reserve a table on days of event.
Look out for extra events. Very good live music events, usually once a week. Also very famous for legendary Full-Moon-Parties.
If you like the ambiance of the spot, you can ask Barbara the owner also for private arrangements as weddings and birthdays.
TUE-SUN: 12:00 h – 23:00 h
(if there is a party going then the bodega closes when the party is over)