If you like to find vegetables and fruit from the island, home made cheese and wine, then you should not miss to do your weekend shopping on the Market in Uga. Every Saturday and Sunday you will find the local businesses selling their production.
Restaurante El Risco in Famara, Lanzarote
In the “Restaurante El Risco” in Caleta de Famara they have the single objective to satisfy all their customers.
Faithful to their work philosophy and with the fruits of yearly experiences in the gastronomic sector, the management and the chefs of Restaurante El Risco offer a selection of dishes made with the best products and raw materials of the highest quality. What makes the difference to other good restaurants is their commitment and determination.
You can taste, among others, fresh fish and seafood, casseroles, paellas and rice dishes, soups and broths of fish, and of course, typical dishes of the canarian gastronomy like “Sancocho”, cheeses and mojos with different textures. For lovers of meat, there are offers of Iberian meats from stone and other varieties.
A range of famous Lanzarote wines and from the whole Spanish territory accompanies the gastronomic offer of the Restaurante El Risco in Caleta de Famara.
You have to reserve a table for dinner. But you can book an appointment online, if you want.
Restaurant Hespérides in Teguise, Lanzarote
The restaurant Hespérides belongs to the one of the best on the island in our opinion. They put emphasis on high quality of the ingredients and on a delicious taste in a beautiful atmosphere. You will be pampered at Hespérides in Teguise with organic food from local producers. You can choose for instance between pumpkin and goat cheese croquettes, vegetarian skewers, smoked tofu and other small dishes. In addition, vegan and gluten-free dishes are also prepared. Even drinks are made biologically. But no worries, the menu is not free of meat and fish. You can be convinced by well-prepared dishes of selected animals. You should not miss to try one drink from the wine bar at Hespérides.
They offer wine tasting at Restaurante Hespérides. Keep your eyes open.
Chacon Fresh Food on Lanzarote
Chacon has a long lasting tradition as being a store for fresh food in Spain. You can expect a good quality and a good product range in fresh meat. The election of cheeses, hams and sausages is comparable to other stores. They even offer frozen food, like seafood, of good quality.
There are some outlets on the island but the most interesting for holidaymakers is in Tias.
Playa Honda: MON-SAT 9am-9pm
Restaurante Maritoni in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
It is not easy to find the right restaurant in the middle of the numerous restaurants at the Avenida de las Playas next to the beach in Puerto del Carmen.
A secret advice could be this: Restaurante Maritoni in Puerto del Carmen.
However, “secret” is perhaps the wrong term, because many guests visit this restaurant during their holidays several times. Even if the restaurant does not stand out from the crowd due to a huge illuminated sign or a huge sun terrace, you will soon realise that you are right. Many guests are in and in front of the small room. Thus, you may have to wait some minutes for a table. But it is definitely worth it.
If the bar of Restaurante Maritoni is already filled with waiting guests, you can go a few doors further in the bar called Sea View to have beer, wine or something similar. In both locations the spanish team of Toni welcomes you. They all speak english perfectly and also a little bit of german. When your table is ready, they will keep you up from Sea View Bar.
The restaurant Maritoni has existed since the early 1990er. That is special in this street of so many restaurants.
You will find a traditional spanish cuisine that serves you fresh fish, several meals of beef, pig or chicken as well as veggetarian dishes.
If you are not sure about the taste of the dishes, then certainly the fair value for money will convince you.
Or the location at the beach promenade in Puerto del Carmen on Lanzarote.
You may have to walk a bit to reach the restaurant Maritoni because it is not easy to get a parking close to it. But the walk will also helpful afterwards because don’t think that the portions are small…
No reservations! Just pass by
Avenida de las Playas, 17B, 35510 Tías, Las Palmas
Restaurant Casa Tere in Playa Honda, Lanzarote
The Restaurant Casa Tere is one of the oldest in Playa Honda. The traditional spanish cuisine has seen the development of the town Playa Honda from an unappealing living area next to the airport of Lanzarote to an attraction for spanish residents and tourists.
Along the coastal promenade from the airport to Arrecife more and more Restaurants have settled over the last decades. The founders of Casa Tere were one of the first who did so.
Beside the large beaches of Playa Honda restaurants like the traditional Casa Tere have attracted more and more people to walk along the coastal promenade, to bike, to swim, to relax, to have a rest or to enjoy a delicious meal.
The menu of Casa Tere offers you a variety of traditional spanish food. Meat and fresh fish are common here. It does not matter, wheather you want to have a lunch, a snack or a diner. The menu that offers cold and hot, small and large main courses as well as many starters respectively tapas to share will statisfy you. Seafood, ham or queso or the potatoes, which are typical for the Canary Ilands, will taste very well when you are sitting rightly beside the sea. Also the famous white wine from Lanzarote is served at Casa Tere. Certainly, you can finish your meal with a dessert.
Then, you should not miss to try the tasteful barraquito at Restaurant Casa Tere in Playa Honda …
You can park your car not far away in the streets next to the coastal promenade and reach the restaurant after a short walk along at the sea.
Tapas Bar La Ermita in Tías on Lanzarote
La Ermita, meeting point for many residents and an absolute highlight in terms of quality and ambience. Don’t spend your holidays without visiting the Ermita. Best is to plan a visit for the start of your holidays, you will have a chance for a second visit in that way. Selection of dishes at the bar, a small menu is also available. Excellent service and very good value for money. Tables available without booking until 7.30 pm, for later times is prior booking essential to avoid disappointment. This applies not only to weekends but also during the week.
Don’t forget to try the pastry with goats cheese, spinach, iberian ham and honey.
Best beer to ask for: 1906 – very nice for beer lovers
Open wines all very good.
Closed on sundays.
Check out in May if open, normally going on holiday two weeks in May.
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)