Charming corners to eat in Lanzarote

The island is committed to gastronomy as one of its attractions, and can boast great restaurants inside and outside the main tourist towns

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El Golfo town. Photo: José Luis Carrasco.
El Golfo town. Photo: José Luis Carrasco.

Gastronomy has become one of the great assets in Lanzarote, and the range of restaurants to choose from is increasingly wide.  Both Arrecife and the main tourist towns, such as Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca or Puerto del Carmen, offer proposals for the most demanding palates.

Along with international food restaurants, in all these areas we also find businesses focused on local cuisine, some staying true to tradition and others combining it with the new culinary avant-garde.

If you have several days to enjoy the island, you can also delve into other corners that are worth knowing, and that can also boast of their gastronomy.

Again, the range is wide. Many inland towns hide restaurants of the highest level, but this time we propose three coastal towns where you can enjoy the best food with sea views.

 

Famara

Famara is one of the most emblematic towns on the island and a summer resort for the people of Lanzarote, as well as a sanctuary for surfers, as it is one of the main areas to catch waves.

In Famara you will not find hotels, but you will find one of the best beaches in Lanzarote, as well as a wide range of restaurants. Visiting them is entering the true essence of the island.

The town offers options for all pockets. Some of the restaurants are located by the sea, with spectacular views of the Famara cliff and La Graciosa; but you can also eat enjoying the charm of the inner town; or go to the Los Noruegos area, located on the other side of the main beach. There, the slightly higher height also a spectacular panoramic view.

Famara beach at sunset. Photo by Yaiza García
Famara beach at sunset. Photo by Yaiza García

 

Arrieta

Although it does not belong on the usual tourist routes, it is worth making a stop in this small and picturesque town, with houses built on the edge of the sea.

Some of these constructions are home to landmark restaurants on the island, especially for enjoying good fresh fish. The town continues to honour its seafaring origin, and boasts of having one of the best proposals to enjoy seafood.

In Arrieta you will also find La Garita beach, and next to it a varied offer of beach bars.

Towards the other side of town, at the exit towards Punta Mujeres (which stands out for its natural pools), the quality gastronomic offer also continues.

The town of Arrieta. Photo: José Luis Carrasco.
The town of Arrieta. Photo: José Luis Carrasco.
 

El Golfo

The road that leads to this town alone makes it worth the visit. The area is one of the most magical places in Lanzarote, with the Timanfaya volcanoes as a backdrop and the river of lava that reached the sea. Visiting the area is imagining that moment in which both merged.

In addition to all the attractions of the surroundings, El Golfo is home to one of the must-sees on the island: the Charco de Los Clicos. But before or after that walk, it is highly recommended to stop at one of the many restaurants in town.

Terraces located next to the tide invite you to enjoy a good table, and the products and cuisine do not disappoint.

El Golfo town. Photo: José Luis Carrasco.
El Golfo town. Photo: José Luis Carrasco.