For many international travelers, the Canary Islands have always been a popular tourist destination and the island of Lanzarote, which lies to the easternmost limits of the Canary’s, offers much to be experienced.
From lunches cooked using geothermal heat to “timple” recitals, there is something for every visitor’s tastes. You can visit the island’s famous volcanoes via either camelback or helicopter. One way or the other, when you visit Lanzarote, you should not count on doing a lot of walking due to the fact that the Saharan winds are typically hot and sandy, and sometimes both.
The four most visited cities on the island of Lanzarote are Arrecife, Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca, and Puerto del Carmen, and despite the fact that other islands such as Tenerife may have a more energetic nightlife, Lanzarote has plenty of it to keep the tourist happy. As far as restaurants are concerned, there is an abundance. The cuisine on the main streets of the island target the more international tastes, so if it’s authentic cuisine that you are looking for, you may need to wander off the beaten path a bit.
The following is a list of the top 5 pubs and restaurants to experience while visiting the island of Lanzarote:
1. Bar Bastian Restaurant in Costa Teguise
A bar and restaurant situated at the base of Playa Bastian facing the beach and is a family-run, friendly bar and restaurant. There are snacks served daily and an a la carte menu for your dinner choices. Additionally, there is great entertainment and live music nightly.
2. The Crowded House in Puerto del Carmen
A great live music bar located in Puerto del Carmen‘s Old Town. The establishment features an open bar plan that is set in a laid back, relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy great music and of course a couple of drinks (or more) while you’re visiting.
3. Villa Toledo Restaurant in Costa Teguise
Situated at Playa Bastian. You are afforded stunning views of the sea from this establishment that occupies the first house ever built in Costa Teguise nearly 60 years ago. The restaurant features a splendid menu featuring fish and meats that are prepared in a wood burning oven.
4. Restaurante El Bodegón in Puerto del Carmen
Features a recreated Spanish wine cellar and a menu specializing in a variety of dishes e.g. Castillian tapas, cheeses, hams, and montaditos (tasty little sandwiches).
5. L’Artista Ristorante and Pizzeria in Playa Blanca
You will feel like you’re in the midst of an authentic Italian establishment that features a special selection of pasta dishes like “Cartoccio” or “Mare e Monti” as well as a variety of homemade pastas. And be sure to try their Pizza Artista while experiencing this restaurant.
Revel in the delights of the sunny weather and enjoy the cool pubs and lip smacking cuisine at Lanzarote.
Photo of seafood dishby fernand0