Please read through my top 10 favorite restaurants around the island of Lanzarote and please also feel free to go and try them for yourselves!
Almacen De Sal – Situated right on the sea front promenade in the center of Playa Blanca, this restaurant is my favorite. This restaurant used to be an old salt repository so has bags of character and charm. The service is second to none as is the cuisine. There is an extensive menu to choose from and I have many favorites on the menu including the onion soup, advocado with prawns, Steaks, fish, paella, to name but a few! This restaurant also has live piano music and is very child friendly yet also romantic.
Restaurante Playa Quemada – Playa Quemada. We would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are prepared to go a little off the beaten track! From Playa Blanca is it just after Yaiza and there is a right turn that takes you down to Playa Quemada. Do not wear your high heels as the car park leaves a little to be desired! This restaurant serves fabulous food and there is always excellent fresh fish available. Booking is definitely advisable.
Mirador de Lobos – Playa Blanca, next door to the entrace of the Natura Palace Hotel. This restaurant is a firm favorite in our family as it is definitely child friendly and has an extensive menu. The fresh fish and any specials of the day are worth trying.
Don Camillo – Playa Blanca, on the sea front promenade towards the harbor. Don Camillo offers excellent international cuisine with an extensive menu. There are three different kitchens, including a steak grill and pizzeria. The T-bone steak is wonderful but do not order it unless you have not eaten for a while!
La Era – Yaiza, behind the Town Hall. This restaurant is open all week from 1.00pm till 11.00pm and booking is advisable. La Era is in the lovely little village of Yaiza, set in a 300-year-old farmhouse with gardens, courtyards and outbuildings restored by Cesar Manrique into a fascinating and beautiful place to eat and drink. La Era serves authentic Canarian cuisine as well as International dishes.
La Bocaina – next to the petrol station in Playa Blanca, on the right, traveling toward Playa Blanca. This restaurant has been around for 40 years although now under new ownership. The soups, sauces are all homemade and prepared to order. Therefore do not come to this restaurant if you are in a hurry! First class Cuisine and this restaurant is closed on Mondays.
Restaurante Terraza Case Pedro – Playa Blanca. I would recommend this as an excellent fish restaurant down on the promenade of Playa Blanca. Walk down to the sea front and when you reach the small beach area in front of the restaurants, turn right. You are heading for the green restaurant which is on the corner. Keep walking until you see the restaurant called Restaurante Terraza Casa Pedro. Beware, there is a restaurant next door to it that is also called Restaurant Pedro – make sure you go in the first Pedro restaurant. We thoroughly recommend that you have the 'fresh fish of the day' served with canarian potatoes and sauce. This is a lovely evening restaurant, but is also excellent at lunch times, as you can sit out by the sea in the outside eating area. This restaurant is normally closed on Thursdays.
El Bodegon Del Mano – Playa Blanca. This is a superb restaurant for steak. This is a small restaurant run by Chef Jesús Martínex Lebrusán and is excellent. The Chef himself cooks and is the waiter too – he has one assistant helping in the kitchen. It offers a very small but exclusive menu and we thoroughly recommend the steak in pepper sauce, mushroom sauce or chestnut sauce. This is a quiet restaurant, probably not suitable for very young children and is usually closed on Mondays. It is located in the pedestrian shopping area behind the sea front. Walk past the Marcial Supermarcado and the restaurant is on your right-hand side, not directly after Marcial Supermarcado but the next right. It is situated underneath Restaurant Romantica. It is recommended that you book this restaurant prior to going as it can get very busy.
LagOmar – Oasis de Nazaret – at the top of the village, off the road between Tahiche and Teguise. If you're looing to dine in dramatic surroundings then LagOmar is hard to beat as this restaurant, serving modern international food, used to be part of former film star Omar Sharif's home – built into the side of a disused quarry by two German architects in The style of Cesar Manrique.
The menu never sees to change that much but the location itself makes up for that and the quality of cooking is excellent.
Amura – Far end of the marina at Puerto Calero – which is a ten minute taxi journey from Puerto del Carmen. Amura enjoys a great sea front location in the marina at Puerto Calero and offers top quality international cuisine in up market surroundings. Like many other leading restaurants, Amura has a New Years Eve spectacular planned – which involved fireworks, free bar and live music and dancing. Excellent for a special occasion.
I still have many restaurants to try around Lanzarote, but as I am a villa owner in Playa Blanca, I will be in a position to try more as time goes by and then pass on my reviews to the future guests of my Villa.