Lanzarote — Food and Restaurants
Lanzarote has an interesting culinary culture with both international and traditional cuisine found in most cities and resorts. Mojo is a local sauce made from a variety of ingredients including red chilies, lemons, spices, and green peppers. It goes well with the local snack, papas arrugadas (sliced and salted fried potatoes). There are plenty of international restaurants serving a range of dishes, including Italian, French, and Greek favorites. British pubs are also popular. The nightlife in Lanzarote is quite spectacular, with towns like Puerto Del Carmen and Playa Blanca boasting the best spots on the island. Most establishments stay open until the wee hours of morning, sometimes 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
Bars and Pubbing in Lanzarote
Three of the best places to go clubbing in Lanzarote are Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and the local favorite, Arrecife. Wax Bar (C.C. Papagayo, L.69, 35580, Playa Blanca) is one of the best sports bars on Lanzarote. The Irish Anvil (Local 31, Punta Limones, Playa Blanca), one of the most alluring pubs in Playa Blanca with nightly specials. Legends Bar (C.C. Punta Limones, Playa Blanca) is a fascinating British pub found close to a number of hotels in Playa Blanca.
Live music cannot be experienced anywhere better than Crowded House (Reina Sofia, Puerto del Carmen). It is only a small bar, but has a great atmosphere. The tiny, but lively Dog and Duck (Centro Roque Nublo, Puerto del Carmen) is also worth a visit, while the Purple Turtle (32 Calle Reina Sofia, Puerto del Carmen) will keep visitors entertained every night of the week.
The capital, Arrecife, boasts great night life options. Club Seven (Calle Jose Antonio, Arrecife) is one of the more popular places to enjoy dancing the night away. Divino Doblon (Calle Jose Antonio, Arrecife) is another great spot to boogie down, especially after 2:00 a.m. One of the largest discotheques on Lanzarote is La Biosfera (Avenida Fred Olsen, Arrecife), which rocks until 7:00 a.m.
Dining and Cuisine in Lanzarote
Altantico Bar and Restaurant (Calle de las Maretas, Avenida Papagayo, Playa Blanca) is one of the best dining spots in the southern Lanzarote township of Playa Blanca, while La Bocaina Restaurant (Avenida del Varadero, 4, Playa Blanca) is one of the finest restaurants in Playa Blanca. Reservations are required at both. Another great option that serves international and Spanish dishes is Brisa Marina (Avenida Maritima 24, Playa Blanca).
Located in the Old Town Marina area of Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Bahia (Avenida Varadero 5, Puerto del Carmen) is a fantastic Lanzarote dining experience with delectable cuisine and great views over the water. Casa Cabana (Calle Teide 9, Puerto del Carmen) is one of the more popular spots in the Old Town, serving local meals with the freshest ingredients. Bellenies (Calle Los Afrechos,1, Puerto Del Carmen) is a hidden gem serving British favorites.
Within Arrecife, dozens of delicious eateries are available. A great place for Mexican and Spanish is Aquaviva Restaurant (Calle de Mastil 31, Arrecife). The blend of culture and gastronomy doesn’t get better than MIAC Restaurant (Castillo de San Jose, Arrecife), which is actually a combined art gallery-restaurant. A popular seafood and traditional Canarian spot within the capital of Lanzarote is La Puntilla (Avenida de Cesar Manrique, 52, Arrecife).