We’re always being asked for the best restaurant in Lanzarote. The answer really depends on your personal gastronomy preferences and budget, for some this means a good value steakhouse and for others a fine dining experience.
We would rather recommend a list of what we perceive to be some of the best restaurants in Lanzarote. It’s impossible to decide on one best restaurant as we’ve enjoyed fabulous meals at all of these establishments, for different reasons.
Here’s our current list of where we enjoy dining out around the island in alphabetical order.
Atlantico Lounge by Sebastyan (Puerto del Carmen)
The Atlantico Lounge made our list primarily for the wow factor of their location, which is backed up by good service and an interesting Mediterranean menu. Sebastyan’s Greek restaurant is renowned in Playa Blanca and a welcome addition to Puerto del Carmen. Don’t dismiss this place from the frontage, walk through to dine al fresco on their multilevel terraces with sea views.
Our tip: Try the Greek meze
Coentro (Puerto Calero)
Chef Joao Faraco won the award for the best chef in the Canaries 2018. He opened his own restaurant in Playa Blanca and subsequently moved to Puerto Calero which vastly improved the outside dining space. There is no doubting his talent if you like experiencing creative dishes, this restaurant is amazing value for the innovative food served.
Our tip: Book the tasting menu
Dunas de Famara (Famara)
Restaurante Dunas de Famara is a sister restaurant to El Risco. This one is situated in the bungalows beneath the cliffs, overlooking the stunning playa de Famara. Dunas de Famara is a modern establishment with a lounge vibe and chill out terrace. Not to mention their good looking & young waiting staff!
Our tip: Book a terrace table for sunset dining
El Risco (Famara)
The award winning seafood Restaurante el Risco is situated on the seafront in Famara, with the stunning backdrop of el risco de Famara. Advance booking is essential for Sunday lunch. Expect a modern Canarian menu focussed on featuring KM0, fresh local produce.
Our tip: Try the crujiente de morena y chips de batata
Kamezi Deli & Bistro (Playa Blanca)
This fine dining restaurant with limited opening hours is consistently good with a changing menu based on KM0 produce. For the daytime or sunset light tapas menu book an ocean view pod on the terrace. For the evening book one of the tasting menus with wine pairing.
Our tip: Advance booking required and check out the cheeseboard!
Kentia Gourmet Club (Puerto del Carmen)
You don’t normally find sophisticated restaurants like the Kentia Gourmet Club in Lanzarote. Kentia is attached to the 5* La Isla y El Mar hotel in Puerto del Carmen and open to the public. Their menu ranges from light bites for tapas style dishes to full on tasting menus. Tasteful and quirky jungle themed decor with 5* service.
Our tip: Arrive in time for a pre dinner cocktail in the bar
La Bodega de Santiago (Yaiza)
A picturesque and al fresco dining experience can be found at La Bodega de Santiago. This 19th century house in the country is just the place for a relaxed Sunday lunch, on their terrace under the impressive ficus tree, with the stunning Timanfaya National Park in the distance. Expect some interesting meat dishes such as goat & rabbit, plus some traditional homemade desserts.
Our tip: Try the gambas de La Santa if available
La Maresía (Órzola)
La Maresía is much more than a fresh fish restaurant in the harbour town of Órzola in the north of Lanzarote. The team here stand out from the crowd with a refreshing twist on our local tapas and seafood dishes. Whereas other establishments in this area are situated for the sea view, this restaurant has shaded garden seating set back from the waterfront.
Our tip: Cantarero frito if available
SeBE Restaurant (Costa Teguise)
SeBE were confident enough to open their Costa Teguise restaurant in late 2020. With a complete makeover of the premises, this establishment exudes a warm style ,staffed by professionals. They specialise in rice dishes cooked Valencia style for a minimum of 2 to share – paella will never the the same again!
Our tip: Try arroz de la barceloneta
Tacande have established themselves in the Plaza de Haría as a modern fusion restaurant. Their menu includes dishes with flavours from Asia and Morocco, using locally grown products. Tacande has a living wall in their restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating available. Also you can taste their Lanzarote wine from bodega D’Celso.
Our tip: Try Urumaki de langostinos en tempura, crema de aguacate y mayonesa de siracha