10 Ways to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Lanzarote

Typical Lanzarotan cuisine - pimientos padron
One of the things that impressed us the most about our 4-day trip to Lanzarote in January, one of the Canary Islands, was not the sun and beaches (it was actually cloudy and cool most of the time while we were there in January) but the food and wine.  Here are ten of our best food and drink experiences during our four day getaway to the island of Lanzarote.

1. Lanzarote Wines at El Grifo

El Grifo was by far our favorite winery in Lanzarote.  They do both a self-guided tour through a small museum and the vineyard itself plus a generous tasting is included in the admission price.  We particularly enjoyed the chance to see Lanzarote's unique vines; each dug into the black volcanic soil and lovingly protected from the wind by a semi-circle of rocks.  The timing of our visit was also impeccable.  We heard tinkling of the keys on a piano and walked into the small museum just as it started to rain outside.  We were serenaded by someone prepping for an upcoming event as we explored the exhibits.
El Grifo Winery - Lanzarote

2. Lanzarote Wines at La Geria

La Geria was another fun winery to visit on our journey to Lanzarote.  Just look for the small white church that sits in front next to the road.  Bottle after bottle of fine white and rose wines were lined up in the tasting room.  We picked up some unique bottles of wine (some for less than 10 EUR each).  This is wine we simply can't get at home.  If you fly Ryanair or another low cost carrier to get to Lanzarote, it's worth paying for an extra checked bag so you can bring some bottles of wine home.
La Geria Winery - Lanzarote

3. Food and Wine of Lanzarote at Rubicon

Rubicon is just across the street from La Geria and features a small restaurant serving up local specialties.  We enjoyed a flavorful octopus stew, chickpeas, and the famous Canarian wrinkled potatoes with two kinds of spicy mojo sauce.  So delicious.  We washed our Lanzarote cuisine down with a glass of Canarian wine, of course, before taking a quick tour of the grounds and tasting room.
Rubicon Winery and Restaurant - Lanzarote

4. Lanzarote's Bodega Suarez Winery

Bodega Suarez is a no-nonsense family run operation.  We stopped here on a whim as we were driving past.  The tasting room is carved out of space in what looks like a storage area for farm equipment.  The wines themselves were good Lanzarote table wines and retail for 6-8 EUR per bottle.
Bodega Suarez - Lanzarote

5. Lanzarote's El Chupadero

El Chupadero is situated among a vast expanse of vines with mountains in the distance.  The views are simply stunning.  They do wine tastings by day and serve dinner and a bit of nightlife in the evenings.  We sampled three of their Lanzoarote wines:  a white, red, and rose.  The tasting cost 1 EUR per sample but we were also served a generous bowl of peanuts at no charge which really hit the spot.
Wine Tasting at Lanzarote's El Chupadero

6. Mexico in Lanzarote - Emma's Mexican Cantina

We've lived in California and the one thing we miss living in Ireland is good Mexican food.  We jumped at the chance to try 'Mexican food cook by a Mexican' as advertised by Emma's Cantina Mexicana in Lanzarote.  I loved how they had a decoder card on the table with stern warnings for those that can't take the heat. I tried the house special spicy chili con carne (they brought me a sample first to make sure I was up to the challenge since it's the spiciest thing on the menu - no problem!) washed down with a margarita.  We were even treated to a little glass of Olmeca digestif afterward.  Yum.

Emma's La Cantina Mexicana - Lanzarote

7. Lanzarote's Dolce Vita on the Marina

We had dinner at an Italian place called Dolce Vita with sweeping views over the marina on a different night in town.  Ravioli with cream sauce and bacon was a highlight of the meal.  We sipped a bottle of local Lanzarote wine and at the end of the meal were treated to a digestif served over a giant ice cube.  This was definitely a charming place and typified why we loved the food and wine in Lanzarote.

Dolce Vita - Lanzarote

8. Off the Beaten Path in Lanzarote - Haria Lunch at La Sociedad

Haria is a quiet white-washed town on the hillside in the middle of Lanzarote.  We had one of the best meals of our trip to the Canary Islands at La Sociedad on the main square.  We were lured in by the attractive menu mounted on a paella pan.  Our favorite part of this traditional Lanzarotan meal was the plate of small green peppers cooked in oil and coated with a generous layer of salt (pimientos padron).  Delicious! What's not to love about the cuisine of Lanzarote!
La Sociedad - Haria - Lanzarote

9. Dining in the Former Capital of Lanzarote - La Cantina Teguise 

Teguise was the former capital of Lanzarote from the 15th to 19th century.  We stopped by on a quiet Sunday afternoon and after strolling through the streets lined with sun-soaked white buildings, we popped into La Cantina for lunch and sampled a platter of Canarian specialties including queso de Teguise, Potaje, arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), gofio, mojos, pimientos padron and bread.
La Cantina Teguise - Lanzarote

10. Sweets of Lanzarote - Mantecados

I definitely have a sweet tooth and was excited to find my favorite Spanish holiday specialty available in Lanzarote.  Mantecados are pulverized almonds held together with either lard or olive oil.  We were visiting Lanzarote in January and managed to nab a large bag of mantecados at rock bottom sale prices.  I'll be rationing them until we plan our next trip to Spain!
Mantecados - Lanzarote

COMMENTS

BLOGGER: 2
Loading...
Name

#DrJSabbatical Adriatics Africa Aix-en-Provence Algarve Americas Amsterdam Ann Arbor Argentina Asia Asia Pacific AUNZ AUNZ_Archive Australia Austria Baltics Barcelona Bath Belfast Belgium Berlin Best of Beyond Dublin Big Island Bologna Boston Brazil Brighton Bruges Brussels Bucharest Budapest Buffalo California Cambodia Canada Canary Islands Canterbury Cape Town Carcassonne Cardiff Castro Central Europe Chile China Chinatown Christmas Market Civic Center Cologne Commute Chronicles Copenhagen Cork Costa Brava Cow Hollow Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Delhi Denmark Derry Donegal Downtown Dresden Dublin Dublin_Archive Dubrovnik Eastern Europe Edinburgh Eindhoven El Calafate England Eruption Essen Estonia Europe Europe_Archive Evora Fado Fall Foliage Faro Faversham Festival Film Film Festival Financial District Finland Fisherman's Wharf Flanders Florida Flugtag Food France Frankfurt French Riviera Fringe Fringe Festival Galway Gandhi Gdansk Gdynia Georgian Dublin Germany GhostBus Gig Girona Glasgow Google Plus Granada Grand Canal Greece Greece and Cyprus Guest Posts Guiness Storehouse Guinness Gurgaon Half Moon Bay Halloween Hamburg Hangzhou Hanoi Hawaii HCMC Helsinki Hermanus Hilo Ho Chi Minh City Hobart Hoi An Holland Honolulu Hula Hungary Hurling Hyderabad Ice Cream Sandwich Iceland ICS India Inner Richmond Ireland Ireland_Archive Istanbul Italy Itinerary Izmir Jackson Square Jaipur Japan Johannesburg Kaunas Kenmare Kilauea Kilkenny Kilkenny Cats Killarney Kiluaea Kona Krakow Kuala Lumpur Kyoto Lake Como Languedoc Lanzarote Las Fallas Las Vegas Latvia Laurel Heights Leeds Leinster Leipzig Lemesos Let's French 2011 Liechtenstein Lima Limerick Lincoln's Inn Lisbon Lithuania Liverpool Lloret de Mar London Los Angeles Louisiana Lübeck Lucerne Lyon Machu Picchu Mackintosh Madeira Madrid Mainz Malaga Malaysia Mallorca Malta Manchester Marina Marrakech Marrakesh Marseille Massachusetts Mdina Med Melbourne Mendoza Menton Miami Milan Mission Dolores Modena Monaco Monte Carlo Montenegro Montpellier Morocco Muenster Munich Munster Music NA_Archive Naples Netherlands New Orleans New Year 2011 New Year Festival New Years Eve 2010 New York New Zealand Nice Nicosia Nob Hill Noe Valley NOPA Nordics Normandy Norrkoping North America North Beach Northern Ireland Nuremberg Oahu Oakland Oktoberfest Oliwa Ollantaytambo Olympics On The Road Osaka Outer Richmond Outer Sunset Oxford Pacific Heights Padua Palafrugell Palma Panorama Paphos Paris Parma Patagonia Pearl Harbor Pennsylvania Perth Peru Philadelphia Pingyao Pittsburgh Poland Porto Portugal Potrero Hill Prague Presidio Presidio Heights Pride Provence Puerto Natales Punta Arenas Queensland Rabat RAF2010 Rainbow Ranelagh Ranelagh Arts Festival Recent Red Bull Regensburg Reims Restaurant Review Reykjavik Riga Ring of Kerry Rio de Janeiro Rochester Roman Ruins Romania Rome Rotterdam Rugby Russia Russian Hill Salt Lake City Samba San Diego San Francisco San Sebastian Sand Castles Santa Cruz Santiago Scandinavia Science Gallery Science Museum Scotland Seattle Segovia Seoul Seville SF - Further Afield SF_Archive Shakespeare Shave Ice Sicily Siem Reap Silent Film Festival Singapore Sintra Sligo Snow SOMA Sopot South Africa South America South Beach South Korea Soweto Spain SPWC St. Petersburg Stellenbosch Stirling Stockholm Strasbourg Street Performance Stuttgart Sultanahmet Sweden Switzerland Sydney Tallinn Tasmania Tavira TBEX Telegraph Hill Temple Bar Tenderloin Tenerife Texas Thailand Thames Festival The Haight The Kruger The Mission Theatre ThisIsAthens Tipperary Tokyo Toledo Toronto Torres del Paine Toulouse Trad Trad Sessions Transylvania Trinity College Turkey UBTD10 Uganda UK Ulster Bank Theater Festival Union Square United States Uruguay Utrecht Vacation Rental Valencia Valletta Valparaiso Venice Vienna Vietnam Vilnius Volcano Volcanoes National Park Waikiki Wales Walking Walking Tour Warsaw Washington Waterford Western Addition Western Australia Westerplatte Westfield Where's Wally? Whiskey Whitsundays Wicklow Wine Tasting World Record World War II Wroclaw WWI WWII Xi'an York Ypsilanti Zurich
false
ltr
item
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: 10 Ways to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Lanzarote
10 Ways to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Lanzarote
Discover top food and wine experiences on a trip to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Written by Dublin-based travel blogger Jennifer (aka Dr. J) from Sidewalk Safari.
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YsSGhRHnhDM/Vvfnn2trkHI/AAAAAAABDFE/ADuhKWD5ysI40dkoRo8mZQhxOLmVvUbtA/s640/lanzarote%2Bpeppers.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YsSGhRHnhDM/Vvfnn2trkHI/AAAAAAABDFE/ADuhKWD5ysI40dkoRo8mZQhxOLmVvUbtA/s72-c/lanzarote%2Bpeppers.jpg
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog
https://www.sidewalksafari.com/2015/04/lanzarote-food-and-wine.html
https://www.sidewalksafari.com/
https://www.sidewalksafari.com/
https://www.sidewalksafari.com/2015/04/lanzarote-food-and-wine.html
true
2802498442123035908
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy