Best European food near Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

June 26, 2020 Jana Sager

Find out what European restaurants to try in Lanzarote. Ahhh, Lanzarote: The Canary Island paradise where you can ride a camel into the sunset and then dine inside a candlelit cave. The rock formations of Los Hervideros will take your breath away, as will the views from the Mirador del Rio lookout point. Legend has it that locals would hide from pirates in the underground caverns of Cueva de los Verdes, which are now open to curious visitors. Above ground the Jardin de Cactus will teach you all about the spiny desert plants.
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10. Treat Cafe Bar

Avenida Archipielago 8 Punta Limones, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Spain European, Pizza, Cafe, Contemporary Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +34 928 34 94 36 http://www.facebook.com/treatplayablanca/
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5 based on 218 reviews

Treat Cafe Bar

A chill-out, cafe bar with live music in the evening and a great range of coffees, freshly made juices and smoothies, indulgent shakes and cocktails. Our food ranges from home-made pizza to bespoke sandwiches, paninis, sharing platters and fantastic cakes

Reviewed By threedy

We were surprised to see a restaurant and bar in Punta Limones rated no 14 in all of Lanzarote. We have been visiting this part of the island off and on for 30+ years and Have to say that Punta Limones has always been a bit shabby tired and uncared for, so not well known for its cuisine and fine dining, but after the good reviews on TA we just had to give it a try ! What a disaster. We knew where this restaurant was located as there was another there previously. At first glance It presented nothing very special in the square. We sat down at an outside Table, where we had to change my flimsy Plastic chair for a more solid one from inside as I am not a lightweight ! At first glance the menu is slightly expensive, but that’s ok for what we hoped would be a treat ahead. Treats wasn’t full, so Service was quick. Drinks ordered we opted to share a pizza and Treat salad. “ sorry pizza is off the menu .... no doughPrepared “ Ok we thought a bit puzzled but try again. We both went for Penn pasta with sardines Pine nuts and a Treat salad. What arrived was two plates of gloop ! The pasta was disintegrated overcooked and even chewy in parts, which does indicate some microwave Involvement with leftover food! If I closed my eyes to avoid the ghastly presentation, it tasted ok ! €10 each for the pasta plus one salad one glass of wine and a Sloe gin fizz...€40Any decent food critic would have sent it back and said no to a replacement but we We were hungry, and the salad was ok !!( on reflection it probably would have been helpful if we had sent it back ?) On paying we were asked how it was and we softened our comments to “Pasta over cooked & very disappointed”There was no reply from the waitress and She obviously ? Did not pass our comments to a french sounding lady who we thought could be in charge, as we left without anyone coming back to the table to enquire why we were disappointed. After this experience We feel that the high rating score no where near reflects this restaurants real rating, which should, based on our one visit be near the bottom. Needless to say, we shall not be experiencing the Treat evening offer.To stay in a ‘posher’ Punta Limones after redevelopment Treats offering to the cruise customers will have to drastically improve.( in our experience why would cruise customers eat & drink off the ship anyway where fine dining is the norm !!??) I don’t normally await proprietors comments, but looking at their responses to the previous poor ratings, it will be interesting to see their explanation. Thank you for leaving a review. I'm glad we had more sturdy chairs so that you were able to swap.As a small restaurant, with an extensive daytime and nightime menu, we do find that we occasionally run out of ingredients while we prepare new ones. We are sorry that we were preparing more pizza dough when you wanted to order pizza.You are right, the waitress should have passed your comments about the pasta on to the kitchen. However, we do do a table check after serving. If you had said your food was not acceptable at that point we would have been more than happy to change it.Our pricing is pretty standard for similar restaurants, especially as all of our food is homemade and freshly prepared. Two pasta dishes at 10 euros, a house salad at 8.50, a glass of wine at 3.00 and a slow gin cocktail at 6.50 adds up to under 40 euros so there is a little exaggeration on the price from you and the portions are substantial.Every restaurant makes mistakes. We try to make as few as possible, but when we do, we like to rectify them if we are given the chance. I wish you had.As can be seen from our other reviews, we have many, many very satisfied customers. It is a shame that we were not able to please you.If you would like to come and talk to us, we would love to offer you a discount on our evening dining menu so that you can see why people are raving about our food, service and entertainment.

9. Simple & Natural

Centro Comercial El Pueblo, Las Coloradas Local 18, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Spain Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +34 607 93 42 27 http://www.facebook.com/simpleynaturallanzarote/
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5 based on 159 reviews

Simple & Natural

Simple & Natural is a coffee shop and lunch bar in a confortable ambience, whith homemade menue, bread and cakes. Come to visit us!

Reviewed By johnnymac2017

After wandering around an almost deserted mall, we came across this place right at the back - and found were everybody was - HERE!!!A hidden gem, strongly recommend this to anyone visiting the mall.We cannot say that all their food was great - but all that we had to eat was!!! Sadly did not manage to return to work our way through the menu - damn!!!Dear Johnny, we want to thank you for your comment about your experience on Simple&Natural! We are glad to know that you have enjoyed with our food and service, it is very important for us!We really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Virginia & German

8. Habana 6

Calle Mayor 6, 35508 Costa Teguise, Lanzarote Spain European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi +34 928 94 12 98 https://www.facebook.com/Habana-6-Restaurante-917970195044989/
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5 based on 596 reviews

Habana 6

Family restaurant with personalized attention, author's Mediterranean cuisine, Recommend Reserve table for dinner service.

Reviewed By NMCC1973

Just happened to walk by and dropped in on our last night of holiday. Couldnt speak highly enough of the food, service and defo worth a visit on a trip. Had the octopus to start and veal for mains..If only I had of found earlier in the holiday.

7. Bistro Arbol

Calle Timanfaya 2 Centro Comercial Playa Blanca, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote Spain International, Belgian, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +34 928 51 03 03 http://www.bistro-arbol.com
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5 based on 114 reviews

Bistro Arbol

Vegetarian & plant-based kitchen - special beers - fine wines - great music! Gluten-free options. We like to think before we act. We buy as much local products as possible but we never loose sight of what’s equally important: tasty food and drinks with go

Reviewed By Sarah W

I absolutely love this place, I have been before but this time I went with my friend who hadn't been before, she was also very impressed. Again the food did not disappoint. It as always was amazing, freshly prepared and delivered by Miet and Davy, who clearly love what they do and are very good at it. The only issue we had was deciding what to eat, there was so much to choose from, if we had enough time we would have gone back again.

6. The Little Elm Restaurant

Avenida de Las Playas Centro Commercial La Penita, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote Spain European, British Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 629 20 58 49 http://little-elm-restaurant-lanzarote.com/
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5 based on 1685 reviews

The Little Elm Restaurant

Reviewed By TKH13

We have been several times to this lovely restaurant and can highly recommend it. Not only for the fabulous food but the wonderful service and friendly atmosphere.If you are looking for sumptuous tasty fare then come here you will definitely come back time and time again.Thanks to both Alan and Tim and all their wonderful staff for making us feel like one of the family, even though we only visit whilst on holiday! Keep up the good work and see you again in February 2020!

5. La Cabana

barrio Macher 84, 35510 Tias, Lanzarote Spain Mediterranean, European, British Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +34 650 68 56 62 http://www.lacabanamacher.com/
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5 based on 847 reviews

La Cabana

Reviewed By Chris C

For food this remains our No.1 in Lanzarote. A small restaurant run by a husband and wife team. All the meat is imported and a stalwart which is always on the menu is " New Zealand rack of lamb with all the trimmings" Please do not miss this one. It's a comprehensive menu supported by a good wine list.They are situated midway between Playa Blanca and the airport on the main LZ2 next to a large garage. Please do not be put off by the location. Okay so you are not sitting on the waterfront but you cannot eat the view!!! so if its wonderful food you are looking for it is worth the journey-enjoy

4. Coentro

Calle Irlanda 7 Local 28, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote Spain European, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer [email protected] +34 676 83 37 99 http://coentro-playablanca.negocio.site/?m=true
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5 based on 318 reviews

Coentro

Reviewed By RC1958

My wife and I have been visiting Playa Blanca every year for over 25 years. And we have travelled and dined all over the world. This is one of the most imaginative and delightfully surprising meals that we have ever had. Not just in Lanzarote, not just in Europe, but anywhere.Do not miss the chance to dine here. It may not look special but appearances can be deceptive. It is exceptional.

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3. Alba Dreams Bar

Avenida las Playas 100 CC Jameos local 89, 35510 Tias, Lanzarote Spain Bar, European, British, Pub Drinks Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Seating, Television +34 665 02 64 64
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5 based on 123 reviews

Alba Dreams Bar

Alba Dreams bar is located on the first floor on the front line of the beach front food is served from 12pm - 6pm. Breakfasts, lunches, snacks and daily specials. Fresh sandwiches, filled rolls, homemade burgers, prawns ,crepes/crumpets and more. Chilled

Reviewed By Donnami1307

Myself and my husband popped in here to watch the football one day, the views are lovely from the bar, the service was great and the toilets were the cleanest I had ever seen in Lanzarote, without a doubt. It was a shame it was our last day before we found this bar, so we didn't have a chance to return. If I was visiting Lanzarote again I certainly would.

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2. La Carmencita del Puerto

Avenida de Las Playas C.c maritimo, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote Spain Mediterranean, European, Spanish Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 928 51 23 18 http://www.facebook.com/carmencitadelpuerto/
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5 based on 1334 reviews

La Carmencita del Puerto

Close for holidays 09/12 to 23/12 incl. What is “going to tapas”? “Going to tapas” has nothing to do with the size of your dish, it has to do with what is in your dish and how you eat it. “Going to tapas” means sharing; slow food; not eating everything at

Reviewed By Y9644VSdarrens

Visited with wife, son, daughter in law & grandson and what a family night we hadGreat food, great service & great ambiance make this the No1 restaurant in Lanzarote as it has X Factor in abundance. I’ve gone through menu in my numerous visits & found everything perfect & perfect for us allI’ve already booked for first night back when owners return from well deserved holiday, well done and keep up the work as only thing certain is bigger and better things await you both

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1. Atlantico Lounge Lanzarote

Avenida de las Playas, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote Spain Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront [email protected] +34 928 51 03 63 http://www.atlanticolounge.com
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4 based on 411 reviews

Atlantico Lounge Lanzarote

A new ultra modern trendy restaurant and cocktail bar located in a privileged spot directly on the rocks in Puerto del Carmen with the ocean waves and sea breeze at your fingertips. No expense has been spared from a fantastic new kitchen to the mirror til

Reviewed By SherylS764

I was in Lanzarote for a weeks vacation, this was the best meal i had. The setting, food and drinks are all just perfect and a cleansing breathe of fresh air to all the mediocre Brit pubs and restaurants outside. Staff were welcoming, friendly and informative who knew the menu very well. If i could have dined there every night i would have. Highly recommend to everyone visiting the area. Its a special place, i will be back.We are delighted to get such a positive rating. We are glad to have passed your expectations and of course we hope to see you again on your next visit to the island. Greetings.

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