Best Playa Blanca Restaurants 2023
The food scene in Playa Blanca continues to go from strength to strength with over 160 restaurants to choose from foodies visiting lanzarote and Playa Blanca in particular have a fabulously diverse selection of restaurants for all tastes and budgets to experience, the post covid recovery has seen a number of new restaurants which is wonderful to see and many long established restaurants continue to innovate and produce some of the best dining experiences available so in no particular order here are our favourites for this year all of which are reachable from holiday rental villas which you can visit here.
An incredible gourmet tapas find, Sergio’s is a special place for those looking to discover modern flavours of Spain. Foodies will appreciate the contemporary mediterranean approach with an international twist.
Ricardo the chef and owner, is consistently pushing his menu with remarkable flavours with the best local and fresh ingredients. The food served is some of the best in the island and represents excellent value for money for the quality.
If you’re lucky to get a table on the terrace the views are fabulous stretching all the way over to Fuerteventura. It’s located on Calle Limones, but it opens onto the ocean side. Highly recommend leaving room for his desserts!
Opening hours – Morning 1h30 – 15h30 and Evening 18h30 – 22h30 (Wednesday and Thursday closed)
Expect to pay for two starters, two mains, and a bottle of wine around €90.
Email – Shejlatela@yahoo.it
La Cocina de Colacho
Back again from our best restaurants of Playa Blanca in 2022, it is so hard to beat the quality of the dining experience at La Cocina de Colacho. Nicolás and Anabel Machin really have something special here. The menu has evolved impressively since 2022 and on our last visit we were blown away by the tasting menu, particularly the filler of Cherne ( fish) and the roast suckling pig.
Chef Nicolás is a Lanzarote native and earned a Michelin star in his Madrid restaurant before making the move to Playa Blanca and his passion for food continues to this day.
The interiors are stunning, very modern with lots of glass but yet somehow intimate.
Highly recommended are the tasting menu and the beef, so simple but just impeccable.
Restaurante Casa Carlos
Casa Carlos, another stalwart of the Playa Blanca restaurant scene has really settled into their new home on the oceanfront in the Marina Rubicon. The interior is modern and bright with glass opening onto the wonderful sea view, the buzzing atmosphere is fantastic.
The menu continues to impress with all the expected Mediterranean dishes such as fish, meat as well as pizza and pasta but it also has some fantastic modern dishes such as the curry prawns which is to die for with a glass of Lazarote white wine.
Carlos and his team really have a well oiled machine that is a favourite with both tourists and locals alike
If you’re looking for a gastronomic experience then Kamez Bistró needs to be on your Playa Blanca restaurant bucket list. You will find a sophisticated restaurant creating the best delicacies of Lanzarote the service as you would expect is top notch.. This is fine dining at its best with all ingredients coming from within 100km of the restaurant. Kamezi is special with food and service at another level although the price point won’t suit every budget but they do have a tapas menu for the terrace.
Arabella’s at the Marina
We missed Arabella’s last year but we are delighted to share our experiences which have been fabulous. Now two years open Ange and the team have really put Arabella’s on the map and you only have to open Facebook to see all the great reviews. They have created a fantastic modern menu which has been going down a storm. The food is best described as fusion cuisine with solid vegan and vegetarian option such as their popular Buddha bowls
The burger is just excellent with those devilishly tasty duck fat roasted chips, the steak is not to be missed either
The interior itself is very cool with a jungle theme but the view over the marina and the boats is lovely and perfect to sit out and watch the Playa Blanca sun go down over a wonderful cocktail.
The restaurant has a wide variety of dishes in a friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome, including cats and dogs on the terrace. Additionally, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible.
Expect to pay €8 for a cocktail, €15 -€20 for a main course and €15 for the house wine.
Opening Hours – 12h00 to 23h00 (Monday to Saturday)
Tel – +34 615 941 358
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Website – https://arabellasatthemarina.com/
Location – https://goo.gl/maps/fFUaUJDxxnFyU36d9
Husband and wife team Ramesh and Saraswati continue to impress with impeccable standards and a warm welcome. The location in the heart of Playa Blanca town overlooking the ocean is perfect ( beside taxi rank), Ramesh can be found on different occasions leading the team in the kitchen or delivering great customer care of the floor with Saraswati ensuring the drinks are flowing.
The food itself is consistently of a very high standard using fresh ingredients. There is a full traditional Indian menu serving delicious Indian cuisine made with freshly prepared ingredients.
They have a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from. Also, all of their dishes can be customised to meet customers’ spice preferences. Whether you like it mild, medium, or hot!
The Interior has all the charm of India and has a warm pleasant atmosphere. The stunning views over the ocean and the town are a nice plus to the great food.
Expect to pay €30 for two main courses, two glasses house wine, water
Bottle House red wine €16 Glass wine €3.50
Finally congratulations to Ramesh and Saraswati Ramesh on the opening of their new Kebab House across the road from Indian Delights which has been receiving great reviews.
Opening Hours – 12h00 to 23h30 (Monday to Sunday)
Tel – +34 828 058 229
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Website – https://www.indiandelights.es/
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A firm favourite again this year, Gecko’s is the place to go if you want to experience the best of British cuisine in Playa Blanca. It is owned and run by a wonderful couple Juliet and David, with Juliet running a top class service and David who is a true chef creating a simple set menu each day that impresses on every visit
The beauty of Gecko’s is the simplicity, David’s menu offers one or two options per day but they are just excellent made with the best local ingredients.
Sunday lunch is highly recommended. It’s a roast like no other, served family style. It’s arguably the best Sunday roast not just in the Canaries but perhaps even the world! There are two sittings on Sundays at 1pm and 3pm.
Expect to pay €18 for a main course and €14 for a bottle of wine which for a restaurant of this standard is exceptional value. It’s located in Faro Park. Booking is highly recommended as it’s a small restaurant that’s very popular and rightly so.
Opening Hours – 18h00 to 22h00 (Thursday to Saturday) and 12h00 to 18h00 (Sunday)
Tel – +44 7950 591747
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Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/people/Geckos/100063769621051/
Location – https://goo.gl/maps/7oo3VpeD2Ey4gxG57
Sebastyan´s Greek Gourmet
Another stalwart of the Playa Blanca restaurant scene since 2007, Sebastyan´s Greek Gourmet restaurant offers a very popular greek restaurant serving all the traditional greek dishes you would expect worth trying are the Spanakopita, Soutzoukakia, Bakaliaros Afroditi and of course the Musakas. The tasting Greek menu is served daily from 2 -5pm and is fabulous for €25 per person with all the freshly made classics.
Located just outside of Playa Blanca in spectacular views of the sea over Natura Beach,
Expect to pay €10 for a starter, €20 for a main course and a decent bottle of Greek red will set up back €35
Opening Hours – 14h00 to 22h00 (Monday Closed)
Tel – +34 928 34 96 79
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Website – https://sebastyans.com/
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Since 2019 chef Dailos Perdomo has been leading the kitchen and this vibrant modern restaurant that overlooks the water in the heart of the Marina Rubicon, the open kitchen is a nice touch and the wine cellar is impressive.
The food standard is excellent and you won’t go wrong with the fish or steak here, the oysters followed by a blue lobster special are a treat.
Restaurant La Cuadra is a very popular tapas restaurant that has been on the scene for many years part of the Corner 58 restaurant group who have the La Bodega and recently opened Momma Rossi restaurants on the promenade all located close together and all offering wonderful views of the ocean.
La Cuadra is one of our favourites because it’s a relaxed and friendly restaurant with a wide range of tapas and traditional European dishes such as fish, shellfish, rice and grilled meats. The Menu is here.
Expect to pay €6 for a tapas, €15 for a main course and a bottle of wine about €14
Mirador De La Salinas
The Mirador de Las Salinas restaurant is a must-stop when visiting the Janubio Salt Flats and very popular with the locals. The views are just stunning over the salt flats and out towards the ocean. This somewhat formal restaurant provides a very professional dining experience. The restaurant sits like a king overlooking the Salinas de Janubio (salt farm), which has a visitors centre with tours, tasting and a cafe worth stopping in to help build your appetite.
Chef Ivan has a real flair for his craft and dishes such as the sea bass and tuna tartare are exceptional. If you can book a table on the terrace, the sunset over a glass of wine is just beautiful.
Expect to pay €120 for three courses for two people including a bottle of local wine
Citurna Casual Food is anything but casual. This family affair of a little gem makes amazing food. Chef Ruben and owner is constantly evolving his menu with modern takes on Spanish and international tapas. It’s not just the food that makes Citurna stand out, but also the warm atmosphere and welcome from owner Roxanne (sister of chef) and her family
The homemade desserts made by Roxanne will blow your tastebuds and mother Gilma is on hand with a smile and the drinks!
Our favourites are the korean chicken, the burger and the prawn tacos
Casual Seafood is one of the best seafood restaurants around offering traditional Portuguese and fusion cuisine as the name suggests it’s the place to go for seafood
Based in Faro Park Chef Andre continues to take his food to new levels and it never has never disappointed. Perhaps there is something in the water in Faro Park as it also hosts Geckos another of our favourites
The tasting menu is exceptional priced at €85
A stalwart of the Playa Blanca restaurant scene, this is a traditional Mediterranean classic, the long established La Chalanita, is located right beside Playa Blanca beach overlooking the ocean with just amazing views, a wonderful dining experience as the sunset dips below the horizon.
La Chalanita offers a classic menu, which will please seafood lovers as well as vegetarians, it has a reputation built over decades well worth a visit.
Opening hours – 13h30 – 23h30 (Tuesday Closed)
Expect to pay €20 for a steak and a bottle of wine will set you back €18
Tel – +34 928 517 022
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Website – https://www.lachalanita.com/en/
Location – https://goo.gl/maps/EXjCG5Gn9wdY1GXt5
Torano - El Golfo
Located right on the water’s edge with the waves crashing below you this wonderful Spanish restaurant is located in El Golfo a beautiful quaint fishing village a few files from Playa Blanca
This place has it all. The setting is just spectacular to start with but the food is equally as impressive from the first moment the homemade complimentary Russian salad was beautiful. The menu is focused on local seafood but it also has steak and other dishes but the fish is prepared in traditional style and is excellent. The friendly and attentive owner Domingo recommended to us the Halibut and it was absolutely excellent and especially nicely paired with a bottle of El Grifo local white wine
Expect to pay €15 for a main course and €18 for a bottle of wine
Opening hours – 10h00 – 22h00 (Monday to Sunday)
Tel – +34 928 17 30 58
Location – https://goo.gl/maps/Ftimh6p8w6UQYYTa7
La Bodega de Santiago
Just a few minutes drive from Playa Blanca in the beautiful village of Yaiza, this is one of the best known restaurants on the entire island of Lanzarote and we can confirm it deserves its fame. From the start there is a very traditional Spanish atmosphere, the exterior terrace is nestled under the protection of a stunning old Fico tree.
The ingredients are very typical from Lanzarote, but the combination between tradition and innovation is impressive, you can really feel the high quality of the products and the talent in the kitchen.
Its often mentioned without being justified but the standard of service was excellent.
Not cheap but very fair balance quality/ price. This restaurant is sublime and perfect for pushing the boat out for a wonderful dining experience.
Expect to pay, €25 for a main course and €30 for entry level wine.
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Website – https://labodegadesantiago.es/
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