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Local Spanish Cuisine ?

Asked by: 1st November 2012

Apart from Paella what are the local spanish dishes in CT/Lanzarote and which are the best local restaurants to try. Coming out this weekend, can’t wait. thanks


11 Answers

  1. Kitty on Nov 01, 2012

    You must try the prawns in garlic – gambas con ajillo. I would suggest you have some tapas so you can try lots of different things and see what you like. A good place for tapas is Casa Felix just behind Playa Bastian.

  2. Kevin Burton on Nov 02, 2012

    We love pumtillas deep fried baby squid.can be served as a tapas or a large portion. Delicious if you like sea food. Normally served with a choice of sauces red or green mojo.many tapas bars in ct. if you want a really good meal find restaurant las Maretas in centro commercial Maretas by the post office. You may need to book but I guarantee you will enjoy. Avoid the 7oclock rush dine after 8 . His garlic prawn starter are the best and a remarkable choice of fresh fish dishes and wonderfully tender steaks . You will be served by Domingo the owner but it may take a little time .he is closed on Sundays. May see you there I have booked for next tuesday

    • Annie on Nov 03, 2012

      Having read the good comments about Las Maretas, we booked a table there last week, and when we booked there were only a couple of other tables booked at that point.
      We arrived on time, and were only the second couple there, we were seated at the very back by the toilets, given menus and then the restaurant quickly filled. We were ignored while everyone else was given menus, bought drinks etc, and not approached at all while all the other tables were served, orders taken, drinks brought etc.
      Eventually we walked out!
      We never got to try the food, but the service was awful!!

  3. Marian Walker on Nov 03, 2012

    Hi Annie

    I know it is very slow the first time we went we waited 1hr 20mins to get our starter but we had read the reviews and knew it was slow, the second time was 40 mins we are going to Lanzarote 22nd Nov and will certainly go back for a meal.

  4. David myers on Nov 06, 2012

    Marian you waited 1hr 20mins for your starter and your going back WOW

  5. Marian Walker on Nov 06, 2012

    We had read up that it was slow other wise we may have walked it is very chilled out food really good and not bad price either.

  6. John on Nov 06, 2012

    Read on another website forum that El Fondeadero on Av de los Corales (Las Maretas) just outside CT going back towards Arrecife was very traditional, good food and very reasonably priced. Unfortunately this was after I got back 🙁

  7. Sue on Nov 07, 2012

    What John read about El Fondadero is correct. The restaurant itself is nothing special in terms of decor etc. but the food is very traditional and very reasonably priced. At lunchtime (from 1pm) they do a 3 course menu of the day for 7€ which normally has several traditional dishes on it. I agree with Kitty that Case Felix is good and Casa Luis is also good

  8. Kitty on Nov 14, 2012

    Just got back from CT and ate at Las Maretas a couple of times. I have to agree that the food is great and very reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow but as long as you go with the right frame of mind its no problem. A few beers and a bottle of wine passes the time 🙂

  9. Annie on Nov 14, 2012

    Hope the weather was good to you.
    As for Las Maretas..I wouldn’t have minded a couple of beers and a bottle of wine, if I had been given an opportunity to order.
    The service wasn’t slow it was non-existent.
    There are so many great, reasonably priced places to eat in CT…why put up with awful service?

  10. Kitty on Nov 17, 2012

    Hi Annie

    I can see your point if you didn’t even manage to get a drink. From our perspective we would much rather linger than have food slapped in front of you 2 minutes after ordering so we were not particularly bothered about it being a bit slow. It’s a shame you had such a bad experience as it really is a very nice place.