in Lanzarote is fantastic. The fine fish of the
coastal towns of El Golfo, La Caleta de Famara and
Órzola are a must.
Mirador del Rio is the popular landscape and
view point located at 498 meters above sea level.
Enjoying the breathe taking views of the northern
coasts and dining at the restaurant is highly
A favorite dish with the islanders is grey or red
vieja that is stewed or slit open and done on its
back. Cherne (a variety of grouper), meagre and Uga
salmon, the comforting fish stock or the typical
home made jareas, pejines and tollos, the papas
arrugadas or wrinkled potatoes (potatoes boiled with
their skins on in a lot of salt which crystallises
when dry and “wrinkles” the potatoes), the sancocho,
with its wise combination of ingredients, the soft
and cured cheeses are the popular dishes worth a
taste in Lanzarote.
Looking now at wine, long ago, Carlos III and Walter
Scott sang the praises of the wines of La Geria.
Worthy of special merit on account of the fact that
they originate in the midst of dismal beds of ash,
the wines of La Geria stand out for their
clearly-defined flavours. Top of the list are the
malmseys with their intense aromas.
As for the wines; Local wines should be tasted from
Lanzarote possesses an Appellation d’Origine
Regulating Board and produces the Canary Islands’
finest white wines. In addition, wine tasting at the
El Grifo Museum is also a great attraction for wine