Cherne Fritters

Cherne (wreckfish) is one of most prized fish on Lanzarote. With firm, tasty, white flesh, it’s always popular at celebrations and fiestas. As it’s not always a regular catch, it is often dried and salted, which also adds deeper flavour.

Thai Baked Dorada

The dorada (gilt head bream) is a fantastic fish with firm, white, delicious flesh. As it's widely available on Lanzarote, where it is caught wild or farmed in the enclosures off Playa Quemada, you'll almost always find good, fresh doradas in the shops and supermarkets.

Frying tonight!

Fried food is wildly popular in Spain. It's the reason why most kitchens have an extractor fan above the hob. And once the summer arrives, it's more popular than ever – those intense flavours are perfect for enjoying in the open air with a chilled glass of Lanzarote wine.

Vegetarian Seitan in Red Wine

The El Gecko Veggie Diner, just off Playa Honda’s lively seafront, is a gem that is worth discovering whether you eat meat or not. To give you an idea of what’s on the menu, chef Jesus offers this recipe:

Octopus & Potato Salad

A hugely satisfying Italian recipe that's perfect for a scorching Summer day. The only important thing is that the ingredients are of the highest quality.

Roast cauliflower salad

Karen Marsend-Smith has sent us this recipe, which she describes as “a perfect salad using easily accessible vegetables grown on the island”. We immediately ran home to try it out, and agree. It’s pretty special. It’s a vegetarian side dish for 4-6 and will take you 15 minutes to prepare and another 25 to cook.


Garbanzada is a Canarian classic – a hearty chickpea stew that is perfect for the colder months of the year. It's so hearty and filling that it's often served as a tapa or a starter.

Your Lanzarote Coffee Guide

Coffee is big-business, and coffee chains such as Starbucks have taken over the world – all apart from Spain, where local bars are still far more popular than the big multinationals. Here’s how to buy and order coffee on Lanzarote.

Spanish omelette

This Spanish omelette is an all-time classic – Penélope Cruz was recently seen making one in the Oscar-nominated film Parallel Mothers. You can buy a slice of tortilla in most bars and take away food shops but making your own takes it to the next level.

Zonzamas mystery

Humans have been building and designing on Lanzarote for centuries, and one of the leastvisited areas of Lanzarote is home to its richest archeological heritage – where the original natives of the island settled and created mysterious stone carvings.