Tapas are available throughout Lanzarote, but it’s only in the resorts where you’ll find a helpful translation on the menu. On the Canaries, tapas are often more seafood-oriented than elsewhere, and there are a few local favourites. Here are few dishes to look out for:
Papas Arrugadas: Canarian wrinkled potatoes,usually served with red and green mojo sauce. You’ll find these more often than the famous bravas (potatoes in a spicy sauce).
Pimientos padrón: Small, fresh deep fried green peppers.
Tortilla: Spanish omelette.
Chorizo: Chorizo sausage, often cooked in wine or cider.
Croquetas: Deep-fried, breaded bechamel, often with shredded cod, pork or chicken.
Ensaladilla Rusa: Russian salad is a chilled potato salad with olives, tuna and vegetables.
Lapas con mojo verde: A Canarian specialty – grilled limpets with a herby sauce.
Puntillas: Deep fried baby squid.
Calamares fritos: Deep-fried squid rings in batter.
Gambas al ajillo: Prawns in garlic.
Queso: Cheese (could be fresh cheese, often with ripe tomatoes; or a selection of more mature cheeses).
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