Lanzarote: Best Restaurants

Mar 06, 2013, 04:00 ET from Cosmos Holidays

LONDON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Lanzarote is a classic destination for British tourists on the lookout for sun, sea, and spectacular beaches (and great nightlife to go with it!), but it may not be the first place that springs to mind when it comes to great food and top quality dining experiences. 

However, Lanzarote sets itself apart from the rest of the Canary Islands with its selection of fantastic restaurants, offering its visitors a variety of cuisines to choose from, from traditional Canarian food to tastes of the Mediterranean and even delicacies from further afield. Matagorda, part of Puerto del Carmen, is one area of the island that's particularly good for those looking to give their taste buds a summer workout. 

A recommended point of call for hungry visitors to Matagorda is Casa Roja, a stylish restaurant that sits in the Marina Rubicon and overlooks the harbour in the old town of Puerto del Carmen. It specialises in traditional Canarian and Mediterranean fare, focussing on fresh fish and offering plenty of good wine to wash it down with - el vino is in plentiful supply here, so complement your meal with one of the fifty tipples on the wine list, which includes locally produced vintages from the Malvasia region. Alternatively, head to Casa Brigida, another classy restaurant in the Marina Rubicon, which offers friendly service, perfectly-cooked fish and meat and lovely views of the harbour.

If you'd like to branch out from traditional island cuisine, Matagorda's many international restaurants can make for an exciting change. The Japanese restaurant Sapporo is a good place to start. Here, diners have their food prepared by the chef right before their eyes and they can even choose to put on one of the kimonos provided by the restaurant, making this a great place for families. For tastes from across the Atlantic, TJ's Caribbean Tapas Bar offers a fantastic variety of food, from traditional Spanish tapas to Caribbean specialities like curried goat. The reasonable prices and good portions have many visitors coming back to this unpretentious, family-friendly restaurant night after night.

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SOURCE Cosmos Holidays