Isla Bonita

Price guide: Budget

Avenida del Mar, Playa Bastian, Costa Teguise, 35508

Price guide: Budget

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By Jane Egginton, your Costa Teguise expert

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#6 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Costa Teguise
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
3.7
3.7
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Chilling out, No fuss, People watching

Expert review of Isla Bonita

A Lanzarote classic: top Canarian cuisine that is excellent value.

Come here for unpretentious food in a traditional, family run restaurant. Isla Bonita ('The Beautiful Island') has been run for more than 20 years by the convivial José (known by everyone as Pepe), who has recently handed over the reins to his dedicated son. I am pleased to see this large restaurant (that seats nearly 200 people) is as popular as ever, as it deserves to be.

Food and drink: 

I don't think the food ever falters here. The emphasis on good local produce cooked well always seems to shine through. Look out for different specialties on the menu, which might be octopus stew one night and roast suckling pig another. The wine cellar hits all the right notes, with a good variety of local and mainland wines. 

Recommended dishes: 

I like the old school avocado and prawn cocktail to start, although you could go for gazpacho, or marinated tuna as a starter, both of which are delicious. I hear the steaks are good here, but I always go for the fresher than fresh fish as a main, often Grouper Isla Bonita, served in a creamy sauce.

Ambience: 

This is a no nonsense operation, with a lively buzzing atmosphere, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays.

Service: 

The family and their staff run a tight ship here, although they seem to manage to stay relaxed and smiley.

Location: 

It's on the main road, close to Playa Bastian. 

Price advice: 

Prices here are very affordable. Starters go from around 4 euros, with mains from 9 euros.

Tables to book: 

There are two indoor dining rooms, but the place to be is on the terrace, if you can get a table. 

More information on Isla Bonita:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Avenida del Mar, Playa Bastian, Costa Teguise, 35508
Telephone:
928 591 526
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue–Sat 11am–midnight. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Isla Bonita? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

Went here Nov 2008 stumbled on it by accident but ended up going back every night! Fantastic food! great service. the waiters were all lovely and they were great with kids. went to lanzarote expecting it to be all english with football bars and i was proved VERY wrong!