Costa Azul

Price guide: Mid-range

Avenida Maritima 7, El Golfo, Lanzarote, 35580

Price guide: Mid-range

Terrace View

By Jane Egginton, your Playa Blanca expert

#1 of 3
expert-rated restaurants in Playa Blanca
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Sporty types, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of Costa Azul

My favourite island restaurant - for fresh fish by the sea and all round magical setting.

I love this restaurant, which is a real gem and unusual for Lanzarote. Normally, you have to compromise a bit on the quality of the food if you want to eat in a delightful setting, but not here. I treasure the memory of eating fresh fish and seafood, cooked to perfection with an uninterrupted view of the cool blue sea crashing on the rocky shore. Heaven.

Food and drink: 

Fish and seafood is the thing here and it really is fresh. As we ate, we could see one of the chefs on the rocky shore gutting fish that had just been brought in. Three of us shared a plate of excellent fish croquettes and baby squid to start. My father and I went for the recommended whole cherne, which is a bit like halibut, and weren't disappointed. The tender white flesh was beautifully browned on the outside, yet very moist. Our friend, Jules, had the mussels in a tomato, wine and garlic sauce, which was good, although it tasted a little floury. That evening neither my father or I could eat dinner, a pretty unheard of occurrence for either of us.

Recommended dishes: 

Ask for the daily specials, which some of the waiters may be able to translate for you. 


This beachfront location on the wilds of the best coast provides all the atmosphere that anyone could want.


Although it was busy, both waiters were smiling and efficient, helping with recommendations and translations. Our waitress gently suggested a different bottle of wine from the one we had chosen, which turned out to be both delicious and better value.


It's at the entrance to El Golfo, on the left before you come to a string of other fish restaurants, that are all pretty good, although don't have the special setting of Casa Azul.

Price advice: 

Our two starters and three mains with a small bottle of wine came to 82 euros, which we thought pretty good value.

Tables to book: 

There are several rows of tables on the outdoor terrace (it would be a shame to sit inside, unless the weather was really bad). Try to get a table right next to the beach – which is possible if you get there early (normally before 1pm), or book.

More information on Costa Azul:

Price guide:
Seafood, Spanish
Avenida Maritima 7, El Golfo, Lanzarote, 35580
928 173 199
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon–10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Free tags / Keywords:
Sea Views

Have you been to Costa Azul? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (2)

Love el Golfo and although not a lover of sea food did try costa azul for a snack and light refreshments. Meat is also served here plus Canarian dishes which are a must if you like local culture. Setting is fantastic, the view you have didn`t exist 300 years ago. This part of the coast is an extension to the original coastline due to the 18th century eruptions from Timanfaya. Fantastic setting and real local culture from the family run restaurant.

Great setting, great food.