Arrieta Wharf, Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35500
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Foodies, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, People watching, Relaxation
Best for Dining alone - Expert review of El Charcón
I have a soft spot for this restaurant, which was one of the first I ever visited on the island. It's a welcome retreat from the resorts on the coast, and I often recommend a visit here either on the way to or from Jameos del Agua.
Fish is the thing here, and while it would be a shame to go for anything else, meat is on the menu too – choose from chicken or steak.
Try any of the fish or seafood really, but particularly the melt-in-the-mouth octopus, fresh prawns, or mussels in a creamy sauce.
This unpretentious eatery on Arrieta’s dry dock is a relaxing, tranquil place, with outdoor seating and views out to sea. It's a bit of a secret, except with in the know locals.
Jolly, rotund waiters make you feel right at home - especially if you are dining alone, as I was last time I visited.
It's on the quiet seafront of the small village of Arrieta looking over an unspoilt beach and out to sea.
Main courses are around 12 euros. I went for the set menu, which was excellent value at 10 euros for a starter of shellfish soup, followed by fish of the day, bread, water and dessert – highly recommended.
On a fine day, you might want to ask for a table outside, although the interior is cosy and with good views too.
More information on El Charcón:
- Price guide:
- Seafood, Spanish
- Arrieta Wharf, Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35500
- 928 835 230
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Thu–Sat, Mon-Tue noon-9pm, Sun noon-8pm. Closed Wednesdays.
- Accepts Credit Cards: