El Charcón

Price guide: Mid-range

Arrieta Wharf, Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35500

Price guide: Mid-range

Fish motifs

By Jane Egginton, your Costa Teguise expert

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#1 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Costa Teguise
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.7
4.7
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
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

Beautiful beachfront restaurant - fresh fish and seafood at a simple waterside spot.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Recommended dishes: 

Try any of the fish or seafood really, but particularly the melt-in-the-mouth octopus, fresh prawns, or mussels in a creamy sauce.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Jolly, rotund waiters make you feel right at home - especially if you are dining alone, as I was last time I visited.

Location: 

It's on the quiet seafront of the small village of Arrieta looking over an unspoilt beach and out to sea.

Price advice: 

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.

Tables to book: 

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:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Seafood, Spanish
Address:
Arrieta Wharf, Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35500
Telephone:
928 835 230
Website:
http://www.elcharcon.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Thu–Sat, Mon-Tue noon-9pm, Sun noon-8pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to El Charcón? Would you recommended it?