La Cabana

Price guide: Expensive

Macher, nr Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, 35510

Price guide: Expensive

Interior

By Jane Egginton, your Puerto Del Carmen expert

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#2 of 10
expert-rated restaurants in Puerto Del Carmen
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of La Cabana

Beautifully presented international cusine served in an intimate setting.

I recommend this restaurant to homesick Brits missing a taste of home. Not for the food which is pretty international, but because this cosy restaurant, where Darren and Deb, a British couple create and serve nouvelle cuisine style food, is a magnet for UK holidaymakers. 

Food and drink: 

The international menu making use of local ingredients changes weekly and tends to feature rich sauces. There were several roast meats featured when I was there last: roast rack of lamb, chargrilled pork and honeyroast duck. Given the heat, I fancied something lighter and went for a starter of seared scallops with bacon and an orange and ginger marmalade, which were succulent with just the right amount of additional flavour, followed by the fish of the day. As always, the dishes were exquisitely presented, although the nouvelle cuisine style can seem a bit forced.

Recommended dishes: 

Don't miss one of the delicious desserts.

Ambience: 

This small restaurant with an open kitchen that is almost like eating in someone's home can get very warm. Tables are relatively close together, but noise is not usually a problem.

Service: 

The service by Deb was - as always - smiling, helpful and unflustered, despite the full restaurant. Deb and Darren often take the time to chat with their guests over a nightcap, and have even been known to give them a lift home.

Location: 

It's on a busy road with some parking outside, in the village of Macher, about 10 minutes away by car from the resort of Puerto del Carmen.

Price advice: 

Main courses cost between 12 euros and 15 euros; starters are around 8 euros.

Tables to book: 

There is little to choose between the tables.

More information on La Cabana:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, French, International, Modern, Steak
Address:
Macher, nr Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, 35510
Telephone:
650 685 662
Website:
http://www.lacabanamacher.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 7-11pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to La Cabana? Would you recommended it?