La Cantina

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Leon y Castillo 8, Teguise, Lanzarote, 35530

Price guide: Mid-range

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By Jane Egginton, your Costa Teguise expert

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#2 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:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Foodies, Mature travellers, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of La Cantina

An atmospheric restaurant serving world food that ticks all the boxes.

I get the feeling that owners Zoe and Benn opened up this restaurant and decided to serve all their favourite things. And the fact that everyone else seems to love them too – many expats regularly name this as the island's best restaurant – is almost just an added bonus. 

Food and drink: 

Believe me the food here really does span the globe: think Vietnamese, African, Thai and South American. Zoe is a chocolate fiend and anyone eating here should save room for one of her famous chocolate brownies – although if you forget, you can always get one to takeaway, as I have. Benn is a big wine lover, and the impressive list offers the best of the island's bottles, as well as those from around the world. Beers and champagne are on sale too, although I tend to stick to the wine.

Recommended dishes: 

The platters – Canarian, Thai, seafood, deli meats, are just some of the options – to share are a must.

Ambience: 

This restaurant resonates with atmosphere, partly because of the happy clientele, but also because of its location in a historic, traditional Canarian house. Sit either in the bar area, the main restaurant, or in the outside courtyard.

Service: 

Owners Zoe and Benn are super friendly, as are their staff. This restaurant is relaxed yet highly efficient.

Location: 

It's on a cobbled street in the old town of Teguise, the original capital.

Price advice: 

Platters to share are very good value at around 15 euros each. The free WiFi is an added plus (if you have your own computer). 

Tables to book: 

When the Teguise market is on (Sundays), this place gets particularly crowded, so it is advisable to book. All of the tables have their own charm, although those nearest the bar are the noisiest.

More information on La Cantina:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Café, Restaurant
Food:
Asian, International, Seafood, Tapas, Vegetarian
Address:
Calle Leon y Castillo 8, Teguise, Lanzarote, 35530
Telephone:
928 845 536
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue–Sat 7–11pm, Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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