La Cocina de Colacho

Price guide: Expensive

Calle La Destiladera, Castillo de Aguila, Playa Blanca, 35580

Price guide: Expensive

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By Jane Egginton, your Playa Blanca expert

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#3 of 3
expert-rated restaurants in Playa Blanca
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, Relaxation, Romance

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of La Cocina de Colacho

Lanzarote's best gourmet restaurant that is also excellent value.

I love watching jolly Colacho, the chef and owner of this restaurant, hard at work in his glassed in kitchen, while his dedicated wife looks after the diners. The dramatic, geometric design of the building is certainly quirky, providing for two interior rooms, memorably decorated in gold and silver. The food is the thing here: international, with a decidedly French twist and served in a familiar, if now rather unfashionable, nouvelle cuisine style. If you go for the set, five-course meal, this restaurant offers extraordinary value.

Food and drink: 

The five-course set menu, which changes every week, is always a surprise: you don't know what dish you are going to get until it arrives. Dishes such as steak with calvados and jus and fish loin with gin and tonic are pretty typical. The restaurant's wine warehouse is a destination in itself, which I appreciate for always showcasing the best of Lanzarote wine.

Recommended dishes: 

It has to be the five-course menu for just 35 euros – you can't really go wrong.

Ambience: 

The restaurant buzzes with happy diners, and, because it is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, it is usually full. 

Service: 

Colacho's wife and staff work very hard to make sure everyone is happy – and they normally are.

Location: 

It's on the main road east out of Playa Blanca, just inland from Marina Rubicón.

Price advice: 

If you decide to go 'off-piste', dinner for two with wine will cost you at least 100 euros.

More information on La Cocina de Colacho:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International
Address:
Calle La Destiladera, Castillo de Aguila, Playa Blanca, 35580
Telephone:
928 519 691
Website:
http://www.lacocinadecolacho.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Fri-Sat 6.30–11.30pm. Closed Sundays-Thursdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to La Cocina de Colacho? Would you recommended it?