El Charcón

Address: Arrieta Wharf, Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35500, Spain
Telephone: 928 835 230

- Mid-range

4.7

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
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Service
4.7
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Food and drink
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Value for money
4.5
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Ambience
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Location
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Foodies
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • People watching
  • Relaxation

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