El Lago

Address: Calle de los Morros 27, Arrieta, Lanzarote, 35542, Spain
Telephone: 928 848 176

- Mid-range

4

Ultimate in local al fresco dining with sea views and personal service.

I was introduced to this restaurant by Tila, the owner of Lanzarote Retreats. Named El Lago ('The Lake') after a watery installation inside the restaurant, the owner is called Angel – or did I just imagine that because he was so smiley and serene?

 

Food and drink
4
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
3.7
90%
Location
4
90%

Food and drink

The menu here is pretty classic for the island, offering a full range of meat, fish and salads. Ask for wine recommendations; the waiting staff are very helpful. I had an Irish coffee at the end of my meal, courtesy of Tila. I drank it in honour of my Irish grandmother, with whom I used to indulge. Not typically Spanish, I know – the others had a cafe con leche y leche – coffee with milk and milk, condensed and frothy milk, which is apparently a local specialty. 

Recommended dishes

We went for the fish and seafood platter to share for four, which I can highly recommend: tuna carpaccio on toast, stuffed seafood peppers, crispy baby squid and fish croquettes

Ambience

The simple terrace next to the road and looking out to sea is the place to be on a sunny lunchtime. Inside, the more formal, traditional restaurant is more suitable for a meal on a cooler evening.

Service

Both our waiters – Angel, the owner, and a grinning, lively Moroccan lad were fast and friendly. And both speak excellent English. 

Location

It's on the edge of Arrieta, on the road to Punta Mujeres next to the sea. 

Price advice

The prices here are reasonable, although not cheap. The portions are pretty big: consider sharing one or two dishes.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Relaxation
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

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