La Cantina

Address: Calle Leon y Castillo 8, Teguise, Lanzarote, 35530, Spain
Telephone: 928 845 536

- Mid-range

4.7

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
4.6
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Food and drink
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
4.2
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing

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