La Cocina de Colacho

Address: Calle La Destiladera, Castillo de Aguila, Playa Blanca, 35580, Spain
Telephone: 928 519 691

- Expensive

4.3

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
4.5
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Service
4
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.6
90%
Ambience
4.1
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Location
3.7
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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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Design and architecture

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