Must Try Food in Lanzarote

Tasting great cuisine is a part of anyone’s holidays and it’s something that everyone looks forward to. A trip to Bangkok is not complete without trying out Sticky Mango Rice or Pad Thai and a trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete with trying out the famous pizza and pasta and local desserts in various towns and cities.

If you’re currently planning a trip to Lanzarote and if you’re thinking of a list of great food to try then you’re in luck. We compiled a list of must try food in Lanzarote that you must not miss on your much awaited vacation. So before you book your flight to Lanzarote, check out our list of food that you should definitely try when you visit this beautiful island.

Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Papagayo by djfrat

Papas Arrugadas

Papitas arrugásPhoto Credits (Flickr CC): Papas Arrugadas by gemacamposhernando

Papas Arrugadas is the vital staple in every meal in Lanzarote. It’s basically wrinkled potatoes served with a tasty sauce made of garlic, olive oil, vinegar and generous helpings of herbs and spices.

Dorada, Vieja and Cherneand Other Seafood

Restaurante Almacen de la Sal - Playablanca - LanzarotePhoto Credits (Flickr CC): Seafood by kentwang

The most common fish that are served in various restaurants in Lanzarote include Dorada (sea bream), Vieja (parrot fish) and Cherne (sea bass). They come plentiful in the area and are cooked in a variety of ways. Lanzarote being surrounded by water also has a lot of tasty seafood dishes that you should try.


Goatscheese, Figs and GofioPhoto Credits (Flickr CC): Gofio by dennischnapp

Gofio is another staple food in Lanzarote made from toasted corn and maize flour. It’s used in a variety of ways like in bread making, desserts and also to thicken soups and stews.

Papas Crias

These are basically wild potatoes that grown on the rocky hillside of the island. It’s a prized delicacy in Lanzarote due to the richness of it’s flavors. It’s prepared in a variety of ways and you won’t have a hard time looking for a Papas crias dish anywhere in the island.

Papa arrugáPhoto Credits (Flickr CC): Papas Arrugadas by carlosglezcabr

Aside from these four locally known food, you can also find tons of restaurants serving various international and fusion dishes. Your trip to Lanzarote will definitely not just be about the beatiful beaches but also about the great food that they offer.

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