Pick of the week: Erik’s bar, Lanzarote.

People watching our facebook page back in February would have come to the conclusion that we spend most of the time on holiday eating!  And in Costa Teguise, a good portion of our food and beverage intake was partaken at Erik’s Cafe Bar, Av. Jablillo. DSC_0058

This simple understated cafe proved to be the best place we found for good food, good service and excellent value for money,  with the bonus being it only being 5 minutes steady stroll from the lobby of our apartment complex.
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The breakfast menu is extensive, and extremely tasty. Bacon was proper English style bacon rather than the crispy streaky bacon we had become accustomed to in normal Spanish hotels, the sausage were also proper English style sausage rather than hot dog or frankfurters, and the prices were exceptionally cheap – starting at €3.50 for a decent breakfast.

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The lunch menu was equally diverse and evening meals ranged from the normal hamburger and chips to lovely steaks in pepper sauce.  The creamy, thick pepper sauce they serve here is to die for – and they bring it in a massive dish with a ladle rather than a tiny gravy boat leaving you wishing for more.

In fact, out of a number of posh expensive restaurants we visited, the steak at Erik’s was second to none, excellent texture and perfectly cooked to our specification.

The staff were attentive and welcoming,  and we can’t really recommend this establishment enough.  Give it a try.

Other establishments visited during our stay:

The Galeon Grille – Despite looking very inviting and having a nice atmosphere at night, we found the food a little disappointing.  My first steak was not great texture, not well cooked and the accompanying pepper sauce was more like a gravy, with little pepper taste to it.

La Hacienda TexMex – Reasonable food, rather too spiced for our liking, and rather too expensive.

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Pablo’s restaurant, off Pueblo Marinero – Looks the perfect establishment from the outside, but we found this very expensive venue to be slow to deliver food, which was luke warm, and manned by indifferent staff who seemed too rushed to give you the time of day.  The steak was a little too rare and with a rather strange texture.  Needless to say we didn’t return.

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El Maestro commands a great position on the edge of the main beach, but unfortunately I found the menu a little too expensive for my taste – lunch was reasonable but expensive for what it was – obviously you are paying partially for the location.  Part of the same chain as La Hacienda and a bonus is that their wifi works at any of the chain.

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A little further afield in the village of Yaiza, we found this little gem of a restaurant called Restaurante 7 hojas, which served very good food at reasonable prices, and the waiter (owner?) was so very helpful in helping us decide – his recommendations were spot on, and we loved the way he kept bringing out samples of the desserts so we knew what we would be buying in advance.  Highly recommended if you are on the road around the island in the region of the fire mountains.

DSC_0251DSC_0252DSC_0253Needless to say, we didn’t have a problem finding anywhere to eat during our stay in Lanzarote.  If you have visited, is there anywhere you could recommend for next time?

 

 

 

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