A guide to the best restaurants in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote‘s up and coming hotspot is the seaside marina resort of Puerto Calero. Built around a large coastal harbour stationed with super-yachts and sailing boats, Puerto Calero is home to numerous tantalising restaurants that will overwhelm your taste buds as you take in the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Puerto Calero has international cuisine aplenty – from British pubs and Italian restaurants, to authentic Canarian cookery, there is something for everyone’s tastes in this idyllic marina town.

Tasty grills at La Portena Open Grill and Terraze Cafe

This large, three-storey Argentinean restaurant and grill boasts huge portions and specialises in steaks cooked to your specifications. A husband-and-wife-run restaurant, you’ll feel right at home in this welcoming, relaxing and welcoming eatery. Make sure to book a table as this place fills up quick. Try their famous empanadas while you overlook Puerto Calero’s promenade.

Marina views at Amura

With creative cuisine and locally sourced food, Amura restaurant is the ideal place to unwind in the evening with a leisurely meal and glass of wine. Comfortable wicker chairs overlook the marina and you can get the best views on the island while you try their outstanding cuisine. Try the red risotto or avocado salad. With friendly service and stunning views, you’ll fall in love with this striking restaurant in its palm-laden surroundings.

Tea and cake at Café de la Plaza

If you want something light to eat, head over to Café de la Plaza. Just set back from the main marina, it’s a cute British teashop. With homemade cakes, sausage rolls, freshly made sandwiches, pastries and quiche, you’ll find something for everyone at this well-known hotspot. Take your time and relax while having afternoon tea, complete with scones and china teapots.

Or, if you want something on the go, Café de la Plaza is known for its delicious milkshakes, coke floats and wine smoothies.

International tastes at Eleven Restaurant

A mixture of Italian, local, and international delicacies can be found in the hidden gem of a spot. Set back from the marina, behind other restaurants, what this restaurant lacks in view it makes up for with taste. Try the homemade lasagna as you chat to friends over the light background music, setting the scene to your perfect evening. Finish your meal off by sampling their renowned homemade chocolate liquor, a must try for any visitor to Puerto Calero.

A taste of Japan at Sushi Bar Minato

Situated directly on the main strip of the marina with amazing sea views is Sushi Bar Minato. If you love Asian cuisine or just want to try something a little different to your usual Spanish restaurants, head to Sushi Bar Minato for fresh local sushi and a Japanese menu.

Sample sashimi, tempura, veggie and fish sushi rolls, miso soup, and a myriad of noodle dishes. Order off the varied menu or try some of their tried and tested set menu combinations. Wash your meal down with a beer from their assorted selection of Japanese ales.

Pizza and pasta at Puro Gusto

Looking for the best quality pizza and pasta dishes? Come to Puro Gusto. As a small Italian restaurant, they pride themselves on excellent value with large portion sizes. Try their focaccia and fresh salads, or one of the pizza favourites with unique topping combinations. Finish your meal off with authentic Canarian beers or a leche coffee.

A romantic spot at Taberna del Puerto

Looking for a romantic spot to dine? Taberna del Puerto is extremely atmospheric, with views overlooking the marina from its shady terrace. Specialising in cooking freshly caught fish, try the grilled king prawns, fajitas, paella, tapas and gazpacho.

A slice of pie at McSorleys Irish Snug

This child-friendly Irish pub is big on portions and offers a fun family atmosphere. You’ll never miss a game as this sports pub airs all the big matches while serving up sizeable burgers and chips and steak and Guinness pies. A family favourite is the Sunday roast dinner with succulently cooked beef, veg and Yorkshire pudding – just like Nan makes it.

Delicious cocktails at Casablanca

This cocktail bar overlooks the marina with stunning ocean views. Sit on their terrace and try the banana daiquiri, espresso martini, numerous flavoured cocktails, smoothies, and renowned dry gin martini. This laidback bar will help you chill out as you listen to music and watch the waves and boats pass by. They serve light lunches and appetizers at Casablanca, but what makes people come back time and time again is for their cold, refreshing and full-to-the-brim cocktails.

Succulent seafood at Café Milla

Overlooking the marina’s yachts and sailing boats in a centralised location on the main strip is Café Milla. Here you can try their succulent seafood of garlic prawns, grilled sole, and tapas made with local ingredients. The service is extremely friendly and they have Wi-Fi for anyone wanting to keep up with their social world. Known for its large desserts and mojitos, you will definitely walk away happy from Café Milla.