Maria Hierro, known as Mariquita Hieroo, started a gastronomic tradition in Fuerteventura with her restaurant, El Cotillo.
Today their grandchildren continue the tradition with two more restaurants, El Cangrejo in Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island, and the Anzuelo in Corralejo where we eat, or, better said, where we stuffed ourselves.
The terrace was practically hanging above the port, and from there you can see all the ferrys, windsurfers, canoes, and other boats happening in Corralejo.
They specialize in fish, shellfish, and traditional dishes from the Canary Islands. They served is a previously set menu with ten dishes to choose from: fruit salad, salmon and ham, lobster cocktail, stuffed peppers, stewed octopus, tuna tacos, seasoned tomato salad, beef, deserts, café con leche, and liquor from the Canary Islands.
We were there discussing the spices they put in they put in the food, because some seemed exotic, and the group discussed the use of cilantro which is used in the Canarian diet because of the Latin influence. We couldn’t come to a conclusion, so we asked the waiter who told us it was cumin and a mix of other spices.
We tried to two most typical products in Canarian food: the gofio with raw onion (a pretty strange flavor not apt for all palates) and the delicious Majorero goat and sheep milk cheese.
If you are in Corralejo for lunch or dinner, this restaurant is a good place; they specialize in everything that comes from the sea.
The grilled octopus is very good, it comes with a delicious dressing, its tender and tasty, the seafood is very good, and the fish is also yummy.
The place is nice and the service is very good.
In this very family friendly restaurant, we ate the best grilled fish I've tried. They teach you what type of fresh fish to select and grill sereved with a small salad and wrinkled potatoes. All at a very affordable price. If you're looking good fish ... this is the place.
A great experience if you come to this small island, is definitely trying the paella or a fish fry at El Restaurante de la Isla de Lobos at the puertito. It's also the only thing you'll find to regain your strength on the island. It's run by the sons of the old lighthouse keeper. For its small size, it's essential to book a reservation in advance. The phone number is 928 879 653. The Puertito isn't exactly a beach. It's actually a collection of small coves that's under a tiny fishing pier, which makes it quaint and special. Being a natural harbor protected by rocks and reefs, the waters are very calm. The view from the open windows of the dining room is spectacular, and savoring the food at the oilcloth covered tables while the breeze blows through it really is an experience. The food is even better if you traverse the island from south to north. You can see the video of the Puertito Martino Lighthouse, it's a must-see journey if you're going to be at this little port.
The Rock Cafe is a great place and any lover not Reggae Rock should not miss going there (as they also play that kind of music) if you visit to Corralejo. It has a variety of Mexican food, ranging from nachos to delicious chips and jalapenos and fajitas. When I was there, I was only able to spend an hour because we needed some rest as we had to go to the dunes, but I enjoyed some delicious Rock's Nachos with cheese sauce and chili, deliciously spicy! Even though it was for a short time, I enjoyed it a lot! Well played songs by The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bob Marley, I loved it. Of course, be careful, because in this place drinks are the most asked for with the passage of time and they were able to take advantage of this fact. Some beverages I couldn't try because of my age or some economic issues and others, haha. Also, I noticed too the high price of the Coca Cola and beer that my Mr. Father asked.
If you are in Corralejo and you are tired of resturants for foreigners, I think that you will like this one. It is a typical fisherman restaurant where you can eat very good fresh fish. We ordered one small paella and it was so good and delicious. One of the best places to eat on the island.
To eat well and quiet. It is a humble fish restaurant where you can taste typical arrugás potatoes, Lapita and all the fish that you want. We ordered some grilled limpets and grilled fish and we were happy with the order, none of the foreigners turism .
From the Avelino Restaurant you can see the island of Lobos while savoring a good grilled grouper. The sea mixes with your lunch in one of the best climates in the world. Saturday, June 25th, 2011, and 27 degrees.
The Alpende, although a coffee shop, has many homemade dishes. The menu ranges from sandwiches, to tapas such as snails, octopus, pork fried canary, garlic prawns, etc.. Also, it's the only coffee shop which has 1 meter long sausages! They come in beef, pork or chicken. Each is served with fries and salad. If you're looking to eat something homemade ... I recommend The Alpende.