The Lagomar Restaurant-Museum (Lag-Omar, in fact) is found in the former home of Omar Sharif in the island of Lanzarote, a house that was designed for him by the local artist, César Manrique.
There are many stories that surround this spectacular house (the say that Omar lost it in a game of poker), but the truth is that it is one of the most beautiful legacies of César Manrique in the island of Lanzarote, and there are quite a few of them.
Today, the house is used for multiple purposes: as a museum, you are allowed to visit the rooms of one part of the house, and to admire the fascinating fusion with the volcano, where it is built. As a restaurant, in my personal opinion, it is one of the most charming corners of the island (although it is not cheap).
It is also possible to have a drink in Lagomar, since it becomes a disco by night. You can also sleep there, since it also functions as a holiday cottage. Lagomar is found in the slope of the Nazaret volcano, south of the town of Teguise.
We spent a few days in Costa Teguise and discovered this little restaurant called De Pasta. The experience was good and it came at a reasonable price. They serve fresh pasta with various sauces that are very well-prepared, as well as original entrees. The service is friendly and attentive. Although the place is small it's still nice, with a few tables on the terrace and a visible kitchen. It's located in the seaside village. Special mention goes to the limoncello, which was just excellent.
El Guachinche de Luis is a restaurant located in the coast of Teguise (Lanzarote) in Avenida Islas Canarias, near the Maretas shopping mall.
It has delicious breakfasts and you can order the lunch menu, 7.5 Euros, with a choice of appetizer, main dish, bread, dessert/coffee and water.
They offer 100% homemade food. The kindness and service of Luis and his waitress is priceless.
Among so many "touristy" places we finally found this little restaurant, which was very cozy and had just 6 tables, which really gave it a special charm. Everything there is grilled, meat and fish (fished fresh daily), and you can see them directly as they prepare it. It's a fantastic deal. We tasted marine mussels, shrimp croquettes and La Sama (a fish that they prepare AWESOMELY). It was a very good value for the money. I'll be going back, no doubt about it.
César Manrique wasn't just an artist, he pioneered the commercial use of natural spaces, which doesn't seem bad to me if it's done in good taste and with respect, as is the case with Jameos del Agua, where there are 2 restaurants/cafes, one directly in the cave, and another right on top, sitting right over the pool. They function as cafes during the day, but they're much more impressive at night with the lighting of the Jameos.
The Prado Verde Restaurant, with more than 25 years of service to its customers, offers 4 different themes for its visitors. There's a wet bar-cafeteria where you can have breakfast or tea with our special menus for the occasion, and also a room where you can taste our dishes in an intimate and nice area that has a covered terrace where you can admire Lanzarote's sunsets. There's also the outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. The specialties are Paella, Meat and Fish, and I recommend the Chateaubriand and the Seafood Soup.
The Jardín de Cáctus Restaurant is perfectly integrated with the overall design of the gardens, and it is in itself a work of art. It has two parts, the inner more formal part that has a scale and an original lamp, and then there's the outside part, which is more casual and has a terrace with great views over the cactus gardens. Everything in this place is all about design, even the menu.
Whoever attempts to dine in Teguise has their work cut out for them. We chose to go to La Cantina because it's the only thing we could find that was open, and because it's a nice place and it's great because it's a good choice for snacks as well, if you're tired of fries. There are a couple of courtyards, exposed photos, with a total atmosphere of the Americas. We shared a kind of fried dumpling stuffed with meat and tomato, an eggplant burger and none of it was super delicious, but cost 13-15 euros/plate. It was fast food at gourmet prices. However, for a drink, it's nice.
In the town of Teguise, Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands you can't miss visiting the Marquis Herrera y Rojas Palace Palace. This restaurant is the benchmark for local cuisine and it offers its visitors exquisite traditional dishes accompanied by delicious wine. The owner, who's on the premises, will guide you in your selection of foods and varieties of wine to accompany them.
La Toscana is a cafe and restaurant that's just a few meters away from the beach in Costa Teguise and we stopped off here to regain our strength after a long morning of sun and sand. In this area of Costa Teguise you can find plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops as well as hotels and several beaches, including the lovely Jablillo Beach, which I'll have to see later, and the equally lovely Las Cucharas Beach. In La Toscana, although I didn't take any photos, I recommend you do because it's a place that, in addition to being close to the beach, has some very good prices. Besides, the chicken and steak in sauce is prepared right there. Good value for the money.
The Vaca Loca Restaurant is an Argentinean restaurant that has a lot of scrumptious meals. The grill is excellent. The service here is good, it's friendly, and professional. It's good and cheap. It's a nice place to eat and have a good time.