Restaurante Monumento al Campesino
Typical Lanzarote cuisine is found in the Monumento al Campesino restaurant in traditional surroundings. The superior quality of the restaurant stands out due to its traditional architectural design by César Manrique. It is also worth mentioning the efficiency of the kitchen and the fast service and the reasonable prices to share tapas.
For between 15 and 20 euros per person you can try the Canarian potatoes with mojo sauce, Canarian cheeses, the tollos or the boiled octopus, goats meat or pork from the local black pig…..
The ‘Monumento al Campesino’ restaurant is one of the best options to try simple Canarian gastronomy. It is worth mentioning the efficiency of the kitchen and the fast service and also the reasonable prices for good quality tapas to share.
The restaurant has two locations, the immense main dining area which is joined to the jameo, a spectacular volcanic tube, and the ‘Casa del Campesino’ which is a charming dining area which has a wonderful view of the Manrique Fertility sculpture.
Potatoes, octopus, tollos (strips of dried small shark), pork and goat
The menu includes a universal selection of Lanzarote cuisine: potatoes, gofio (toasted maize or wheat flour), local cheeses and mojo (typical canarian sauces), octopus with mojo, tollos (strips of dried small shark) in sauce, a typical Canarian goat stew, or the special fried pork from the black pigs. There are also Canarian ‘potajes’ (vegetable soup) or the traditional ‘sancocho’ (local fish, potatoes, sweet potatoes, served with gofio balls).
The main dishes reflect a more modern form of island cuisine. Shallow water fish, ‘vieja’ local fish with is skinned down the side and grilled, grouper fillets (cherne), tuna fillets in onion sauce or rabbit confit with tomato cream (salmorejo) or Canarian pork from the black pig cooked at a low temperature.
The restaurant values the wines from the island, however they could include a small selection of wines of other denominations. With regard to the desserts, we go with tradition: a ‘bienmesabe’ (a typical Canarian sweet of almonds, egg yolks and sugar), or the excellent gofio mousse (4.50 euros each).
Cultural after dinner conversation
It is logical that a visit to the restaurant is associated with a cultural after dinner conversation. Climbing the Manrique sculpture, or strolling around the local handicraft centre, compliment perfectly your dining experience with art and the most representative expressive manifestations from this volcanic island.
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