Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, popular with visitors who come to enjoy its warm climate, volcanic landscapes, and beautiful beaches. The local cuisine is a fusion of various Mediterranean influences, most noticeably Spanish. We list the island’s top ten restaurants for a great holiday meal.
The Ugly Duckling
Located in the old part of Corralejo, The Ugly Duckling is a small restaurant for fans of Scandinavian cuisine. This restaurant has been recognized for the quality of its food and its exceptional service by the Danish owner and his crew. Booking in advance through their Facebook page is highly recommended.
Calle Abubilla, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain, +34 618 04 48 96
Retro Fuerteventura is an all-day destination for visitors in Corralejo. During the daytime it offers a wide range of coffees and snacks while the lunch and dinner menu contains international food. With burgers, pizzas and meals on the grill, this bar and restaurant is an ideal choice for those who seek a quick and simple meal with reasonable prices. The terrace is a tranquil spot in which to enjoy a cold cocktail under the sun. At night the bar hosts live music shows and broadcasts sports events.
Casa Santa Maria
A picturesque, renovated farmhouse that dates back to the 17th century, Casa Santa Maria sits at the historical center of Betancuria. Opposite the ancient church, Santa Maria, this small hacienda includes a hotel, a small museum with agricultural tools, a 3D cinema, a restaurant and a pretty garden. The restaurant was named the most charming destination on the island by the Michelin guide, and serves up a variety of traditional recipes with a gourmet touch.
Just a stone’s throw away from the harbor of Corralejo, La MARquesina smells and tastes like the sea. Mainly for seafood enthusiasts, this is a restaurant worth a visit if you’re planning to travel to Fuerteventura. The menu includes fish soup, traditional paella, different rice dishes and all kinds of fresh seafood-based cuisine. Once here, try the popular option of pescados a la sal, or fresh fish in salt. The sunlit terrace overlooks the old harbor and is always crowded so a reservation is highly recommended.
Av. Marítima, 0, 35660 Corralejo, Las Palmas, Spain, +34 92853 5435
At Restaurant Marabú a sunlit terrace is nestled among palm trees and is adorned with flower pots, wooden tables and white linens. Located at the south of the island, this restaurant offers a menu that is purely local. Chefs use homegrown products combined with the simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine. In the cellar, you’ll find a large selection of Spanish wines, champagnes, brandies and digestive liquors too.
Calle Fuente de Hija, Pájara, Las Palmas, Fuerteventura, Spain, +34 92854 4098
Located in Caleta de Fuste, this restaurant offers a beautiful view of the harbor and the lighthouse. On the terrace, a spread of Canadian cuisine can be enjoyed. The papas arrugadas (boiled potatoes), paella for two and pasta dishes come highly recommended, accompanied by local wines. El Camarote also prepares delicious sangria.
Located in Corralejo, Cantante is set on the beachfront, with its interior décor inspired by Cuban culture. This relaxed spot offers up a menu of international dishes accompanied by Latin tunes and a choice of 120 different types of rum, perfect for a sundowner before the place turns into a cocktail bar and live music venue at night.
Sanus Fuerteventura favors vegetarian and vegan menu options, and also caters for diabetics on request. Most of the dishes are gluten-free and the chefs always try to use the freshest ingredients. A cold gluten-free beer can also be enjoyed on the small terrace outside.
Calle Anzuelo, 4, 35660, Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain, +34 92853 6585
Bodeguita El Andaluz
With dishes inspired by Canarian and Andalusian cuisine, Bodeguita El Andaluz offers dishes based on traditional recipes, such as the pollo al iberico. Located in the old city of Corralejo, the place is one of the most popular restaurants with the locals. Reservations in advance are recommended.
Bodeguita El Andaluz, Calle La Ballena 5, Corralejo, Spain,+34 676 705 878
La Bodega de Jandia
Hidden in the south wing of Fuerteventura, La Bodega de Jandia is a Spanish tapas restaurant. Stone walls and open wooden windows, legs of ham hanging from the ceiling and a loud atmosphere create the ideal environment in which to indulge in inexpensive tapas, paella dishes and Canarian cuisine, such as ropa vieja (stewed beef with vegetables) and mousse de gofio. At the front of the restaurant, a few tables are placed in the narrow alley, perfect for a relaxing meal away from the busy seafront.
Calle Diputado Manuel Velazquez Cabrera 4, Fuerteventura, Spain, +34 66341 7973