Restaurante Casa Museo del Campesino
Restaurante Casa Museo del Campesino Mozaga Reviews
Mojo Canario y Papas Arrugadas... Feb 24, 2008
After a lot of walking in Timanfaya and driving all over the place, the restaurant by the Campesino Monument was just was I needed. At first it looked so touristy that I was reluctant to eat there, but we decided to look in. The dining room is enormous, in the typical style I was getting used to seeing in Lanzarote: bright white, black volcanic rock and green plants with a little forged iron here and there. The effect is really nice.
The restaurant is underground and while bright, is also a cool shady retreat from the hot sun outside. Being so large, there was no problem at all getting a table. There were some other people seated and their food looked great, so we decided to give it a try.
The restaurant specializes in typical Canary Island cuisine - we tried some excellent fish - one, called "Vieja" was really delicious. They were simply grilled with a little salt and tasted fantastic. I saw some of these fish while snorkeling and they are brightly colored, pretty fish. We also tried pork cooked in a traditional way, and everything was accompanied by papas arrugadas (potatoes that are cooked in very salty water and then dried off in the same pan until they wrinkle a bit and you can see some salt crystals on the skin) with mojo canario (nice spicy sauces that go well with just about everything). All of this with a local Lanzarote white wine which was really delicious.
My experience was really good here. The food was tasty, the surroundings were nice and I'm glad I decided to stay for lunch. Too bad I didn't have room for dessert...
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