Normally when we go out to eat in our village it’s in the evening, which is probably why we’ve not tried the Restaurante Grill El Cortijo de Haría before.

This restaurant is only open in the day time from 10am to 5pm. Recently we thought we’d treat ourselves out for lunch somewhere and instead of driving down to the beach to the fabulous Chiringuito tapas bar in Arrieta, we headed for El Cortijo instead. Situated on the main road into Haría from Teguise, this restaurant is on the left hand side with a large car park in front.

El Cortijo has plenty of character, the front is laid out with large picnic style tables with plenty of shade from large umbrellas, the building itself is a traditional stone house with a canarian oven, big built in barbecue and lots of features. We were greeted by both waitresses who brought the menus and took our drinks order.

I opted for the Cazuela “El Cortijo” whilst Miguel selected the Lenguado al Grill. We were brought a basket of bread with butter and a good measure of dry white wine from Lanzarote. My cazuela was fantastic! It was a huge portion with plenty of fresh mushrooms, prawns and octopus in a sizzling skillet with garlic and fresh herbs.  Miguel’s fish was fresh and beautifully cooked, it was served with a small salad and Canarian wrinkly potatoes.

I thought the food prices were a little expensive, the fish was €11.75 and my cazuela €9.75, we were charged for the bread €1 each and the wine was €2.50 per glass.

We really enjoyed our lunch, the service was excellent, food fantastic and we’ll definitely try and take friends to this one in the future.

Another restaurant review? Villa Toledo, Costa Teguise.