La Cofradia

Lanzarote Restaurant Review – La Cofradia, Puerto del Carmen

La Cofradia de Pescadores is in the old town harbour in Puerto del Carmen, with a fabulous view out onto the harbour. We’re big fans of Cofradias, which are fishermen’s co-operatives, and they tend to have the best of each day’s catch.

We visited this one for our first post Covid lockdown meal on a Sunday afternoon. They had spaced the tables out well, and the terrace was quite busy when we arrived – it was the only restaurant open in the harbour area.

The waiter gave us a large choice of specials, and seemed a little disappointed when we told him we preferred to eat from the menu, but we were only there for a quick bite and didn’t need a full blown meal. The menu was a  disposable paper one.

We chose to share a dish of Lapas (limpets) and Arroz Negro con Pulpo (Black rice with octopus,) and we ordered two glasses of white wine to help it down.

Bread and Mojo sauces duly arrived, and was followed very quickly by our meals.

The black rice (the colour comes from squid ink) was delicious, really well seasoned, fishy and with perfectly cooked octopus and large prawns on top. The lapas were a little disappointing. The buttery, oily mojo was superb, but the limpets themselves were a little chewy – perhaps they had been cooked a shade too long.

The service at the cofradia was excellent and very friendly – we were looked after very well and never had to look around for someone when we needed something.

In summary, parking is very easy, the service was excellent, one of our meals was superb and the other was average. On reflection, we perhaps should have chosen something from the specials, because that’s where Cofradias excel. We’ll be back and we’ll update here when we have done so.

Our bill came to €23, which included the bread, waters and a couple of glasses of wine, making it excellent value for money. In fact the black rice dish was astonishing value at just €6.50.

La Cofradía de Pescadores La Tiñosa is in Avenida de Varadero in Puerto del Carmen, telephone +34 660 43 35 78.

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