We have found four main areas in Playa Blanca to enjoy many fantastic restaurants when you stay at Casa Concorde, plus you also have the option of exploring further afield to places like El Golfo (13 miles along the coast) and Femes (10 miles up in the mountains with views down to Playa Blanca) .
- Very local - You can choose to eat locally and we are extremely lucky to have some super restaurants within a 5 minute walk
- Seafront and still local - A scenic, seaside stroll for 15/20 minutes and you will discover La Muleta, a commercial centre with four more fantastic restaurants all offering terraces with al fresco dining and sea views across to Fuerteventura
- Playa Blanca village centre – the seafront at the centre of the village is lined with restaurants of all descriptions catering for a huge variety of tastes and budgets. Watch the ferry from Fuerteventura dock in the harbour and the nightly short firework display.
- Marina Rubicon – built in 2003 the Marina Rubicon is a sea front development of upmarket restaurants and designer boutiques set next to a marina of luxury yacht and boats. We would describe it as elegant and friendly and not stuffy as some ‘yachty’ places can be!
- Further afield – El Golfo is a small village further along the coast with a good choice of fabulous sea food restaurants and Femes is a small village in the mountain over looking Playa Blanca offering two restaurants with views down to Playa Blanca. Both El Golfo and Femes are approx. a 20/25 minute car drive
1. Very local - 5 minute walk away – Faro Park restaurants
Port of Call – always a great welcome. Fantastic steaks, daily fish specials, chicken dishes, duck and lots more. Reasonably priced and up there as one of the best restaurants in Playa Blanca.
Del Travisano – owned and run by a lovely Italian family. Fantastic pizzas, pastas, calazone, anti pasti and more. Highly recommended
La Flamenca – Typical Spanish restaurant offering tapas, paella, traditional Spanish dishes, and daily specials. Highly recommended.
Lighthouse Bar and Grill – offering Sunday lunches, English breakfasts, and ‘basic,’ sensibly priced, pub grub. We haven’t eaten there yet but looks worth a visit if you want to enjoy a pint and some pub grub and perhaps some sport on the TV.
Indian and Mexican – this restaurant only opened at the end of May 2016, so we have not yet tried it out. Perhaps an unusual combination but you can choose Indian or Mexican food from this one restaurant. Some of the local bar owners tell us that the Indian owners run other Indian restaurants ion the island all with good reputations.
2. Seafront and still local – 15/20 scenic, seafront stroll - La Muleta Centre
Following a leisurely 15/20 stroll along the seafront promenade taking in views of the mountains and the Playa Blanca bay you will come across the La Muleta Centre.
This has four truly fabulous upstairs restaurants all with balconies and sea views across to Fuerteventura, plus also on the ground level you have Manea’s 'chill out' bar offering lunches and cocktails plus evening live music.
The four restaurants are:
Fazz’s Indian Restaurant – we are curry lovers and this is a wonderful Indian restaurant that would compete favourably with a lot of the Indian restaurants we have back in UK. Add a balcony, alfresco dining and a wonderful sea view and you have a truly memorable experience.
Sebastyans – the white decor is striking and not the rustic we are used to with Greek restaurants. The food presentation is lovely. It is not your usual Greek restaurant but definitely worth a visit.
El Argentino – owned and run by a family from Buenos Aires. Serving top quality Argentinian steaks. Highly recommended.
Luna Rossi - friendly atmosphere. Authentic Italian food. Fantastic views.
3. Playa Blanca Village Centre
There are no shortage of restaurants in the centre of Playa Blanca spread out along the seafront promenade and offering both local cuisine (look out for suckling pig, goat and rabbit) and also many international cuisine including Asia. which is a superb restaurant offering chinese, thai and suchi.
The setting is beautiful , dining with the lights of the bay and watching the last ferry dock at the harbour.
There are also plenty of shops ranging from souvenir shops to designer shops, so plenty of opportunity for a pre dinner wander to build up an appetite.
All we would day is this is the main tourist area, so can get busy and service can occasionally be impersonal. Don’t let this put you off though, well worth a visit in our opinion.
One of our favourite restaurants in the village is Restaurant Volcan De Timanfaya – a great grill place for steaks, kebabs and chicken
4. Marina Rubicon
The stylish and elegant Marina Rubicon is only a little further along the coast from Playa Blanca village centre, and is still only a 6 euro taxi fare or less than 2 euros on the number 30 bus from Casa Concorde.
The setting is stunning, the feel of the place is laid back and classy (but without being 'snooty') and there are shops and an art gallery to browse in.
There is great choice of restaurants, from some of the most up market you will find in Playa Blanca to also reasonable priced Italian and tapas restaurants.
We particularly like El Mirador for a special meal with its wonderful fish tapas and catch of the day, plus its striking decor and views across the bay back to Playa Blanca and the lighthouse.
5. Further afield (a 20/25 minute car journey) - El Golfo and Femes
If you fancy a change of scenery and a bit of exploring then El Golfo and Femes are ideal for a little trip and a relaxed lunch.
El Golfo is a small and quiet village 13 miles north of Playa Blanca on the coast and has a number of excellent restaurants that are proud of their fresh sea food a lot of which has been caught that day. It is real pleasure to enjoy your fresh paella or sea bass watching and listening to the waves crashing on to the rocks immediately in front of you.
Femes is a small village high in the mountains above Playa Blanca and has three restaurants, two of which have excellent views down to Playa Blanca. Ideal for a spot of lunch if you fancy a change of scenery. Why not combine your lunch with viewing some local artwork as the next small village along from Femes is Casitas de Femes which is where a few local artists have made their home. You can enjoy viewing and even buying their local Canarian art at their small art gallery which is free to enter and browse.