Since then, we have been returning on a regular basis anytime we are in Lanzarote. Whilst La Cascada is set up like a typical restaurant, serving fresh fish and flame cooked fillet steaks and other meats, next door in an attached building that hosts Bodega Restaurant, a much more traditional eating experience.
Bodega offers up the same a la carte menu as next door, and a varied tapas menu. One of the main reasons that we keep coming back to Bodega is the quality of the tapas they serve. To whet your appetite; Iberian ham (the restaurant speciality, plenty of which can be seen hanging over the bar), Spanish tortilla, salmon and advocado, a twist on sushi, parmesan fondue with langoustines, black pudding rolled in almonds with a tomato relish, grilled local cheese with mojo sauce, Iberian pork in a papaya sauce, sweet and sour whitebait and chicken croquetas on and on and on…Everything tastes delicious, and every dish comes to the table looking like a little work of art.
With tapas priced individually from €4-€9, a couple can easily enjoy a tasty meal with a bottle of wine and coffee for under €50.
To round up, Bodega provide a huge and varied menu of well priced and beautifully presented tapas, in a comfortable and traditional setting. This is all topped off by the excellent service provided by Cristobal Sanchez Ferrer and all his staff makes you feel welcome and appreciated. Yet despite the fact that we can have a gap of upto a year between holiday visits, when we walk through the door next time, we are always greeted like old friends by the staff that have served us over the years.
We will be back in Lanzarote in September and look forward to returning to Bodega, also I hope that my review encourages you to give Bodega a try in the future.