Text: Leisure Lanzarote. Photography: Dani Stein.
Aromas Yaiza is found tucked away on Avenida Playa Blanca. Dinner guests can enjoy a comfortable, relaxed dining room with a basic, but well-appointed décor. It features international cuisine, although its appetizer menu is rather limited and doesn’t impress quite like the entrees. The fresh salmon salad and ham croquettes are the best options to get started with here.
One of Aromas Yaiza’s strengths as an innovative establishment in Lanzarote’s dining panorama is its extensive menu. There is a varied selection of appetizers, meats, fish, and desserts, between six and eight dishes, all of very good quality in relation to their prices (between € 25 and € 30 per person, drinks not included). The fish or steak is always a great selection. The fresh catches from the coast of the old ocean-side town of Playa Blanca continue to be as satisfying as always. The pámpano fish, the sea bass, or lubina and the salted cod, or bacalao are carefully prepared, perfecting the traditional Spanish method of cooking fish a la espalda, baked and then drizzled with garlic and oil.
The meats at Aromas Yaiza are always cooked to perfection, although there could be more variety in the sauces that accompany them. The sirloin tips with mustard sauce or mushrooms make for an enjoyable, lighter dish, and the sirloin steak with blue cheese is quite impressive. However, true meat lovers should opt for the delicious boneless pork chop. All of the entrees are full, satisfying dishes.
There is an ample selection of wines. Though its quality isn’t quite proportionate to its prices, it is still better than most of the restaurants in the area. To finish off this gastronomic experience, the pastries match the appetizers in quality. The dessert menu is limited, and includes a rather disappointing caramelized pineapple dish from El Hierro. It does, however, offer a few good choices, like the crunchy banana ravioli filled with chocolate, and the delicious chocolate soufflé.
What to do before and after: Depending on whether you’ve opted for lunch or dinner, at mid-day you can go to the beach paradise at Playa Blanca called Papagayo or visit the natural pools at Los Charcones. In the evening, you can pair your dinner with a cultural outing to Cuatro Lunas, chill out on the comfortable terrace at Marea, enjoy the smooth atmosphere of the Café del Mar, or dance on the beach-side at Jungle´s.
Note: Leisure Lanzarote grateful for the photographic work of Daniel Stein illustrating this post informative. His photos.