After a fabulous relaxing few days in our private villa in Oasis de Nazaret organised for us superbly by Amanda (Lanzarote Villas Direct) we decided to have a lazy walk up to Teguise the old capitol. One of our party is a strict vegan and to be honest we set off with some trepidation, hoping not to be offered the usual green salad !
We stumbled upon Esquina on their Mexican tasting evening. The owner of the cafe, Ben, gave us the warmest welcome and accommodated us for the evening.
Bens wife, Zoe, cooked 6 delicious traditional Mexican dishes. From quesadillas to churros (and a complimentary mescal on arrival) – all were made with locally sourced ingredients! A firm favourite of ours was the jackfruit tacos.
I often feel the pressure when taking non vegans to a vegan restaurant; but we were all so impressed with the food, service, and whole experience. So this was never a concern here!
Our visit to Esquina was one to remember for all the right reasons, and we’ve returned twice since for cake, coffee, and nachos!
We would all 100% recommend a visit to Esquina, and their sister restaurant and bar over the road Cantina (for the non vegans of the group especially!)
*Vegan 6 course tasting menu every Friday, pre-booking advised