So here I am, chilling in one of my favorite places in the world!…

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It’s not its décor or its beautiful plastic chairs, or wonky tables that I am trying my best to balance a glass of wine, my laptop and my Mary Poppins bag of tricks on, but there is some serious charm in this place… it’s a certain Je ne sais quois?!…

The locals on the island flock to this place every day, they meet their families and friends and join for lunch / breakfast, a mixture of the two, maybe even a beer, ‘una cerveja, grand gestures, as only the Spanish can, manly embraces, kisses and the whole sh-bang!… Did I also mention they are very, and I mean very attractive men!!…

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Everyone here knows each other, the waiters, only ever men, who have been here it seems forever and a day, all know each other by name – they are beginning to wonder who the girl who arrives here almost daily is and why she is busy typing on a laptop – when most people here have barely grasped the concept of a smart phone – let alone the new generation of ‘bloggers’ making waves across the globe. Each time I begin to even explain this concept in my broken Spanish it becomes a matter of great concern amongst locals – fearful that I will reveal their secret place to the ‘World Wide Web’!!

You have to taste a culture to understand it’

– Deborah Cater.

The Masterpiece… Bocadillo de Pescado… Just call me Popeye!…

But alas, Gamba Girl has a job to do and so here I am!… Okay let’s get back to the matter at hand… Casa De Ginory. It has earned its mark of respect here amongst locals due to the fact that it’s Pescado de Bocadillo is something that has to be tasted to be believed, it’s incredible freshness, flavour and simplicity is something to be in awe of!…. It’s rustic to say the least, as they never need to try to make this pleasing for their audience; ask just about anyone in Lanzarote where is the best of its kind and they will no doubt glow with pride as they tell you about their unsung treasure. It comes thrown on a plate or tossed in tinfoil and in a plastic bag (no lie!) with the freshest fish imaginable, that was caught that day by the local fisherman, in the freshest of bread and lashings of ‘aoili’… it suffices to say, heaven on a plate!!

That coupled with a glass of dry white wine while sitting in the sun… what can I say, it is a hard life I lead!!!…

And with that I will leave you with one more nugget of information!… my choice of this afternoon, their gambas con aioli are quite literally incredible … try them on your next visit here!… dip the crusty bread into the sizzling garlic oil and sit back and watch the bustling world of Arrecife pass you by. Don’t be put off by the locals stares and looks as you wander in, they will welcome you; just give them a chance!… remember this is a hidden gem and treat it as such!

Hasta Luego!… M x

 

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