There is no great holiday without that little coffee shop where you go every morning to get your cappuccino. Just across the street of our apartment in el Cotillo there was this place called El Goloso. People would line up to get their café con leche and their french croissants at this place. That is what we did on the two first days as well, not fully happy…but it seemed to be the only place for breakfast. Until we discovered El Mentidero by chance.
This cute little café just around the corner was one of our foodie highlights in Fuerteventura. Each morning the owner of the café would surprise us with a new chocolaty design on the milk foam of our Illy cappuccinos. They have smoothies, soups, salads and great breakfast deals, of which one that comes with a fresh juice and a huge slice of homemade cake. The carrot cake was to die for and the unbeaten fave of the week. Maybe not the most authentic spanish breakfast. So we decided to make up for this with our dinner choices. We resolved to take full advantage of being surrounded by the sea, and eat what the fishermen would catch. La Vaca Azul and La Marisma offer typical Spanish tapas and fresh fish of the day.
Both restaurants have a great location, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. I can definitely recommend both restaurants, although La Marisma had this more authentic Spanish touch and the portions were bigger. The typical canarian goat cheese with palm honey and the garlic shrimps were the foodie highlight at this place.
On one of our last nights we walked around in el Cotillo, trying to find some small dishes to eat. By chance we discovered the Puerto Dulce, which is probably the most stylish locality in el Cotillo. The young owner of the café/bar instantly came to our help, gave us great recommendations on the food and the island in general, and made this evening just a great memory that made us leave this place with a smile on our faces. Tapas, smoothies, teas, coffee drinks and desserts. The food was delicious, but what really made this place so unique was the attention that was put into the smallest details. The old fashioned plates and cutlery, the cute turkish tea pots, the interior design, the music from the 50ies. This place is a good choice at every time of the day.
For those who like to go out, el Cotillo is definitely not the place. The Swiss pub is the only option for some beers or wine after dinner. The place is nothing fancy, but it’s either this or nothing. It’s usually
El Cotillo in pictures