Christmas in Puerto del Carmen is very different from the usual holiday at home for most of us. You can still expect temperatures to be in their mid 20s and, so it will probably be a sunny holiday.
Spending Christmas morning on the beach may seem odd at first, but it's the best present you can get.
Puerto del Carmen is a lovely place to spend the holidays, since it's so lively and with so many options for entertainment. No matter where you decide to stay, in the old harbor or in the new town, you will be spoiled with choices of great restaurants, bars and cafes.
Best restaurants for Christmas Dinner in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen is always packed on Christmas and New Year Eve, so if you wish to dine in one of the restaurants we talk about in this article, you should book in advance.
Most of the restaurants on the island will offer a special menu for the holiday, so you need to know what you're looking for. Do you want a traditional Christmas dinner or you want to try something new? There are plenty of options, from ethnic foods to authentic and local Spanish food.
We have chosen our favorite restaurants in Puerto del Carmen for Christmas Dinner based on the quality of food and also decor, atmosphere and settings.
La Cabana Macher Restaurant - innovative food
Address: Crtra Macher Yaiza 84, Lanzarote
Phone no: +34 650 68 56 62
This restaurant is not actually in Puerto del Carmen, but it's very close and it's worth the drive if you have a car.
The Christmas Dinner Menu at La Cabana costs 67.50€ per person and includes: Christmas Cocktail on Arrival, starters, main course, dessert and coffee and truffles.
La Cabana offer innovative food and is a well appreciated restaurant in Lanzarote, so it's worth it for a special dinner.
Carvery Bodega Jose - traditional roast dinner
Address: Calle Varadero 22, Puerto del Carmen
This restaurant is situated in the Old Town Harbour in Puerto del Carmen, so it's ideal if you are staying in that part of the resort. It's a well known restaurant, with a long standing tradition in Lanzarote and has been in function since 1986.
The Christmas Dinner menu at the Bodega Jose Carvery costs 30 euro per adult and 15 euro for children and it includes starter, main course with roast turkey, pork or lamb and dessert.
Reservations are advisable, since the place is very popular.
Highlander Too - one of the family restaurants in Puerto del Carmen
Address: C/C Montana Tropical L1 & 2 Calle Toscon 7
Highlander Too is located inside the comercial center Montana Tropical, in the Old Town are and has great ocean views.
The place is really popular so reservations way ahead of time are a MUST. If you already have your holiday planned and you know you'll be in Lanzarote for Christmas, then contact the restaurant and make a reservation, even if it's still summer outside. That's how fast it gets booked during the holiday season!
The menu costs 30 euros for adults and 15 euros for children under 12; if you book for a couple then you will also get a free bottle of wine.
Alternative Christmas in Puerto del Carmen
If you haven't booked anywhere and you can't find anything to your taste, there's a great alternative always available to anyone: the beach!
Since you've planned a winter holiday in Lanzarote, Christmas on the beach is always a good alternative and it will be something to remember. In December temperatures are still in their 20s and rarely drop below 20 Celsius, so do some shopping the day before and spend Christmas day on the beach. No reservation needed, Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen is large enough for anyone willing to spend the day here.
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