In the arid landscape of Fuerteventura, where rain is a gift that the heavens hand out only from time to time, cultivating anything is a miracle. In essence, Fuerteventura flavours are those of salt and pastures, fish and goats, of the produce of the sea and the fruits of animal farming.
Fuerteventura’s gastronomy comes from the inventiveness of generations of islanders, those that originally inhabited the island and those that came after them, who managed to get the best out of the limited possibilities of the land. It was in these circumstances that the extremely simple but flavor fare took form. A cuisine with two main sources: goats and fish.
From the mar are the sea bass, dried or otherwise, the eels, groupers, samas, and red mullet. It is the origin of the grey mullet and molluscs such as mussels,
topshells or limpets that fill our dishes.
However, is there is one product that is so exquisite that it has crossed our borders to attain international recognition, that is, cheese, which since 1996 bears a Designation of Origin that guarantees its quality.
Special Local Dishes:
- Majorero goats cheese
- Wrinkly Potatoes
- Gofio escaldado
- Sancocho canario
- Canarian Fish Stock
- Marinated Baifo
- Red Mojo
- Green Mojo
- Goat’s Cheese Cheesecake
To discover and enjoy the marvelous gastronomy of Fuerteventura, you can choose from an extensive selection of the best restaurants.