Anabel’s charming smile welcomed us on one night in Lanzarote. Beautiful architecture on outside is only the beginning of a magical place, located in Playa Blanca. The beauty is ambiguous name, in La Cocina de Colacho you’ll see many meanings.
Nicholas Machin, known to everyone as Colacho, was born in Lanzarote at a time when tourism was just a word and Playa Blanca was a sleepy fishing village. At a very young age he started to work in the restaurant Casa Salvador from where his dedication soon became his vocation. It wasn´t long before Colacho learned the mysteries of the kitchen submerging himself in its secrets, always in pursuit of what was necessary to develop his own concepts of gastronomic cuisine. Colacho has now realized the dream of his life, to have his own restaurant, a place where he can create and work freely…
With its impressionable design, singular geometric shapes, and glass frontage the Restaurant `La Cocina de Colacho´ captures the immediate attention of anyone who see it. The interior with seating for 60 persons is delicately divided into two adjoining areas. Reflections from gold and silver painted walls, exquisite lighting and ultra modern furniture create a dynamic visionary effect. Interestingly – inside, behind thick glass and as if it were a laboratory, one can see Colacho and his team from practically every angle working on the elaboration and creation of his own particular recipes and dishes, from where the mixture of colour, taste, tradition and new textures ensure his clients satisfaction and surprise.
Designed by the Architect Ángel García Puertas who is also responsible for the interior design, `La Cocina de Colacho´, vanguard in style offers a warm and friendly atmosphere making it one of the top class kitchens on the island of Lanzarote. A permanent exhibition of paintings and photographs are on display in the restaurant. This and the friendly attention offered to their clients by Anabel and Colacho make `La Cocina de Colacho´ a special place where dining is always a pleasure.
La Cocina de Colacho is a place where you feel the true heartbeat. The passion heartbeat of two extraordinary people. Colacho, is a strong man who as a child had a dream. This dream is fulfilled every day. Anabel Távara long time looking for their place on earth, when she went to Lanzarote, immediately she knew that this would be her home.
A love story of this pair is very romantic. Is impossible to describe it as beautiful as Anabel it does 🙂 What captivated me in this place especially was a combination of two disciplines – art and taste. It is a combination of two passions. Taste – You know where it comes from. But Art? And here comes the big surprise. Going down the stairs at restaurants, you will see unique gallery of Anabels paintings. This charming lady has got surprising talent. Our pictures give only a piece of that beauty.
Taste, smell, smile, the happiness, Art & passion visible everywhere made the La Cocina de Colacho restaurant is awarded by our iEspressoLIFE Quality Award. Anabel & Colacho – it was a time that we will never forget.