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Review: La punta de Jandia | Restaurant in Fuertevenutura| Spain

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Review: La punta de Jandia | Restaurant in Jandia | Fuerteventura | Spain


Fuerteventura is famous for its fresh fish. From the first colonizers of the island, fish has been the primary source for nurturing. The wild waters of the Atlantic ocean serve the island with some of the best captures around the world.

The wind and the wild scenery makes you feel that you are in the last corner of the world.

Fish in Fuerteventura usually get served in two fashions; Fried or in the form of a soup called “Caldo de Pescado“.
We went hunting the second one, and after a few hours of driving, we found the place where they claim to prepare one of the best.
The restaurant “La punta de Jandia.”

Place

La punta de Jandia is the southern point of the island of Fuerteventura. To reach there from the airport, you need around 2.5 hours, and the last part of the road does not even have asphalt.


The wind and the wild scenery makes you feel that you are in the last corner of the world.

The menu at “La Punta de Jandia” is a collection of fish courses and paellas.

Adventure tip: Not far from there is a secret runway and a base allegedly used by the Germans during the second world war. Read the story here.

Image of a map of fuerteventura

Service

With such a scene, it is evident that you cannot expect superior service. They are there to deliver your food period. You come here for the fresh fish, not for the service.
They wear shorts and T-shirts. Some of them seem to speak English but mostly German.

Food

Their menu is a collection of fish courses and paellas. Although their bests seller is the Fish soup.
We order the fish soup for two. The price is 20$ per person.
The soup takes around 40 mins to prepare. They do it fresh from scratch.
The serving is huge. We got a pot loaded with fish like for 4 or 5 people.


Sides are:

“Gofio Escaldado”: Toasted and grounded corn mixed with fish stock until it becomes a paste.

Image of Gofia at Restaurante la punta de Jandia
Gofio Escaldado is a paste made of cornmeal


Red Onion soaked in vinegar: You take the cornmeal paste with the onion layers.

Image of pickle onion at restaurant La punta de Jandia


Mojo: A spicy Canarian sauce.

The stock is rich. The fish was super fresh, and the potatoes inside the pot were on the right point. We enjoyed it


What we liked from La Punta de Jandia |Restaurant in Fuerteventura

  • The place in between virgin beaches
  • The fish is mega fresh and the soup is so homemade that it looks like it is made by your grandmother.

Where to improve

  • Smaller portions: I hate to throw food maybe they could serve more normal portions.
  • A slight more of care in the service would be nice.

La punta de Jandia | Restaurant in Jandia | Fuerteventura | Spain
  • 7/10
    Place/Ambience - 7/10
  • 5/10
    Service - 5/10
  • 8.2/10
    Food - 8.2/10
  • 9.4/10
    Price - 9.4/10
7.4/10

How do we rate?

La Punta de Jandia is a unique experience of a remote Restaurant that serves really fresh fish and traditional meals.


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One Comment

  1. Actually, that place really brings me back awesome memories. ‘La Punta de Jandia’ is a hidden place, however, it is also an open secret in Fuerteventura. I agree with you, it is not an easy spot to reach, but the big part of the really nice experience is on the long journey and I have to say that the meal will be the icing on the cake. Great post!

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