Located on a Spanish island called Lanzarote, northwest of Morocco, El Diablo is a unique restaurant where the chefs have access to a volcano of their own. Of course, it isn’t like a lava-spewing mountain, because if that were the case there would be no question of leisurely eating. No, this volcano is more like a hole in the ground, through which volcanic heat erupts from the deeps of the Earth.
And it is precisely this heat that the creators of El Diablo have taken advantage of. Prior to its existence, visitors to the volcanic area were served with a plate of sardines and wine. However, in 1970, Cesar Manrique decided to create a formal restaurant in the area. Thus, with the help of architects Eduardo Caceres and Jesus Soto, a giant grill was built on the ground that makes use of the immense heat below the Earth’s surface. And that’s how El Diablo was born.
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