Who needs fire when you’ve got volcanic heat? At El Diablo restaurant, that’s exactly what the chefs use to prepare the food. Located in Timanfaya National Park on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, El Diablo was opened by artist and architect César Manrique in the 1970s.
With the help of architects Jesus Soto and Eduardo Caceres, a large, custom grill was built to direct the flow of the heat from the volcano’s opening in the ground. And while the volcano isn’t the active, mountainous type that spews lava, it still wasn’t easy constructing the grill, as the surface was too hot to dig into. Hence, nine layers of basalt rock were laid down to create a “cooking pit”.
In addition to the food and volcano grill, people visit the restaurant for the view of the landscape, which is especially breathtaking during sunset. For 50 euros, patrons can enjoy a three-course meal, a tour of the grill, the surrounding sights, and round trip hotel transfers.