Getting to know Lanzarote's cuisine is a very pleasurable journey. The local cuisine will surprise the visitor, since it consists of very simple, tasty dishes where the ingredients are much more important than the cooking.
Perhaps the most representative thing in Lanzarote's cuisine is a type of spicy dipping-sauce called mojo, which can be found in two different varieties: the mojo picón (which is spicy, also called colorao, or reddish) and the garlic mojo. The reddish mojo is similar to paprika sauce, while the garlic mojo has ingredients like fresh coriander and parsley. Spoonfuls of this sauce are usually poured on top offish, meat or potatoes.