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Valentine’s Day is upon us, the most romantic evening of the year.

A night of passion, a night to remember.

You want to sweep your partner off their feet, but you’re at a loss for ideas…

Maybe dinner for two, but somewhere extra special?


Muac is all you need!

It doesn’t get any more romantic than dinner for two in a 17th century fortress. QuéMUAC Restaurant in Arrecife’s Castillo de San José was built as a defensive stronghold against pirate attacks. It sits defiantly on the cliffs above Puerto Naos, overlooking the mesmerising bay and the “The Rising Tide,” Jason D’Caires striking horsemen sculpture exhibition. The ultimate location for a seductive Valentine’s evening.

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Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses – Lao Tzu

Enter the fortress through the formidable main door and make a truly dramatic entrance. Love is in the air as violinists serenade your welcome, setting the mood. Music to your ears.

No need to rush, true love is slow. Admire the fine MIAC art exhibition that accompanies you on your way the restaurant. Absorb the beauty of art in unparalleled surroundings, a feast for the eyes.

Let the restaurant’s cosy ambience embrace you as you enter, beautifully designed in volcanic stone and wood, by César Manrique. The huge panoramic glass windows display the spectacular nightscape of Arrecife Bay, revealing the calm and mysterious waters that were once agitated by approaching pirates.

Love planted a rose and the world turned sweet – Katharine Lee Bates

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without the sweet smell of a red rose:  a gift to you from the restaurant, to add an extra touch of romance.

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If music be the food of love, play on – William Shakespeare

The scene is set. A table for two, candlelight and red roses with and a spectacular view of the alluring Arrecife nightscape. The sound of smooth piano music lingers in the background, enhancing the sensual evening mood.

There is no sincerer love than the love of food – George Bernard Shaw

Our special love bird menu will tingle your taste buds and seduce your partner’s senses. Sample some of the delicious sensations on offer starting with Cava and strawberries, then on to shrimps, sushi, duck or sea bass. Taste the sweetness of the gorgeous strawberry or Indian fig mousse, or the dark chocolate core followed by petit four. This seductive menu is available for 42€ without drinks, or opt for our inclusive wine-paring menu for 55€, with some of the island’s finest wines. Book online.

May the romance live on! Surprise your Valentine with an extra special gift:  tickets for two for Ángaro, a fascinating audiovisual journey though Canarian music and dance traditions. The performance takes place on Sundays at the Jameos del Agua Auditorium, Lanzarote’s most magical concert, nestled venue inside a volcanic tunnel. Book tickets here

Love is like an eternal flame, once it is lit, it will continue to burn for all time – Kamila Shamsie