THE CACTUS IS BLOOMING AMAZING!
Posted on 03 / 16 / 2012
Before our trip to Lanzarote we searched online for a vegetarian restaurant and found the Blooming Cactus. The online reviews we read were very encouraging and we could not wait to sample the fare!
We made a short walk to the Blooming Cactus and on our arrival we found ourselves in a wonderful little restaurant with an ambiance that made us feel like we would never leave! The quaint decor was was so enticingly relaxing and the music was perfect.....the girls know good music.
Having been welcomed by Rebecca we felt like old friends instantly. We ordered our meal and when it arrived I can say that as a believer that you taste food with your eyes and sense of smell initially I immediately knew that we would enjoy what had been prepared for us.
We were to spend 3 of our 7 evenings in Lanzarote dining in the Blooming Cactus enjoying Falafel, Humus, Saganaki, Greek Lemon Potatoes, Dhal, Mousaka and the Greek Salad of which all could have come from the kitchen of the world's most famous restaurants...they could not be faulted. To boot, the pricing is amazingly affordable....certainly value for money.
The highlight for us however was without doubt the Courgette Rosti and Fasulakia. There are no words that can describe these dishes and truly do their remarkable standard justice. I could try but I genuinely can not find a combination of words to explain how stunningly beautiful they were. They are a must order!
Whilst a restaurant is mainly judged on the quality of the menu and the comfort in surroundings the Blooming Cactus can offer something to diners that many restaurants will fail to deliver. Amazing staff. Many restaurants will encourage staff to be friendly but I can only say that neither Tracy or Rebecca would need encouragement....they are wonderful people and you can feel that they have hearts that are blessed with beauty.
They run an amazing restaurant and they deserve all of the treasures which turn up on their path during life's journey. Wonderful people who produce wonderful food.
We are already looking forward to our return to the Blooming Cactus. When leaving on our last night we were embraced and wished well with a warm hug from the girls.....I can be sure that on our return we will be welcomed by an embrace too.
My hat goes off to two beautiful people and a little pocket of perfection that they have created in Lanzarote. We wish you the very best and look forward to meeting with you again!
Peter and Mariann
Pricing, Food Quality, Athmosphere