Hands down one of the best parts of travelling is testing out all of the local cuisine – Even if that local cuisine is actually ruled by international cuisine and tailored to the assumed needs and tastes of tourists. Breakfast was included at the resort I stayed at, which meant I was able to enjoy fresh fruit all week. I indulged in Fajitas (twice), Chinese food, and Indian for other meals. There is certainly no shortage of food in Corralejo, which is probably one of the more commercial towns on the island, meaning the downtown area was lined with restaurants owned by lots of English-speaking ex-pats (I swear I have never seen more British pubs in one place OUTSIDE of the UK). A lot of the restaurants were owned by one big chain as well. The commercialism of the restaurant scene wasn’t entirely my thing, but I definitely did not go hungry and the food was relatively decent, some meals better than others. And although the fajitas I had (pictured above) at this cute little cafe down a side street was hands down the best meal I had all week, it’s still pretty clear that it’s damned near impossible to find good authentic Mexican food outside of North America. Just another reason/excuse to book another trip back home. Because really, what is life without legit Fajitas and guac? (Although after reading this article, I’ll might just be re-thinking my avocado intake)…

Food in Fuerteventura - Fajitas

Food in Fuerteventura - Naan bread

Food in Fuerteventura - Chana Masala

Food in Fuerteventura - Mexican food

Food in Fuerteventura - salsas

Photography: Rae Tashman

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  • It all looks and sounds absoltely delicious I have never been lucky enough to try authentic mexican food so don’t have high standards to compare it to haha xxx

  • Everything looks delish! I’m interested to know what the little dish with the corn tastes like :)


  • Oooe yummy food!! It all looks so darn good


  • This is all looks soooo gooood!

    Jenn | jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

  • Bárbara Marques

    Yummyyy :D

  • Ohh, this looks good. I feel like when I travel I always end up eating at one of those dodgy tourist restaurants at least once in each city, because when you’re hungry you get so grumpy and an English menu is a relief, even though you know the food is gonna be crap…

  • I’m getting so hungry looking at your nice pics!
    Love Lynda

  • Hello Rae, food looks lovely! I really like the way you dealt with white balance in your pictures.
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    Have a lovely day, Iga x

  • Zu

    that looks really tasty :) nice pictures!

  • Gorgeous photos! The food looks amazing!

  • Amy

    Oh, all of this looks delicious! I would love to try some ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  • Stephanie Louise

    Your food choices are perfect ;) I can’t say no to some guacamole!

    • rae

      Thanks Stephanie, and yes, guacamole is the best!

  • Ivana Džidić

    the food looks delicious…it is a chain of some kind you say? I don’t really know much about food chains and I’m also not into commercialism of food but sometimes these chains can be a good place to have a meal especially when you find yourself in a new country and a bit clueless or without inspiration or in a company that insists they want to go there. Anyhow, you say the food was decent and that’s sometimes enough:)

    I didn’t know avocados need so much water! I almost never have them but only because they’re so overpriced here….I didn’t know there was an ecological problem connected to them.

    thanks for sharing!


  • I thought I would reply about your Sydney vs Melbourne question here bc I’m not sure if blogger notifies comment replies (I really need disqus!). Anyway – I’ve actually only been to Melbourne once, for a week! But by reputation, Melbourne is definitely the artsier, more “cultured” city, better for shopping etc (which I found to be true based on my week there). There’s the cafe culture which everyone loves and Sydney doesn’t really have. But Sydney does have hip neighbourhoods which I think you’d like too! Sydney is more beachy and has slightly better weather. Melbourne is a smaller cosier city, Sydney has more expansive and visually appealing scenery (like our harbour, our beaches). People in Melbourne are definitely friendlier. For the purposes of comparison I’ve heard it described that Sydney is to Melbourne as LA is to NYC. Hope that is somehow informative… :)

  • Food is definitely one of my favourite things about travelling and everything here looks delicious!! Beautiful photos.

  • charlotte

    I’ve just come across your blog for the first time, and i’m truly in love!

    What camera do you use?


  • Oh man I love Mexican food! This looks divine!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • OMG you’re one of the most beautiful bloggers I have ever seen and you also have one of the best blogs out there. The design is simple but classy and the articles are so superb! :) I just followed you because I’m looking forward to reading more of your updates. ♥

    By the way, these pictures make me want to eat right now! Haha. I can’t stop eating all day and this post made me feel hungry again. :)) I also want to thank you for all the kind words you said in the comment section of my blog. I really appreciate it. It means so much to me that someone understands. xx

    Roxanne ♥ | Awkward Turtle

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Mmm, everything looks so good :)


  • oh my food. love it :) love love your blog!!

    kisses from dubai ♥

    • rae

      Thanks so much!

  • Guacamole is the way to. The food photography is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog.



    • rae

      I couldn’t agree more, and thank you so much!

  • Das sieht alles soooo lecker aus <3

  • Awww, that’s why I try to order as many salads as I can when I go travel – if I can resist all the other tasty foods on the menu, that is. Ouch on the avocados, they’re one of my favorite foods ;-; Your food photography is so pretty, even though I just came back from a family dinner at a buffet I’m feeling kinda hungry after seeing those photos!

    becky ♡ star violet

    • rae

      I know :( The avocado story makes me feel a bit guilty about eating avocados, but I tend to be super environmentally conscious, and you can really drive yourself crazy trying to save the world, so I will still be enjoying them, just not as often. Thank you so much, it means a lot to me that you liked the photos!

  • I love fajitas, and guac. haha. I hear you. All of this food looks good to me. Sometimes, great tasting food is just so simple. That’s why I like Mexican food, simple ingredients, but tasty! <3 /Madison
    Stylishly Planted

    • rae

      I could seriously LIVE off of just fajitas and guac. I agree so much – I actually find mexican quite complex – because it involves mixing a lot of things together, but you are right in that the ingredients themselves are very simple and fresh.

  • This might not be as, erm, refined, but a YouTuber I like recently shared one of his travel quirks. Whenever he’s in a new place, he always tries its McDonald’s before he leaves. You’d be surprised how much McDonald’s food can vary! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • rae

      Haha that is actually really funny because I used to have this mission of doing the same thing with Chinese food and was super impressed that Chinese food in the Caribbean tasted exactly the same as american Chinese food. I also heard that McDonalds is really different depending on where you are. I remember going to McDonalds with my family when we visited Korea (this was years ago though!) and the food was so much better and they even had a Kimchi Burger! McDonalds is a bit different here in Germany too. Def. nicer.

  • This post made me drool – your pictures are amazing and truly capture the experience! Food is definitely one of the great things when travelling :)

    Pop over to my blog :)



    • rae

      Thank you so much, Sarah! I am really glad that you enjoyed them! And I totally agree – then again, I am always eating food, no matter where I am and finding it to be the greatest thing about my day. HARHAR.

  • Oh my gosh, I am drooling. Yes, yes, yes.

    • rae

      Mexican food always has that effect! ;)

  • The food looks absolutely amazing! Wish I could visit Fuerteventura one day.


    • rae

      Thanks so much, Anouk, and I hope that you get to one day. From anyplace in Europe it’s a great destination and not too far away.

  • Lisamarie Villegas Ambia

    Hi Rae, where can we eat this fajitas (first pic) ? We are on our way to corralejo right now :) thanks so much!!! :)))

    • rae

      I had fajitas twice – one was at a mexican restaurant and another was a place called citrus surf cafe. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the first place, but here is a link to the surf cafe: http://citrus-surfcafe.com/wordpress/ :)