Canarian Tapas

Typical Canarian Tapas often found on a menu in Fuerteventura

Traditional Papas Arrugadas with Mojo Rojo... sometimes called Mojo Picon

Canarian Tapas and Mojo Recipes

Canarian tapas are very popular in Fuerteventura and each resort has local tapas bars where you can try a good range of different traditional foods at the same time. If you are new to Canarian Tapas and would like to know more about their origin and history, then click here. But if you are already familiar with them and want to recreate some of the dishes at home, then we have lots of recipes for you to try. Some of the more popular tapas you will find on a menu in Fuerteventura, are listed below. 

  • Sancocho Canario 
  • Gambas Al Ajilo
  • Papas Arrugadas
  • Pimientos de Padrón
  • Queso Asado
  • Ensaladilla Rusa
  • Rancho Canario
  • Croquetas caseras
  • Puchero Canario
  • Escaldón de Gofio
  • Ropa Vieja

Canarian Tapas and Mojo Sauces

Whatever way you decide to chose your tapas, there are a few staples which are always on offer and accompany Canarian Tapas perfectly. These are known locally as Mojo’s ( pronounced Moho’s ). They are tasty little sauces, which go really well with most tapas dishes and add another level of flavour to your meal. These are usually served with freshly cut bread or a Canarian Specialty known as Papas arrugadas or wrinkly potatoes. Recipes for the three main mojos are below:

  • Mojo Rojo or Mojo Picon (Bright red, peppery and spicy)
  • Mojo Verde (Green and full of fragrant coriander)
  • Alioli (White garlic heaven)
Traditional Papas Arrugadas with Mojo Rojo… sometimes called Mojo Picon