Review: El Pijaro Corralejo

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Restaurant: El Pijaro Corralejo

Location: Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Date: December 2016


El Pijaro Corralejo was on the corner of the main street and the street of our hotel, the Maxorata Beach Apartments. Many times we walked past this place as we enjoyed a walk before we ate, and this was so close to our hotel. We did park up here once when Travis was asleep and we enjoyed a nice drink and connected to their WiFi to catch up on work.

Tip read: Do not eat here in Corralejo

The place was very clean and welcoming. The staff here were so kind and always ready to help.


El Pijaro Corralejo was really close to our hotel which was on Calle Gran Canaria. This was on the corner right beside Burger King, so if you want to find it follow the huge Burger King sign!


The first stop here we just enjoyed a drink. We came back for food another time because we had enjoyed it here the first time. The food was really nice, I had chicken in a sandwich and it was really nice.

El Pijaro Corralejo
Chicken in a sandwich


El Pijaro Corralejo had a nice mix between locals and tourists. I would say the majority here are tourists and usually older Brits enjoying a relaxing lunch. We did see locals on a date here and saw some holiday-makers enjoying drinks here on numerous occasions.

Tip read: The best pizza in Corralejo

My favourite part

I loved the atmosphere here. You could sit out and enjoy sun, watch TV as they had one on the outside walls. It was super relaxing and a really nice, friendly place.

My least favourite part

Everyone smokes in Spain. El Pijaro Corralejo was no different and smoke was blowing into us as we walked past and while we sat down. As non-smokers is isn’t nice to smell it, and we hated thinking Travis was breathing it in.

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  • It’s so strange now visiting countries where people still smoke in restaurants as in the short time it’s been banned in the UK I’ve become completely used to the joy of smoke-free bars and restaurants! Looks like a great place to have round the corner from your hotel base though!

    • Yes I totally agree! We are Scottish and we are so used to everywhere being smoke free that it’s a shock to the system when it isn’t

  • That chicken sandwich looks really good! I’m not a fan of smoking in restaurants and coming from the UK we take it for granted that we eat in a smoke free environment. I can see why you were annoyed

  • This looks like a nice restaurant with good food and nice place to have food leisurely enjoying the TV or catching up on the social media through wifi. I do not smoke and I feel very uncomfortable with the pungent smoke and if it is while eating then would not be able to eat at all!

  • It’s always that toss-up between outdoors and cigarette smoke or indoors and miss the sun. I have a friend who ONLY smokes when she is with her personal friends (her husband and kids don’t know she smokes). And it REALLY annoys me. I don’t think smokers realise how unpleasant it is for everyone else.

    The sandwich looks good though;)

  • Seems like a place with good food. I love cute little cafes on the corners of the street. I can sit in a cafe for hours and watch the people go by.

  • Sounds like a great place to kick back with a sandwich and get some work done – I really appreciate cafes and restaurants which offer a WiFi connection for customers, keeps me there longer too! I’m not a big fan of smoking either, so it’s always an adjustment when I arrive in a country which hasn’t banned it from public yet. Thanks for the review!

  • The chicken sandwich looks yum (I could totally eat that right now!) although I think I would find it weird to be in a cafe where people can smoke.. it’s been banned for so long in the UK and Australia that I’m quiet used to clean air now!

    • I am glad to hear it is banned in Australia too. We are coming out next year and will be glad to enjoy some smoke-free food areas. But really people were only smoking in the outside seating area here, but it still got to us.

  • The chicken sandwich looks very delicious. Sorry to hear that they were blowing the smoke in your face. That must have been so awful.

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