El Diablo Restaurant: Where Food Is Cooked Over An Active Volcano



On the Spanish island of Lanzarote off the coast of northwestern Africa is a one-of-a-kind restaurant, which just happens to sit on top of a volcano. At El Disablo restaurant there’s a giant grill that’s housed over one of the dormant volcano’s openings, and food is cooked using the heat from the actual volcano. The architects who designed it laid nine layers of basalt rock to insulate the restaurant over the volcano's heat. The last time there was any real activity from the volcano was back in 1824, so your meal should more likely than not be a tame experience. There's more reason to make the trek than for the food, though. El Diablo has stunning views of the island's Timanfaya National Park.