This Restaurant Uses a VOLCANO to Cook Food at 450 Degrees Celsius …This is Intense

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Barbecue has always been among our favorites. However, it seems that one restaurant has went far beyond what’s normal – they are cooking this traditional food over a volcano.

Popularly called as El Diablo, this restaurant uses the 450 to 500 degrees Celsius of geothermal heat released from the ground to cook fish and meat on the menu. It is set in Timanfaya National Park in the Canary Islands. Basically, the restaurant relies so much on the dormant volcano underneath that produces vast amounts of heat and hot vapor, which rise through a hole in the ground.

To be able to cook food, El Diablo uses geothermal heat from a dormant or inactive volcano.

El Diablo restaurant in Lanzarote uses the geothermal heat from a dormant volcano to cook its food

According to the restaurant’s manager, Julian Padron, volcanologists and scientists were consulted to check whether the cooking method was safe. And then, architects used about nine layers of volcanic basalt rock to create the grill.

The architects used nine layers of volcanic basalt rock to form the grill, and El Diablo's manager, Julio Padron, told ABC that scientists and volcanologists were consulted to check the unusual food cooking method was safe

Located in the Timanfaya National Park, this unique eatery offers panoramic views of the Fire Mountains.

The unique eatery is situated in the Timanfaya National Park with panoramic views of the Fire Mountains

Fortunately, the chances of the volcano erupting soon is slim to none. The last eruption took place in 1824. In order to withstand the heat of the volcano of the unconventional cooking system, the owner coordinated with architects Jesus Soto and Eduardo Caceres.

In 1970, the owner finally gained the approval of building the restaurant. Since then, many luscious dishes have been created and tourists are seen driving by.

Aside from the great food, visitors can also enjoy a full volcanic experience. They can look around and see the cooking methods used by the restaurant.

Along with a three course meal, guests can also have the full volcanic experience, by taking part in a volcanic tour to see the cooking methods used by the incredible restaurant

Using the heat or hot vapor that rises through a hole in the ground, the chefs of the restaurant is able to brown the food placed on a cast iron grill.

The restaurant relies on the dormant volcano producing bursts of heat or hot vapour, which rise through a hole in the ground to brown the food placed over it on a cast iron grill

The Fire Mountains or the Montañas del Fuego, where the restaurant is currently built, were created during the early 18th century. At that time, there were over 100 volcanoes that sprung up on the island.

From midday to 3:30PM, the restaurant serves Canarian food. So, if you are planning to go there, it is advised that you make a reservation as early as possible.

Canarian food is served from midday to 3.30pm daily and it is advised to book early as the unique BBQ restaurant is popular with visitors to the area

In this area, rainfall is really low. Therefore, erosion rarely happens. The landscape here looks exactly the way it did in 1824, which was the date of the last volcanic explosion.

The area is famous for its Fire Mountains, or Montañas del Fuego, which were created in the early 18 century when more than 100 volcanoes sprung up on the island

Eruption of water and steam caused by geothermal heat underground at Timanfaya National park on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

Guests can eat their volcanic meals whilst gazing at the volcanic landscape. Rainfall is low there is hardly any erosion, so most of the landscape looks the way it did in 1824, the date of the last volcanic eruption

The bad ass El Diablo restaurant in Lanzarote uses the 450 - 500 degrees Celsius of geothermal heat to cook the meat and fish on the menu

 

Thankfully the last eruption was in 1824, and scientists have approved the daredevil cooking method

 

This is the entrance sign to Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

The entrance sign post to Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. The restaurant, El Diablo, is aptly named after the devil for its unusual high temperature cooking method

Enjoy panoramic volcanic landscape shots at this unique restaurant in the Canary Islands in Spain

 

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