The Chefs at This Restaurant Cook Your Food Over a Volcano
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The Chefs at This Restaurant Cook Your Food Over a Volcano

El Diablo Volcano Restaurant

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If one-of-a-kind restaurant experiences are the kind of thing your vacation itinerary dreams are made of, you're going to want to put El Diablo on your list.

This restaurant, on the Spanish island of Lanzarote off the coast of northwestern Africa—is on a volcano.

El Diablo Volcano Restaurant

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There is a giant grill that's housed over one of the dormant volcano's openings. The food is cooked using the heat from an actual volcano.

The architects who designed it, Eduardo Caceres and Jesus Soto, laid nine layers of basalt rock to insulate the restaurant over the volcano's heat, according to Atlas Obscura.

El Diablo Volcano Restaurant
Rubén Acosta - Turismo Lanzarote
El Diablo Volcano Restaurant
Rubén Acosta - Turismo Lanzarote

​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.

But there's more reason to make the trek than for the food. El Diablo has stunning views of the island's Timanfaya National Park.

El Diablo Volcano Restaurant
Rubén Acosta - Turismo Lanzarote
El Diablo Volcano Restaurant
Rubén Acosta - Turismo Lanzarote

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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