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“Possibly the best value lunch on the island.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brown Deli

Brown Deli
C.C. Calipso, Local No.2 | Costa Teguise, 35509 Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain
34 928 591 983
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Ranked #58 of 148 Restaurants in Costa Teguise
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Brown Deli just off Avenida Canaries
Glasgow
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“Possibly the best value lunch on the island.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Last year when we were driving around Lanzarote, we stumbled upon Brown Delicatessen in Costa Teguise. At the time, Brown had only recently been opened by English owner Tracy, who wanted to offer the locals and tourists a healthier option to the fried breakfasts and burgers that are often associated with the resorts.
Brown Delicatessen offers a massive range of freshly cooked quiches and pastries, pasta, rice and bean dishes, as well as freshly prepared salads and sandwiches, all available to sit in or take away. Last year we bought a couple of salad dishes that we had along with our barbecue back at the villa, this year we enjoyed a very hearty lunch whilst hiding in the shade from the 30 degree heat.
When we arrived, we were disappointed to have missed Tracy. After a very busy 15 months, she had eventually managed to sort out a working week that allowed her to be hands on with the deli, whilst juggling the kids and family. As as result, she is now able to get Friday and Saturday off whilst the deli is taken care of by her able staff.
After chatting with the very helpful American girl on duty we ordered our lunch. Myself and Nicola both decided to go for quiche with a salad bowl on the side. I opted for the Potato & Leek quiche, whilst Nicola chose the Bacon, Onion & Cheese quiche. Both quiche were cooked to perfection with a crispy, buttery pastry casing, packed with plenty of well seasoned fillings.
The accompanying salad bowls were a meal in themselves! This was no simple salad, it was a bowl full of flavour. Potato Salad, savoury rice, chargrilled courgettes, butternut squash, peppers and aubergine, garlic and butter bean salad, and coleslaw, were layered in the bowl before being topped with traditional Canarian mojo sauces.
A big slice of quiche with a salad bowl costs just €5 at Brown Delicatessen! For the money, I think you'll be hard pushed to find a better value lunch in Costa Teguise. I'm actually surprised that we managed to finish the hearty and healthy lunch that was served up to us, honestly, the portions were that big!
With lunch done, we had a look at the fresh salads that were available for takeaway and picked up a bowl of the bean and garlic salad as well as some very tasty hummus that we could enjoy later.
Hopefully when we head back to Brown Delicatessen next week, Tracy is on duty and we can catch up. If she isn't about, it won't be a wasted journey though as I'm sure that lunch will be taken care of that day too!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Northwich, United Kingdom
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“Healthy, delicious and wholesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Browns offers a simple menu of freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, pastries, quiche and home-made cakes.

Our experience of the food at Brown's was excellent. If you fancy a healthy lunch whilst in Costa Teguise do check out this great little deli.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“Well Worth A Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We can highly recommend Brown Deli following our daily visits during our holiday in February. We found the establishment to be extremley clean and friendly, excellent coffee, bacon rolls, cakes, pasties, quiche and brilliant little salad boxes to take away. As you can tell we did sample a wide variety of items and look forward to our return visit next year.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“clean and great bacon sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

my husband and i where in costa teguise recently and regularly visited browns deli for bacon sandwiches and also had the homemade quiche salad For 5 Euro which is mentioned by another reviewer, all i can say i prefer quality over quantity and good levels of hygiene and this cafe/deli is clean and uses good quality food, the bacon is grilled not fried, the bread or bread rolls are freshly made and the quiches are home made and taste great. I myself is in the food industry and i dont think 5 euro is over priced i think 4euro 50 is underpriced for an all you can eat chinese which i my opinion means corners are likley to be cut. So Keep up the good work Browns

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“I wish them well, but wasn't good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Having seen some good reviews, bought some savouries to take away for picnic. Very bland, particularly the 'cornish pasties' which appeared to contain fairly low grade meat, little veg and were devoid of seasoning. I would describe as a lazy effort. Bit pricy too. There is lots of competition guys, you need to step up!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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