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Restaurant El Diablo Cooks Food With Heat From Volcano (VIDEO)

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Volcanic restaurant in the Canary Islands cooks food from the earth
Volcanic restaurant in the Canary Islands cooks food from the earth

A volcano might not be the most conventional way to cook food, but at the Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote off the coast of Morocco, that's exactly what's on offer at restaurant El Diablo.

Appropriately named after "the devil," the eatery has been operating since 1970 by Caesar Manrique, according to ABC News.

Patrons can choose from a variety of meat and fish disMoroccooffhes barbecued on a grill heated to between 450 to 500 degrees Celsius using geothermal heat from the volcano, notes the Independent.

Fortunately, TreeHugger explains that while the volcano is active, it's not oozing with lava.

Because it was impossible to build a conventional cooking system that could withstand the heat of a volcano, architects Eduardo Caceres and Jesus Soto used nine layers of volcanic basalt rock to make the grill.

Patrons can not only have a scrumptious three course meal, but also take part in a volcano tour for a mere 50 Euros ($66), along with transport from their hotel, according to OddityCentral.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this entry described Lanzarote as "off the coast of Spain." In fact, it's closer to the coast of Morocco.

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