You”ve probably been to a themed restaurant before. Whether it”s a historical banquet enjoyed while two actors pretend to fight to the death, or a diner made to look like a spaceship, you”ve likely eaten a meal at a place that”s better known for the experience than the actual cuisine.

Restaurante El Diablo, situated in the stunning Canary Islands, serves great food cooked over a cast-iron grill. But this is no ordinary grill. In fact, what powers the grill at El Diablo makes it the hottest restaurant on the planet…literally.

El Diablo is located in the beautiful Montanas del Fuego (or “Fire Mountains”), which are part of the Canary Islands. The area is home to over 100 dormant volcanoes.

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The restaurant, first built in the 1970s, was designed to perfectly complement the landscape.

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This is the grill used at El Diablo.

This is the grill used at El Diablo.

Notice anything different about it?

It”s built directly over one of the dormant volcanoes.


Food is cooked using the volcano”s geothermal heat. The temperature beneath the grill heats up to between 842 and 932 degrees Fahrenheit. The part of the volcano powering the grill is considered to be a “geothermal anomaly,” as it is not common to find such a temperature near the surface.

Get a closer look at the grill in action below so you can get psyched for the ultimate barbecue!

(source ABC News)

If you”re looking to enjoy a different approach to grilling, be sure to visit Restaurante El Diablo”s official Facebook for more information. But be warned: not only is it on a volcano, but it”s a pretty hot spot itself, as the restaurant is almost always booked solid.

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