Starting from the fact that in Spain you always eat well, my last discovery was the Canary Islands, that’s why it deserves a Tenerife food guide. Their lifestyle makes it easier and more relaxing, enjoying a good lunch with friends and family is important. Personally, I prefer Tenerife North (check here some tours) for both gastronomic and tourist reasons, but I leave it up to you. We will pass from beautiful terraces overlooking the ocean to the famous Guachinche scattered throughout the island.
TENERIFE FOOD GUIDE
Of the places we’ve tried, I can recommend:
- El Calderito de la Abuela = spectacular view over Puerto de la Cruz, it is also an excellent restaurant with typical dishes and a good price. Easy parking, mandatory booking even in winter, average price € 25.
- Terrazas del Sauzal = Great view and great for a cocktail or an aperitif, average price for dinner 30/35 €.
- Monje winery = Not only a cellar but also a restaurant with excellent menu proposals and local products. Average price € 25/30, I suggest you do a tasting and then stop to eat.
- Guachinche La Casona = all that is called Guachinche is synonymous with home-made. These are real families preparing lunch with typical products in passers-by at a low price, a maximum € 10.
- Restaurante La Langostera = Tenerife south, fresh fish, romantic setting and excellent sea view. La Langostera is located in Los Abrigos, easy to park, reservations required even in winter, average price € 30.
Mojo = is a sauce that normally accompanies the typical Canary potatoes (patatas arrugadas). We have learned to mojo during our visit to Monje Winery, read here! It is slightly spicy and can be green or red, the main ingredient is always the pepper.
Potatoes = Canary potatoes are very different, smaller and much tastier than normal potatoes. I love black potatoes if you can buy them before leaving.
Fried cheese = another typical Canarian dish, always served with mojo (very good). You’ll find it in many restaurants.
Soups = the Canary Islands are lovers of soups, especially the heavy ones, like the Sancocho or the Potaje.
On this trip, I discovered that the Canary Islands are the second region (after Catalonia) to have more DO. Only in Tenerife, there are 5, we have tried the … and I must say that we also liked it very much to be very different from the wine we always drink. Our advice is to visit the Monje Winery, all the details here.
La Monje Winery is located in the Sauzal area, an area with a spectacular ocean view, in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is 20 km from Puerto de la Cruz and 21 km from Santa Cruz, easily accessible by car from both sides.