La Balandra lovely settings dark interior with lovely wood. Served lots of seafood. We had paella and for a good paella you have to wait at least 15 to 30 minutes. It was worth the waiting. Look at the photos to see what I mean
Favorite Dish: The spanish couple at the table next to ours had king prawns for starters and fish as main course and they obviously also enjoyed their meal.
FISH OF THE DAY
GRILL MDE PESACDO
CALLAMAR FILLER IN THEIR INK
SALMON TO THE PLEASURE
GRILL OF SHELLFISH
Very good food in a special environment. Just by the sea.
Favorite Dish: The local "Papas arrugadas" (Small, locally grown, potatoes cooked in their skins in water rich in sea salt) and "Mojo verde" (A sauce made of, among other things, green peppers, garlic and spices) was the surprise for me. But there are many other typical things: Lots of bananas(Platanos), smaller then usual, Avocados (Aguacates), Goat (Cabrito), Rabbit (Conejo), grilled cheese with mojo verde and, of course, the fish.
After our daily trips and walks we ended our day in the tiny and picturesque fishing place Puerto Tazacorte.
After a short stroll along the oceanside or in the few alleways we sat down at one of the terraces of the restaurants, looking at the sunset and having some drinks and a meal.
One of the restaurants is in the former building of the fishing cooperation. Its bar is frequented by the local people.
Favorite Dish: The seafood was very good, but we had also nice pizzas, salads and ice cream.
From the lighthouse at the most southern point of the island La Palma leads at the western coast a road to Las Indias. In this area you see many fields with banana trees.
A few KMs south of Las Indias an unpaved road leads to the west coast.
Punta Larga is a tiny place with some fishermen huts and small weekend houses.
It is a very laid-back place. At the beach you can order delicious, very fresh and cheap seafood.
try the roasted potatos with "mojo", the canarian sauce with two varieties, "mojo picon" also called "mojo rojo" (red) who is spicy and hot (good for meat), and "mojo verde, soft with aromatic herbs (also for fish)
tray the "chicharrones", the roasted meat, and in the south there are good fish restaurants
dont forget the good white wines of the island
It isn't a fancy restaurant or anything, but it was the closest to my appartment, and the food was good. So I almost ate there every night. Lot's of locals will eat there too, so you know it will be good, and where in europe can you these days get a good size pizza, a drink and a coffee for under 7 euro's?????
Favorite Dish: I just loved the pabellon and arepa's, made me think I was in venezuela (which I should have been if the situation wasn't that bad )
And the Espresso, just 50 cents (well I had 50 cent espressos all over the island, even at the airport they were only 60 cents), and it were real espressos, not the weak excuse for an espresso they serve here in holland.
This restaurant I want to recommend now has no name and is barely a true restaurant.
It´s just a small kiosk with some outside tables roofed by palmleaves.
The tables are directly at the waterfront in a small romantic bay, where the palmeros have their weekend huts. During the week it´s never crowded and you can watch the waves rolling in.
Favorite Dish: Fish, fish and fish again.
Due to the fact that La Palma is an island fish is the most important food. It is always fresh, because the restaurants get it every morning direct from the boats ariving in the harbours.
We eat a very good fresh grilled fish at the restaurant with the blue roof. I don't remember the name, but i like it.
Favorite Dish: Several kinds of fresh grilled fish.
The 'el Pino' in Puntagorda and the 'Bernegal' in Garafia.
Both have a very nice ambience and a friendly service
Favorite Dish: At the el Pino I have had a great rabbit in a whine sauce - mmmmmhhh