Churros are a popular snack ate all over Spain. They are strips of pastel dough deep fried. They serve them plain with coaster sugar on top or dip into chocolate.
We were told that this bar had the best one in the whole island of Tenerife, so when we visited Candelaria village we tried them.
I have to say that it is not my kind of snack, too oily!
The bar has nice terraces with outdoor seating and some other tables inside.
It is possible to sit down and order your serve or just grab a paper bag and eat your churros on the go. If you choose this last option be sure you grab enough paper towel before leaving, you are going to need them!
After having visited Las Teresitas beach we were hungry and turned toward the nearby village of San Andreas. We found this restaurant in a back street and were very pleased by the homey look and their food.
It feel like it came straight from the past as the furniture and decor have not been renovated in ages, but the small veranda is kept in good shape and made happy looking with flowers and plants.
There are a few tables outdoor under the veranda and another bunch inside.
A nice couple run the restaurant without any help, he cook the food and she serve the tables and take care of the beverage.
Favorite Dish: We ordered bread and mojo sauces, Grilled cheese and fried fish croquettes.
We were very happy with the food they served. It was tasty and cook well.
Our bill was 23 euros including water and wine for two people in 2012.
I would suggest this place for a quick and informal lunch.
We loved this cafeteria from the first sight! A Canarian couple run it and have decorated the shop with wood tables and comfortable chair. There is also a few tables outdoor under a awning.
They cook their own food and they have a good list of tapas on their menu. Those tapas are not the tiny bit of food I saw in other part of Spain, they are more like a full portion.
Most of the food is also visible in the refrigerated counter so if you do not understand the menu just walk there and point at what you want to eat.
They speak a basic English but they are really willing to help and please their customer.
Favorite Dish: Their mojo sauces were between the best we tried in the island, they also sell it in jars and if you are checking your suitcase I would suggest you to buy some.
We came back twice and ordered every time their octopus salad as it was super. Their homemade meatballs cooked in tomatoes sauce with papas arugadas (Canarian potatoes) were very good too.
Their prices were cheap, two portion of tapas, two beers, bread and mojo costed 14 euros in 2012.
They have some room to rent on the building, the information are available here Apartamentos Carla
When we went back to San Migues de Tajao to have another fish lunch, the restaurant we visited before was closed. We looked around and decided to try Las delicias because of the friendly smile of the owner and the waitress.
The restaurant has a very simple room with a few tables. They have a glass counter where they store on display the fish of the day. You look at it and tell them what you want.
The lady who own the place is also the cook, she did not know any english but the Cuban waitress did so arranging our lunch was easy. It would have easy anyway as basically you point at what you want and they cook it the best way possible.
During our lunch a few fishermen brought their catch to sell it and the owner picked up whatever she liked.
Favorite Dish: We ordered a salad and two kind of shellfish as appetizer, they sauteed the long shells in a pan with some oil and lemon but they grilled the mussels and simply put parsley and lemon on top.
As main course we asked for one of the big fish and they served it grilled.
The fish and also the shells were super fresh and we enjoyed the fact they were simply cooked as it magnified the sea taste.
The bill was an incredible 42 euros for two people in 2012 and included wine, water and two coffee Canario, sort of a drink made of hot coffee, cream and liquor.
Everybody we spoke about fresh fish with reasonable price pointed us toward San Migues del Tajao. And they were right!
The first time we visited we went to the end of the road that go along the small port and we liked this restaurant veranda so we decided to give it a try.
They don't have a menu, you walk inside and take a look to the counter, on display they have all the catches of the day, you decide what appeal you more and order it, they weight the fish and tell you how much it is going to cost.
Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 12:30 - 22:00
Tuesday and Sunday: 12:30 - 17:00
Favorite Dish: We decided to taste their octopus salad with a serve of papas arugadas and mojo sauce. The octopus was absolely not rubbery, tender and delicious.
We also picked one of the freshly caught fish, I don't remember how they called it but it was big, red skinned and with big eyes as they explained us it is a deep water fish.
They grilled it for us to perfection.
As this was not enough we ordered also a plate of fried calamari, perfectly crispy and very good.
The bill, including a couple of beer and water was around 50 euros for two people in 2012.
This restaurant was advised to us by some locals, it is Adeje main attraction!
In a simple and basic room there are a bunch of tables with wooden chairs, more outdoor along the sidewalks.
When we visited we had the impression that it is the local choices for a family dinner out.
We waited a bit and was showed a small table, we sat and when we asked for the menu the answer was: Fried chicken, salad and potatoes! what do you want to drink?
basically fried chicken is what they serve and they do it very well as all the customers digging into those pile of chicken's legs and thighs seemed to think as they were really enjoying it!
Favorite Dish: They serve their fried chicken covered with a tasty tomato sauce. Of course the breading was perfect, golden and crispy and the tomato sauce added a nice taste to it.
The portion was generous, almost huge.
We had a gread dinner and a lot of fun observing the different families dynamics as they attack their plates.
Casa Maria seemed to be the most popular restaurant in Callao Salvaje we went there twice and it proved to have great food and reasonable prices.
They have a indoor dining room and a bigger outdoor seating area, in January they had protective awning to keep the wind out. It was perfect to have dinner out just with a light sweater.
The waiters are friendly, smiles a lot and speak good english.
They have a big selection of food, first course, mean and fish main courses and also pizza.
They have combined menu for about 12 euros included a soup a main course, desert plus wine and water.
Almost every night they had live music entertainment.
Favorite Dish: We tried the combined menu the first night we landed in Tenerife and we were happy with it so we went back another night and ordered from the menu.
We had garlic bread, Grilled calamari served with a side of papas arugadas (Tenerife potatoes cooked in salt water) and salad, Cod with potatoes.
We drank Dorada beer and the bill was 39 euros for the two of us in 2012.
Their food is good, sometimes they tend to salt it too much, probably in the attempt to sell more drinks..
This pub seems to come straight from Dublin to Tenerife, the decor are typical of any Irish pub, dark wood, beer drafts, pints and televisions to follow the current sport highlight.
They also have a few table outdoor with shade.
The owners offer Irish beers, sandwiches and a small selection of cooked food.
We decided to give him a try and ordered a Guiness, a blonde beer an Irish meat pie and a curry chicken served with steamed rice.
It was a great lunch, in a relaxing atmosphere. Different was the situation when we walked by the same night, the television was blasting and all the soccer fans were cheering their favorite players quite loud! I think the good beer helped that too.. :-)
They also serve breakfast, afternoon tea and cake and dinner.
The best little English tea shop in playa fanabe,
On our last visit to Tenerife we visited an English tea room called Harriets, after many fellow holiday makers recommended them to us.
We turned up at about 1.30 pm and the place was full with people waiting for a seat, we decided to call back the next day, we did look at what the other people were eating, and I must say the food looked great.
We visited next day a little later at about 3pm, we managed to get a seat but it was still busy, we were very warmly greeted, we chose to have a cream tea, and a coffee with a slice of coffee and walnut cake, my wife absolutely loved the cake, she bakes at home but said the cake was better than she could ever make, she also said the coffee was fantastic, it was lavazza and the best she had tasted while on the island, and I must say I thought the scone and tea were great.
We visited several times during our holiday and got to know the owners Stuart and Diana, we witnessed the hard work needed to run a successful tea room, as they start at 6.30am every day to bake all the cakes. We recommend this tea shop but avoid between 1 and 2.30 pm as it gets very busy.
Favorite Dish: We really enjoyed all the food, the freshly made sandwiches were lovely, from our experience you would not be disappointed with any dish you order.
This restaurant was our top pick of the 9 days we were in Tenerife. Not only was the fresh fish cooked to perfection but the price was WAY below what we expected. If you are looking for a fish restaurant near the airport before you fly out, this is the one for you. This village is known to the locals for its good cooking, so if you want to get to a small village along the coast, this could be your best bet.
Total bill was 34 euros. They weigh the fish before cooking, so we were a bit wary as to how much it would be. We ordered two types of shell fish besides an oven baked fish to share between the two of us, Canaria Coffee and drinks. Not a bad price!
The people who work this restaurant are also friendly, the owner fishes and brings it in every day and the wife cooks. They are assisted by a sweet lady who emigrated from Cuba, and she speaks English and will help you maneuver through the offerings.
The village of Tajao is located north of the south airport about ten minutes.
Favorite Dish: The shell fish....and the ones that are long were astonishingly good.
They feature many types of fish.
Don't let the lack of diners at lunch fool you, they have most of their customers at dinner time.
Clean, well kept, and the fish is right off the boat.kl During lunch they were bringing it in. How can you beat that for freshness.!
We cornered a local business woman and received some good choices for food. This one, The Oasis, has a specialty of only chicken. In fact, when we sat down I asked for a menu and the lady said....senor... waving her hands in air...only chicken and fries. We looked around and sure enough everyone had piles of chicken. She said,, hot or medium...meaning mojo sauce... We chose HOT!
Everyone comes here in the spirit of having fun and stuffing theirselves. This restaurant located in a village 10 minutes from the beach and in a village not frequented by many tourists will not leave you disappointed. It looks to be the most popular place in the town of Adeje.
So if you want to get away from the glitzy, Disneyland kind of beach town restaurants this is the place for you.
We would go back here in a minute!
Favorite Dish: Chicken is all they have! Fried without breadcrumbs....
2 people, 2 waters, 1 bread and chicken......17 euros
We were searching for Tapas and were not disappointed in this small restaurant along the waterfont run by a family. The owners do it all and they tirelessly try to keep their customers happy and well fed. Their mojo sauce is to die for and you can even purchase jars of it to bring home.
Do not expect tapas in the Canary Islands to be the same you would find in Sevilla or Barcelona, but it is still exceptional in taste.
You can sit along the street at a table and enjoy the sun, or their is plenty of seating inside.
Carla is clean and the food was cooked well. It is not overpriced.
They are busy workers, but friendly, and the owner's wife was very charming and talkative.
Their is a beach within 3 minutes walking, and a harbor that has a walkway. After eating you might walk to the right up and around the harbor and enjoy gelato made by an emigrant Italian family.
Favorite Dish: The mojo sauce was the best that we had all week. We were sorry that our hotel was some distance from this restaurant or we would have gone back and third time.
Depending on what day and if you arrive later, some items on the menu might be missing, but we found that to be okay as there were choices we also wanted to try.
Chicken in Mojo--nice
Octopus--Made into a salad--exceptional
In my opinion these are the kind of people you enjoy meeting and supporting when you go on a trip.
They also rent apartments under the same name located above the restaurant.
We were searching for a fish restaurant near the airport in a small village. Going here on a tip from a local we found it was a great choice. It is located at the harbour at the end of the road. This was probably the cleanest restaurant of all the ones in which we had eaten in a week in Tenerife.
The owners had a window of fresh fish that you would see and then choose to have cooked for you. It is a popular place, and you won't regret eating here.
It seems to be about 13 minutes north of the airport.
This side of the island north of the airport has some great villages that feature fish Tajao is one of the best.
Favorite Dish: The Octopus was awesome!!! Called Polpo in Spain.
We also chose the red fish you will see in the photos. You pay by the weight.
We also had mixed fried fish....really good. Their specialty.
Seating is outside or in, depending on the temperature.
There is parking for free along the street on the way to the restaurant. The little boat harbour is a nice stroll after.
The owners of La Pasada do their own cooking and waiting of tables. We ate here, choosing it from several restaurants along the street, and we were not disappointed. The friendly lady owner suggested items on the menu and everything was cooked well. She did not speak English, but we had no trouble because she tried very hard to suggest items and also to see that we had good service.
You could sit outside on a covered area, or inside. The establishment was clean, I also looked in the kitchen and although small, it was clean looking.
If we were to go back to San Andres, I would choose La Pasada because we were getting Canary Island specialties not out of a box, but cooked in a mom and pop type restaurant.
Two people for lunch at 23 euros.
Favorite Dish: The croquetas--my favorite dish.
Unfortunately, the place does not exist any more. The restaurant which is open instead (something of Balcan food) of this one is just one more soulless place for tourists (don't care about today's tourist, tomorrow other will come) :(((
Located on a lower level o promenade across Hotel Los Olivos. This place was our ring-buoy in a sea of mass touristic restaurant (unfortunately, most o them in this area are selling overpriced crap instead of food).
Pizza, lasagne, spagetti... all was delicious. Actually they had the best seafood pizza I have ever tried outside of Italy (only fresh products, no crab imitations). Also they have good sangria, nice espresso and properly made local coffee speciality baraquito (leche-leche in alcohol free version). And people working in the restaurant are very nice, too :)
Oh, and take a look inside the restaurant, they have funny decorations on the walls :)