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The place is nicely located at Playa de La Calera. Food was not too special. Tuna salad was not like extra ordinary fresh but ok, and with some Spanish beer provided. Due to my short Gomera stay, I learned that having a beer along with lunch is not too bad at least not if it's Spanish Dorada or American Budwiser.
Updated Jul 31, 2011
Restaurant/Cafe Abraxas' home-made hazelnut cake and hot waffles are a big draw. And so is its cold beer, wine, snacks, coctails, and their sweet, certain flavored, own produced liqueur. Decent African decor gives this place a feel of a modest and cosy atmosphere with Atlantic Ocean & beach right around the corner. Pls check out their link below, which gives a good idea about Restaurant/Cafe Abraxas, its menu, and many details on Gomera island generally. Informations are written in English as well!
Updated Jul 31, 2011
Unfortunately no clue about the food as we had to recognize the sign saying closed after we did a pretty good walk that turned out to be a hike on hidden trails and confusing stairs up & down hidden hills. However, after that spot closed was found, the fantastic over look the Ocean was worth the hike.
Updated Jul 31, 2011
This is a lovely little cafe in the main square in Vallehermoso. we went there after dinner one night. They have an excellent selection of cakes, hot drinks, smoothies and milkshakes. In my opinion they serve the best hot chocolate ever. I think it is mainly open in the evening.
Written May 10, 2010
Address: Main square, Vallehermosa
Cesar manrique restaurant is´t situated on teh top mountain with views to valle gran rey.it´s a viewpoint restaurant. the food is quality, local and novel-cousine.nice food and good service.
give money with you when going to the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: leche asada desert¡¡¡
Written Oct 4, 2006
Casa Conchita was the chosen lunch stop for our coach party. As such you might imagine the food would be a bit "school dinners", as we say here - produced cheaply, in large quantity and with not much regard to quality or authenticity. Not a bit of it - the food was simply wonderful and I would have felt extremely happy with it if I had paid for it myself in a restaurant. Having said that, there was not much in the way of a main course for we vegetarians, but that did not detract too much because the meal as a whole was amply filling and amply tasty.
The building that houses Casa Conchita would only add to your expectation of "school dinners", but its exterior in no way reflects the warmth and cosiness of its interior, nor of the food or indeed the "afters" avaliable at the bar!
Favorite Dish: We started with smoked Gomeran goat's cheese, which was delicious, along with a bowl of traditional canarian watercress soup. On the tables were bowls of gofio, something with which we were already familiar, with which to thicken your soup "to taste". It was delicious, and I never thought to use gofio that way. Another bag of it was purchased for our return home.
Main course (for the carnivores) was some sort of beef casserole and/or some sort of baked tuna dish. I have to say that both looked and smelled delicious (I can still be objective about such things) and went down a treat with the rest of our party. Served alongside were patatas arugadas (wrinkled potatoes) and mojo sause, of which we did avail ourselves. Plenty!
Desert was a simple affair of locally grown canarian bananas. We'd already been trying the local bananas, they're delicious. It's so nice to buy a banana that has just recently come off a tree and has not flown thousands of miles in a refrigerated container. They're always at the perfect degree of ripeness (for our taste, anyway). To serve with the banana was Gomeran Palm Honey - the sweet sap of palm trees. We're already familiar with this too, having brough jars of it home on our last visit, and it too is simply delicious.
Aftwerwards at the bar we sampled a liquer drink that is basically palm honey mixed with some sort of spirit. This is WAY too drinkable - like alcoholic treacle - and one glass is really enough! We also had a barraquito coffee - coffee with condensed milk, milk and alcohol - another delight with which we were already familiar, and on which we became pretty hooked on this holiday (Susan is pictured with both drinks in the second picture).
Updated Mar 29, 2006
The restaurant is in Garajonay National Park & is part of an exhibition tracing the history of La Gomera.
Have a cool drink & some tapas before wandering around the local gift shop.
Favorite Dish: The ice cream dishes are delicouse - full of fresh fruit - very refreshing.
Written Apr 7, 2005
At la Gomera you won't find fancy restaurants ,but you will be satisfied by tasty fish,the 'tapas' which is the spanish word for snacks or starters -some of them really spicy-and local recipies such as 'almogrotte', a kind of cheese with pepper or potaje de berros (potato soup).Also, tropical fruits ; papayas,mangoes,coconuts etc .Try the restautant at Laguna grante inside the forrest.At Valley Gran Rey some tasteful and strange dishes can be found at restaurant bar Abysinia near the port.Prices are good with the main dish rarely exceeding 1000 pesettas (usually 800-900 pt).The photo is not taken at la Gomera but at puerto de la Cruz,Tenerife (this WAS a fancy restaurant near the turist office)
You will find your self doing picnics at Carajonay, the national park, which has sites for picnic,even barbecue.Take sandwiches or meat with you as you are hiking along the forrest paths.These spots are called zonas recreativas and are spotted on the maps.
Updated Aug 17, 2003
We only ate in the hotel, partly because I used to be a very fussy eater, and partly because there weren't that many restaurants. Playa de Santiago is famous on the island for its fish restaurants, and there are a couple built in caves near the harbour.
Favorite Dish: Canarian bananas are small and very sweet. They used to be the main produce of the islands, but now they can't export them...why? Because a man in a suit in Brussels working for the EU has decided that bananas should be a certain length, and the Canary bananas are just too damn small! They also have small potatoes, cooked in their skins with salt.
Written Aug 29, 2002
Cheap, good taste, int the middle of the forrest in el cedro.
Favorite Dish: Potaje de berros, and carne de cochino.watercress soup and grilled pork.
Written Oct 4, 2006
Address: caserio del cedro. by garajonay