Recommendations for tasting food

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Tasting the typical Canarian food as you pass through Tenerife is an experience for your palate that you should not miss. The Canarian gastronomy has a wide variety of typical Canarian dishes that you should try. Without a doubt, a highly gratifying experience that you should not miss during your holidays.

If you are one of those people who like to experience new flavors and discover what places the locals on the island visit, today is your lucky day! We tell you where to eat in Tenerife.

Guachinches Tenerife

Maybe this is the first time you’ve heard this word, so we’ll bring you up to date. The guachinches are traditional and familiar places where you can enjoy the good wine cultivated in Tenerife and some of the most representative dishes of the Canarian gastronomy. These are some of our favorite places, we hope you like them!

Guachinche El Cordero

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This guachinche is located on the Chafiras-las Galletas road, in Granadilla de Abona, in Tenerife south. This local has a large dining room where you will have no problem picking up a table. In the restaurant El Cordero you can try a wide variety of grilled food, in addition to some typical dishes. It is a very cheap option in which to have lunch or dinner with family or a group of friends in a green and cozy atmosphere and even sometimes has live music. Goat meat, puchero, ribs with potatoes and pineapple, rabbit in salmorejo … Try some of the delicacies of typical Canarian food.

Guachinche Casa Lito

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Casa Lito is a familiar guachinche where you will be able to taste tasty wines harvested by them, accompanied by the tastiest traditional dishes that you will be able to find in the Island. This is a quiet place, with beautiful views of the north face of Tenerife, where we assure you will have a good time. You can find it in the town of Santa Úrsula and its prices are very affordable. estampido eggs, escaldón, meat to the ember… These are some of the plates that we recommended to you to try if you decide to visit this lovely place.

Restaurante Casa Edu

Casa Edu Restaurant is located very close to Los Gigantes, in the south of Tenerife. If you are going to visit this beautiful cliff, without a doubt, this is a good option where to make a small break to eat. Chickpeas, gofio, papas arrugadas, grilled meat, roasted cheese, ropa vieja, carne fiesta… Large portions of traditional food at an especially low price. Program a full day accompanied by some of the essential typical Canarian dishes.

Typical Canarian food

Your holidays will not be complete without trying the typical Canarian food. So if you don’t visit the guachinches and restaurants that we propose you, you can’t forget, even if it is, to taste some of the dishes that define the Canarian gastronomy.

You have probably heard about the most representative typical dish, the ‘papas arrugadas’. These are autochthonous potatoes, whose main characteristic is their small size, cooked with salt to be eaten with skin and accompanied by red or green mojo (sauce).

On the other hand, the scalded gofio, cooked with fish or meat broth, is a succulent dish accompanied by onion and mojo, with a very representative peculiar flavor. You will also have seen the wide variety of Canarian cheeses that you can find served fresh or roasted with mojo or honey. If you also want to know other dishes, you can not miss ropa vieja, ribs with potatoes, Puchero Canario, limpets with mojo … And a long etcetera! Also, as it could not be otherwise, we can not close this post without a quick review of some of the desserts you must try gofio amasado, bienmesabe, frangollo, Príncipe Alberto, Polvito Uruguayo … Bon appetit!

Charming places in the south of Tenerife

Talking about beautiful places in Tenerife is practically redundant. It’s a majestic island, full of incredible places that offer a wide range of options, for all tastes and preferences.

The most common is that people recommend us to go to the north of the island when we look for information on places we can go; But the south of Tenerife also has many charming places that we should know.

The beaches can be seen with black, white, beige, fine sand, small stones, big stones, coves, with waves, without waves … Always with a fantastic climate that we can enjoy all year round.

  • El Médano, in the municipality Granadilla de Abona, is the beach par excellence for lovers of sports such as kitesurfing or windsurfing. Space to fly a kite, take a walk on the sand or enjoy a beachfront mojito.
  • Playa Honda in Las Americas has ideal waves to have a good time with the surfboard. For those who have never done it, they can take classes right there. But there is also a place for those who prefer to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
  • Playa la Arena, in Puerto Santiago, offers a unique landscape with black and brilliant sand, great for making some very original photos.
  • Las Vistas, in Arona, is a wide beach, ideal to spend a day in family with the children. It is also in front of the Port of Los Cristianos, in case there is the idea of taking a walk to the nearest neighboring islands. By boat we can reach La Gomera or La Palma in about two hours, more or less.

But Tenerife South is much more than beautiful beaches. There are really lush landscapes that might astonish anyone.

  • The Los Gigantes cliff in Santiago del Teide is an example of this. It offers one of the most imposing landscapes in the Canarian archipelago. The Guanches (first inhabitants of the island) called the Wall of Hell for its height of about 600 meters and depth of up to 30 meters. Seeing the seafloor in this place is awesome and you can visit it by doing kayak or boat trips. This second option is great if you want to go with children because during the crossing you can see cetaceans swimming.
  • Barranco del Infierno in Adeje is another charming place in the south of the island. With an extension of almost two thousand hectares, between deep ravines and narrow hills shows a unique landscape. It is a place protected as a Special Natural Reserve, so access is limited to a maximum of 300 people per day, under reservation and with a strict schedule.

If you are looking for a quiet stroll in the south of Tenerife you can visit some charming villages, where you can taste the typical food, try some of the best wines in the area and enjoy the warmth of its people.

  • Vilaflor de Chasna in Granadilla de Abona is curiously the highest municipality in Spain, with approximately 1400 meters above sea level. Here you will find vineyards and wineries where you can taste wine of the best quality and prestige.
  • Arico el Nuevo in Villa de Arico, with only 180 inhabitants is a small town with much charm. Here still some old houses are conserved typical of the place, that is declared Historical Set with approximately half century of antiquity.

With all these examples it becomes evident that Tenerife is the perfect place to disconnect from the routine. It is varied and adaptable to all audiences. It offers beaches, ravines, mountains, spectacular views, magical villages, wonderful people, radiant sunshine with an enviable climate, warm waters, sports areas, leisure, relaxation and much more.