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Dula y Pipa Photo: Annika Goldhammer
Dula y Pipa Photo: Annika Goldhammer

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Tenerife – fine fare for foodies

Its numerous restaurants make Tenerife an irresistible destination for visitors combining a beach holiday with a high class food experience.

 

Dula y Pipa

Gourmet restaurant on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife. Modern gastronomy, local ingredients and the best value taster menu on the island. They serve a popular brunch on Sundays.

Dula y Pipa

Trasera Camino del Torreón 2, El Ramal

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Locally grown avocado in the entree at La Granja Verde Photo: Annika Goldhammer

Guachinche

The best advice if you want to eat well and enjoy genuine Canarian dishes, is to find a guachinche, a basic, traditional local restaurant. There are several around the island of Tenerife, especially in the northern part, although they can be hard to find, as they tend to be well off the main tourist trail. Ask your taxi driver or hotel concierge where their favorite guachinche is. A genuine guachinche only serves house wine, no more than three dishes and is only open three months of the year – until this year’s wine is finished. On the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz, for instance, you’ll find Bodegón el Paraguas, with long tables covered by flowery plastic tablecloths, which serves Canarian home cooking in very generous portions.

Bodegón el Paraguas

La Tasquita de Min

Simple seafood restaurant in the port in Tenerife's Puerto de la Cruz. Here they serve perfectly grilled fish with traditional Canarian accompaniments such as salty, small potatoes, bread and mojo. A couple can eat their fill and enjoy a glass of wine for €20 each.

La Tasquita de Min

Calle Mequinez, 2, Puerto de la Cruz

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El Taller Seve Diaz

Trendy gourmet restaurant in Tenerife that serves traditional Canarian dishes with a modern twist. We recommend starting with savory and sweet smoked cheese croquettes with guava, or the house watercress soup.

El Taller Seve Diaz

Calle San Felipe 32, Puerto de la Cruz

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Kazan

Japanese restaurant in Tenerife with one Michelin star. Enjoy the best sushi in the Canary Islands in the bar or book a table in the simple dining room where they serve the best fish and shellfish from the day’s catch. Hard to beat if you’re weary of salty potatoes and other Canarian dishes.

Kazan

Paseo Milicias de Garachico 1, Santa Cruz

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The most famous restaurant on the island of Tenerife has two Michelin stars and is run by Basque chef Martin Berasategui. You need to book well in advance and save up, or bring a wealthy friend – the taster menu starts from €140. The restaurant is in the upmarket Ritz-Carlton, that also boasts Kabuki, a one-star Japanese fusion restaurant.

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Hotel Abama, Guia de Isora

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LArena 53

Just off the motorway north of Puerto de la Cruz is the recently opened LArena 53, a gourmet restaurant in Tenerife whose inspiration comes from both traditional Canarian dishes and international cuisine. Wonderful terrace with views over the ocean and surrounding banana plantations. A three-course meal with appetizer and coffee costs €38.

LArena 53

Barranco de la Arena 53, La Orotava

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