Food & Restaurants on Tenerife
Traditional Canarian cooking generally involves simply grilled meat and fish dishes and hearty stews. It’s good wholesome food and is thoroughly enjoyable but when you spend a lot of time in the more traditional areas of Tenerife you soon notice that just about every traditional restaurant on Tenerife has virtually the same menu.

However, there are variations on a theme so that restaurants in the hills can have a menu featuring more hearty dishes like puchero, Rancho Canario (types of stews) and conejo en salmorejo (rabbit in sauce) whilst restaurants in fishing towns on the coast on Tenerife feature a dizzying range of fish and seafood. So although there’s little imagination in presentation and style, there are at least quite a lot of different dishes to choose from.

In the bigger towns and cities some of the newer breed of chefs have sharpened their knives in restaurants in the mainland and are now introducing a more exciting fusion of the traditional Canarian cooking given a modern makeover. Restaurants in the purpose built resorts on Tenerife tend to cater for a more international market which means a good choice but finding local or even Spanish food isn’t always easy. Types of restaurants on Tenerife vary enormously from chic über cool establishments to ramshackle guachinches (makeshift restaurants selling a limited choice) that can often be in someone’s garage.

Tenerife Restaurant Reviews
Real Tenerife’s Restaurant Review Page includes our reviews of restaurants across Tenerife from special places in which to enjoy posh nosh to eating on the hoof in the street. Find out where to enjoy an unforgettable meal or where to give a miss here.

Food & Drink on Tenerife

A taste of Tenerife, the Canarian black pig

May 28, 2018 Jack 0

Although a mainstay of islanders’ diets for centuries, Canarian cochino negro herds diminished over the years until a renaissance in Canarian gastronomy during the last decade brought old traditions and farming methods back into vogue. […]

Finding Canarian restaurants on Tenerife

March 25, 2018 Jack 0

Researching a piece about La Orotava recently, I saw some remarks online from visitors who had explored the island to some extent which made me ponder about other incorrect perceptions of Tenerife. […]

Comparing Tenerife restaurant reviews

February 26, 2018 Jack 0

Over a two week period recently we ate at a number of restaurants in various areas of Tenerife. Did our findings match English language reviews on Tripadvisor? Here are the results. […]

Trying Tenerife’s tasty degustación menus

January 20, 2018 Jack 0
Here’s how the conversation goes in our house when we’re planning a visit to any of our favourite restaurants where the cuisine is more of the imaginative kind. “I’m not having the degustación menu this [...]

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