Real Tenerife Guide to Restaurants on Tenerife

Only restaurants that we have eaten at have been included in our list. If it was food to die for we’ll wax lyrical, if it was simply just good honest fare we’ll say so and if the service was poor, the food was dire and the owner’s dog was ugly, we’ll tell you that as well in our Tenerife restaurant reviews.

Restaurants in Adeje

Restaurant Capri (Playa Fañabe)
This Italian restaurant in Costa Adeje earns rave reviews on Tripadvisor, yet we found the food good but unexceptional. Read full review.

Otelo (Adeje Town)
Lip-smacking, finger lickin’ garlic chicken done the famous Adeje way beside the Barranco del Infierno. Read full review.

Restaurants in Arona

Empire
Upmarket British pub grub in the sophisticated part of Playa de las Americas. Read full review.

Bar El Cine (Los Cristianos)
Fishy feasts at low prices, Bar El Cine earns rave reviews from those who eat there. But is it as good as the reviews suggest? Read full review.

Restaurant Pantalan (Las Galletas)
Tapas over the water in Las Galletas. Read full review.

Restaurants in Buenavista del Norte

Restaurant Los Bailaderos
You don’t get any more rural than this little hamlet but watch out for ‘lost in translation’ moments. Read full review.

Restaurant Mesón del Norte
Good wholesome Canarian cuisine in an out of the way setting with superb views and the occasional buzzard for company. Read full review.

Restaurants in El Sauzal

Bodega Monje
Lunch with a view… or dinner with wine and sex. A traditional Tenerife bodega with a difference. Read full review.

La Oficina
The review was when La Oficina was in La Villa shopping centre, but La Oficina’s home-made burgers are still legendary. Read full review.

Tacoa Cerveceria
Artisan beer brewed on the premises, German sausages and Spanish tapas make for a great mix. Read full review.

Terrazas del Sauzal
Colonial mansion, imaginative food and one of the best views of Mount Teide you’ll find on Tenerife. Read full review.

Restaurants in Garachico

Mirador de Garachico
Sophisticated dining in Tenerife’s prettiest town. Read full review.

Pizzeria Rugantino
They only open for a few days a week and locals queue to get in… with good reason. Read full review.

Restaurants in Granadilla de Abona

Los Roques (Los Abrigos)
Simply one of the best restaurants on Tenerife and in a romantic setting. Read full review.

Restaurants in Guia de Isora

Arlequin (Playa San Juan)
Tapas with a difference, it’s Chilean. Friendly restaurant on the seafront with top rate tapas. We love it. Read full review. NOW CLOSED.

Tenerife restaurant reviews

Restaurants in La Matanza

La Cuadra de San Diego
Modern tapas and more in a 16th century finca – this one hits all the right spots. Read full review.

Restaurants in La Orotava

100 Montaditos
They really do have 100 montaditos and some unbelievable offers. Read full review.

El Ayanto
Stylish, modern decór and equally stylish, contemporary tapas in the heart of La Orotava. Also good for vegetarians. Read full review.

Haydee
Modern Canarian fusion food from one of Tenerife’s most talented young chefs. Plus the setting is lovely. Read full review.

Hotel Rural Victoria
Creative cuisine from a Scottish chef in a colonial mansion. Read full review.

Humboldt’s Mirador
Lunch with a view in a stylish café on in a location that wowed explorers. Read full review.

Lucas Maes
Simply one of the best restaurants on Tenerife. Michelin standard food but not prices. Read full review.

Tasca Matul
Great little restaurant serving tasty traditional cuisine that has been given a modern makover. Read full review.

Restaurants in Los Realejos

El Monasterio
Simply one of the most attractive dining venues on Tenerife, a cava breakfast in this immaculate former monastery is still one of our favourite ways to impress friends. Read full review.

Finca El Patio
A delicious secret in an organic finca below Montaña del Fraile. Read full review.

Restaurant reiews on Tenerife

Restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz

Al Amir
Middle Eastern delights in the centre of Puerto de la Cruz. Read full review.

Andana Beach Club and Restaurant
Tapas with a difference behind Playa jardin. Read full review.

Bambi Gourmet
Fine dining Romanian style in a restaurant which combines generous portions with creativity. Read full review.

Blanco Burger Bar
Design your own burgers in the funkiest burger bar on Tenerife. Read full review.

Bodega Julian
This family run restaurant is popular with Tripadvisor reviewers but does it match their glowing reviews? Read the full review.

Bodeguita Algarrobo
Canarian food updated and given a bit of pizzazz, we love their speciality potatoes. Read full review.

Botanico Oriental
A taste of Thailand on Tenerife in an old school 5 star hotel. Read full review.

Broma Latina
They claim their fresh pastas are like those in Italy. But is it as good as they claim? Read full review.

Casa Mediterrania
Despite the name it’s actually a taste of Argentina, and a delicious one at that. Read full review.

Casa Pache
Quirky restaurant with charming nooks and crannies serving traditional Canarian food. Read full review.

El Duende
Creative cuisine that’s fit for royalty and top chefs in a surprising location. Read full review. Note: Sadly now closed.

El Maná
Stylish vegetarian restaurant with imaginative food that should please any foodie whether they’re vegetarian or not. Read full review.

Gulliver Café Bar
Gourmet burgers and Serbian cuisine in a part of Puerto that has developed a real buzz. When they say homemade burgers here they’re not kidding. Read full review.

Hay lo Que Hay
Much more than a vegetarian restaurant, simply a place for friendly service and great food. Read full review.

Jai Mata Di
Indian restaurants are common, but how about an authentic Indian bar. Bar lunches with a tasty difference. Read full review.

La Clave
Stylish tapas y pintxos restaurant with a Basque flavour. Read full review.

La Esencia
A tasty reboot of the former Mil Sabores in a new location and with all the familiar dishes still featuring on the menu. Read full review.

La Tasquita
A perennially busy pizzeria in Plaza Charco that’s ideal for a bit of people watching while you eat. Read full review.

La Vinoteca
Proper tapas and fabulous wines at an intimate little tapas bar/wine shop in La Paz. Read full review.

Meson Los Gemelos
Popular with everyone because it serves good, honest Canarian cuisine in appealingly rustic surroundings. Read full review.

Mil Sabores
Number one on our list when people ask for good restaurants in the centre of Puerto de la Cruz. A creative Mediterranean menu where every dish sounds wonderful. Read full review.

Poco Loco
The mad Mexican restaurant hidden in the upper streets of Puerto. Tasty Mexican food with a difference in a wonderful setting. You could be in Mexico. Read full review.

Rosa de Bari
The best Italian in Puerto de la Cruz? Very possibly. Read full review.

Ruen Thai
Good Asian cuisine but we struggled to find a strong Thai influence. Read full review.

Sawadee Ka
It’s not the fanciest of restaurants and the service isn’t fast, but the food is 100% Thai. Read full review.

Tasca Ihuey
Creative tapas full of flavour and the couple who run the Tasca are as sweet as their desserts. Read full review.

Tierra de Jamon
Great jamon Iberico and tapas plus great burgers. Read full review.

Tito’s Bodeguita
Superb Canarian cuisine and tapas in a colonial courtyard. Read full review.

Restaurant reviews on Tenerife

Restaurants in San Miguel de Abona

La Tasquita de Nino
The best of local cuisine in a former tobacco warehouse. Read full review.

Restaurants in Santa Cruz

Bravo! Café, Tenerife Auditorium
The sun, the sea, Tenerife’s most famous building and food from the stable of one of the Island‘s top chefs. A winning combination. Read full review.

El Mirador (Benijo)
Classy food and delicious views in a stunner of a beauty spot. Read full review. Note: Now under new ownership.

GuaGua Café
Surprisingly good tapas in the bus station in Santa Cruz. Read full review.

Hotel Mencey
Gastronomy masterclasses and guest top Spanish chefs. A treat for foodies. Read full review.

La Cueva (Chinamada)
Rustic Canarian fare in a cave in the Anaga Mountains. Read full review.

Lizarran
Tapas with a difference. Eat your fill, keep the toothpicks and pay. Read full review.

Mirador de la Noria
Creative tapas in one of the prettiest spots in Tenerife’s capital. Read full review.

Restaurants in Santiago del Teide

El Rincon de Juan Carlos (Los Gigantes)
One of the best chefs in Spain serves creative cuisine that will blow food lovers away. Read full review.

Restaurants in Santa Ursula

El Calderita de la Abuela
Sunsets and great home cooking overlooking the Orotava Valley. Read full review.

La Bodequita de Enfrente
Top tapas in an atmospheric restaurant with a buzzing personality. Read full review.

Restaurant reviews on Tenerife

Restaurants in Vilaflor

Casa Pana
Rustic restaurant in a lovely location serving big portions of Canario cuisine. But it didn’t impress. Read full review.

El Rincon de Roberto
Cosy log fires and a selection of the best of Canarian goodies in Tenerife’s Alpine-esque town. Read full review.

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7 Responses to Guide to Tenerife Restaurant Reviews

  1. […] Cine is a good fish and seafood restaurant – nothing more, nothing less. I can name lots of good fish and seafood restaurants on Tenerife that also serve up tasty, honest Canarian cuisine at wallet-friendly prices. Almost […]

    • Gilbert says:

      Wonder if you can name me any good canarian cuisine restaurant in the south, area Las Galletas and up the coast…

      • Jack says:

        There are lots of places where you can try good Canarian food. Las Galletas has plenty of choice. Just stand around the harbour where the fish stalls are and follow your nose. There are nice restaurants sitting over the harbour there as well. Similarly El Médano has a good choice throughout the town with a couple of decent tapas bars overlooking the harbour. Los Abrigos is great for sampling Canarian fish and seafood as are any of the little fishing communities further along the east coast like Tajao.

        Head inland a few kilometres to Granadilla de Abona and San Miguel de Abona, or even San Isidro and mostly what you’ll find are Canarian restaurants aimed at the local population – but everyone welcome of course.

        Tripadvisor tends to give a false impression because of the sheer number of people who use it who are more interested in familiar food. In reality, travel outside of the main resorts and you’ll be falling over authentic Canarian restaurants 🙂

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  3. Hasan says:

    I’m so glad you mention Canarian food most of the blrgoegs only write about the beaches, the sun and occasionally the mountain . but the food the food is such an important part of our culture! I’m from the Canary Islands (currently living in London), and as much of a hassle at is to bring along a bag of papas arrugadas and a glass of mojo picon, I always do so it’s what links me to home!

  4. […] purpose built resorts are more likely to opt for something more familiar when it comes to choosing restaurants (possibly because choice of authentic local restaurants is lower than in traditional areas), […]

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