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
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
Lunch with a view… or dinner with wine and sex. A traditional Tenerife bodega with a difference. Read full review.
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.
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.
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.
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
They really do have 100 montaditos and some unbelievable offers. Read full review.
Stylish, modern decór and equally stylish, contemporary tapas in the heart of La Orotava. Also good for vegetarians. Read full review.
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.
Lunch with a view in a stylish café on in a location that wowed explorers. Read full review.
Simply one of the best restaurants on Tenerife. Michelin standard food but not prices. Read full review.
Great little restaurant serving tasty traditional cuisine that has been given a modern makover. Read full review.
Restaurants in Los Realejos
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.
Restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz
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.
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.
This family run restaurant is popular with Tripadvisor reviewers but does it match their glowing reviews? Read the full review.
Canarian food updated and given a bit of pizzazz, we love their speciality potatoes. Read full review.
A taste of Thailand on Tenerife in an old school 5 star hotel. Read full review.
They claim their fresh pastas are like those in Italy. But is it as good as they claim? Read full review.
Despite the name it’s actually a taste of Argentina, and a delicious one at that. Read full review.
Quirky restaurant with charming nooks and crannies serving traditional Canarian food. Read full review.
Creative cuisine that’s fit for royalty and top chefs in a surprising location. Read full review. Note: Sadly now closed.
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.
Stylish tapas y pintxos restaurant with a Basque flavour. Read full review.
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.
A perennially busy pizzeria in Plaza Charco that’s ideal for a bit of people watching while you eat. Read full review.
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.
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.
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.
Good Asian cuisine but we struggled to find a strong Thai influence. Read full review.
It’s not the fanciest of restaurants and the service isn’t fast, but the food is 100% Thai. Read full review.
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.
Superb Canarian cuisine and tapas in a colonial courtyard. Read full review.
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.
Surprisingly good tapas in the bus station in Santa Cruz. Read full review.
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.
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.
Restaurants in Vilaflor
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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