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Cheap and tasty, Venezuelan arepas (hot pockets made of corn or flour and filled with meat or cheese) are an island staple. Iron tables are set up on the shady plaza.
Inside an old Canary house with balconies bursting with pretty flowers and overlooking the seafront, La Lonja is perhaps the city’s most upscale restaurant, with a mix of Canarian, Castillian and Mediterranean fare l...
A charming little bistro on a tiny square, La Placeta has a small menu featuring everything from lasagne to Canary mojo , including lots of vegetarian dishes. Downstairs, get sandwiches, desserts and tapas (€1 to €3)...
This is a pure and simple locals’ place with no unnecessary fuss...
For some of the richest ice cream you’ve had in a while, pop into Heladomanía, where the artisanal ice cream is made on the spot.
Come here for tasty wood-oven pizzas, various pasta dishes and some scrummy desserts (try the delicious almond cake). It’ll also package everything up so you can take it away with you.
This waterside beach shack is the place to come for fried fish, a friendly beach-bum attitude and a long and lazy lunch...
Although the grilled meats and fish are delicious, the Mar y Tierra’s real claim to fame is its fabulous setting inside a Canarian patio, where you can see the flames of the grill dancing and even peek above the pati...
Vegetarian & Vegan
This is something refreshingly different to the run-of-the-mill meat and fish restaurants that are the standard when dining out in the Canaries...
In the centre of town, get simple dishes like pastas, salads, chocos (cuttlefish) with mojo verde (green sauce) or goat with potatoes, served on a shady outdoor terrace.
Enjoy grilled meats, fresh fish, salads, soup, papas arrugadas with mojo, and fabulous bread cooked with anise (an island speciality) at this rustic spot just off the highway south of town...
Seafood is the big deal at the laid-back beachside terrace of La Roca, where the sound of crashing waves may interfere with conversation – all the better to concentrate on dishes of fried baby cuttlefish, grouper fil...
It’s not the kind of place that charms by looks alone, but this homey spot is the locals’ favourite for fresh fish and traditional Palmero desserts.
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