The area around the Centro Comercial Los Cancajos (shopping centre) has several reputable restaurants and bars, many with terraces.

Don't Miss: Hidden Dining Gems

Some of the island’s best restaurants are a short drive from Santa Cruz. For unbeatable local flavour, it doesn’t get any better than this.

  • Restaurante Chipi-Chipi Despite the name, this is no greasy diner, but a famous local restaurant that specialises in a variety of grilled meats, all served with loads of papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes) and mojo (spicy sauce). It’s located between the Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves and the village of San Pedro, on the edge of the small hamlet of Velhoco, and has pretty rambling gardens with individual dining areas, as well as a central terrace.
  • Casa Goyo This one-time simple palm-roofed shack has grown to become one of the most famous seafood restaurants on the island. Hear the roar of the planes as you savour vieja à la plancha (pan-grilled parrot fish) and papas (potatoes). And, yes, the fish here really is as fresh as that day's catch.