Top choice canarian in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Just four tables, a 200-year old building, cool jazz on the soundtrack and a choice of dishes that alters daily according to what is fresh in season. Plus Carmen, an owner-cum-chef who is such a delight you want to adopt her. The food includes vegetarian options and ecological wines.

Choices can vary from dishes like spinach pastel (bake) with a chickpea sauce to simple grilled fish with a slice of lemon. And, nope, you won't hear that dreaded ping of the devil's tumble dryer here – and nothing is fried.