Restaurants

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La Hierbita

This place oozes atmosphere. And little wonder, given the history. The first restaurant to be licensed in the city, in 1893, Calle Clavel back then was at the heart of the red-light district; part of the current res…
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Plaza 18

This fashionable place is located in one of the prettiest corners of the city, overlooking magnificent banyan trees and flower beds with the baroque Iglesia de San Francisco as a backdrop. The decor is colourfully c…
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Bodeguita Canaria

This is a local favourite and has an earthy traditional atmosphere with chunky dark furniture and charmingly dated decor. Try local dishes like ropa vieja (literally 'old clothes'), a tasty meat-based stew with chic…
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La Llave de Las Nubes

The folks behind this delightful small restaurant are passionate about food. Every morning they shop for the freshest produce at the market and create just a few choice dishes with a strong base in home-style tradit…
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Bulan

The interior here oozes atmosphere and history with original richly patterned tilework, wood-clad rooms and soft moody lighting. Go for such traditional Canarian dishes as cod cooked in a fresh tomato sauce with can…
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Kiosco Príncipe

Grab a coffee at this traditional kiosk located in this subtropical park, dating from the mid-1800s. Admire the award-winning sculpture Courage by Hanneke Beaumont, the traditional bandstand and fountain, and the lo…
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Palmelita Pastelieria

This charming cafe has a vintage exterior, a theme which continues within. Founded in the 1970s with German origins, the emphasis is on serious self indulgence: hot chocolate with double cream, or cold with vanilla …
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Mercado de Nuestra Señora de África

Dating from 1944, this market has a Latin American look with its arched entrance, clock tower and flower sellers. It’s not large by Spanish standards (some 140 stalls) but is still tantalising, with stalls selling m…
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Tasca

The cultural and culinary opposite to the all-day English breakfasts of the southern resorts, this neighbourhood institution makes no allowances for confused foreigners. The laughably cheap lunch menus (in Spanish) …
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La Casita

Managed by a fashionable young team, but themed like grandma's country cottage, this enticing cafe sports antiques, original tile work and several cozy dining rooms. The emphasis is on simple lightweight mains like …