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Top Choice Mediterranean in Puerto Calero

La Cabaña

A speedy 15-minute drive away is the tiny hamlet of Mácher, home to La Cabaña. This restaurant is run by an enthusiastic and experienced English couple with a superb reputation for innovative Med-inspired dishes. Th…
Canarian in Yaiza

La Bodega de Santiago

Located at the entrance to Yaiza and fronted by a magnificent ficus tree, the building dates back a couple of hundred years and has several intimate dining rooms and a background of classical music. The menu is trad…
Spanish in Playa Blanca

Casa Pedro

Fabulous seafront location and reliably good regional and seafood dishes.
Spanish in Playa Blanca

Restaurante Casa José

Opposite the church, this modest restaurant, with its traditional green paintwork, has an informal atmosphere and excellent seafood dishes.
Mediterranean in Puerto Calero


Keep walking with your nose in the air, past all the English-themed bars and restaurants, until you reach this eye-catching vast terrace commanding sweeping sea views. The menu includes gourmet treats like lobster w…
Bar in Puerto del Carmen

Cervecería San Miguel

A good spot near the harbour for a plate of steamed mussels washed down with cold beer on tap, including Guinness, Paulaner and John Smith’s Bitter.
Canarian in Puerto del Carmen

Restaurante La Cañada

Located just off Avenida Playas, this restaurant lovingly prepares Canarian specialities, including oysters (from €3.50 each), roasted goat, salt-coated sea bass and delicious papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes). Fin…
Barbecue in Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Restaurant del Diablo

The Manrique-designed restaurant is gimicky but fun – whatever meat you order you can watch sizzling on the all-natural, volcano-powered BBQ out back. The food is none too impressive, but, hey, who’s here for the cu…
Museum in Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Mancha Blanca Visitor Centre

There are excellent audiovisual and informative displays about the park here, including a simulation of a volcanic eruption. It's just north of the park boundary on the LZ-67.
Spanish in Puerto del Carmen

Casa Roja

Enjoying possibly the best location in town, this low-key place overlooks the pretty harbour. The menu is appropriately seafood-based, with the obligatory tank of potential dinner mates at the entrance.