One can eat extremely well in the Canary Islands. Below is a listing of the restaurants where your correspondent ate while I was in the Canary Islands on a recent assignment. All of those restaurants are on the largest Island, Tenerife.
- Restaurant of the Hotel Botanico (Puerto de la Cruz)
- Cofradía de Pescadores (Puerto de la Cruz)
- Restaurant of the Hotel San Roque (Garachico)
- Bodegas Monje (El Sauzal)
- El Calderito de la Abuela (Santa Ursula)
- Michelin Star Kabuki at the Ritz Carlton Abama (Guía de Isora)
- Restaurant of the Grand Hotel Bahía del Duque (Adeje)
- Restaurant Baobab (Santa Cruz)
- Restaurant La Hierbita (Santa Cruz)
- Restaurant Los Menceyes at the Iberostar Gran Hotel Mencey (Santa Cruz)
These restaurants vary widely from the high end (Restaurant Los Menceyes, Restaurant of the Hotel Botannico, Restaurant of the Hotel San Roque, Michelin Star Kubuki at the Ritz Carlton Abama and the Restaurant Los Menceyes at the Iberostar Gran Hotel Menceyes and the outdoor Restaurant of the Grand Hotel Bahia del Duque) to the simpler (Cofridia de Pescadores, a charming, sea view outdoor balcony cafe in Santa Cruz, Bodegas Monje, a vineyard with a restaurant built into the principal building, El Calderito de la Abuela, a restaurant built into a converted house, Restaurant Baobab and the and the Restaurant La Hierbita The restaurant which is a downtown cafe, the Restaurant La Herbita which is a sidewalk cafe.)
My gastronomic experience in Tenerife was so spectacular that I gained some unwanted weight but when the food was so great I couldn’t resist.
One item that you may well find fascinating is the native mojo rojo, a tangy red sauce so beloved by the islanders of Tenerife that Tenerife that it is offered at virtually every restaurant on the list including the Japanese Michelin Star Kabuki at the Ritz Carlton Abama along with sushi.