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Best restaurants Tenerife

The 12 best restaurants and places to eat in Tenerife

Tenerife is the most visited and largest island of the Canary Islands in Spain. It’s a hub location for beautiful weather, the world’s largest carnival and home of the oldest university in the Canaries. Its other quality is the fresh and delicious food Tenerife serves. We recommend the best places to eat, to slurp mojitos, indulge the most wonderful Papas Arrugadas and more. 

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Tip #1: Le Petit Chef

Le Petit Chef in Tenerife
Le Petit Chef in Tenerife

Hard Rock Hotel is already an experience in itself, but the world’s smallest chef makes your dinner unforgettable. In a 3D Projection Mapping technology, the miniature French chef projects a virtual story onto the tabletop. Each show presents its own story, accompanied by a delicious four-course menu.

Le Petit Chef Tenerife
Le Petit Chef Tenerife

Visit our extraordinary 3D dinner-show Le Petit Chef in Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife.

This dining experience will not only capture your imagination, but also your taste buds. A Classic and Vegetarian menu is available to choose from, kids under the age of 12 enjoy the Le Petit Chef Junior menu. At the end of the show, Le Petit Chef treats you to the best sunsets of Tenerife and a glass of wine on the rooftop of Hard Rock Cafe.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegan, Vegetarian and Junior menu options available.

Speciality:

A dining experience in Tenerife’s Hard Rock Cafe, with the world’s smallest chef, performing in a 3D theater on your table. 

Price:

Four-course menu. 

Classic: EUR 95 per person, 

Vegetarian: EUR 95 per person. (Classic and Vegetarian, one glass of wine included) 

Le Petit Chef Junior (until age of 12 years): EUR 35 per person (One soft drink included)

Hours:

Reservation is necessary, you can book online 

Location:

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Avenida Adeje 300

Av. Playa Paraíso, s/n

38678 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Contact:

Tip #2: El Rincón de Juan Carlos

El Rincón de Juan Carlos Tenerife
Image credit: El Rincón de Juan Carlos Tenerife

The two Michelin star restaurant on the fifth floor of the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach resort is well known for beautiful sunsets and outstanding cuisine.

The two Padrón brothers, Juan Carlos and Jonathan focus on traditional Canary Island recipes, created with local produce and selected international products. The two brothers grew up with a chef father and decided to follow in his footsteps. Juan Carlos collected experiences in France and Madrid and Jonathan became a pastry chef and sommelier.

The restaurant has been recognized by many gastronomic guidesEl Rincón de Juan Carlos features one tasting menu with several wine pairing options. Two stations, consisting of ten taster dishes, followed by three superb dessert options.

A treat for your taste buds, or how chef Juan Carlos himself calls it “a logical, grounded and coherent cuisine in which the diner can clearly appreciate the flavors; without disguise or techniques or presentations that sacrifice the essence of the dish.”

At a glance:

Dietary options:

No Vegetarian and Gluten-free options available. 

Speciality:

A two Michelin stars awarded Canarian cuisine restaurant with mostly locally sourced ingredients and beautiful sunset views. 

Price:

Full menu price is EUR 170; 

Harmony 6 glasses of wine EUR 90, selection of 8 glasses of wine EUR 115 and great pairing 12 glasses of wine EUR 180. 

Artisan bread service made with sourdough and organic flours EUR 9 per person.

Hours:

Mo–Fr: 6.30 pm—9.30 pm 

Sat and Sun: Closed  

Reservations are required

Location:

Royal Hideaway Corales Beach

Av. de la Virgen de Guadalupe, 21

5a Planta 

38679 Adeje

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 922 8680 40 

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://web.elrincondejuancarlos.com

Tip #3: La Verdulería

Image credit: La Verdulería Tenerife

No matter if omnivore or veggie — La Verdulería pleases customers of all kinds. The Vegetarian restaurant, with mostly Spanish and South American inspired menu, serves vegetarian and vegan dishes and is not afraid to let the taste buds travel to other countries as well.

Mexican, Vietnamese or Indian Specials can be found on the menu and staff is aware of all kinds of dietary restrictions, including gluten-free. A daily menu is featured during the week and can be enjoyed in the cozy, colorful and casual restaurant.

La Verdulería is known for their excellent vegan Canarian tacos and the inexpensive, but fresh and tasty plant based cuisine. The vegan Crème brûlée is a highlight on the restaurant’s dessert menu.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. 

Speciality:

Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine, vegan tacos and vegan Crème brûlée

Price:

Daily menu EUR 13,25; 

Main meals starting EUR 9,50 up to EUR 13,50; 

Desserts EUR 6,50

Hours:

Mon–Wed: 1pm — 5 pm

Thu: 1 pm—5 pm and 8.30 pm — 11 pm

Fr–Sat:1 pm — 5 pm and 8 pm — 12 pm

Sun: Closed

Location:

C. Santiago, 4

38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Contact:

Tip #4: La Baranda

La Baranda Tenerife
Image credit: La Baranda Tenerife

It is probably the food with the most beautiful view in Tenerife. La Baranda in the North of the island is well known for a breathtaking view over Mount Teide, the Tenerife volcano and the Atlantic. It’s also famous for its tapas and delicious cakes and coffee

The chefs at La Baranda combine local culinary traditions with modern touches. Locally sourced ingredients and a close partnership with suppliers of the region are an important part of La Barandas philosophy. The restaurant is also well known for the exquisite selection of craft cocktails.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and vegan options available. Gluten-free menu available. 

Speciality :

Beautiful glass platform view over Mount Teide and Atlantic, with tapas, cake and coffee.

Price:

Tapas starting from EUR 2,50 up to EUR 4,30; 

Toasts and Sandwiches starting from EUR 3 up to EUR 8,50. Burgers starting from EUR 6 up to 15,50.

Hours:

La Terraza:

Mo: 4 pm – 12 am

Tue: 9 am – 12 am 

Wed: Closed

Thu:  9 am – 12 am

Fri – Sat: 9 am – 2 am 

Sun: 9 am – 12 am 

 

Masai Time:

Mo: Closed

Tue: 4pm – 12 am 

Wed: Closed

Thu: 4 pm – 12 am 

Fri and Sat: 5 pm – 2 am 

Sun:  4 pm – 12 am

Location:

C. San Simón

38360 El Sauzal 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 680 390 272

E-Mail: info@labarandachillout.com

Webpage: http://www.labarandachillout.com

Tip #5: San Hô

San Hô Tenerife
Image credit: San Hô Tenerife

The luxury Royal Hideaway Corales Beach hotel is home of San Hô. This restaurant is awarded with one star in the Michelin guide Spain 2024 and features a Japanese-Peruvian-Canarian fusion kitchen. Locally sourced ingredients are the major role player in the kitchen of the award winning chef Adrián Bosch, recognized as the best chef in the Canary Islands. 

Look the chefs over the shoulder, cooking your meal, in the large counter seating area. You can also enjoy the haute cuisine in the contemporary dining room with panoramic windows, or the terrace, overlooking the garden and sea.

Two tasting menus ‘Esencia’ and ‘San Hô’ are available, a ten and twelve course menu. The restaurant requires advanced booking and the minimum age to access the restaurant is 16 years.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

No vegetarian or vegan options. 

Speciality:

Michelin star awarded restaurant with Japanese-Peruvian-Canarian fusion kitchen. 

Price:

Esencia menu EUR 105; 

San Hô menu EUR 135

Hours:

Mo: 6 pm – 10 pm

Tues and Wed: Closed

Thu:  6 pm – 10 pm

Fri: 6 pm – 10 pm

Sat: 6 pm – 10 pm

Sun: 6 pm – 10 pm

Locations:

Avenida Virgen de Guadalupe 

21 Playa de La Enramada 

La Caleta 38679 Adeje

Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 922 757 900 – 3012

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.gastrocorales.com/en-gb/san-ho

Tip #6: Bodegas Monje

Bodegas Monje Tenerife
Image credit: Bodegas Monje Tenerife

Felipe Monje took over the family winery from his father Miguel Monje, who taught him to love the land, its vineyards and its wines. The family started making wine in 1750 and Felipe is the fifth generation of crafters.

The winery, located in El Sauzal, 600 meters above sea level, provides a panoramic view, excellent wines, but also haute cuisine. Chef Moisés Rodríguez and his team offer breakfast, lunch, wine pairings and picnics. Bodegas Monje caters to vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free diets as well.

Different menus offer a wide variety of dishes, workshops are available for guests who are interested to learn more about traditional dishes and their preparation. Breakfast options have themed names like ‘between vineyards’, ‘milk and gofio’ or ‘stomping grapes’. Even a kids breakfast is available.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. 

Speciality:

A traditional family owned winery with excellent breakfast, lunch and picnic options. Workshops are provided as well. 

Price:

Breakfast EUR 27, Kids breakfast EUR 13; 

Lunch starting from EUR 37 up to EUR 66; 

Workshop starting from EUR 44 up to EUR 56; 

Picnics starting from EUR 29 up to EUR 36

Hours:

Winery: Daily: 10 am – 7 pm

Guided Tours: 11 am, 1 pm, 5 pm 

Restaurant10 am – 6 pm (Mondays and August closed)

Location:

Camino Cruz de Leandro, 36

38359 El Sauzal

Tenerife Islas Canarias 

Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 922 58 50 27

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://bodegasmonje.com/en/

Tip #7: Azul Flojito

Image credit: Azul Flojito Tenerife

This charming little restaurant is a local gem and one of the best restaurants in south Tenerife. It invites guests on a culinary journey of their local, traditional and Mediterranean cuisine.

The cozy place with tasteful decor, operated by a young team of restaurant professionals, offers an extensive brunch, lunch, dinner and snack menu. 

Guests can choose from a wide variety of baguette and mini sandwiches, focaccia, stuffed croissants, toasts and pancakes for breakfast and brunch. A huge burger menu for lunch and dinner features, for example, the Flojito Supreme XXL burger.

Plant based eaters will enjoy Papona varieties, baked potatoes stuffed with different ingredients

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. 

Speciality:

A local gem with a young team, offering an extensive menu with a big variety of burgers and their famous Paponas. 

Price:

Baguette sandwiches starting from EUR 3,50 up to EUR 6,50; 

Croissants starting from EUR 2,50 up to EUR 6,90; 

Burger menu starting from EUR 12,50 up to EUR 18,90; 

Paponas EUR 11 up to 12,50.

Hours:

Mo: 9.30 am – 10.30 pm

Tue – Wed: Closed

Thu – Sat:  9.30 am – 11.30 pm

Sun: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Location:

Residencial Mesena

Av. de Chayofita, 7

Local 4B

38650 Arona

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 613 08 93 89

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://azulflojito.com/en/

Tip #8: La Tasquita de Mami

Nowhere tastes food better than at home. The crew from La Tasquita de Mami serves exactly for this reason traditional food, connected to childhood, that feels like it’s cooked by ‘mama’ herself.

The menu invites the guest with a great variety of starters, the restaurant is especially proud of their housemade croquettes, with smooth texture and unmistakable flavor. 

The cozy family restaurant in an old Canarian house, in the North of Tenerife, is also very well known for excellent wine and outstanding desserts. No matter if you choose the three milk cake with baked meringue and palm honey, or the Mommy cake with cookies and coffee, you will certainly not be disappointed.

The restaurant has vegan options very clearly marked in their menu and is a plant based friendly eatery.

Image credit: La Tasquita de Mami Tenerife
At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Vegan options available. 

Speciality:

Eat like at home, cooked by mama. Famous for their housemade croquettes and avocados from la Tasquita de Mami. 

Price:

Starters ranging from EUR 4,50 up to EUR 24; 

Mains from EUR 13,90 up to EUR 22; 

Desserts are EUR 5.

Hours:

Daily: 1pm to 12am

Location:

Carr. Gral. del Nte., 263

38350 Tacoronte S/C de Tenerife

Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 922 560 315 or +34 689 143 945

E-Mail: [email protected] 

Webpage: https://latasquitademami.es/en

Tip #9: Bloom

Bloom Tenerife
Image credit: Bloom Tenerife

Bloom is known for its excellent and luxurious breakfast. Smoked salmon, poached eggs and in fact eggs in all variations, for breakfast and brunch lovers, are on the menu of the restaurant.

Located in the little town of La Caleta, Bloom is not only a spot for visitors of the island, but also for locals. It stays open until late at night and features a lunch menu, bar snack menu and fancy cocktails as well. 

Burgers and Bowls, loaded toasts with avocado tartar, anchovies from Cantabria, seaweed pearls and house made artisan pastries, like Swiss Rolls or Belgian Chocolate Cake. Bloom is worth a visit.

A separate plant based menu makes it easy for Vegetarians and Vegans to choose from Bloom’s creative meatless dishes. Their fun drink menu is excellent for a night out at the bar. Signature Cocktails, Wine, Champagne and Gin Trees go very well with Bloom´s delicious bar snacks.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

A separate plant based menu with great vegetarian and vegan food options. 

Speciality:

A well known and busy modern restaurant in the town of La Caleta, with a healthy and large menu with breakfast/brunch/lunch and late night options.

Price:

Brunches starting from EUR 18 up to EUR 32.

Breakfast items from EUR 3,95 up to EUR 14,25;

Mains starting from EUR 9,95 up to EUR 13,95;

Pastries from EUR 2,30 up to EUR 4,50

Hours:

Daily: 9 am – 12 am

Brunch hours: 9 am – 4 pm

Location:

Av. de Las Gaviotas, 20

38679 La Caleta

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 822 62 11 40

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://bloomtenerife.com/

Tip #10: Mirlo

Mirlo Tenerife
Image credit: Mirlo Tenerife

Another outstanding restaurant in the little town of La Caleta is Mirlo. The Mediterranean fusion restaurant offers a breathtaking view with every meal.

Seafood lovers enjoy Mirlo’s Tapas like Tuna Tartar, Sea Ceviche and Octopus Carpaccio. The main courses are not shy on fish specialities either: Salmon Fillet Cantonese Style, marinated Tuna Tataki and Galician Style Octopus. 

The separate vegan menu makes it easy for plant based eaters to enjoy local ingredients and traditional meals. Canary potatoes with mojo sauce, Mediterranean salad and Tomato Tartare with guacamole and radish combine plant based eating with tradition. 

Don’t skip the dessert, because Mirlo’s own version of ‘Arroz con leche’, a typical Canarian dessert based on rice and milk, is definitely a highlight and worth a try.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options available. Separate vegan menu. 

Speciality:

A Mediterranean fusion restaurant with a breathtaking dining view. 

Price:

Tapast starting from EUR 2 up to EUR 22;

Main courses starting from EUR 18 up to EUR 26;

Desserts are EUR 7,50

Hours:

Daily: 12 pm – 11 pm

Location:

C. El Muelle, 7

38679 La Caleta

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 822 90 43 67

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://mirlolacaleta.dtouch.es/#/

Tip #11: Makika&Co

Makika&Co Tenerife
Image credit: Makika&Co Tenerife

In the heart of La Laguna, enjoy the best coffee and cakes at Makika&Co. The family owned café and bakery opened the doors in February 2016 and has pleased locals and tourists with a sweet tooth. The French specialty bakery bakes everything in house and serves it on a beautiful patio of an antique 18th century house. 

Coffee lovers will enjoy Makika’s specialty coffee, which is served from the early morning until the afternoon. Savory pastry items can be found on the menu as well and range from a good variety of quiches to croissants and sandwiches.

Freshly pressed juice varieties and milkshakes for hot days are on their drink menu. The pastry menu reads nicely, and it’s hard to decide between Tartaletes fruity or chocolaty, rich and decadent brownies and moist carrot cakes.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options available. 

Speciality:

A family owned French specialty café and bakery with a beautiful outdoor patio of an antique 18th century house. 

Price:

Breakfast starting from EUR 6,50 up to EUR 10,20; 

Artisanal pastries in the price range between EUR 1,70 – EUR 4,80. 

Quiche starting from EUR 6,50 up to EUR 8; 

Espresso EUR 1,30; Cappuccino EUR 2,90

Hours:

Mo – Sat: 8.30 am – 9 pm

Sun: Closed

Location:

Calle San Juan 15

38204 La Saguna

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Spain

Contact:

Phone: +34 922 891 830

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://makika.es/en

Tip #12: Beer Garden Tenerife

Image credit: Beer Garden Tenerife

In the heart of San Eugenio, the Tenerife Beer Garden is a fun place to spend some time. Live UK sports, an almost always sunny patio, seven days a week – a wide selection of beer and spirits, but also a great place to hang out and eat. The Tenerife Beer Garden is well known for their homemade burger patties with 100% beef and a side of hand cut fries. 

Having breakfast at the Beer Garden in Tenerife is quite popular, even among locals. A full English Breakfast with bacon, sausage, egg, hash browns, baked beans and tomatoes can be enjoyed with a delicious Bloody Mary, the traditional breakfast drink. Prices are inexpensive and burger, bagel and salad options for Vegetarians and Vegans are available.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and Vegan options available. 

Speciality:

Beer Garden with live UK sports, seven days a week, wide selection of beers, cocktails and spirits. Full English breakfast and housemade burgers. 

Price:

Breakfast meals starting from EUR 5,50 up to EUR 9; 

Full English Breakfast EUR 9. 

Burgers in the price range between EUR 9 and EUR 11.

Hours:

Daily: 9 am – 1 am 

Location:

Complejo Villaflor B20

Bajo

38660 Costa Adeje

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Spain

Our selection of restaurants is based, among other things, on the editorial team’s individual preferences and on reviews on the internet. Please contact the respective provider directly for information on reservations and prices. The pictures come from the restaurants listed. All Information is provided without guarantee!

Annabelle Schweineberg
Annabelle Schweineberg

As Assist. Marketing & Communications Manager Annabelle knows the concept of Le Petit Chef like no other. If you have any questions, she is the right person to contact.

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