Top five Tapas bars in Tenerife


There is an old saying that goes: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”When in Tenerife, the way of life you should adopt revolves around Tapas, small individual dishes that are sold in bars as a snack during the day or as

starters to an evening meal. Many bars take more pride in their selection of Tapas than their drinks menu. The dishes are usually displayed on the bar and served with bread. If you fancy a particular dish, all you need to do is point it out and it will be served to you.

Most locals eat their Tapas while standing at the bar because it’s cheaper and more sociable than sitting down. It’s easy to find out which Tapas bars are best as they’re always crowded with locals. If you’ve been on your feet all day, you might want to sit down and enjoy your Tapas in your own time, in which case it’s recommended to book a table in advance. It might even be an idea to give one of the following restaurants a call as soon as you’ve booked your flights to Tenerife.

1. Tasca el Olivo, Calle Iriarte, Puerto de la Cruz, +34 922 380 117 / +34 677 509 988

One could go to this rustic bar every day of the week and never eat the same thing. The menu includes both classic dishes and some very imaginative dishes with local honey, almonds and mojo sauce. Their best traditional dish is pimientos de Padr

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