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5 hottest bars in Tenerife

Restaurants

Enjoying something of a culinary regeneration, Tenerife leads the Canary Islands in terms of gastronomic creativity and quality. Here are some of the island’s best restaurants.

1 El Lajar de Bello

The locals' favourite

Offering great value for money, El Lajar de Bello takes its name from its chef, who strives to create a varied menu of classic Canary Island food with an imaginative twist. Modern simplicity and service are priorities here, where signature dishes include Nuestro Ferrero and suckling veal. Usually filled with in-the-know locals, the restaurant is at its busiest at 9pm so arrive early if you haven't booked. The welcoming bar is perfect for pre-dinner drinks before entering the restaurant.

Ctra. Gral. La Camella, No. 35        +34 922 720 382

2 Char - Modern Cocina and Grill

For meat-lovers

Char is a mid-priced restaurant in the classy fishing village of La Caleta. Specialising in meats and grills, but with delectable fish dishes too, it combines modern dining concepts with a relaxed ambience that blends with the area's rich history. Spanish traditions avail with classic sharing plates and generous main courses. Sample starters such as crab claw, and mains including steaks, short ribs and baked lamb chops cooked to perfection in the Josper oven.

Calle El Muelle, Edificio Famar, Local Bajo 2, Adeje 38679        +34 922 168 222

3 Sua

Under the flame

Located in the Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, SUA restaurant specialises in Basque cuisine. As the name translates to 'fire', it seems fitting that here ingredients are engulfed in smoked aromas and authentic flavours to create classics such as terrine of roast suckling pig, beef tenderloin sautéed with sherry and roasted knuckle of white veal. Also on the menu is tender fish, creamy rice and trimmings such as Canarian fried potatoes. Desserts are diverse and delicious, and there is a comprehensive wine list.

Avenida de Bruselas S/N, Costa Adeje 38660        +34 922 746 932

4 Restaurant 88

Eastern perfection

With breath-taking sea views and gourmet oriental cuisine, Restaurant 88 is one of South Tenerife's trendiest restaurants. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from a panoramic harbour-side terrace in the fishing village of La Caleta, it serves delicious traditional Japanese and Chinese dishes in boutique-style surroundings. Sample sushi, sashimi and luxury maki or choose a set menu featuring crispy spring rolls and fillet steak with cracked black pepper. It's the place to go for a sophisticated food.

Edificio el Nido, Avenida las Gaviotas, La Caleta        +34 922 775 829

5 Kabuki

The joy of Japanese

One of two Michelin-starred restaurants at the Abama Hotel in Guia de Isora, Kabuki fuses Japanese and Western cuisines to create delicately delicious dishes like nasu kamo (fried aubergine strips with miso sauce and sesame) and thinly sliced squid with black garlic. Known as one of Europe's best Japanese eateries, it also has an unmissable tasting menu and a tempting selection of seasonal desserts.

Abama Golf & Spa Resort, Carretera General, TF 47, Guia de Isora, Tenerife        +34 902 10 56 00

5 hottest bars in Tenerife

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The best bars and nightlife options in Tenerife to unwind after dark.

1 Cafe del Mar

For cocktails, DJs and dancing

This rooftop bar and club is one of the most famous venues in Playa de las Americas, hosting tourists and locals and serving some of the best cocktails in the area. Enjoy expertly mixed concoctions and watch the Spanish sunset, and party to sounds from the coolest DJs around. With a swimming pool and warm Jacuzzi, you can arrive in the afternoon to soak up the sun and take in the stunning views from the terrace, and stay long after the sun goes down to party the night away.

Noelia Afonso Cabrera, 6        +34 34 922 79 35 08

2 Monkey Beach Club

Go ape for dance

A restaurant, bar and beach club all rolled into one, this is the place to party in Tenerife. Immersed in the lively Playa de las Americas, Monkey Beach Club has a welcoming feel, inviting you to sit back and sip a cocktail while you watch the sun go down, then join the buzz of the best beach party in town. Now in its ninth season, the club brings together famous DJs and international artists for seven hours of non-stop music every Sunday in summer. Unmissable.

Avenida Rafael Puig 3, Playa de Troya, Adeje 38660        +34 922 790 656

3 Papagayo Beach Club

Best beachfront bar

Sunset sangrias, sushi and great service are all standard at South Tenerife's newest beachfront party venue. Fab for chilling out during the day, watching the sun go down or dancing into the night, Papagayo Beach Club has upstairs suites with stunning sea views. On Saturdays and party nights, DJs spin the latest techno and house tunes to a packed dance floor, and live shows are the perfect accompaniment to classic cocktails and top-class cuisine.

Playa de la Troya, Las Americas, Tenerife        +34 922 788 916

4 Kaluna Beach Club

Style and sophistication

With two bars and a restaurant, Kaluna Beach Club is in the glamorous area of Costa Adeje, overlooking the beaches of Puerto Colon and Torviscas. With an ambience of exclusivity, it features the Kaluna Bar, where you can relax with your favourite cocktail and enjoy live entertainment, as well as the al fresco Terrace Bar, with its unusual bar seats and jaw-dropping views. With ever-changing events on the horizon, party people will love this luxurious venue overlooking the Atlantic.

CC Centro Costa Local 79, Torviscas Bajo, Costa Adeje 38670        +34 922 713 889

5 Magic Café Lounge Bar

All-in-one action

Set in the heart of the Golden Mile, the Magic café Lounge Bar has it all - by day a chill-out café with an elegant terrace, and by night a unique party experience. Glamorous and sophisticated, its baroque interiors appeal to cocktail-drinkers and partygoers alike. There's a long list of Champagnes and wines, premium spirits and cocktails created by in-house mixologists. The glitzy dance floor and raised stage host some of the island's best musicians, dancers and DJs, playing a variety of music.

Playa de las Américas, 38660 Arona, Santa Cruz de        +34 922 751 669