23 June 2018

5 best restaurants in Tenerife
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
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 sophistication of the traditional dining room.
Lajar de Bello, Ctra. Gral. La Camella, No. 35, Arona
Tel: 922 720 382 www.ellajardebello.es
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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, La Caleta, Adeje 38679, Tenerife
Tel: 922 168 222 www.chargrilltenerife.com
Tel: 922 746 932 www.bahia-duque.com
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, Tenerife

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
Tel: 34 902 10 56 00 www.abamahotelresort.com/kabuki
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 classy lunch or a sophisticated supper.
Edificio el Nido, Avenida las Gaviotas, La Caleta
Tel: 922 775 829 www.restaurant88tenerife.com
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