A guide to places to eat in Los Gigantes, Tenerife
To visit a place is to feel its smell, its touch, its landscapes, and of course, its taste. Discover the best places to eat in Los Gigantes, Tenerife.
Gastronomy is one of the most important elements when choosing a travel destination. Our islands are home to many local foods and dishes. Delicacies that can only be tasted in this part of the world and that we are going to get to know today. We will also recommend some places to eat in Los Gigantes, Tenerife.
Our climate, our isolation from the European continent, our multiple gastronomic influences throughout history, due to the constant maritime traffic, and many other factors are the cause of our wide and varied recipe book. Survival cuisine and haute cuisine have managed to blend together for the pleasure of our visitors.
Our typical foods
There are plenty of options to comment on in this section, we hope to satisfy the culinary tastes of all our readers.
Gofio is a mixture of toasted and ground cereals that is consumed in the form of flour. This food of great nutritional value is mixed with milk, stews, fruit and is found in very important dishes such as escaldón.
The banana is the fruit par excellence of the Canary Islands. This fruit is the main crop on the island of Tenerife and decorates the landscapes of the whole island, especially in the north of the island.
Tenerife's cheeses are also world-renowned. They are usually made from goat's milk and can be fresh or ripened. It is the perfect starter when you visit a guachinche and is served roasted and with some of the typical mojos.
Potatoes, the different fish from our coasts, our wine designations of origin or our honey complete a menu of sensational products.
Our traditional dishes
And with such incredible products as those mentioned above, it was very easy to create a recipe book full of magic and flavour.
Green mojo and red mojo, the former based on coriander and the latter on hot pepper or chilli, are the sauces of our islands. Many of the traditional foods are flavoured with these tasty preparations.
Canarian stew is similar to what is known as cocido in the rest of Spain. However, in our land, the vegetables used are slightly different from the traditional ones. Bubangos, beans, millet, sweet potato, pumpkin, beef or chicken are some of the most important ingredients.
Rabbit in salmorejo. Although its origin comes from the Aragonese region, it is in the Canary Islands where it is most famous. A dish full of flavour that a good Canarian grandmother prepares at home.
And to finish with something sweet, bienmesabe is a traditional dessert, made with almonds, sponge cake, egg, sugar and lemon. It is one of the many typical desserts of the island.
Places to eat in Los Gigantes, Tenerife
Landmar Hotels offers a varied gastronomic offer in its two establishments. A great option for all our guests.
At Landmar Costa Los Gigantes you can access the Teide Restaurant, a buffet with show cooking and a multitude of dishes from all regions of the world, and at Landmar Playa La Arena, the Lava Restaurant, a buffet with live cooking and grill.
If you like to go to the next level and enjoy a special dinner, La Palmera Restaurant and La Taberna de Pepe are the places for you. Located in Landmar Costa Los Gigantes and Landmar Playa La Arena respectively, they are the alternative to our wonderful buffets. La Palmera specialises in grill and trattoria for dinner and La Taberna de Pepe offers a tasting menu of typical Spanish and Canarian food. In addition, we cannot forget the Arena Restaurant, specialists in Mediterranean dishes.
Around our area you can find a multitude of restaurants and bars perfect for exploring other alternatives. I'm sure this TripAdvisor guide can help you.