Top Spanish Foods to Try in Tenerife

Tenerife’s gastronomy

Canarian food offers a wide and varied selection of grilled meat and fish with vegetables or salads.  Mojo is the traditional Canarian dish. It can be either red, orange or a green sauce depending on what ingredients it contains.   Mojo is usually a dressing that is eaten with fish, meat or potatoes.

In Tenerife, there are restaurants, cafes and tapas bars that cater for a wide range of tastes and budgets.  Spanish recipes tend to have an African and Latin American influence.  Due to the all year round warm climate the locals tend to generally eat light meals, that are easy to digest and more attractive and colourful to eat in the climate.

Papas Arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) are served with mojo sauces, mojo pican which is a spicy sauce and mojo Verde, which is a green sauce.

Fish dishes are Caldereta and Sancocho Canario these are salted fish dishes, served with mojo sauces.  Tapas are also offered in many restaurants, tapas bars and cafes.

The local dessert is Bienmesabe it is a sugary dessert made from honey, almond, cream, eggs and rum.  It can be eaten on its own or with luscious ice cream if you not calorie counting.

Local Drinks

Larios is the local gin and is much cheaper than branded international drinks.  As Tenerife has a plentiful supply of mangoes, bananas, papayas and strawberries, bartenders make a lot of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from their fruits, which are delicious and, of course, they are healthy for you too.

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