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El Pulpo

El Pulpo (Playa de Los Cancajos 10, Breña Baja) – this is a simple, budget-friendly hillside eatery by the water (located on the east side of the island, and close to the airport) that serves a variety of local meals and cold drinks. There is both indoor and outdoor dining. As the restaurant’s name suggests, […]

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Chipi Chipi

Chipi Chipi (Calle Juan Mayor 42, Santa Cruz de la Palma) – this restaurant, one of Santa Cruz’s most popular, already distinguishes itself with its unique designer décor. Aside from that, the meals served heavily tilt toward carnivore-friendly fare (with pork, chicken, veal, and beef options all BBQed). This restaurant is popular with the locals […]

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Casa Tey

Casa Tey (Álvarez de Abreu 57, Santa Cruz de la Palma) – this is a charming small restaurant that serves local dishes, tapas, and sandwiches – all housed within an 18th century building and the site of the first “Los Indianos Festival”.

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Casa Goyo

Casa Goyo (Camino El Limito Lodero 120, Villa de Mazo) – this is one of the typical local restaurants on the island (complete with an ocean view). Seafood is one of this restaurant’s strong points (ranging from calamari to shrimp and fresh fish). There are also potatoes with mojo sauce, cooked cheese with mojo sauce, […]

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Casa Asterio

Casa Asterio (entre San Juan de Puntallana y los Sauces, Calle del Posito, 1 Puntanella, Santa Cruz de la Palma) — for those interested in local (Palmerian) cuisine, this restaurants serves an assortment of such items, like “queso frito” (fried goat cheese), “papas arrugadas con mojo” (potatoes), ” carne de cabra” (goat meat) and the […]

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Bodegas Tamanca

Bodegas Tamanca (Carr. Fuencaliente – Calle Las Manchas, San Nicólas) – this restaurant’s exterior stands out, since it looks like (and may very well be) a wine warehouse. It is reputed to be located inside a cave, and for that reason is bigger than it appears to be. Unlike other restaurants on the island (which […]

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Bar Arepera El Encuentro

Bar Arepera El Encuentro (Calle Anselmo Pérez de Brito, 87, 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma) – this eatery specializes in the popular Venezuelan snack food arepas (as well as other meals from that country, such as the ‘Enchapa’ — corn-maize pancake with fillings). This restaurant shows the island’s connection to Venezuela. There are two […]