La Lonja Restaurante (Av. Marítima 55, Santa Cruz de la Palma) – this restaurant brims with history, since it’s a one-time resident from the end of the 18th century (complete with fine wood and a rustic balcony). Both local and international dishes are served here along with tasty desserts like Dulce de Limón.
Hacienda San Jorge (Playa de Los Cancajos 22, Breña Baja, Santa Cruz de la Palma) – this restaurant is located within a resort of the same name. Along with the local dishes served here, patrons come here for the relaxing atmosphere and charming surroundings (including a view of the shore).
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, […]
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 […]
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”.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
BUS – the city of Santa Cruz de la Palma is small enough to get around by foot or short taxi ride. There is a bus (guagua) that runs down one of the town’s major avenues (Av. Marítima) (fares start at €1.50 – depending on the distance). One other bus line that runs through this […]
TAXI – there are numerous private taxi outfits that provide service on the island of La Palma. Fares vary, so it’s best to negotiate with the driver before going anywhere (especially if one is going from La Palma to other parts of the island. Typical fares are: La Palma – Los Cancajos: between €7 and […]