Food & Drink in Tenerife
Get ready for a taste sensation, Canarian style. As you would expect, the gastronomy in Tenerife has a big Spanish influence yet in the melting pot you will taste a hint of African and Latin.
A traditional Canarian dish is papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) or sometimes simply referred to as ´Canarian potatoes`. Cooked in salt with their skins still on, they are simple and flavoursome when served and dipped in mojos (sauces). Fish lovers will be in paradise on Tenerife thanks to the abundance of great seafood and fresh fish.
Fresh fruit is also a key part of the Canarian diet – stocks of bananas, papayas, strawberries and mangos are in good supply and frequently go into the many drinks on offer. After your meal, Ron Miel, a local beverage of sweet honey rum, is typically served.