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Tenerife Food Guide:
Food And Drinks You Can't Miss

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Traditional Tenerife Food of the Canary Islands

Tenerife, a captivating island in the Canary Islands, has gained a well-deserved reputation as a popular destination for travelers seeking not only stunning landscapes but also delightful culinary experiences. Tenerife food boasts a culinary repertoire that reflects the island's rich cultural heritage and its close relationship with the sea. The traditional Tenerife food is a delightful fusion of flavors and textures that captivate the senses.

Discover the best dishes to eat in Tenerife

Papas arrugadas with mojo

One of the best foods in Tenerife is papas arrugadas, which translates to "wrinkled potatoes." These small, salt-crusted potatoes are boiled in their jackets until tender and then served with mojo sauce, a vibrant blend of garlic, chili pepper, olive oil, vinegar, and various spices. This simple yet flavorful dish is a staple of the Canarian cuisine.

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Gofio is another traditional ingredient deeply rooted in the Canary Islands. It is a flour made from roasted grains such as wheat, corn, or barley. Gofio can be used as a thickening agent, added to soups or stews, or even enjoyed mixed with milk or honey for a nutritious breakfast.


Almogrote is a savory spread made from aged goat cheese, garlic, olive oil, and peppers. This creamy and slightly spicy spread is typically enjoyed on crusty bread and is a popular addition to traditional Canarian tapas.

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Fresh seafood

The influence of fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients is prominent in Tenerife's traditional cuisine. The island's coastal location provides access to an abundance of fish and seafood, which are key components of many traditional dishes. Freshly caught fish, such as cherne (wreckfish), vieja (parrotfish), and choco (cuttlefish), are prepared in various ways, from grilling to marinating in mojo sauce.

Tropical fruits

In addition to seafood, Tenerife's cuisine celebrates the use of locally sourced ingredients. The island's fertile soil yields an array of fresh produce, including tropical fruits like bananas, avocados, and mangos, as well as vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and sweet potatoes. These ingredients are incorporated into traditional dishes, adding vibrant flavors and colors to the local cuisine.

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Typical Tenerife Drink

Tenerife offers a diverse array of traditional drinks that perfectly complement its delectable cuisine. The island's alcoholic beverages include Ron Miel, a smooth honey rum, and unique Tenerife wines made from the local Malvasia grape.

Non-alcoholic options feature the popular barraquito, a layered coffee drink with condensed milk and spices, and refreshing fruit juices showcasing the tropical flavors of mango, papaya, guava, and passionfruit.

Whether you savor the rich flavors of Ron Miel and Tenerife wines or prefer the energizing barraquito or fruit juices, Tenerife's typical drinks cater to every taste.

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