Best Tapas in the South of Tenerife

When on holiday in Spain, we all like to try a bit of the Spanish culture, and a big part of it, is the popular “tapear” (having Tapas in Spanish).                                                                                                                                                          The island of Tenerife has always been the perfect choice for those who want a holiday in the sun. Its stunning beaches offering incredible views, and a fantastic gastronomic offer. Tenerife’s cuisine is influenced by ancient traditions and traces of all the cultures that inhabited the island over the years, of course the Spanish tapas are a big part of it, and the busy tourist resorts of Los Cristianos, Las Américas and Costa Adeje are home to some of the best Tapas Bars on the island, where you can enjoy this fascinating part of the Spanish tradition.
We want to share with you a selection of some great tapas options that the south of the island has to offer.





Without a doubt, The Edge is one of the restaurants that you should visit if you like to enjoy stunning ocean views.
The Edge boasts an unrivalled panoramic view out to the Atlantic, especially at sunset, a truly fascinating treat to your senses. This chill out tapas bar is part of the Pearly Gray Hotel in Callao Salvaje, a few minutes by car from Costa Adeje. It is a restaurant with an international concept that includes quality tapas in its varied menu.
They also offer live music on weekends, with chill out playlists on weekdays.
To highlight, its more than reasonable prices despite its luxurious location and vibe. Without a doubt The Edge is one of Tenerife’s best kept secrets.



Address: Calle La Lava 4 Located inside Pearly Gray Hotel, 38678 Callao Salvaje, Adeje, Tenerife
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 19:00
Tel. +34 922 743 900 (Ext 1013)
Price range: €-€€



El Jardín de La Abuela is a charming, and cozy restaurant, located next to the Plaza de Salytien in the heart of Costa Adeje. Its owners delight us with their high quality dishes based mainly
on international cuisine.
The incredible menu at El Jardín de La Abuela is inspired by seasonal products, especially fish. Innovating without neglecting the most traditional tapas.
To mention some of the favorites: Haddock Ceviche with Passion Fruit and Raspberry powder, its Croquettes are out of this world, and if you like fish you cannot miss the Salmon or Tuna Tataki.
El Jardín de La Abuela also offers an excellent selection of wines to accompany its spectacular dishes.

Address: Av. Rafael Puig Lluvina , Plaza Salytien, 43. 38660 Adeje.
Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday from 18:30 to 22:30. Tuesday closed.
Phone +34 676 44 90 41
Price range: €€



This restaurant is a real find for those who want to try something truly delicious. A relatively recent addition to the gastronomic panorama of Tenerife South. The cuisine of Jamón y Mojo is a combination of traditional Canarian, Spanish, and International food, located in the heart of downtown Los Cristianos.                        Although the restaurant only opened its doors a few years ago, it has become very popular within locals and tourists alike, so make sure to book your table, especially if you are visiting it on a weekend.
Jamón y Mojo stands out for the quality of the ingredients. Some of the most delicious tapas include the Iberian Ham Croquettes, Flamed Iberian Pork Belly and Caramelized Onion, Gratin Mushrooms, and the Slow-Cooked Octopus with Smoked Paprika Pureé.
An additional detail that we love is its Delicatessen shop, where you can choose from the best selection of Iberian products, or even their wines for you to take home.

Address: Sweden Avenue, 35, 38650 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Phone +34674 73 69 01
Price range: €€-€€€



La Tasca del Arte is a very popular Tapas Bar among the foreign residents of Tenerife. Located just 5 minutes drive from Los Cristianos, in the quiet and charming town of Chayofa, with a legendary reputation for traditional cuisine and live music performances. Its style and decoration have an authentic Canarian rustic sense. The experience of visiting La Tasca del Arte is ideal for those looking to get a real taste of local Canarian life and authentic, high-quality tapas. We love: Battered squid, garlic prawns, and homemade meatballs.

Address: Calle Ctra General Antigua Chayofa, Tenerife
Tuesday to Friday 13:00–24:00, Saturday 15:00–24:00, Sunday 13:00–24:00, Monday 16:00–24:00
Phone +34 922 72 91 43 987
Price range: €-€€



The hideaway Pub is one of those charming local tapas bars that everybody loves. It offers delicious typical homemade tapas that you can enjoy without spending too much.
Located in the heart of the busy town of Los Cristianos, The Hideaway Pub is an authentic local tapas bar that offers an uncomplicated atmosphere, always looked after by its kind and friendly owners, who have also ensured that you will find the perfect wine to accompany your tapas evening in the most traditional local environment.
Our favorite tapas from The Hideaway Pub include: Marinated Dogfish, their delicious Papas Bravas, and the Battered Mushrooms with Tartar Sauce.

Address: Paseo de Jorge Ledesma 2 Los Cristianos, 38650, Tenerife
Opening Times: every day from 11:00-24:00
Phone +34 922 75 07 79
Price range: €-€€


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