Unfortunately, this restaurant is no more. Its premises are now occupied by an Italian eatery called "L'Italiano". I've kept this page on in memory of this once fine establishment.
La Tasca De Mi Abuelo - “My Granddad’s Pub”! A homely name for a quality, quite small, Canarian restaurant. A photo of the “Granddad” in question forms their logo.
Considering it is situated bang in the centre of a major tourist town, it makes no concession to British tastes, or, indeed, any other nationality.
Having eaten in Canarian restaurants well away from tourist areas, this one is as authentic as any of those.
It is quite a compact, intimate place, with a small outside terrace at the front (see photo above) and a modestly sized room at the rear.
The bar area features high tables and stools, more for enjoying a drink than a meal. (While you're doing this, you can see into the tiny kitchen and watch the two lady chefs preparing the food. It looks like organised chaos, but they never fail to deliver impressive dishes.)
Typically for a genuine Canarian restaurant, there is no menu for you to read. The owner (who speaks English) will come out and tell you what is available that day. (If you’re there in the evening and the place is buzzing, don’t be surprised to see him at the end of the night with his guitar, serenading the customers!)
At Tenerife mealtimes, expect to find the place absolutely packed with locals, so they must be doing something right. For a pure Canarian experience, with both atmosphere and food, you can’t beat this great little restaurant.
To find it:
If already in Los Cristianos, get yourself to the main traffic lights. There's a bar called Lewinsky's on the corner and, directly opposite, there is a complex containing bars and restaurants, called San Marino.
La Tasca de Mi Abuelo is there.
From the TF-1 motorway, exit at junction 27, taking the Los Cristianos sign. You eventually come to a major roundabout, where you take the second exit (effectively going straight on).
At the traffic lights you then come to, take a left turn, where the road is dual carriageway. You can then park on the road and cross the street to where the San Marino complex is. Alternatively, you can carry on till you come to a small roundabout, where you can double back on yourself, enabling you to turn into the San Marino car park.
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