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Local Food to Eat in Costa Adeje

One of the best things about going abroad for a holiday is that it provides the opportunity to try some more exotic cuisine. If you're open to sampling new flavours, Tenerife has lots of tasty treats in store for you. Before we talk you through some local delicacies, please take advantage of our airport transfers.

A taste of traditional Tenerife

One of the Canary Islands' most popular dishes is papas arrugadas con mojo, which is made with small potatoes that are simmered in salt water until they become wrinkled (arrugado). The dish is usually served with a sauce (mojo) that tends to be either green, with a garlicky, herby flavour, or red, providing a paprika-infused, spicy taste.

Sweet meat

Morcilla dulce – sweet blood sausage – is relished by many in these parts. It's a sugary variation of a Spanish staple, thanks to the addition of ingredients such as caramelised onions, almonds and dried fruit. Morcilla dulce is often served with scrambled eggs.

Soups to savour

Most, if not all, cultures make soup, an easy dish that not only satisfies the taste buds but offers much-needed nutrition. A popular Canary Islands' iterations is ropa vieja, which translates as 'old clothes'. Admittedly, this doesn't sound too appetising but, trust us, this soup makes the very most of its meat (or meat substitute) ingredients, chickpeas and local vegetables. For an especially piquant variation, try conejo en salmorejo, which is made with rabbit marinated in a wine and vinegar collation that is further flavoured with spices and garlic.

Flavoursome fish

Probably Tenerife's most popular fish is cherne (or wreckfish), which thrives in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Barbecue-grilled and served with a mojo verde and sautéed vegetable, this juicy-on-the-inside, crisp-on-the-outside dish is a lip-smacking delight.

Where to go

For the opportunity to sample these dishes and more, you'll find plenty of Costa Adeje restaurants to try. Café Bar Lormar, for instance, specialises in seafood and also offers good vegetarian options. Cocoriba offers a local Spanish menu – as well as continental and British fare, while El Makami focuses mainly on Spanish cuisine.

If you're already salivating at the thought of what to eat during your Tenerife stay, make sure you check out our Costa Adeje Airport Transfers first.