First Published: June 8, 2020 |

Tenerife: Restaurants in the south

In this article i will give recomendations and advises for holidaymakers on Tenerife south for the frecuently asked question  “Which Restaurants do you recomend in south Tenerife?“.

This recomendations are based on my personal experience living 13 years in Las Americas.

The restaurants i recomend here, i personaly tried and i frecuently visit them. The Restaurants are located in the area from Los Cristianos to Playa Fañabe.


So many Restaurants

In the south you will have no problem to find a Restaurant as there are probably more places to eat arround the corner of your hotel then you can visit in 10 holidays to Tenerife.


It’s a difficult decision to choose the right one because on many of them have exactly the same menu:

  • Paella
  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Tapas
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • All combined with different sauces

I recommend you to avoid most Restaurants which are not specialised in a specific type of food.

Their strategy to get customers

  • offering all kind of food for all tastes
  • trying to get your money
  • having a person standing outside on the street
  • all the time telling you how “Great” their food is.

The point here is that restaurants who offers everything from Italian to Spanish food passing by “Steak House” and offering in the morning “English Breakfast”,  have mostly average to poor quality food for expensive prices, at least here on Tenerife.

Obviously this restaurants are not trying to make returning customers with good food thinking in large term benefits. The thing is that if you didnt liked  the food, most of them dont care because “tomorrow” their will be another “lost” turist arriving to the island and you will be going back home. In fact they dont realise that many people come to visit Tenerife not just once in life. Many people come several times a year.


So now you will be probably saying, “All that is very good to know, but which restaurants do you recommend then?


Restaurant recommendations


Here is my personal favourite Restaurant list from a Tenerife Insider. All the Restaurants i recommend are in my point of view not just good, there are EXCELLENT:


Thai Imperial

Very very good Japanese, Thai & Chinese kitchen, not comparable to any other similar place.

Adress:  Avenida Las Américas, 5, Centro Comercial Safari, piso 1, 38660 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España.

Phone:+34 922 79 53 95


Meson Castellano

If you like Meat & Spanish food this is the right choice.

Adress: Residencial El Camisón 40, Playa de la Américas, España

Phone:+34 922 79 63 05


La Fresquera

Another good Spanish Steakhouse. 🙂

Adress: Residencial El Camisón, Locales 35-36, 38660 Playa de la Américas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España
Phone:+34 922 79 30 08


El Cine

If you want to eat nice Seafood for excellent prices, you shouldnt miss that place.

Adress: Calle Juan Bariajo, 8, 38660 Los Cristianos, Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España
Phone:+34 609 10 77 58




authentic and specialised Italian Cousin.

Adress: Av de la Habana, 11, 38650 Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España
Phone:+34 922 79 67 88



If you like oriental kitchen try this Lebanese restaurant, exotic new flavours!

Adress:  Av. La Habana, 11, 38650 Playa de los Cristianos, Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Phone:+34 922 75 09 51



Do you want to eat a nice steak watching a real Flamenco show? Then dont miss this restaurant!

Adress:   Av de las Américas, 7, C.C. Américas Plaza, 38660 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España
Phone:+34 922 78 95 18


Blue Cactus

Absolutely huge pizzas! 1 pizza is more then enough for two persons. Take it with two cocktails and the bill will be arround 20 € :-).

On top they offer very nice life music. The musicians are just as fantastic as this Restaurant.

Adress:  Calle Valencia, 38670 Adeje, tenerife, Tenerife, España


General recommendations to choose a Restaurant

Check this before you make a choice for a Restaurant:

  • Their customers are not just Tourists.
  • There are eating some Local People aswell
  • Their are a lot of people eating
  • Waiters are Friendly and not running
  • The Restaurant looks clean
  • Tables are nicely decorated


Note: There might be more good Restaurants out there totally recommedamble, but probably i didn’t tried them so i don’t recommend them. Anyways i am open to suggestions to try. Still today i get to know sometimes a good Restaurant which i didnt know or tried before.

Soon i will make a post for good Restaurants which are just accessible by Car. So don’t forget to subscribe to my blog!


And which is your favourite Restaurant in south Tenerife?



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