Category: Eating

Casa Egon La Orotava

Casa Egon: Tea and cakes in the Canary islands

Yeah, yeah.  We know that we already told you about the little town of La Orotava, with its 17th century architecture and beautiful gardens and stunning views across the sea from the foothills of the Teide national park.  But there…

Pata asada, tapa canaria

Canarian tapas in Tasca Tapias, La Orotava (Tenerife)

  La Orotava is a sleepy little town on the island of Tenerife, a place full of history and stunningly located in the foothills of the Teide national park.  The historical centre is full of colonial-style buildings that will seem…

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How to make the best Spanish tortilla in 10 easy steps

If you have been to Spain, the likelihood is that you will have eaten a tortilla española.  This ubiquitous potato omlette is beloved of Spaniards and guiris alike, and is found in a variety of habitats including on bartops, inside…

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War and Peace at Café de l’Opera, Barcelona

  The only place on Las Ramblas that has retained any real sense of the old Barcelona, Café de l’Opera has been serving churros to tourists and musicians from the nearby opera house for over 80 years now.  According to the owners, not even the Spanish Civil…

Garchico (Tenerife), Vista de El Caletón

Table with a view at El Caletón, Garachico (Tenerife)

Garachico was one of the most important settlements in the Canary island after their ‘conquest’ by 15th century Spanish empire-builders Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. The island’s most important harbour was at Garachico for over two centuries until the 1706…

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Best fry-up in the Med at Restaurante Palmitas, Alicante

  The Mediterranean attracts Northern Europeans like moths to a flame.  Moths who are especially desperate to escape the long, grey winters of the higher latitudes  and soak up a bit of sun.  And, hey, let’s put it out there:…

Bar Poc a Poc, Barcelona

Tapas in the street at Poc a Poc, Barcelona

  Although rarely even noticed by the throngs of tourists that pass by as they head down Calle de la Princesa to the Picasso Museum, the Poc a Poc (‘little by little’) is a perfect example of the role played…

Quiosk Modern, La Boquería

Boqueria Bites at Quiosc Modern, Barcelona

Top of many visitors’ to-do list is Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep, better known as La Boqueria.  This behemoth of a foodhall – which has existed in one form or another since the year 1217 – is popular among Barcelona…

Bodega Quimet, Barcelona

Bodacious Bodega Quimet, Gracia (Barcelona)

When Bodega Quimet’s former owners retired in 2010, they sold the bar on with only one condition: that nothing of the interior of this stately Barcelona bar would be changed by the new dueños.  It seems that their plan worked,…