Best European food near Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

December 9, 2019 Terina Blouin

Find out what European restaurants to try in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Santa Cruz de Tenerife (commonly abbreviated as Santa Cruz (/ˌsæntəˈkruːz/, Spanish: [santaˈkɾuθ, -ˈkɾus], locally [sãtaˈkɾu]) is a global city (with Sufficiency status) and capital (jointly with Las Palmas) of the Canary Islands, the capital of Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and of the island of Tenerife. Santa Cruz has a population of 206,593 (2013) within its administrative limits. The urban zone of Santa Cruz extends beyond the city limits with a population of 507,306 and 538,000 within urban area. It is the second largest city in the Canary Islands and the main city on the island of Tenerife, with nearly half the island population living in or around it.
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10. Restaurante Sagrario

Calle Doctor Guigou 37, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +34 922 10 27 88 http://www.facebook.com/Restaurante-Sagrario-695352690596546
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4 based on 435 reviews

Restaurante Sagrario

Reviewed By philicious1977

My wife and I decided to go here for our last dinner in Santa Cruz. The menu was stacked with very interesting items. Crispy battered lamb brain, all kinds of seafood and various meat dishes. Our starter was a calamari dish, which was delicious. I ordered the beef tenderloin with a mushroom and cheese sauce, which was absolutely amazing. My wife ordered the bull tail stew in red wine, which she loved. The meal was on the pricier side, but well worth it. The restaurant is across the street from the iberostar grand hotel Mencey. So if you are in the area it’s worth stopping by.

9. San Sebastian 57

Avenida San Sebastian 57, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 822 10 43 25 http://www.facebook.com/San-Sebasti%C3%A1n-57-1033546963345556/
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4 based on 252 reviews

San Sebastian 57

Reviewed By Piffyonarockbun

We found this restaurant after visiting the market by using the search nearby feature and walked to book a table for lunch. A la carte menu is in English and has a detailed explanation of dishes. Extensive wine list. Very helpful waiter who assisted with gluten free choices. My starter consisted of 4 very large scallops and could easily have been shared. It was delicious as was my roast suckling pig. We are planning a trip back and hope we can sit by the open kitchen which unlike a previous reviewer we would consider it to be a real treat.

8. Historias Para No Dormir

Camino de Taborno S/N Carretera Las Mercedes, Cordilliera De Anaga, 38294 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain French, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +34 922 69 02 27 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Historias-para-no-dormir/122198404541927
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4 based on 220 reviews

Historias Para No Dormir

Reviewed By devonians2016

We were passers by exploring northern Tenerife, what a find! Although the restaurant was full la senora found us a table and welcomed us. We enjoyed a splendid 3 course dinner with coffee. The service was always with a smile which made for a very enjoyable experience.

7. La Oliva Del Toscal

Calle San Martin 58, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Fusion, International, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 677 15 78 47 http://www.facebook.com/LaOlivadelToscal
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4 based on 226 reviews

La Oliva Del Toscal

Reviewed By Dave_mdna

From the first time we passed the restaurant we wanted to eat there. We came in on a Friday night without reservation. We only could eat at the bar, perfect for us. Had a really nice chat with the owner. The ambience is great and the food is absolutely stunning!! Really friendly staff. It was unfortunately our last night otherwise we would come back for sure

6. Tasca De la Mar el Mero

Calle Rosa 11, 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 697 39 76 96 http://www.facebook.com/pages/De-La-Mar-El-Mero/228645877261912
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4 based on 280 reviews

Tasca De la Mar el Mero

Reviewed By 820neelh

Looking for the friendliest, warmest and most authentic, original restaurant in santa cruz? We've found it. With only 15 seats and no menu at all it is one of the most amazing experiences we've ever had. Whilst sitting at the "bar", which also is the kitchen, talking to the chef and the hostess who don't speak any language except Spanish, we ate our perfectly cooked steaks.The staff doesn't speak english but they try to make theirselves understandable. Just order what they suggest and you won't be disappointed.10/10

5. Picatostes

Calle San Francisco Javier 59, 38001 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Mediterranean, Spanish, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 616 40 32 22 http://www.picatostestenerife.com
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4 based on 313 reviews

Picatostes

Reviewed By b80bb

After reading such positive reviews we decided to give it a tr for Saturday lunch. It was not very busy and we did wonder why. The menu is small with quite a few extra dishes available given to us by the waitress we had prawns to share, oxtail and Chernenko local fish for our main courses .The prawns were not cooked properly and were mushy.We asked them to change it for something else which was no problem. We chose a tostada with foi gras. The tostada was a potato pancake with foi gras on the top which tasted fine but was very oily and had been fried. The cherne was a main dish full of stuff! Vegetables all fried and oily, sweet potato, small Canadian potatoes, tomatoes, carrot, and finallythe cherne which was loaded on to of a tower of the other things. It was all cold and all I could taste was oil. The oxtail was ok ,tasted fine ,nothing special. The bread basket was unusual with all sorts of crispy bits but totally pretentious and unnecessary.Over all we found this quality of food poor, the cooking mediocre and quite expensive 56 euros for a very pooor meal. We would not go again.

4. Cacio e Pepe - Ristorante Pinseria

Paseo Milicias de Garachico Ed. Hamilton, 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer [email protected] +34 922 08 57 88 http://www.facebook.com/cacioepepetenerife/?ref=settings
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4 based on 234 reviews

Cacio e Pepe - Ristorante Pinseria

A roman corner in the heart of Santa Cruz, here you can taste the typical "Pinsa Tomana " (higly digestible pizza made with sourdough), "Suppli'", the real "Rigatoni Carbonara " (no cream,please!) and a lot more as "Millefoglie di Porchetta" (a revisited

Reviewed By Penm25abc

Went to this resultant with a few friends, getting a table was easy as the restaurant was quite empty. First let down was there was no lasagna, even tho' there was a couple of lasagna's on the menu. The staff seemed really slow and not slow as in letting us choose our food and drink, but slow as in had no idea what they were doing. Serving wine was almost cringe worthy, it was like being at 'forty towers'.The worse part about being at this restaurant was the portion sizes. I ended up having the ravioli, as they didn't have the lasagna, for 10€ all I got was 9 pieces of ravioli. Don't get me wrong, I was alright, not great but alright. An Italian would have a fit if they were served up the portions this place does.When approached about the portion sizes the staff didn't care how the customers felt, they brushed it off as if customer service didn't matter.One of the worse meals I have on my holiday. I'd hate to think how bad the other Italian restaurants are if this is the best one!

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3. Guannabi

Calle de Antonio Dominguez Alfonso 34, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Mediterranean, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking [email protected] +34 922 87 53 75 http://www.guannabi.com
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4 based on 433 reviews

Guannabi

Guannabí is a restaurant located in the old town of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in an old and typical Canarian house that has been completely renovated achieving a modern and cosmopolitan design, but respecting and maintaining the charm of the rustic and old.

Reviewed By kzannos

Visited this place during our first night in Tenerife. Didn't disappoint! Decoration was that of a more modern - European level, the staff were extremely friendly and polite, the food was very nice and tasty (apart from maybe the noodle Paella which was not up to our personal liking) and the presentation was that of high class restaurant. Definitely wasn't expecting to eat as good as this! Was a great surprise. If you want to taste original tapas etc, then this is not the place to go as everything comes "with a twist".Would suggest it if you are in Santa Cruz.

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2. El Porron Tasca Andaluza

Calle Antonio Dominguez Alfonso 36, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Mediterranean, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Availabl [email protected] +34 922 15 18 67 http://el-porron.business.site
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4 based on 474 reviews

El Porron Tasca Andaluza

Tapas Bar and restaurant located in the central area known as the 'Calle de la Noria'. It has a great variety of dishes from the Andalusian cuisine, as well as the Canarian, with a special shout out to fresh seafood. 'El Porrón' offers a superb gastronomi

Reviewed By lenrichman

A really good experience; the food was fantastic (the avocado tartare was particularly good) and our waiter, Pepe, was friendly, helpful and great fun. The icing on the cake was a complementary dessert. Thanks so much Pepe and team, it was great!Thank you for your recommendation and write your experience of our Tasca. Really the avocado tartare was particularly great! Good advice if you come to our Tasca! Thank you and we hope you come back soon!

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1. Nielsen Restaurante

Callejon El Combate 9, 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife Spain Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Danish Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Seating, Wine and Beer +34 822 10 23 64 https://www.facebook.com/nielsenrestaurante/?
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4 based on 110 reviews

Nielsen Restaurante

Reviewed By 731prn

My wife and I had a really lovely evening. We arrived a little early and were received by a well-behaved waiter and Danny Nielsen. We were placed at a lovely table in the bright and well-appointed surroundings. The menu is in Spanish so we got a good presentation in Danish from Mr. Nielsen. 5 different dishes were served, which was extremely tasty and had a very good taste composition. The main course consisted of a medium fried black angus ribeye steak and homemade pomfrit as well as garlic butter. The dish could have been perfect with some garnish in the form of vegetables or roasted mushrooms. The wine menu was well balanced to the food. The kitchen and waiters work very well together with great precision even with an almost full occupied restrant. Best regards Peter

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