Playa de las Americas Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Playa de las Americas

November 4, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Playa de las Americas, near Tenerife's southwestern tip, is a lively, upbeat resort built in the 1960s. Today it's crammed with British restaurants, bars and hotels and North European tourists. Its white sands attract hordes of sun worshippers, while nearby El Medano is famed for its windsurfing. Top attractions include sailing, golf and dinner theater shows, but it's the nightlife on Veronica's Strip that is the top draw for the crowds of young tourists who flock here to party around the clock.
Things to do in Playa de las Americas

1. Imperial Tai-Pan

urbanizacion Americas 5, 38660 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain (Formerly Slow Boat Teppanyaki) Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$369 +34 922 79 53 95
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Imperial Tai-Pan

Gourmet Chinese, Sushi & Japanese

Reviewed By Lisa S - Wishaw, United Kingdom

I have visited this restaurant on previous stays to Tenerife as well as my recent holiday and I have never been disappointed.
The food is beautiful and the staff are professional and attentive.
We will definitely come back on our next visit.
It would have been 5 stars but we walked up to restaurant to book it and were told if we wanted an 8pm slot we had to book it online as they could not book it for us. This was a wasted journey for us away from the pool.

2. First Love

Paseo Tarajal | Centro Commercial Compostela Beach, 38660 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +34 635 89 22 30
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

First Love

THIS IS NOT A BIG 5 STAR RESTAURANT IS A REALLY SMALL AND FRIANDLY PLACE WHIT SIMPLE FOOD BUT FRESH AND HOMEMADE IF DO YOU LIKE TO TRY THE "FIRST LOVE" EXPERIENCE YOU ARE WELCOME YOU CAN FOUND HERE ME THE CHEF AND MY LOVELY GIRLFRIAND ALICE THE BOSS.....WE ARE A SIMPLE GUYS ALWAYS READY TO DO THE BEST FOR OUR COSTUMER

Reviewed By Stephanie G

My partner and i choose first love for our third night of our holidat. From the moment we arrive we were made to feel welcome. The waitress was wonderful explaining each dish and describing in salivating detail all of the specials.
She recommended the italian starter which was devine. I then had the seafood linguine whilst my partner had the raviolli, both were superb.
When it was time for dessert my partner was quick to choose the tiramisu which he loved. I unfortunately have an intolerance to cream, i explained this to the owner and he quickly offered me a slice of dark chocolate cake the chef had made for his colleagues. I was incredibly touched, its rare such thought is put in to a customers happiness. It was beautiful.
I cant recommend first love enough, its a beautiful charming restaurant made better by its incredible staff.

3. Thai Botanico

CC Safari Centre, Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 922 79 77 59
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Thai Botanico

Reviewed By Richardhenry1952 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

We had a delicious evening meal at this genuine Thai restaurant. It wasn’t cheap but the choice and service made it very worth while. When I go back to Las Americas I’ll definitely go back.

4. Krishna 2

Local 41 City Center, 38650 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 922 75 06 74
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 442 reviews

Krishna 2

Reviewed By Alan D - Heysham, United Kingdom

...is to be had at this rather out-of-place restaurant. Well worth visiting, decent surroundings, pleasant attentive staff and excellent food.
My only adverse comment is that, as a spice lover, I find the food needs more "heat" - particularly the Curry - however that is my personal palate as my wife finds it just right.
Prices are inexpensive, good sized portions.

5. Empire Modern British Restaurant & Steak House

C.C. Safari Center | Avenida de las Americas, 38650 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Steakhouse, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$196 +34 922 78 99 71
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Empire Modern British Restaurant & Steak House

Discover Empire´s unique modern interpretation of the traditional British menu, bringing you classic home comfort food such as fish & chips, steak & ale pie and bangers & mash, all the way up to their signature beef Wellington, Empire brings British food to the next level. Their grill section is stocked with only the finest select cuts ranging from 28 day dry aged steak to robust mature ribeye, corn fed free range hens and porter house T-bones, these two menus combined bring a unique quality and dining experience to Tenerife. All set in our familiar contemporary Venture Restaurant style, with a hint of Modern Georgian, completed by friendly, yet high standard of service, Empire offers the ultimate dining experience.

Reviewed By kennygilmore - Grimsby, United Kingdom

Me and my wife are frequent visitors to this restaurant as we are frequent visitors to americas and if I’m honest have had some lovely meals in this place however this holiday was different so I feel compelled to write this review one night I had the Wellington and the most I could have my steak cooked was medium which is fine not for me but the dish depicts it we had guests with us who loved it so it may just of not been my taste but none the less cooked to perfection due to our guests suggestions however our last night of our holiday we decided to have a nice easy meal night as most of us do I love fillet steak but well done I’m afraid some say it spoils the flavour but that’s just how I like it, our meal apart from this was fine but not startling as it does cost more than most restaurants to eat here you do expect the best, however on this occasion the staff where friendly and great may I just say I asked for my steak well done the lady who served me said they would have to butterfly my steak to make sure I’m served it well done I agreed to this as I know it s quite difficult sometimes to make sure it’s cooked right through, and an experienced chef serving this dish butterflied knows if there honest it can be served perfect, we were served our meal which on the plate looked great my wife’s was lovely so no probs there my steak was medium at best which was really disappointing as number one yes the are busy but chefs should be allowed the time to cook it to perfection in an expensive premium restaurant you expect to wait, yes they did come over to ask if our meal was ok, but at this point hadn’t cut into the steak or eaten any chips as we were trying to saviour the ambience of our final night on holiday once I had cut into it I couldn’t believe it for such a great place the poor quality was clear to see chips were par fried and clearly had been stood a while un-eatable the steak was really red but unfortunately we didn’t see staff again for some time until we where finished, at that point the waitress did offer to take away and exchange however my wife had finished her meal so the moment had been spoilt, we did at that point get a visit from someone who I could only assume was management saying well sir you should have said and we would have changed straight away , my response is as follows, number 1 me and my wife don’t want to eat separately ( why should we and who would like to ) and 2nd I said experienced chefs in a restaurant of such calibre shouldn’t send out a meal in this way, she did agree but we found it insulting to be offered a 10% discount of our bill ask yourself restaurant owner my main meal we shouldn’t have paid for everything else yes no problem have frequented your establishment many times and if you ask your host she will remember me due to how often we visit I have no problem with the staff, the place or the price but poor quality I do this is our holiday and you spoilt our last night so thank you for that I really hope you take this on board and learn by the mistake I would if I was you allow the chefs the time to prepare the meal how it was ordered

6. Gastrobar la Kocina

Avda Antonio Dominguez Residencial El Camison, Bloque 8. Local 3, 38650 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Drinks, Dinner HK$94 - HK$385 +34 922 79 46 30
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Gastrobar la Kocina

La Kocina GASTROBAR bet is a gourmet quality that combines tradition and modernity around the evocative world of tapas . Thus, both will have delicious homemade croquettes, some fresh squid Andalusian a "foie gras mi-cuit" , tempura cod and other dishes of the day . Also wine lovers here can enjoy a good selection of wines by the glass

Reviewed By Reija T - Helsinki, Finland

This place was a postive exeception to normal food supply in South Tenerife! Very good and wide offer of fish meals. Everything was tasty and carefully tought out and done. I liked to, hope you too!

7. La CocKteleria

Calle Candido Garcia San Juan de La Rambla7, 38660 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Wine and Beer Pub Late Night +34 922 78 36 52
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 331 reviews

La CocKteleria

Cocktail Bar

Reviewed By Emma C - Norwich, United Kingdom

Have visited many times over the last few years and our holiday wouldn't be complete without a cocktail or three here. Run by a lovely couple who work really hard and produce the best tasting, well priced cocktails, it is small so getting a table can mean a wait but so worth it and never have to wait very long, can't wait to be back in April.

8. Chinese Restaurant Golden House

CC Parque de la Paz, Local No9, Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 922 79 28 61
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

Chinese Restaurant Golden House

Reviewed By salporritt - Scarborough, United Kingdom

We went to this restaurant with friends who had been previously. The menu was good and the staff very attentive. They seem to have the knack of remembering previous customers so everyone feels welcome. Our friends actually booked the table as it gets very busy, which is a good advert in itself. Meals were good, and would be happy to go back there.

9. PJ's Bar

Avenida de Rafael Puig Lluvina 24 | 24 Arona, 38650 Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Late Night, Drinks +34 670 73 56 54
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

PJ's Bar

Situated in between the patch and Veronica’s (opposite the Santander Bank). This relaxing cocktail bar has been open since 2005. We offer a range of snacks throughout the day including burgers, toasties and pizzas. Also on offer a wide range of drinks and cocktails at a reasonable price. Please feel free to add reviews and photos.

Reviewed By home457 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Only went here for drinks on a few occasions and each time the service was very good, drinks were well priced and there was a good atmosphere.
We had various spirits and also some really nice cocktails but I must say my favourite was the Irish coffee which I would strongly recommend, the best in the area without doubt.

10. Bobby's III Indian Tandoori Restaurant

Avenida Eugenio Dominguez Alfonso | Comercial Center Pueblo Canario, 2nd floor, Local 204, 38660 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$94 - HK$196 +34 922 79 68 16
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 854 reviews

Bobby's III Indian Tandoori Restaurant

Reviewed By Grzegorz M

The food was delicious. But the most important for us was the atmosphere. Absolutely amazing. The prices are also very good so we highly recommend to visit this place and meet amazing people, who are working there! Greetings from Poland:)

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