La Palma del Llano

Price guide: Budget

Calle La Plaza 14, Alcalá, S/C de Tenerife, 38686

Price guide: Budget

La Palma del Llano

By Andrea Montgomery, your Los Gigantes expert

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Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
3.7
3.7
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, No fuss

Expert review of La Palma del Llano

A taste of Tenerife's Venezuelan connections.

Tenerife owes much of its culture to Central and South American emigration and immigration, one of the benefits of which is the presence of arepas - Venezuelan fried corn pancakes stuffed with various fillings. This place makes some of the best arepas on the island and is a favourite lunchtime venue for me.

Food and drink: 

The restaurant serves the usual menu of typical Canarian dishes but is best known for its arepas. If you're like me, you'll experience the arepa dilemma - one isn't enough and two is too much.

Recommended dishes: 

My favourite is carne machado - shredded spicy beef. It's greasy and sticks in your teeth but smothered in the chilli and avocado sauces with which it's served, it's chin-smearing good. Try the reina too - chicken and avocado.

Ambience: 

It's chilled and laid back, much like the whole of Alcalá.

Service: 

You'll probably have to go inside to let them know you're there and to pay the bill, unless you're prepared to while away the afternoon.

Location: 

It's on Alcalá's pretty plaza with tables and chairs outside where you can watch the err... not much goings on.

Price advice: 

Arepas are 2.50 euros each.

More information on La Palma del Llano:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
Canarian, Snacks
Address:
Calle La Plaza 14, Alcalá, S/C de Tenerife, 38686
Telephone:
922 86 68 18
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 9am-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
arepas

Have you been to La Palma del Llano? Would you recommended it?