El Monasterio

Price guide: Mid-range

El Montañeta, Los Realejos, S/C de Tenerife, 38419

Price guide: Mid-range

El Monasterio

By Andrea Montgomery, your Puerto de la Cruz expert

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#7 of 9
expert-rated restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Stag / hen parties, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Romance

Expert review of El Monasterio

This is as much a sightseeing event as it is food with a view.

This is a cornocopia of restaurants, cafes, shop, gardens and wildlife set in 100,000 sq mtrs on top of a volcanic cone on the edge of Puerto. It's where I go for a champagne breakfast on birthdays and anniversaries.

Food and drink: 

Seven restaurants cover a spectrum from fondue to gourmet dining. Menus are international and Canarian/Spanish. An impressive wine cellar has wines from across the Canaries and mainland Spain.

Recommended dishes: 

In the main restaurant try the tapas; the fried camembert is particularly good and they have a great selection of jamon Serrano. In Bodega de San Pedro try the rabbit stew and in El Mirador they do a fabulous champagne breakfast for less then 10 euros.

Ambience: 

It's friendly and fun with loads to see - a real favourite with families for the ponies, ducks and geese - to see them that is, not to eat them...

Service: 

It's friendly, informal and efficient.

Location: 

On top of a volcanic cone on the outskirts of Puerto, it's right on the border of neighbouring Los Realejos. It has incredible views across the La Orotava Valley to Puerto.

Price advice: 

Prices vary hugely from restaurant to restaurant but average around 15 euros for a starter and main.

More information on El Monasterio:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
Spanish, Tapas, Traditional
Address:
El Montañeta, Los Realejos, S/C de Tenerife, 38419
Telephone:
922 34 07 07
Website:
http://www.mesonelmonasterio.es
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 9am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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