El Guanche

Price guide: Mid-range

Lomito s/n, Masca, S/C de Tenerife, 38489

Price guide: Mid-range

El Guanche

By Andrea Montgomery, your Tenerife expert

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#30 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Tenerife
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Romance

Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of El Guanche

Homemade, organic vegetarian food on the edge of the world.

There can be few restaurant terraces more remote than this one overlooking the gorge at the 300-year-old former schoolhouse in the hamlet of Masca. When I sit here with my homemade lemonade and goats' cheese, I feel as if the rest of the world no longer exists, and what's more, I don't care.

Food and drink: 

There is a small menu of homemade vegetarian soups, fresh local cheeses and tapas dishes.

Ambience: 

It's informal, and tends to be filled with couples rather than families. Popular with those day trippers who are not restricted to tour group departure times.

Service: 

It's friendly and laid back, no-one's in a hurry to steal themselves away from that mesmerising view.

Location: 

It's at the end of a path above the gorge in the hamlet of Masca. The terrace juts out over the gorge with breathtaking views over what is known as Tenerife's Shangri-La.

Price advice: 

The small set menu is 17 euros for soup, cheese and tortilla and a sweet.

More information on El Guanche:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Canarian, Vegetarian
Address:
Lomito s/n, Masca, S/C de Tenerife, 38489
Telephone:
922 86 34 24
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 11am-6pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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