El Maná

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle Mequinez 21, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400

Price guide: Mid-range

El Mana

By Andrea Montgomery, your Puerto de la Cruz expert

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#5 of 9
expert-rated restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Foodies, Singles, Design and architecture, Trendiness

Expert review of El Maná

Organic gourmet dining in Puerto's hippest restaurant.

Stylishly trendy with a psychadelic colur scheme, animal prints and a cactus chair (!), El Maná is something of a rarity in Tenerife - an organic, wholefood restaurant with a wide choice of vegetarian dishes. Forget the vegetable lasagne and bean burgers, this is gourmet wholefood cuisine by the chef owner.

Food and drink: 

It is international/Canarian/Spanish fusion with lots of imagination in both ingredients and presentation. Plenty of vegetarian options sit alongside the occasional steak, chicken and fish dish.

Recommended dishes: 

Last time I was here we had a degustación (selection) between four of us which was great fun. I've also enjoyed the goats' cheese salad and the tofu curry.

Ambience: 

It's trendy and hip with Puerto's twenty-somethings. Fun and lively. I've never seen a visitor in here but that may be because they don't know about it.

Service: 

It's informal and friendly. The owner chef likes to explain his philosophy and his dishes to new customers.

Location: 

It's on a quiet street behind the harbour and alongside the restaurant district but just far enough away to remain a secret.

Price advice: 

The degustación (taster) menus are 24.80 euros and 33.80 euros for two people. A starter plus main and a dessert averages around 18 to 20 euros. The lunch time menu del día is 10.25 euros and in the evening is 14 euros.

More information on El Maná:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Modern, Spanish, Vegetarian
Address:
Calle Mequinez 21, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400
Telephone:
922 37 24 74
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Wed-Sat 1-4pm, 8pm-midnight, Tue 8pm-midnight, Sun 1pm-5pm. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
organic

Have you been to El Maná? Would you recommended it?