El Regulo

Price guide: Mid-range

C/Perez Zamora 16, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400

Price guide: Mid-range

El Regulo in its Christmas outfit

By Andrea Montgomery, your Puerto de la Cruz expert

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#3 of 9
expert-rated restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, Special occasions

Expert review of El Regulo

Considered Puerto’s best restaurant.

This is one of my special occasion or visitors-who-are-foodies choices - gourmet Canarian/Spanish cooking in a beautifully restored 17th-century mansion with an atmospheric courtyard of fountains and tropical flora.

Food and drink: 

Traditional Canarian and Spanish dishes are given a modern makeover and beautifully presented. There is also an excellent international wine list specialising in Spanish riojas.

Recommended dishes: 

The signature dish is merluza a la Riojana (hake in Rioja sauce) but my favourite is pork sirloin with pureed potatoes and fig sauce. The vol-au-vent starter is delicious but quite substantial.

Ambience: 

It's a bit formal for my liking. It attracts a lot of mature German and British visitors in winter, lunch times are the preserve of Spanish mainlanders and Canarios.

Service: 

The service is formal and professional from multi-lingual staff. It can be a bit stretched on the busiest of dinner services.

Location: 

It's in a narrow street off Plaza Charco at the start of the restaurant district.

Price advice: 

Starters average at 6.50 euros; main courses average 15 euros and sweets average at 4 euros.

Tables to book: 

Tables on the main courtyard are best but notoriously difficult to get. Upstairs rooms in the mansion are nice. Don’t let them put you in the non-descript front room off the ground floor – there is no atmosphere or ambience at all.

More information on El Regulo:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Fusion, Spanish, Traditional
Address:
C/Perez Zamora 16, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400
Telephone:
922 38 03 60
Website:
http://www.restauranteregulo.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sat 12.30-3.30pm, 6.30-11pm, Mon 12.30-3.30pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

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