C/Perez Zamora 16, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, Special occasions
Expert review of El Regulo
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.
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.
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.
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.
The service is formal and professional from multi-lingual staff. It can be a bit stretched on the busiest of dinner services.
It's in a narrow street off Plaza Charco at the start of the restaurant district.
Starters average at 6.50 euros; main courses average 15 euros and sweets average at 4 euros.
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:
- Fusion, Spanish, Traditional
- C/Perez Zamora 16, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400
- 922 38 03 60
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sat 12.30-3.30pm, 6.30-11pm, Mon 12.30-3.30pm. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential