Los Gemelos

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle El Peñón 4, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400

Price guide: Mid-range

Los Gemelos - good Canarian food

By Andrea Montgomery, your Puerto de la Cruz expert

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#9 of 9
expert-rated restaurants in Puerto de la Cruz
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Relaxation

Expert review of Los Gemelos

Canarian cuisine in a courtyard setting.

This is where I bring steak-eaters as it serves one of the best steaks in Puerto. The courtyard setting is very picturesque and very traditional, as is the menu.

Food and drink: 

It is typical Canarian cuisine featuring cuts of meat and fish dishes served with papas arrugadas and mojo (wrinkled potatoes with sauces). Not a good choice for vegetarians.

Recommended dishes: 

I like the succulent pork chops and the melt-in-the-mouth fillet steak in mushroom sauce.

Ambience: 

It's informal, noisy and bustling with a queue for tables on Sunday lunchtimes and weekend nights. There are lots of families and big groups; predominantly locals.

Service: 

The staff are efficient and friendly. If you haven't booked they'll squeeze you in but you might find service a bit slower than for those who have a reservation.

Location: 

Tucked into two picturesque courtyards, it's behind a fairly anonymous façade in the back streets of the old town.

Price advice: 

Starters cost on average 4.50 euros; main courses average 12 euros; sweets average 3 euros.

Tables to book: 

Sit either in the smoking or the non-smoking courtyard. Both are very pretty but the main courtyard is of course smoking - this is Spain.

More information on Los Gemelos:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Traditional
Address:
Calle El Peñón 4, Puerto De La Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38400
Telephone:
922 37 01 33
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Thu-Tue noon-4pm, 6-11pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

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