La Hierbita

Price guide: Mid-range

Calle El Clavel 19, Santa Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38003

Price guide: Mid-range

La Hierbita

By Andrea Montgomery, your Santa Cruz de Tenerife expert

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#3 of 5
expert-rated restaurants in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, No fuss, Sightseeing

Expert review of La Hierbita

Good, traditional food in a personality-rich old house in the city centre.

My friends love it when I take them here; one of the city’s most iconic restaurants set in a 19th-century house over two floors and endless rooms oozing history and tradition. Floors creak, walls are crooked and the food is simple and delicious.

Food and drink: 

Choose from pica pica (tapas), main or seasonal menus del día which cover a range of Canarian foods from across the islands, all home made and all hearty helpings.

Recommended dishes: 

I like their cod in onion sauce, the almogrote cheese paste from La Gomera (not for the faint hearted) and the papas arrugadas con mojo. Finish with tarta de la abuela (grandma’s cake).

Ambience: 

It's popular with city workers, shoppers, students and the occasional intrepid visitor.

Service: 

It's like eating in a museum with table service.

Location: 

Opposite the sculpture mask of the Teatro Guimerá, it's alongside the main tramway in the heart of the city.

Price advice: 

There is a menu del día of three courses, bread and a glass of wine ranges from 11 euros to 25 euros depending on season.

More information on La Hierbita:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Canarian, Tapas
Address:
Calle El Clavel 19, Santa Cruz, S/C de Tenerife, 38003
Telephone:
922 24 46 17
Website:
http://www.lahierbita.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-4pm, 6-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to La Hierbita? Would you recommended it?