La Palma del Llano

Address: Calle La Plaza 14, Alcalá, 38686, Spain
Telephone: 922 86 68 18

- Budget

3.9

A taste of Tenerife's Venezuelan connections.

Tenerife owes much of its culture to Central and South American emigration and immigration, one of the benefits of which is the presence of arepas - Venezuelan fried corn pancakes stuffed with various fillings. This place makes some of the best arepas on the island and is a favourite lunchtime venue for me.

Food and drink
3.9
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Food and drink
3.9
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Ambience
3.7
90%
Location
4.4
90%

Food and drink

The restaurant serves the usual menu of typical Canarian dishes but is best known for its arepas. If you're like me, you'll experience the arepa dilemma - one isn't enough and two is too much.

Recommended dishes

My favourite is carne machado - shredded spicy beef. It's greasy and sticks in your teeth but smothered in the chilli and avocado sauces with which it's served, it's chin-smearing good. Try the reina too - chicken and avocado.

Ambience

It's chilled and laid back, much like the whole of Alcalá.

Service

You'll probably have to go inside to let them know you're there and to pay the bill, unless you're prepared to while away the afternoon.

Location

It's on Alcalá's pretty plaza with tables and chairs outside where you can watch the err... not much goings on.

Price advice

Arepas are 2.50 euros each.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • No fuss

Details