La Hierbita

Address: Calle El Clavel 19, Santa Cruz, 38003, Spain
Telephone: 922 24 46 17

- Mid-range

4.4

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.

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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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

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