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The five best places to eat in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura


Highlights
How to Enjoy Carnival on Tenerife
Deserted beach and abandoned salt pans in Lanzarote
La Palma: A Heaven for Stargazing
Experience participating in Transgrancanaria
A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
A Journey to the end of the World, or to Punta de Orchilla
Diversity on the rocks: Hundreds of unique species
La Gomera, the romantic getaway
Following a Tapas Route on Tenerife
Enjoy a trek to the highest point in Lanzarote
Fiesta de la Cruz on La Palma
Gran Canaria’s Other Rock: Sacred Roque Bentayga
A day in the outback of Fuerteventura
Walking to the Beautiful Valley on La Gomera
"Fototrek” an amazing annual photographic adventure in El Hierro
An incredible Whale & Dolphin watching experience in Tenerife
The secret white sand beaches of Lanzarote
On the sunny side: Los Llanos de Aridane
Exploring South Fuerteventura by Car
The Best Bit of Las Canteras Beach is Underwater
La Gomera, lush and beautiful
Paragliding above the valley of El Hierro. What an experience!
Three ways to enjoy Teide in Tenerife
Tasting Lanzarote: Cosecha 2015
La Palma, a taste of the tropics
Jardín Canario Viera y Clavijo, one of the highlights of Gran Canaria
From a Magic Spring to a Secret Lake, Five Curiosities on La Gomera
Jinama and Charco Azul
Amazing boat excursion to the Archipiélago Chinijo marine reserve
Lanzarote sunrises
La Palma: a Treasure Trove of landscapes in One Island
Viewpoint Mirador de la Peña, the smallest hotel of the world and the giant lizard
A Hike Around Gran Canaria's Volcanic Hotspot
Fuerteventura, Strong Wind
La Gomera: A day visiting dolphins and whales
Lanzarote fishing: Fresh fish for lunch
Exploring the Historic Centre of La Laguna
“Ruta de la Tapa” in Valverde
Driving the Las Mimbreras road
Discover the Beautiful North of Lanzarote by Car
Excursion to the Isla de Lobos
La Gomera – a rural tourism paradise
Festival of La Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes
A morning in Santa Cruz de La Palma
The water route, Valverde and the Bonanza rock
Exploring the San Juan Volcano
Vegueta: Time Travel In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Old Town
Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on Trekking Masca in Tenerife
Experience Tinajo: Rural traditions and breathtaking natural beauty
A lovely stroll around Villa de Valverde
A Spring Tour Of Gran Canaria
Through the back roads of El Paso
Relaxation and wellbeing, enjoying Lanzarote´s natural treasures
A trip along the coast of El Golfo, El Hierro
Exploring the Highs and Lows of Puerto de Mogán
Why You Will Absolutely Love Exploring Amazing La Graciosa
The Wild North of La Palma
Tenerife, best locations and the British favourite hotspots
Enjoy the best of Lanzarote at Noches de Jameos
Relish the thrill and views of El Faro La Entallada, in Fuerteventura
Menceyes and our Lady of Candelaria, in Tenerife
The Wine Run Lanzarote: food, wine and scenery
Experience the beauty of the pink caves of Puertito de Los Molinos
A Saturday in the beautiful village of Haría, Lanzarote
A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo
Playa San Juan in Tenerife, a charming place
A walk along the El Golfo ridge, El Hierro
The five best places to eat in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
A cup of coffee at Casa José Saramago, Lanzarote
Why Forestal Park is One of the Best Experiences in Tenerife
San Sebastián, the high part of Santa Cruz de La Palma
Sunset On The Rocks At Puerto de Mogán in Gran Canaria
A walk from San Andrés to Hoya del Morcillo, El Hierro
Enjoyment for the active traveller – Climb the Volcanic Mount Roja
Teguise: immerse yourself in Lanzarote’s history
How to Enjoy a Stunning Walk in Tenerife from Playa San Juan to Los Gigantes
Tazacorte, in La Palma: more than just a sun trap
Art, Architecture and Frogs in Gran Canaria's Garden City
Carnival time on El Hierro
One of the best family days out in Fuerteventura
Journey to another planet at Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
From the sea to the sky, a circular drive in South Tenerife
A journey through La Palma’s plant world
Los Carneros de Tigaday, El Hierro
Relaxing Weekend staying in the picture perfect beaches of El Cotillo – Fuerteventura
Lanzarote’s southwest coastline: where ocean meets lava
How to Enjoy North Tenerife and Wine Tasting in One Amazing Trip
A trip around La Palma’s south coast
The Quiet South Gran Canaria Beach With Two Names
What to explore, How to get there and where to stay in San Sebastian the capital of La Gomera.
Relax by the sea in El Tamaduste
The best olive oil in Fuerteventura – Verde Aurora Bio Farm
Hiking in La Geria: a bird’s eye view of the volcanoes
How to Enjoy a Unique Excursion Around Stunning Santa Cruz
El Tablado, La Palma’s remotest settlement
Swimming And Snorkelling At El Puertillo in North Gran Canaria
Enjoy a morning at the local produce Market in San Sebastián de La Gomera
A tour around El Hierro’s “Mirador’s”
Betancuria, the ancient capital in the mountains of Fuerteventura
How to Enjoy an Easy Adventure from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero
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08 Jan 2018

Puerto del Rosario has some of the best off the tourist trail restaurants on the Island of Fuerteventura. If you didn’t know the town it is easy to think there is nothing going on but how wrong could you be. There is always good food and a fiesta going on in this capital town of Fuerteventura. You will find some of the best local food here and almost any other cuisine of the world. These are my top favorites.

View of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

I think the important part to remember is that the Puerto del Rosario restaurants feed the locals so if they are not good they do not stay in business very long. So when you do come here you cannot really get a bad meal but I am here to tell you my favorites. I have been doing a lot of research for you.

Puerto del Rosario has so many different types of food for a small locals town, you could get anything from Indian, Japanese, Italian and of course there is the local Canarian cuisine.

The local food consists of papas, that is small potatos that are cooked traditionally in sea water back when they did not have access to fresh drinking water as you do today, now they are cooked in very salted water and served with the local sauces called Mojo. These can be red or green, Mojo Verde or Mojo Rojo. You will also find in local Canarian cuisine fresh fish (pescado), Spanish peppers (pimientos de Padrón) and garlic prawns fried in olive oil to name a few.

Let’s take a few minutes to talk about Spanish hours Lunch is from about 2pm but most restaurants do open by 1-1:30pm and stay open until about 4pm. For dinner they will open between 7-8pm and stay open until 11 or later. Now lets get on to the 5 restaurants I have narrowed it down to, this task was harder than I anticipated.

My Favorite Traditional Canarian restaurant is La Jaira de Demian they serve all the dishes, papas, octopus, peppers I wrote about above and they do so in a more fine dining restaurant style.

Outside the front of La Jaira de Demian, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

They also have a daily chef special which I do recommend if it is your first time trying Canarian food, we got the six items on the chef special, two entrees, two mains, two desserts and shared them all the first time we went there the other times we have always just ordered off there specials of the day menu or the full menu. They also do very good cocktails, I love the Canarian grown cactus cocktail made for the fruits of the prickly pear cactus the colours is a deep pink, very sweet and delicious. The La Jaira de Demian is located on Calle La Cruz, 26 and is open from Tuesday to Saturday 1-4pm & 8-11pm and Sunday Lunch time only.

My second favourite restaurant in Puerto del Rosario is an Italian restaurant called Ciao Mare.

Outside the front of Ciao Mare, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

They specialise in pizza. The pizza has a traditional Italian base called “Tirata” it is a thin base with a thicker crust that is matured over 24 hours which they say makes it easier for the body to digest and most importantly is delicious, they are also cooked in the specially crafted pizza oven. It is Definitely worth the visit. A lot of the specialty ingredients are sourced from Italy, like one of my favourite starters, the ‘Bufala campana’ the buffalo milk and cream mozzarella cheese served on a platter with capers, tomato, anchovies and peppers. There service is always great, we now know the same lady that serves us every time we go she speaks English and Spanish so helps us as we ordered. There is also an English menu if you need it. The Ciao Mare is located on Calle García Escámez, 17 and is open Wednesday, Friday Saturday, Sunday 1pm-12am.

My third favourite is called Cafeteria Son Son and is what I would almost describe as an American diner but Spanish style.

A great place to grab a quick bite for Breakfast, lunch or dinner or after a few evening drinks its open until 1:30 in the weekends. Their ingredients are fresh. The menu consists of many options of bocadillos that’s a large filled roll filled with almost everything you wish. They also have filled croissants, burgers and more. They also have fries that are huge and you can get them covered with cheese and ham, not for those watching their weight but definitely worth a try. They also have a good selection of freshly squeezed juice, my favourite is the Zumo Zanahorias, that’s a carrot juice. Just like an American diner you can also get a selection of extravagant desserts. For the unfussy quick easy meal Son and Son is the best in town. Cafeteria Son Son is located on Calle León y Castillo, 23 and is open 7am – 12am daily (1:30am in the weekend) closed Sunday.

For a more home cooked Canarian restaurant go to La Taberna or The Bar/Tavern as it translates to in English.

The outside of La Taberna, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

This place is what I would imagine a Canarian grandma would cook for her family, good hearty food. It has a good beer selection to go along with the food. They speak a little English and are so helpful you feel very well looked after every time you go. The highlight for me is their tortilla pescado, which is a Spanish omelette with lightly smoked white fish.

Spanish omelette made and served by La Taberna, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

They also do a Carne Fiesta, which translates to meat party, and this is perfectly cooked pork with delicious light gravy over fries and few vegetables.

There is also a very good range of the local Canarian beer Dorada. They are all good but I like the Dorada special with honey. There’s also a great selection of superb wines. La Taberna is located in Calle Dr. Fleming, 4. Normal Spanish hours.

The inside of La Taberna, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

The fifth best eat in Puerto del Rosario is La despensa de Maria. I recommend this place for a quick coffee and cake or an evening cocktail and tapas (small plates).

La Despensa de Maria, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

They do a great job of both. Sometimes the service is a little slow but the food, coffee and cocktails are worth the wait. La Despensa de Maria is located Calle León y Castillo, 38. They are open evenings 8pm until late and Friday Saturday 1pm- 4:30pm.

La Despensa de Maria, with both the owner and I in refection, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

There you have it my selection of the five best eats of Puerto del Rosario This blog was harder to narrow down than I thought it would be. A few more places I enjoy are La Chica del pomodoro which is an Italian place, great food and right on the water. Then for coffee and a sandwich there is Candela Patio just to name a couple more. Enjoy the great food! Adiós and Bye.

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Highlights
How to Enjoy Carnival on Tenerife
Deserted beach and abandoned salt pans in Lanzarote
La Palma: A Heaven for Stargazing
Experience participating in Transgrancanaria
A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
A Journey to the end of the World, or to Punta de Orchilla
Diversity on the rocks: Hundreds of unique species
La Gomera, the romantic getaway
Following a Tapas Route on Tenerife
Enjoy a trek to the highest point in Lanzarote
Fiesta de la Cruz on La Palma
Gran Canaria’s Other Rock: Sacred Roque Bentayga
A day in the outback of Fuerteventura
Walking to the Beautiful Valley on La Gomera
"Fototrek” an amazing annual photographic adventure in El Hierro
An incredible Whale & Dolphin watching experience in Tenerife
The secret white sand beaches of Lanzarote
On the sunny side: Los Llanos de Aridane
Exploring South Fuerteventura by Car
The Best Bit of Las Canteras Beach is Underwater
La Gomera, lush and beautiful
Paragliding above the valley of El Hierro. What an experience!
Three ways to enjoy Teide in Tenerife
Tasting Lanzarote: Cosecha 2015
La Palma, a taste of the tropics
Jardín Canario Viera y Clavijo, one of the highlights of Gran Canaria
From a Magic Spring to a Secret Lake, Five Curiosities on La Gomera
Jinama and Charco Azul
Amazing boat excursion to the Archipiélago Chinijo marine reserve
Lanzarote sunrises
La Palma: a Treasure Trove of landscapes in One Island
Viewpoint Mirador de la Peña, the smallest hotel of the world and the giant lizard
A Hike Around Gran Canaria's Volcanic Hotspot
Fuerteventura, Strong Wind
La Gomera: A day visiting dolphins and whales
Lanzarote fishing: Fresh fish for lunch
Exploring the Historic Centre of La Laguna
“Ruta de la Tapa” in Valverde
Driving the Las Mimbreras road
Discover the Beautiful North of Lanzarote by Car
Excursion to the Isla de Lobos
La Gomera – a rural tourism paradise
Festival of La Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes
A morning in Santa Cruz de La Palma
The water route, Valverde and the Bonanza rock
Exploring the San Juan Volcano
Vegueta: Time Travel In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Old Town
Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on Trekking Masca in Tenerife
Experience Tinajo: Rural traditions and breathtaking natural beauty
A lovely stroll around Villa de Valverde
A Spring Tour Of Gran Canaria
Through the back roads of El Paso
Relaxation and wellbeing, enjoying Lanzarote´s natural treasures
A trip along the coast of El Golfo, El Hierro
Exploring the Highs and Lows of Puerto de Mogán
Why You Will Absolutely Love Exploring Amazing La Graciosa
The Wild North of La Palma
Tenerife, best locations and the British favourite hotspots
Enjoy the best of Lanzarote at Noches de Jameos
Relish the thrill and views of El Faro La Entallada, in Fuerteventura
Menceyes and our Lady of Candelaria, in Tenerife
The Wine Run Lanzarote: food, wine and scenery
Experience the beauty of the pink caves of Puertito de Los Molinos
A Saturday in the beautiful village of Haría, Lanzarote
A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo
Playa San Juan in Tenerife, a charming place
A walk along the El Golfo ridge, El Hierro
The five best places to eat in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
A cup of coffee at Casa José Saramago, Lanzarote
Why Forestal Park is One of the Best Experiences in Tenerife
San Sebastián, the high part of Santa Cruz de La Palma
Sunset On The Rocks At Puerto de Mogán in Gran Canaria
A walk from San Andrés to Hoya del Morcillo, El Hierro
Enjoyment for the active traveller – Climb the Volcanic Mount Roja
Teguise: immerse yourself in Lanzarote’s history
How to Enjoy a Stunning Walk in Tenerife from Playa San Juan to Los Gigantes
Tazacorte, in La Palma: more than just a sun trap
Art, Architecture and Frogs in Gran Canaria's Garden City
Carnival time on El Hierro
One of the best family days out in Fuerteventura
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A trip around La Palma’s south coast
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El Tablado, La Palma’s remotest settlement
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A tour around El Hierro’s “Mirador’s”
Betancuria, the ancient capital in the mountains of Fuerteventura
How to Enjoy an Easy Adventure from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero
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