Walk into a traditional restaurant, bar or guachinche in Tenerife and ask what they have for vegetarians or vegans and you’ll be handed a bowl of papas arrugadas (boiled new potatoes) and mojo sauce with a side of bread.
Meat and fish are at the center of the Canary diet. They find their way into everything, even the seemingly meat-free dishes like chickpea and lentil stews.
As a vegetarian and vegan visiting Tenerife, you’re going to have to scratch beneath the surface to find a restaurant where you can order anything off the menu.
Luckily, there has been an influx of excellent vegetarian restaurants in Tenerife in recent years. I have made it my mission to try each and every one of them – any excuse!
These are my absolute favourite vegetarian restaurants in Tenerife. Buen provecho.