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CANARIAN GASTRONOMY. THE BEST GUACHINCHES

April 16 2020
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"IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN IN A GUACHINCHE DURING YOUR HOLIDAYS IN TENERIFE, IT IS THAT YOU HAVE LOST AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE ISLAND'S ESSENCE"

If you are visiting Tenerife for the first time, it is very likely that the word “guachinche” sounds quite strange and is totally unknown to you. Guachinches are typical food houses on the island of Tenerife where it is possible to taste grilled meats, typical Canarian dishes and seasonal wines at very affordable prices. A curious fact of the origin of this type of establishment is that its fundamental purpose was the sale of homegrown wine and that the hook to manage to sell that wine to visitors and tourists was to accompany it with simple dishes from the canarian gastronomy. But the really unique and special thing about guachinches is that they are not a typical restaurant, and that is precisely what gives them their differential value. Chances are that they are installed in garages, living rooms of private houses or patios and, even more likely, you will find that the tables and chairs does not match each other. Probably you will not find a menu, but it will be the waiter who offers you the dishes of the day, which usually do not exceed 3 or 4 specialties.

The guachinches extend throughout the island territory but, without a doubt, where there is a greater concentration of them is in the north of the island of Tenerife in the surroundings of the wine growing areas of the municipalities of Tacoronte, El Sauzal, La Matanza, La Victoria, Santa Ursula, La Orotava and Los Realejos.

The growth of guachinches in recent years has led to the development of a law that defines exactly what types of establishments can be called guachinches or not, as well as business conditions (for example, when they close when there is no more wine from their harvest, or that They only offer a small variety of dishes).

From Coral Hotels we have prepared this small list with a small selection where you can enjoy a delicious and authentic traditional Canarian food:

Guachinche El Primero: Dirección: Calle Malpais 10, 38390 Santa Úrsula, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Guachiche Parralito: Dirección: Calle San Cristobal, 66, 38379 La Matanza de Acentejo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Guachinche Nunca es Lejos: Barrio de La Corujera. Santa Úrsula. Dirección: Calle Las Turcas, 38399 Sta Úrsula, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Guachinche Casa Yayi ubicado en La Matanza de Acentejo Dirección: Calle La Resbala, 83, 38379 La Matanza de Acentejo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Guachinche Los Gómez ubicado en La Orotava Dirección: Camino Los Gómez, 21 Guachinche Los Gomez, 38314 La Orotava
Guachinche La Huerta de Ana y Eva, situado en la calle Obispo Pérez Cáceres, en La Matanza
Guachinche Romance TF-21, km 9.200 Carretera La Orotava El Teide, término de Barroso, 38300 La Orotava, Tenerife España
Guachinche El Cubano: Calle Maestre Juan 2, 38311 La Orotava, Tenerife España

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