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El Rocas

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Calle Callao Hondo 22A | San Miguel de Tajao, 38588 Arico, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 16 40 65
Today
12:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 19:00 - 21:30
Mon - Tue 19:00 - 22:30
Fri - Wed 12:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Helsingoer, Denmark
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

You choose your own fresh fish and sea food and after a few minutes the different kinds are served tasting absolutely great, whether it was cockles, sardines, squids, mussels or any of the other types of delicious stuff we had. On top of that, the place is very reasonably priced. On my "top five life time meals"- list!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Really impressed with the choice of fresh fish cooked to order. The mussels were to die for. The restaurant was really busy in the run up to Christmas but the service was still good. If you like fish this is the place to go. If you don't then they can only offer chicken nuggets! We would highly recommend this restaurant

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went here with family who have a place in Los Cristianos, they tend to avoid the tourist areas. This restaurant is fantastic, a gem hidden away in a small town on the coast. The food is exceptional and you chose your fare from the counter. This place was packed with locals and the atmosphere was great. The staff are... More 

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Marcallo Con Casone
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great quality and great staff. Fresh fish to be chosen directly by the customer. Amazing mejillón a la marinera, gambas a la plancha! Strongly recommended!!

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Los Gigantes
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The staff were very helpful as we were escorted to the chill cabinet which contained very fresh fish.After making our choice with the help of a male staff member we sat down. Our drinks were served and bread and butter were served with various relishes.The starter consisting of king Prawns Mussels and a delicious salad was delicious. The main course... More 

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Thank 123Romany
London
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The best fresh fish and seafood. Exceptionally friendly staff. An all-round good experience. San Miguel de Tajao is a little fishing village along the coast from Tenerife South airport.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This restaurant can well be a highlight of your Tenerife vacations. There is no menu, you chose the fresh fish directly from a stall and it will be prepared according to their recommendations or your wishes. Absolutely delicious !

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Zagreb, Croatia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

On the way from north to the south we stopped by in this little place for a good, fresh fish. And we were not sorry! We randomly choosed a restaurant. It was almost empty as we came in, but as we were waiting for the meal it become crowded. In a second! People knew where is a good food :)... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Lovely, family run, no frills, fish restaurant. Entered in some trepidation as we were not great fish eaters before this experience. The staff help you choose your fish on the way in and with their help we selected a couple of 'safe' choices. We had grilled prawn starters which were fantastic and the two main fresh fish we chose were... More 

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Munich, Germany
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is the right place for you. This small town has a few seafood restaurants and all of them feature a display of today's catch on ice. The food is prepared for you as you wish with price per pound/kilo. Overall for a dinner for two with plenty of food and sides and wine we paid about 50Euros. The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 17:00
Friday
12:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Callao Hondo 22A | San Miguel de Tajao, 38588 Arico, Tenerife, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Tenerife  >  Arico
  • Phone Number: +34 922 16 40 65
Description
Restaurant in the fishing village of San Miguel de Tajao. No menu (!), you just order from the fresh catch that is laid out in the display... so doubt they will have a website.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?