A modern space in the traditional fishing village of Los Abrigos, Los Roques is like two restaurants in one and they certainly aren’t afraid to do things a bit differently. During the day, this restaurant goes by Café Los Roques and serves a relaxed menu, changing things up at night to serve the full, more formal list of dishes. All of the food here intends to highlight local products and techniques, but does so with a strong sense of modernity.
Since opening their doors in 2005 Los Roques has dominated the local restaurant scene and even made it into the prestigious Michelin Guide for Tenerife. The freshness of ingredients are second to none and the quality of each dish is apparent. Even when serving food as the cafê, more casual dishes like the spicy pork wrap, that could easily conceal a lazy mix of things, are made with care and the components are combined thoughtfully.
Despite being a place for fine dining, Los Roques maintains the costal feel of the town it’s in and welcomes guest without snobbery. Eating at Los Roques is all about the experience, from the stunning coastal views to the hand-made lighting, and of course, their outstanding cuisine. The staff at Los Roques was friendly and helpful, serving all types of guests, whether you are there for a formal date or have come in straight off of the beach.
What to Order
- Grilled local goat cheese with mojos
- Grilled bread with tomato, garlic and jamón
- Grilled octopus with Canarian potatoes and mojos
- Mussels in white wine and parsley sauce
- Garlic prawns in olive oil
- Herb-crusted beef carpaccio with local cheese
- Fresh fish with lemon and capers
- Beer-braised pork belly with root vegetables
- Roasted beef ribs with garlic baked tomatoes
- Quesillo (a traditional custard dish)