Depicted is a Pinchito de seta which is a mushroom mini Pincho, hence a real Spanish Tapa.
Of course, Pinchitos are part of the daily little surprises of the Taperia's Longuera Tapas.
Best Spanish Omelette casserole
This Taperia has a Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Tortilla) served in a small Casserole dish (cazulilla) on offer that makes your taste buds jump of joy. It melts on your tongue like a very soft cheese cake without being sweet. It's delicately seasoned and served in a refreshing herbal sauce. Eat two of those Tortilla peaces...
It merits to be more than just a Pintxo which is a delicious food mini portion.
By the way, service is fast.
Wash it down with a glass of exquisite Rioja Wine that's a Crianza or Gran Reserve. It sure will set you into even more of a party mood.
Spanish wine of Taperia Punto de Encuentro
Ribera del Duero wine
The Zurracapote is another interesting beverage of this Tenerife Tapas bar of Pintxos. It resembles the Sangria but is generally only a mix of wine, peaches and lemons that's spiced with sugar and Cinnamon.
Example why pinchos (pintxos) are economical
1 pincho mushroom casserole in sauce with white bread on the side
1 pincho Spanish Omelette without sauce
1 pincho Russian salad which is rather filling
1 Glass of Rioja Crianza
Total price € 6 which wouldn't buy you a simple pizza never mind with wine
Pintxos (in Castellano Spanish Pinchos)
Daily surprise Tapas Pintxos, such as
Chacas de Marizco seafood Chacas
Taperia Punto de Encuentro Gula (Gulas) seafood Pasta Ensaladilla
Gulas Gambas Ensaladilla ( ideally made from Eel) Gambas Pasta salad that has been gently stir fried in a hot pan. This casserole dish has a very exquisite taste. Some of the ingredients remain a secret of this excellent Tapa dish.
The dry but fruity Vino Verdejo of La Rioja is ideal to drink with this Tapa.
So expect more Spanish food to surprise the fans of this Tapas bar Restaurant of this lower part of Los Realejos.
On the very right below is Spain's Autumn Tapa with Quinces called Membrillos being so very Spanish.
Taperia Punto de Encuentro is real Spanish just like its Spanish tapas, its chef Angel the owner and his assistant who are natives from mainland Spain.
Both chat with all customers, unless they show a cold shoulder. She makes everybody feel at home.
People love this life style. This is the real Spain. You feel like my friend Sebastian who goes there regularly. He says he belongs to the family there. (not really related) Unreal... Isn't it? But that's what Angel's Taperia is all about. It's a meeting point a Punto de Encuentro where you mingle and make friends.
Also, even now in winter, it's the ideal place to meet up with friends in the sun later in the morning and over lunch. Its large terrace is in such peaceful and relaxing location, although there is some one way traffic driving by.
Christmas decoration on the table, a tree and a couple of nativity scenes in the background set you into a festive mood.
Not to forget the latest New Year specials. One with German Bockwurst sausages with French fries or potato mash and salad. The alternative is fish and chips for the British fans. Sets your back €5,50 or less with beer included...
Address of this BC Realejos bar restaurant
Calle La Longuera, 60
Opening hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Tel: 0034 + 620798999 or Gabriela at 0034 + 922 363685