Alberto Bar with its dog friendly terrace has its surprises. By 2023, it seemed to have become one of the most popular bars views in Puerto de la Cruz. I went there three times within one week in February and had trouble finding seating. Don't despair, there is even a first floor with great sights and the same good service as downstairs on the terrace.
The panoramic views over Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz are breath taking, sometimes as far as the light house of Buenavista del Norte. Mount Teide above the green Corona Forestal and paragliders are a common sight. The Isla Bonita can be spotted by the horizon during spectacular evenings with sunsets behind its landmass. A variety of very pretty succulent plants is another highlight on the lush veranda of this pub on the Taoro hill.
Also, sundowns with pink, red or golden stripes over an almost purple Atlantic ocean are quite frequent. The hotel skyline further to the right reminds that you look down onto the oldest Tenerife tourist resort. There, a clear mixture of old quarters and architecture of the 1970ies makes you wonder if town planning existed in the past.
In February of 2023, I have been to it for lunch and for tea in the after noon three times in one week with German friends. Reason? They loved it more than other places in Puerto de la Cruz. Its terrace is getting more and more crowded, though. Seats are more difficult to find outside. However, we were surprised that there is a first floor above a narrow staircase. Again with great views.
By the way we once enjoyed Alberto's tropical salad. It was not only yummy and very fresh and crisp but also plentiful with very healthy ingredients. I have not tried the French Tortilla and French omelette at this bar but was told that both are good.
Indeed, mind that you can always climb to the first floor at Alberto's when all seats are taken on the terrace which is often the case in the afternoons. I had very good oven baked cheese cake at this Taoro view point on various occasions but tried the delicious strawberry one which isn't baked, except for its base. This was for the first time at the beginning of March. By the way, Alberto's brother Andres who speaks some German is also very helpful and friendly.
Many locals of Taoro Park are fans of this bar. Mind that it seems to be at least sixty years old to judge by some of its framed photos inside the premises.
Tourists are seldom seen at Alberto's. German walking clubs are the exception.
It's so much off the beaten track and hasn't been on maps for a long time.
Two almost secret shortcuts with flights of stairs at both ends of the Esplanade of this rest place for hikers lead down the slopes of the so called Mal Pais to Puerto de la Cruz. The one that's closest to the pub's entrance gets you to Calle Esquillon Bajo. You almost come out at the Mercadillo (Municipal market) when you take the one at the end of the lookout terrace. Both insider routes are not the known way below the former Casino and Hotel of Parque Taoro.
Address of Bar Alberto: Via Malpais, 5 a little one way road which runs parallel to the street of Hotel Tigaiga in Taoro Park of Puerto de la Cruz.
You reach a small park with a pathway. It looks rather private but a pointer on the right in front of shrubs reads Alberto's Havana Club.
Indeed, its Cuban drinks are of good brands. So are its German beers and the popular local Dorada. Otherwise, the establishment serves coffee, tea, trendy Smoothies and at least one or two Cocktails, as is custom these days.
Alberto has a BARc sign by its door. Hence, it serves small meals besides snacks and German cakes. Indeed, I was just unlucky with the Cheese Cake once, as it was a bit dry. The second time, I was lucky. I'll try the Apple Cake next. It's kind of a pie.
Alberto caters for small events on its premises. Just ask if you are interested. Why?
I know this bar from the days of the German Tenerife Cultural Reunion that doesn't exist any more. At some time it had meetings in the bar's upstairs hall. Our assembly wasn't very popular there, as nobody ever ordered a meal, but mainly drinks.
Before the time of our assemblies at Alberto's, I only walked the common stairs like the tourists to get to Taoro Park via the waterfalls shown below.
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