Arcon Tapas is a Puerto de la Cruz restaurant in the town's hub where no cars are allowed. The many guests on its street terrace show it's very popular. However, you are not served typical, tiny mainland Spain tapas, as used to be the norm at this Spanish Tapas place. The portions are slightly bigger.
This is Tapas food of Tenerife cuisine where Papas Arrugadas (wrinkled local potatoes) with spicy or Coriander sauces are always on the menu.
Encounter this small eating establishment on one of the oldest and picturesque town squares by the ancient mansion Casa Ventosa of one of the town's fabled Irish merchants. Eat out there in the middle of the hub while you smell nearby roses, daisies, lilies and other flowers. Large trees nearby fan the warm summer sun at noon and give partial shade.
Arcon Tapas restaurant's addressPlaza del Pozo alias Concejil, 2 in Calle Iriarte
38400 Puerto de la Cruz
Opening hours every day from 12.00 noon to 23.00,
while closed on Tuesdays
It was highly recommended to us by French tourists. They were busy eating it when we arrived at this Puerto de la Cruz Tapas restaurant.
Depicted below is this seafood.
The one is called Mejillones Arcon (Mussles Arcon) and the other is Revuelto Teide Atlante. (Stirfry Teide Atlante)
Portions were medium size with bread on the side as a filler.
We had at least two glasses of Vino Blanco de la Casa (white wine of the house) which was good.
The mussels shellfish Mejillones Arcon came in a subtle Vinaigrette with garlic and herbs.
The stir-fry with shrimps, bacon, mushrooms and garlic was combined with a delicious sauce we couldn't quite figure out but the result was delicious.
I don't remember exactly what we spent for the two of us but, it amounted to less than Euro 30.
There is the antique Colegio de la Pureza on one street corner by Plaza Concejil. This former college of typical Canary Island architecture with a plant filled indoor yard is now an old age home for men. The museum of the brothers Iriarte opposite has closed its doors for renovations.
Casa Ventoso the neighbor of the Plaza Concejil Tapa restaurant is a must see in December and January. Then, Casa Ventoso has concerts and displays famous cribs.Combine seeing these beautiful Christmas Nativity scenes next door to Tenerife Tapas at Restaurante Arcon.
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