I stumbled upon Restaurante Los Olivos in La Laguna in 2019.
The cozy place has now an almost Bohemian look with its small gallery of paintings for sale.
Indeed, this eating place with its artistic Bohemian accents is as colorful as its menus and Brunches.
You would never enter its humble door when you pass by it by chance in a backstreet behind the Tenerife cathedral. This is what the tourist Achim told me. The restaurant sign Los Olivos on the wall is just as modest.
However, it's hard to control curiosity once you spot its unusual and captivating reception room.
End of September, I took my friend Achim there for a Saturday Lunch, as the Sunday Brunch was known to be booked out in advance.
We were lucky to encounter seating, as the place filled up quickly by 2p.m after we had arrived.
Needless to say is that freshly baked bread and Garic Butter are part of them.
The exquisitely decorated Croquettes were our next choice.
The list on the board was in addition to a la carte options.
We selected a mild fruity Pork curry as a meal for two of the culinary surprises from the blackboard on wheels.
The Presa Iberico was juicy tender pork meat with fat content that was ideal to grill small chunks.
The Pork's mild curry sauce gave off a
subtle aroma of Oriental delight which made our taste buds dance. I
thought I could also detect a hint o apple but may be mistaken. Two
large slices of equally seasoned pineapple that were sprinkled with
herbs gave everything a regal accent. French Fries instead of rice were
most welcome. A fruity red wine rounded off everything to perfection.
The service is excellent, as even its main chef Richard Etherington himself came to greet us.
I had heard at Hotel Rural La Victoria that he had moved on to San Cristóbal de La Laguna in 2016. Needless to say, Richard had left a worthy replacement at the rural Orotava town hotel restaurant.
By the way, the restaurant Los Olivos had made itself a name already, way back in Santa Ursula.
They are in the medium range and very fair for what is offered.
I regret now I didn't take any. Why? Unfortunately, Richard's Facebook Page where such fabulous desserts had been displayed is now history.
In January 2023 a friend and I stood in front of locked windows and doors of Los Olivos the charming restaurant in La Laguna. All I could hear from a lady next door was that Richard Etherington left already in October or November of 2022. Well, I could trace him. Find him at new surroundings at
I still would like to find top alternatives to recommend for eating out in San Cristobal de la Laguna now that Richard has moved. There are a few places I will have to decide on. I shall keep you posted.
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