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“Lived up to expectations.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chipi-Chipi

Chipi-Chipi
Calle Juan Mayor, 42, 38713 Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Spain
+34 922411024
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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“Lived up to expectations.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

I have to say I was reluctant to go as, after reading rave reviews in various places, I thought it would be overrated and I'd leave disappointed. This was definitely not the case.

At the roundabout (with a statue of a lady with a basket on here head) which takes you up to the Mirador de la Concepción (well worth a quick look), take the opposite exit in direction Velhoco. Continue for about 1 km and the restaurant is on your left-hand side.

We arrived early for Canarian standards, around 8:30 and any later would have meant waiting. We were given a great table on the patio, surrounded by incredible lush trees and plants, personally preferable to being in one of the little private rooms.

There are no frills, no menu (just what the waiter tells you), and the food was perfect. Grilled goats cheese with green mojo for starters then pork loin and ribs with papas arrugadas and chips (even the chips were amazing!!!), 3 bottles of beer and bread and the bill came to 21 euros!!!! It's not a tourist trap by any means, full of locals of all ages and obviously "the" place to be on a Saturday night. But if you want to go any later, or for a weekend lunchtime, booking is definitely the best option.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely meal on a sunny terrace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

This restaurant is well known on La Palma so 6 of our group of 10 walked up from Santa Cruz and the other 4 rode up. There is an inside restaurant, the terrace/garden and also in the garden are unusual cabins of differing sizes to eat in. Usually you have to take a ticket and wait as it is so popular. For our party of 10 they quickly set up a long table on the sunny terrace in the pretty garden. The food is all basic grilled meat, chicken, kid, pork but very very tasty, excellent. Don't be tempted by the pork crackling in Goffio, the goffio makes it very, very, very dry! A lovely dining experience.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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