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Tasca el Olivo

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Calle Iriarte 1, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 38 01 17
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed - Thu 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Good food, an interesting menu, excellent service from friendly staff.Well worth trying and good value for money.

1 Thank Brian E
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I don't know why this restaurant was so highly recommended. After viewing all the other post, we have decided to visit this restaurant just to find out that the food was overrated. Everything was oily and tasted like Rosemary at the end. Needless to say we were very disappointed since we have order loads of dishes and beside the mackerel... More 

Thank haddas s
OLIVO1980, Propietario at Tasca el Olivo, responded to this review

For you know why this restaurant recommend, you should ask the 150 customers we serve daily and tripadvisor users. The extra virgin olive oil is a very healthy and with many health benefits food. We do not use rosemary for cooking, decorate only Meat. You ordered a salad is flavored with extra virgin olive oil. You ordered a Galician octopus... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent tapas food and a wonderful service, staff were very friendly and helpful. Really authentic experience

Thank chris12x
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The best thing about the place is starters. Mushrooms with caramelised onion and octopus el Olivo were very good. Shrimps were alright - don't understand why don't they take shell off before serving??? The bottom line is the total bill - the place is definitely overpriced.

Thank Alibek M
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at Tasca el Olivo. The food was very fresh and we liked the local touch of it. Only a couple of waiters were not so kind and that's why we could not give 5*.

Thank Bernard S
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015

First class food. We eat here last Saturday night and it was really good. The starters are big enough for two and the main course of pork was as good as I have had anywhere in the world. I would advise you to book in advance as it was busy.

1 Thank Ciaran O
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is slightly tucked away from the main plaza, therefore is in a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle. What first attracted us to this place was the friendliness of the staff. We were so impressed with the quality of food (and the sangria!) that we decided to come again on the last night of our holiday... More 

Thank Steven H
Costa Adeje, Spain
1 review
Reviewed May 29, 2015

Friends recommended this restaurant and I can say that we liked a lot. The service is very kind and friendly and the food is very tasty. I recommend you try the cheese salad with nuts and rabbit sauce. Thanks for everything received

Thank peter j
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2015

We felt sure that the ratings would mean we weren't disappointed but the enthusiastic welcome of the patron as not met by the standard of the food. It all looked a bit samey on the plates and was under-seasoned and rather not tasty- especially the cheese and courgette combination.

Thank Ejn1974
Western Australia, Australia
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We went here for a small dinner late in the evening based on tripadvisor. Were't disappointed. Both the grilled cheese starter and rabbit in salmorejo (photos uploaded) were excellent. Rabbit was by far the best one out of three places I tried it in Tenerife. Service was very friendly and spoke english well. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

Thank Ziaubere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $33
Mediterranean, Contemporary, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Iriarte 1, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Tenerife  >  Puerto de la Cruz
  • Phone Number: +34 922 38 01 17
In Tasca el olivo,only we use for our dishes (cooking and decorating) extra virgin olive oil and DO NOT USE any type of lard or butter or low quality oils. Very well known are the beneficial properties for humans containing Extra virgin olive oil so we guarantee that all our dishes are fresh and healthy.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?