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La Papaya

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Calle Lomo 10, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 38 28 11
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we sat outside at this restaurant and the service and food were excellent (and very reasonable ). Staff very friendly , we had meat dishes but the people on the next table had the fish mixed casserole and said it was delicious . We also were amused at the old couple sat in the window opposites!!! Would definitely go ther... More 

Thank gilllennard
Stone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

La papaya is nice restaurant close to Plaza del Charco with a choice of eating out front in the street to people watch, on the inside in old an old style building or out the back in a garden setting.An extensive menu caters for all tastes and good value for money.

Thank Albert W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

The area to the west of Plaza del Charco (ie north of the bus station) is the area of interesting street art and numerous good restaurants. One of the quiet ones in Calle El Lomo is La Papaya - a peaceful collection of inside and outside rooms and courtyards, extending back from the road. There are comfortable wicker chairs, singing... More 

Thank RdeS_12
Southampton, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Something just does not click with this well located restaurant with a good internal layout and decor. Elsewhere it has been suggested by a reviewer that he visited on an off-night - I just got the impession that evey night might just be an off-night with the restaurant just not making the grade. My fish was just not well cooked... More 

Thank Scorchin
2 reviews
Reviewed February 13, 2017

There are a few restaurants in this area, we preferred the menu here which is why we chose this over the others. We had gone for lunch and sat outside. The restaurant is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside, it has nice seating areas outside but they are sheltered from the sun. We didn't want a big... More 

Thank ambika.aggarwal
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

We found this little restaurant nestled amongst a group or eateries in a street just off the main square in Puerto. My wife ordered pork tenderloin and I went for the sirloin steak. The food was okay, nothing special, but adequate. The house red was drinkable and the service was effective if not over-friendly. I'd expected more and was slightly... More 

Thank Derek M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 22, 2017

On our way to Tenerife, we sat next to a couple of Danes, who had visited this restaurant many times and recommend it. So we tried it, when visiting relatives in the city of Puerto de la Cruz. The little secret you must know is that they have the nicest little patio in the back of the restaurant, which you... More 

Thank Morten B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

We have visited Puerto de la Cruz many times, staying and eating in the La Paz area which has few Canarian restaurants. About ten years ago we discovered La Papaya in the old town and found the salads and fresh fish dishes excellent, eaten there about ten times so far. Its a rambling place with several intimate side rooms, very... More 

Thank Wykehamite
Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017

The restaurant is a typical local one and offers very tasty food at a good price. Do not expect a trendy restaurant but rather a more traditional restaurant but certainly one to recommend.

Thank Frederik60
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I tried this place 2 weeks ago as it appears in the current Lonely Planet edition for the Canary Islands. I was late heading out for dinner, so arrived after 10:15pm. The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Despite the kitchen 'closing' at 10:30pm, I was able to order a delicious main (fish fillet stuffed with prawns), and also a... More 

Thank LondonKiwiLad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lomo 10, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Tenerife  >  Puerto de la Cruz
  • Phone Number: +34 922 38 28 11

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?