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El Rocas

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Calle Callao Hondo 22A | San Miguel de Tajao, 38588 Arico, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 16 40 65
Sun 19:00 - 21:30
Mon - Tue 19:00 - 22:30
Fri - Wed 12:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful family lunch. We got there at around 13:00 just in time to best the lunch hour rush. It was our first time and we were pleasantly surprised. They seat you and you go up to an open fridge that's full of seafood. You pick what you want and let them know how you want it cooked. They... More 

Thank Evita L
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went today to El Rocas based on the very good reviews on Tripadvisor. We arrived at 2:15 pm, there was a big queue of people that were waiting to select their food at the stand next to the door at the entrance. You have a great selection of food that you select ray and you pay based on weight.... More 

Thank 65maytes
Durham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We were taken here from las Americas by a Spanish friend of ours.what a place. Fresh fresh fish to choose from as you walk in which we left to our host.we had a virtual banquet including salad giant prawns,a huge fish,white baits,baby octopus,Canarian potatoes,dips,bread,wine by the carafe all tasted superb. After the touristy meals in the resort this was fantastic.... More 

Thank david d
Helsingoer, Denmark
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

You choose your own fresh fish and sea food and after a few minutes the different kinds are served tasting absolutely great, whether it was cockles, sardines, squids, mussels or any of the other types of delicious stuff we had. On top of that, the place is very reasonably priced. On my "top five life time meals"- list!

Thank Mordn
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Really impressed with the choice of fresh fish cooked to order. The mussels were to die for. The restaurant was really busy in the run up to Christmas but the service was still good. If you like fish this is the place to go. If you don't then they can only offer chicken nuggets! We would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank ClareBuc
Keswick, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went here with family who have a place in Los Cristianos, they tend to avoid the tourist areas. This restaurant is fantastic, a gem hidden away in a small town on the coast. The food is exceptional and you chose your fare from the counter. This place was packed with locals and the atmosphere was great. The staff are... More 

Thank AvondaleGH
Marcallo Con Casone
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great quality and great staff. Fresh fish to be chosen directly by the customer. Amazing mejillón a la marinera, gambas a la plancha! Strongly recommended!!

Thank Annalisa G
Los Gigantes
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The staff were very helpful as we were escorted to the chill cabinet which contained very fresh fish.After making our choice with the help of a male staff member we sat down. Our drinks were served and bread and butter were served with various relishes.The starter consisting of king Prawns Mussels and a delicious salad was delicious. The main course... More 

Thank 123Romany
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The best fresh fish and seafood. Exceptionally friendly staff. An all-round good experience. San Miguel de Tajao is a little fishing village along the coast from Tenerife South airport.

Thank huw60
Geneva, Switzerland
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163 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This restaurant can well be a highlight of your Tenerife vacations. There is no menu, you chose the fresh fish directly from a stall and it will be prepared according to their recommendations or your wishes. Absolutely delicious !

Thank thoiry01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Callao Hondo 22A | San Miguel de Tajao, 38588 Arico, Tenerife, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Tenerife  >  Arico
  • Phone Number: +34 922 16 40 65
Restaurant in the fishing village of San Miguel de Tajao. No menu (!), you just order from the fresh catch that is laid out in the display... so doubt they will have a website.

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