After having consumed the equivalent of a mini whale at the Bahia Princess restaurant, it was a huge relief to have an evening of very different food.
Thomson recommended Sebastian (again, and what I was surprised by, there was no hard sell which was pleasantly surprising and made me want to go even more), and won us over with the promise of a taster of tapas for €5. And OMG, the fishcake we had was just divine. Also on our plate was what seemed like a steak stew and something delicious in a wrap.
Whilst the introductory tapas helped sway my decision to deviate from the Bahia Princess buffet dinner, it was more the friendliness of the place that sealed the deal. We spoke to Alan, one sixth of the owners, a likeable, honest Scotsman with roots in Nottingham who gave us the story behind the place. It has been opened for two years, has a very talented chef and managing partner, Raoul Roldan Munoz, and prides itself on only serving fresh and carefully made food, brought to you by friendly waiters. The selection is varied with traditional tapas, dishes with a twist (ravioli filled with pear and parmesan), steaks and even pizzas (they have a proper pizza oven).
Indeed, the paella I pre-ordered (best to phone ahead if you fancy paella), was simply delicious. Having craved paella for the whole holiday and not wanted to risk any of the dodgy beachside restaurants, I was finally happy.
A paella meal for two, with starters and a glass of wine each costs approximately €60. There is also live music on certain nights. Check with the restaurant for more details.
Call to book a table: 922 714 648 / 676 680 618
Calle Antonio Navarro, Torviscas Bajo Costa Adeje, Tenerife 38670
Either get someone from Thomson to show you the way or take a taxi. If you take t he ten minutes walk, it’s tucked behind the Mini Mart, near a set of timeshare flats by a swimming pool.
If you’re after something more down and dirty, then pop into Adejo, sample Otelo’s famous chicken and garlic sauce and admire the views.