We were in the Los Pocillos area of Puerto del Carmen this week and wanted a quick but tasty lunch. We spotted a familiar sign, it was Arepera Jojoto y Millo, we’ve eaten in this family’s restaurant of the same name in Mala.
When you pass this restaurant there are always people sitting on the terrace, on the ground floor but raised up from the main Avenida de Las Playas the tables have a lovely sea view straight on to the beach. We were standing glancing at the menu outside to decide what to eat when a customer leaned over and told us the food was very good, we found a table free with a view in the shade.
We were welcomed like family by one of the brothers, we ordered an arepera each and a pizza to share. The food was served quickly and all together, our pizza vesubio (ham and mushroom) was good but not equivalent to an Italian restaurant, our areperas were as delicious as we’d expected.
If you haven’t eaten an arepera before you might be wondering what on earth it is! For me it’s like a mixture between bread and potato, sort of like a potato waffle pitta pocket - the outside is crispy and the inside soft. The arepera is made from corn flour which is warmed, split open and stuffed with a filling of your choice. My favourite filling is cheese and mushroom whereas Miguel’s is crab priced at €2.50 you really should try one.
The Bar Restaurante Arepera Jojoto Y Millo also offers a fabulous range of tapas and Canarian cuisine.