We’ve already written a couple of restaurant reviews in Arrecife. This restaurant is one of my daytime favourites here purely because of the location, they are situated overlooking the picturesque Charco de San Ginés and we’ve enjoyed a few drinks and meals with them over the years.
On my last visit we’d worked up a thirst whilst shopping in the capital, it was a lovely hot summers day and we found a table under a shady umbrella with a light sea breeze and ordered a glass of vino seco blanco whilst we selected our food.
The restaurante doesn’t have tapas sized portions, so it’s difficult to order a selection to try however there is a good range of traditional Canarian food on the menu. We settled on an ensalada mixto, revuelto de championes and pescado a la plancha to share between us.
We were given bread warmed in the oven with packets of butter to spread, different, but we actually missed the usual offering of mojo sauces. The revuelto was delicious, not sloppy or scrambled and full of flavour, the salad was crisp and fresh but not very exciting and the white fish was lovely and tasty served with papas arrugadas (salty wrinkly potatoes) and the standard dollop of coleslaw type salad without the mayonnaise. Our meal included the above dishes, 4 glasses of wine, water and 2 coffees, the bill came to €35.
The food is good but not excellent - if you want to sit outside in a typical Spanish restaurant with a pretty view Restaurante Leita de Proa is a great option in Arrecife.