Spain is the most popular foreign destination for British tourists so finding places to eat here is possibly more important than anywhere else! These tips and suggestions should really help you when you visit the country.
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Los Cristianos, Tenerife View On Map
My husband and I have just returned from Los Cristianos and really wanted to recommend this restaurant. I have previously found eating out on holiday quite difficult and limited. No so this time!! The owner, Mo, has a friend who is a coeliac and was fully aware of the condition and what we can and cannot eat. He devised the menu himself and can tell you the precise ingredients of each dish. Mo and his staff speak perfect English so no translation cards are required! I was able to pick from a very wide selection of gluten free starters and main courses, including pasta.
The food was absolutely fantastic and all freshly cooked - no packets here!! We ate here 4 times and the food was, without doubt, the best I have eaten since I was diagnosed. Most importantly I had no bad reaction afterwards so feel confident in recommending this restaurant to other coeliacs or those with a special dietary requirement. The restaurant is clean and modern and the atmosphere is very relaxed. We never felt we had to rush off after our meal so stayed and had brandy & coffees for the rest of the evening. Thanks to Mo and his team we had a really enjoyable holiday and will certainly try to return to Los Cristianos & Rubina's.
The proprietor, Louise is Coeliac herself, so you have nothing to worry about when it comes to safe and tasty gluten free food.
We had burger and fab home made chips (yes, the chips are safe!!), prawns with garlic and pimiento, mussels with home made pesto, and amazing flambeed bananas for dessert.
They also have gluten free beer (!!), gf pasta, can make you sandwiches with gf bread etc etc, so much choice. A veritable haven for Coeliacs, and we were made to feel very welcome!
Eating out can be a bit stressful sometimes, and this wee place helped us to have a relaxing and fab holiday!
I didn't stay there for dinner - but check it out on the dining bit of their website - they mention the gluten free food they provide. I like!
When I asked if the scampi on top of the paella had any flour on it he said "Are you a coeliac?". I nearly missed it - it was my companion that heard him say it - me being so unused to hearing such a thing. He came back and said that it was gluten free, and asked if I would like some gluten free bread. It was soft and warm and fantastic. I may have eaten a bit to much of it before receiving the massive, freshly prepared and scrupmtious squid and scampi paella, but what they hey, it's so rare!