An important cultural facet that any visitor who visits Tenerife should experience is the island's delicious cuisine. To get a different experience all one needs to do is just a little exploration away from the touristy resorts and fast food restaurants of the south to discover Tenerife's gastronomical treasure chest of food, wine and desserts. Below are some of the typical Tenerife dishes which one must try:
◊ Cazuela de Pescado : - Fresh fish casserole with potatoes, onions, tomatoes and peppers.
◊ Puchero Canario : - Popular stew with fresh local vegetables and meats.
◊ Potaje de Berros : - Watercress stew and a popular vegetarian pick.
◊ Ropa Vieja : - Different meats along with potatoes and garbanzo beans.
◊ Sancocho canario : - A popular fish dish with potatoes and yams, accompanied by mojo picón and gofio canario.
◊ Papas arrugadas : - Unpeeled potatoes cooked in salted water and served with mojo.