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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Guachinches of Tenerife

Visitors to Tenerife looking for restaurant recommendations, particularly budget restaurants, often ask “where do the locals eat?”. Almost without exception, the answer they’ll be given by ex-pats is the name of a restaurant that’s popular with fellow ex-pats. But if you want to know where the real locals, ie the Canarios eat, follow the signs to a guachinche.

The Guachinches of Tenerife

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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