Jim and I recently met friends at the Chiringo Atlanticus for a long overdue get together and a spot of lunch. None of us had been before but liked the location.
The restaurant is in a prime position at the port end of Las Vistas beach only a few minutes’ walk from the harbour car park of Los Cristianos. The terrace overlooks the beach so ideal for watching people soaking up the rays or enjoying the waves. Looking in the opposite direction I could quite clearly see Chayofa, the village where I live in the mountains and from the rear terrace there is a view across to Palm Mar. We chose a table at the end of the terrace with nothing in sight except the wide, blue, Atlantic and the ferries heading to La Gomera.
It is a busy restaurant that attracts many customers from the beach (if there is a drawback this is it as I don´t like eating sitting next to someone in minimum clothing and bare feet). However, it also attracts the likes of our group who want to enjoy a spectacular view with they while away a couple of hours over a few drinks and a spot of lunch.
Although the menu looks like one of those brightly coloured cheapo types that many places use to attract holidaymakers, don´t be misled. The prices are certainly reasonable, the quantities quite large, but the food is definitely better than the images on the menu suggest. The staff are friendly, service is quick and the food ranges from a snack to a delightful salad, a full meal or what I spotted drifting by a delicious looking paella – seafood is the speciality here and going by the size of the prawns on the guy’s plate who was sitting at the next table I am not surprised, they were HUGE!
Our lunch was fine – nothing spectacular but it was only a snack however my barraquito was first class as was the ice cream dessert. A light lunch, a couple of white wines, a couple of beers and a couple of waters at under €10 per person including tip…. The views alone were worth that.
I have heard that at weekends the restaurant features live music but you have to get there from 6.30 or you won’t get a table and although it is typically Spanish they manage to get people singing along and dancing. Sounds like a visit at sunset could be worth making.