Most Excellent Service and Great Value for Money at El Chamo
If you dare to venture up to La Escalona, on your way to or from El Teide, you definitely want to stop here at El Chamo for a meal. El Chamo is open 7 days a week from 12:30 to 23:00 specialising in traditional Canarian cuisine such as goats and rabbits with a wide variety of wood-grilled meats and homemade desserts. Also, try their award winning cheese which goes fantastically well with the local wines which they obtain directly from the bodega nearby.
This 28-year-old family run restaurant is very friendly and we always look forward to a great chat and laughter with the staff. At El Chamo, the staff takes time explaining to customers of the numerous dishes on offer as all the ingredients are freshly selected daily by the owner Jose and the meals are prepared with much care and love by 6 ladies in the kitchen. With a wide variety of tapas, succulent grilled meats, and great house wines, we never paid more than a reasonable price.
Take some time to look at the unusual variety of local produce.
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Mon- Sun 12pm- 11pm
Free Wifi: C.CHAMO1
Phone: 922 72 61 16
Unlike a lot of Spanish, we are not a huge fan of croquettes due to their rather bland taste, however, we do try them to compare with other restaurants offerings. So glad that we did here at El Chamo, as theirs is probably the best we have tasted on the island so far. These croquettes are generously packed and flavorsome.
Tomato and Avocado Salad:
Served with a few bean sprouts.
*1 piece per order
Many restaurants serve their prawns’ either small or medium size. However, at El Chamo, these are king size.
The only thing I wish is different is more roasted garlic and bit more of salt.
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Octopus Salad/ Pulpo Asada:
Look at the size of this octopus; the cuts are thick and yet tender!
These are served cold in light vinegarette dressing. However, I do prefer them with more citrus flavors.
If you don’t like smoked salmon, try with tuna instead.
Feeling as though it is lacking something, adding a bit of salt made all the difference.
This is one of our favorites as well!
Probably ideal for four people.
This grilled cheese is brought out while it’s still sizzling and that makes a difference in presentation.
Light Coriander sauce and garlic made this dish much more delightful.
Their house-made mint sauce is highly recommended as they are so delicious!
Can you finish this portion?
Wood grilled T-Bone (or any other meat selection) is served at the right thickness and cooked to your liking. Sprinkle some sea salt on top and it’s perfect.
As you can see, the grill marks are really nice and
the cut is perfect unlike a lot of the more tourist restaurants who tend to slice much thinner.
Take a look at the fresh local fruits in the cooling case as you walk into the restaurant El Chamo. You can choose which fruit to eat or mix them up as we do.
There’s a huge homemade dessert case next to the kitchen for your sweet tooth! As you can see, there is a great variety to select – go on treat yourself!
Homemade Chupitos made with natural herbs and fruits.
These are lethal and perhaps not for everyone but we love them. They are different and unique just like El Chamo.